The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reminded caterers and restaurants of the dangers of not cooking minced beef burgers thoroughly to remove harmful bacteria. In Ireland, 3% of raw minced beef is known to be contaminated with a particular harmful type of E. coli (called Shiga toxin-producing E. coli) that can cause kidney failure. Children under five [...]
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Teeling Whiskey continues to build on its reputation as the leading progressive Irish whiskey producer by winning 15 medals in international spirits competitions over the last few weeks. This brings to 175, the number of awards won by Teeling Whiskey over the last five years. At the annual 2018 Irish Whiskey Masters, held in London [...]
Bushmills Irish Whiskey will continue the #BlackBushStories collaborative event series this month, showcasing and celebrating the stories of Irish talent who have gone against the grain to follow their passion and become champions in their chosen field. August’s collaboration with Irish leatherworker, Jason Karayiannis, will see the designer and maker host a hands-on workshop at Drury Buildings in Dublin [...]
The Irish Brewers Association (IBA), the representative voice for the brewing industry in Ireland, has elected Keith Fagan, Country Manager of Molson Coors Ireland as its new chairperson. The role of the chairperson became vacant when outgoing chairperson Maggie Timoney, CEO of Heineken Ireland, stepped down due to her appointment as CEO of Heineken USA. [...]
‘Black Bush Cured’, a collaboration from Irish charcuterie master Rob Krawczyk and Bushmills Irish Whiskey, took place recently in Drury Buildings, Dublin as part of the #BlackBushStories event series. The talented, second-generation chef shared an insight into his inspiring career journey and presented a hands-on charcuterie masterclass where attendees were shown how to cure and [...]
The Big Bear Cider Mill is a craft cider producer based in Essex and run by a team motivated by their passion for cider, and their desire to take the business to the next level. The Big Bear make quality craft cider from pesticide free, traditional cider apple varieties, grown in thriving orchards created from [...]
The Pearse Lyons Distillery is today celebrating the general release of the exclusive Pearse 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey. The single malt carries the first new five-year age statement to appear on an Irish whiskey in more than 25 years. The limited release whiskey was produced on two small-batch copper pot stills, and aged in bourbon casks. Presented in 4,000 [...]
The first “Caipirinha Month” is happening throughout Ireland this summer. The Embassy of Brazil in Ireland, in association with Fubá Cachaça and its distributor Dalcassian Wines & Spirits, are bringing together the best cocktail bars in Ireland on a month long celebration of Brazil’s quintessential cocktail, Caipirinha. Selected bars will engage with the Irish public [...]
Fifteen VFI members have been shortlisted for this years KNORR Great Carvery competition. After strong entries from the length and breadth of the four provinces, the 2018 KNORR Great Carvery competition will crown winners in two categories - Great Carvery Hotel of the Year and KNORR Great Carvery Pub of the Year. Speaking about this year’s [...]
The Irish Brewers Association (IBA) has welcomed the passage of the Breweries and Distilleries Bill in the Seanad, which will allow craft brewers and distillers to sell their products on site to visitors, without the need to acquire a full licence. This follows the successful passage of the bill in the Dáil last week. The [...]