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Honest2Goodness Wines Portfolio Tasting April 2016

From Betomish Wines in Spain’s North East to Estate Argryos on Santorini, Honest2Goodness Wines offer a great value proposition to the discerning Restaurateur or Wine specialist. These are all wines with a story to tell – stories that resonate with fine … Continue reading

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Gimonnet Champagne ‘The best-value sparkling wine of any kind that I have tasted in the past five years’

This pronouncement was made in this month’s DECANTER Magazine about Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club Millesime de Collection Blanc de Blancs 2008. Although the 2008 is no longer available to us, the 2009 Vintage is shaping up to be … Continue reading

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Waxing lyrical about Greek wines

We recently travelled to Prowein and Vinitaly Wine Fairs to ‘recruit’ some new wines to expand, improve and freshen up our wine portfolio. One of the highlights for me was meeting the Sales Mng from Estate Argyros a top producer … Continue reading

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This little piggy went to the Market…

Six Course Dinner with Matching wines €75.00… We are delighted to be hosting a 6 course ‘Nose to Tail’ Dining Experience with JP McMahon who runs Cava Bodega, Aniar (Michelin Star Restaurant) and Eat Gastropub in Galway . The event will … Continue reading

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What to drink with Charcuterie…??

So many restaurants and wine bars now offer a charcuterie or cheese platter, and what could be nicer than a sharing platter of lovely artisan products, with a couple of glasses of wine? But, what to match with those various … Continue reading

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Looking to match wines with Cheese & Chocolate?

At Honest2Goodness Cafe, we recently hosted an evening of Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting, where 50 enthusiasts gathered to taste, savour and enjoy combinations of these three wonderful products. These were our recommendations on the night, which all went down … Continue reading

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Wine duty increase

At midnight 15th of October 2013, 50c was added to the tax on a bottle of wine, less than a year after a previous increase of €1 was added to the costs. The 2012 increase represents a 41% increase in … Continue reading

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