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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  • 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 ...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • O'mara's Irish Country Cream NV


    I love this Irish 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


    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


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

    Wine review by Mimi Kim

  • Black Lagoon Old Bush Vine Shiraz 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by MsLegs11

  • Jameson Irish Whiskey 2012


    Love It!! this is what i drink when I'm out and about. when i walk into my local pub they need not ask.... (neat of course) Read More

    Wine review by adan0327

  • Tullamore Dew Year Old Irish Whiskey 2012


    Ok. I have to come out on record for saying I think Tullamore Dew is probably my favorite Whiskey. Not that i'm into spending a lot of money..... so I havent compared it to the more expensive options out there, but this Irish Whiskey is very smooth and refined with a nice controlled and warm finish. It impresses the hell out of me and its about ... Read More

    Wine review by redisnyce

  • Bunratty Meade


    No written review

    Wine review by kimlovessinging

  • Bunratty Mead


    No written review

    Wine review by ltlmismajk

  • I am a Newbie on this forum, Hi all. Living in Ireland. I am a social wine drinker, at the Mo, I prefer Chileran South African  and Australian reds. Cheers. Johnny Read More

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  • I need to know how much heat red wine can typically endure and for how long. I ... from the south of Spain to Ireland by car with some cases of Spanish red and am afraid of the summer heat ruining them. The trip will take a week. Can anybody advise?Bori Read More

    Forum post in the topic Transporting wine by car

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