“In the car I just can’t wait, to pick you up on our very first date” – Blink 182

Given a recent article i had to write about what to wear for a first date,I thought it would be interesting to also share it online here. A word of advice though gentleman, the dating game has changed dramatically and to remain competitive you need to up the ante. One of the fatal traps you … Continue reading

“Summertime, And the livin’ is easy, Fish are jumpin’, And the cotton is high “- Nina Simone

Well we are well and truly in their midst of our annual five sunny days of summer here in Ireland so i thought what better way to appreciate it than sit out in my back garden soaking up the rays with a few beers and a new blog post about the glorious weather. Unsure what to do … Continue reading

If I ever found a pot of gold, I’d buy bottles untold of the nectar of the vines” – The Cat Empire

(Photo:http://tinyurl.com/kwq2tzy) Sorry about the delay but have been busy the last month or so!! To make it up to ye lovely people, I’ve decided to add a bumper post about some of the info I learned in my fancy pants wine course (which i passed with merit *brushes dirt of my shoulder*).  The next few … Continue reading

“Oh, but you can’t, you won’t and you don’t stop! Mike D, come and rock the sure shot” – The Beastie Boys

(Photo: http://www.kylietphotography.blogspot.com) So, after the hectic new years and Christmas celebrations. I am sure more than a few shots were indulged and as such, you may be straying away from them for a while. However , I’m going to just ignore that and give ye some awesome recipes I’ve come across on the web that … Continue reading

“If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain” – Rupert Holmes

(Photo: http://www.Wikipedia.org) Welcome back! The last few weeks have been a bit hectic so sorry about the lack of posts but there is a lot of information coming over the next week so be sure to click “follow blow” or like the facebook page so you don’t miss any of my words of wisdom!!! Anyway, … Continue reading

“I kept her hanging like grapes on the vine and that was no way to keep her.” Johnny Cash

Ok, we have covered the basics regarding wine, it’s origins and some of the myths surrounding it, now it’s time to finally start on the grape varieties that are out there. This is not an exhaustive list, more like a quick guide to the grapes that are in the wines at your local store or … Continue reading

“In a champagne supernova – A champagne supernova in the sky.” Oasis.

To carry over from the last post, here it is in all it’s glory. Wine post part deux! Like Hot Shots but a little bit more cultured!! Ok so before I get into the famous grapes, I will outline essentials to keep in mind while browsing or buying the good stuff in your local wine … Continue reading

“Spent my days with a woman unkind, Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.” Led Zeppelin.

Wine 101- The Basics. Origins – What is wine. Strictly speaking, wine can only be made from grapes Grapes are picked (by hand or by machinery) then crushed and pressed to extract the juice. All grape juice contains a lot of sugar This juice is then turned into wine by turning sugar to alcohol: Sugar + … Continue reading