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The SBP Christmas Day wine advisory

The SBP Christmas Day wine advisory

From an opening tipple to the sweetest of dessert wines, the following list recommends the perfect accompaniment to every moment of the festive day

10 of the best gifts for wine lovers

10 of the best gifts for wine lovers

From vineyard visits to quirky corkscrews, here are some super gift ideas for the wine buff in your life

An Iberian indulgence in Dublin city

An Iberian indulgence in Dublin city

Opening in a blaze of glory is one thing; laying the foundation for a solid business in what is rapidly becoming an oversupplied Dublin restaurant market is quite another.

Supermarket sweep

Supermarket sweep

With just over a week to go till the big day, it’s time to choose your sweet treats for Christmas. Gillian Nelis rounds up the best of this year’s supermarket offerings

Building the perfect beast

Building the perfect beast

Matt Brown and Richard Turner from the London restaurant group Hawksmoor teach you how to cook the perfect steak, and how to cook the perfect starter and dessert to accompany it

A family-owned Wicklow favourite has much to delight

A family-owned Wicklow favourite has much to delight

I couldn’t quibble with either the value or the service on offer at The Three Q's, but I’m not convinced that the more exotic dishes are working as well as the simpler, bistro-style ones. I’ll be back, though

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

The sheer effervescence of sparkling wine

The sheer effervescence of sparkling wine

Once the very symbol of extravagant luxury, Champagne is available now from iconic producers, boutique makers and discount chains alike

Practical opulence

Practical opulence

In luxury and business gifting, wine and spirits have become one of the most practical options

Re-gifting – the joy, the sorrows and the sins

Re-gifting – the joy, the sorrows and the sins

Give Christmas dinner the five-star treatment

Give Christmas dinner the five-star treatment

With less than a month to go before the big day, it’s time to start planning your Christmas Day menu. Add a touch of luxury to your table with these recipes from David McCann, executive chef at Dromoland Castle (dromoland.ie), the five-star resort in Co Clare

A sprinkling of sweet sensations

A sprinkling of sweet sensations

Get a head start on your Christmas baking with these four tempting recipes from pastry chef Shane Smith

Time to indulge your dormant fondness for fondue

Time to indulge your dormant fondness for fondue

My taxi driver is equal parts intrigued and amused. “Did you just say you’re going for fondue tonight?” he asks, as I finish a call in the back of his car. “I am indeed,” I tell him. “Retro or what?”

The short cut to Christmas culinary bliss

The short cut to Christmas culinary bliss

Don’t sweat the cooking this season - do it the easy way, with these recipes from chef Fiachra Kenny of the Old Spot gastropub in Dublin

Making Amarone great again

Making Amarone great again

Unashamedly complex and technical, the northern Italian wine Amarone is a living rebuke to the practices of low-intervention winemaking