Every Monday, discover new wines, regions, and ways to understand this fermenting sea.
- Whiskey Review: Mount Vernon, Straight Rye Whiskey, Virginia
- Wine Video Review: Olianas, Perdixi, Sardinia Italy
- Jean-Maurice Raffault, Cabernet Franc, Chinon France 2018: Wine Video Review
- Okanagan Winery Visit: Quail’s Gate Dry Riesling Wine Tasting
- Cheers to Fall Wine Review: 2012 Hermitage by M Chapoutier Monier de la Sizeranne
Munching Vidal Blanc on Keuka Lake, New York
Tag Archives: Dublin
Last Monday sampled beer from the Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork, Ireland. We return to test their cask ale.
A week ago in Dublin, we tried their Purgatory Pale Ale from cask at the Bull and Castle. I got a touch romantic: “Franciscan Well’s ‘Purgatory’ is hardly hell: it is beguiling, a bit sarcastic, and very good (4 of 5): like a first date who clearly is over you by the end. I suppose we should stop by Cork after all.”
Oh, how naive.
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Like most dark comedies, today we attend a funeral. Last week’s post intimated that Smithwick’s (pronounced Smith-Icks), Ireland’s oldest brewery, will die. Its owner Diageo decided to move Smithwick’s from its birthplace in Kilkenny to Dublin. Demolitions are pending. We’ll … Continue reading
We bus to Kilkenny in the heart of Ireland, after a beer-drowned week around Dublin (posted last Monday). Or least that’s what we think. Exhausted, I book our one-way ticket as round-trip. Idiot. I can’t change it. To top it … Continue reading
Time is running out. For three straight days we had mostly drunk through Dublin: averaging more three pubs a day. But only three days remain. Light rain turns into a torrent. So we devote most of our time running between … Continue reading
Our seven month, thirteen country, EU Austerity Drinking Tour continues today with the pint that defines Ireland: Guinness. Last week’s posts visited the decent (but now defunct) Messrs Maguire Brewery Pub and the bolder (and now international) The Porterhouse. Today, … Continue reading