Irish Wine

The country of Ireland is divided into two parts: Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and the independent Republic of Ireland in the south. What little wine-making exists. considering the cool, humid conditions, is mostly produced for local consumption in the Republic.

The main contribution to the booze world out of both parts of Ireland is “Usquebaugh,” or “uisce beatha,” both meaning “water of life” and later anglicized to “Whiskey.” Here it is spelled with the ‘e’ whereas in Scotland it is without. Whiskey distillation began in Ireland around 1000 AD when monks, who had learned the technique in their travels to the Middle East, began the practice from malted barley or oats at home. This brew was eventually sold at market, and became a popular beverage throughout the land. Legal distilling licenses were granted in the early 1600s, but with them, hefty liquor taxes. Many distillers took to making illegal whiskey Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Red Breast 12year Pot Still Irish Whiskey Ireland


    light with light spice and vanilla creaminess. Lovely entry level whiskey. Love this. Read More

    Wine review by higdog

  • Bushmills Irish Whiskey NV


    Too much honey on the finish. Not a fan. Read More

    Wine review by odin09

  • Tullamore Dew 10 Years Single Malt Irish Whiskey NV


    12... Not an incredible step up from the regular but good. Read More

    Wine review by odin09

  • Tullamore Dew Year Old Irish Whiskey 2012


    Incredibly smooth and easy drinking! Read More

    Wine review by odin09

  • Politics is the place where we can decide where taxes ought to begin and end... ... of internecine politics of Ireland and the Middle East, so let's leave off on that subject here.  Suffice it to say, we argue and fight with our neighbors more than those who are a long way away, whether that's ideologically or geographically.I think if I looked... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Old California Vines

  • Joe from Dublin Ireland. Look forward to fun and learning on the site / forum.Love Cab Sav from California / Bordeaux, Malbec from Argentina,J Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hi Wine lovers

  • Hi everybody. I've just joined the site over the Christmas and have already ... ... more. I live in Dublin, Ireland but my passion apart from wine is travel. While abroad, if I get the opportunity, I like to visit local wineries / vineyards to improve my knowledge. So far I have visited local wine producers in Cyprus, Germany and several in Au... Read More

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  • O'mara's Irish Country Cream NV


    It's not BETTER than BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM but,it's very good. You are not paying the price for it to BE BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM,either! It's a great,affordable,price,too! Read More

    Wine review by augustvon

  • Baileys Cream the Original 2008


    9% Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Hi there Steve is my name from Ireland Read More

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