Life’s too short to drink cheap wine.

Life’s too short to drink cheap wine.

At the time of writing this article (12th March) the country is preparing to go into lockdown. The Republic of Ireland has just announced a total lock down of schools, universities and public facilities until 28th March, the GAA, Champions League & Ulster Rugby have suspended all games until at... View Article

Zero to Hero

Zero to Hero

2019 saw a massive increase in the range of non-alcoholic drinks available, across all beverages; beer, cider, wine and spirits. Innovation and the assistance of modern technology has meant that the quality of products has increased dramatically. So much so that almost every major drinks producer is now scrambling to... View Article

Six big reds for Winter

Six big reds for Winter

At this time of the year when we’re all hibernating, there’s more salt on the roads than there is in a fast food burger and you can’t wait to get home and snuggle up by the fire. It’s a time when people always ask me, what’s a good big red... View Article

12 Drinks of Christmas

12 Drinks of Christmas

With the Christmas celebrations already in full flight, we tend to all say ‘oh it just gets earlier every year’ but, as members of the hospitality industry, who are we to complain? As far as I’m concerned, I’m happy for festivities to begin as soon as possible! Why not? I... View Article

Hallowine

Hallowine

Halloween or Hallowe’en, also known as All Halloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in several countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated... View Article

The Beaver has landed

The Beaver has landed

Is it just me or is 2019 running away from us? With time moving this quickly, there is no room for a company that is going to stand still, and that is definitely something United Wines cannot be accused of doing. So here I am to shamelessly plug yet another... View Article

The Life of the Vine

The Life of the Vine

Probably the best wine book I’ve ever purchased is The World Atlas of Wine. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of wine, this is the complete book. Now in its eight edition written by the world’s most authoritative wine duo, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the early editions... View Article

Here comes the summer

Here comes the summer

If you are old enough to remember this song and are a big fan of The Undertones, you’ll probably agree that this was their best hit tune. I know it’s controversial, because everyone loves Teenage Kicks; however this song revokes huge memories for me. It was released in May 1979... View Article

A pint of Heineken at the 19th

A pint of Heineken at the 19th

So…picture this; it’s two days before the deadline for this month’s blog and I receive a call from one of my colleagues in marketing saying “The blog you’ve written about that fantastic new product will have to wait…we need you to write a completely new blog…and we need it tomorrow!”... View Article

Is it Summer yet?!

Is it Summer yet?!

Imagine yourself sitting in your local beer garden, sun splitting the trees, laughing with friends and sipping a cold refreshing glass of cider. How amazing does that sound, especially in this dull weather? Well that dream isn’t too far away as, believe it or not, summer is only around the... View Article