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. Despite the climate there is some wine making, mainly in the South of Ireland. There is even one winery producing organic red and rosé wines. Thomas Walk Vineyard is family owned and commited to sustainable/organic viticulture and wine making since 25 years. 

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 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • 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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  • 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

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    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

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    9% Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Hi there Steve is my name from Ireland Read More

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  • Bushmills Malt 10yr 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • O'mara's Irish Country Cream NV

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    I love this Irish Cream.....so much smoother than Baileys! I was able to purchase it at SAMS Club December 2010 - looked for it this year and they didn't carry it! I am still nursing my bottle and keep looking for it to be carried locally (Columbus GA). I found a liquor store that can get me the gift packs, but not single bottles...any sugges... Read More

    Wine review by dragoon


  • Baileys Original Irish Cream NV

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    Baily's Irish Cream was the first liqueur that I tried. It is "ok". It has a little bitter after-taste. Not my favorite but it'll do for the smoothness. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Jameson 2018

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    Triple distillation gives this a unique flavor and smoothness. Read More

    Wine review by Mimi Kim


  • Black Lagoon Old Bush Vine Shiraz 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by MsLegs11


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