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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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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Ireland on Snooth

  • Irish Knights Country Cream NV

    Snoothrank:

    its better than baileys,its nice and creamy but not to thick.lovely with ice cubes Read More

    Wine review by lesley8740


  • O'mara's Irish Country Cream NV

    Snoothrank:

    I love it, but would like to know if the "added carmal color that is added" is made with any wheat, rye or barley? I have always liked the O'mara's but have found my body does not handle the three grains. So please help. Read More

    Wine review by Spokane Shock


  • Greetings from Ireland. Stumbled across the website on google and thought I'd sign up. I am a fan of gutsy wines with huge depth and character ... that is quite a broad statement and not quite true. I also love burgundians (White and red) and everything in between. So, basically anything that has structure and depth to it. After that quite ambig... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello all


  • Jameson Years 1780 Irish 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Matt Smith


  • Hello. I have been submitting some reviews for the past few months but haven't ... really, until now. I am from Ireland but am currently living in South Korea. I have been drinking wine for about ten years or so now but it's only been recently that I've started to pay more attention to what I am drinking and trying to develop my palate (thank ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello from South Korea


  • hi everyone, im new to snooth. i recently took the kids for a holiday to ... ... it i tried to get it here in ireland only to find its not sold here anymore. anyway, my 30th is coming up and im looking for a load of bottles of it. can anyone HELP? Read More

    Forum post in the topic md 20/20 help


  • Redbreast Irish Whiskey Liquor NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Benski


  • Hi all!I'm Tom, from Ireland. Been on snooth since january.In Ireland I work with a wine company importer/distributor/wholesaler.I also teach wine courses for all levels. We launch a new website for the course this week. You may be interested to see it...http://www.winecourse.iewww.winecourse.ieEnjoy!T!http://www.peoplesrepublicofcork.com/even... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tom Quinn


  • Good afternoon everybodyI am originally from Dublin (Ireland) and am currently working in a vineyard in The South of Italy. I was having a dinner with some friends of mine the other night, I had bought a bottle of wine for the occasion (a nice bottle of Amarone not too expensive). My friend saw an opened bottle of Saint Emilion (which fell into ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How long does it take for a...


  • Bunratty Mead

    Snoothrank:

    We enjoy this mead although it may be a bit too sweet and heavy for many. Great as a sweet dessert wine. We think this is a white wine base with honey added for flavoring rather than a traditional mead. Could be wrong but just a best guess. Read More

    Wine review by bnkent


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