Legacy Irish Cider: Opening Up Your Cider Experience Legacy Irish Cider is aptly named, as you could almost think Liam McDonnell’s blood runs with apple juice. In conversation with Julie Ward, Liam speaks about how growing has been in his family for generations, and he’s one of the best advocates of this very wonderful, and…

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Viking Irish Drinks: Get hoppy In conversation with Julie Ward of Ardkeen Stores, David Dennison talks of terroir with a passion as he discusses what makes Viking Cider so unique. Discover bits of history, and how the weather affects each year’s crops, subtly influencing flavour and the intricacies of brewing. While the nicely dry Blue…

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Metalman: A Feast for the Senses At Metalman Brewing, Gráinne Walsh knows the importance of a decent glass. “You need to see the colour of what you’re drinking,” she says. Just like a great wine, a really great beer is a feast for the senses. Brewing, it seems, is not for the fainthearted, but Gráinne…

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The Most Excellent Craft of Beer Pairing Welcome to our series of four Meet the Makers tasting sessions – do try this at home! Like wine tasting, but much more rewarding and fun (for a start, you don’t spit), craft beer tasting and food pairing is the way to discover new beers and ciders, and…

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Bus Bia bus tour meet the makers in Waterford

A lovely recipe from Clotilde Benard Kiely, who farms in the Comeraghs, her new home (only 20 years now). This broth contains her organic chicken, lots of garlic, and the chance to “kill colds”…. We hand over to Cloitlde, and in her own words… (Franco-Waterford) CHICHEN BROTHaka Jewish Penicilyn It is true that for the…

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