Pub Etiquette: Why it’s ok not to get into buying rounds

“Drink anyone? I’ll buy this round” When it comes to a night out with a big group of friends, there’s a big chance that you will all get stuck into making the long slog back from the bar with several drinks in hand. Before you’ve even looked at your own wallet or thought about how…

West Cork Distillers launches Irish whiskey in conjunction with The Pogues

West Cork Distillers has launched an Irish whiskey developed in conjunction with The Pogues. A collaboration between two of the world’s most renowned distillers, Barry Walsh and Frank McHardy, the whiskey is a blend of grain and 50% single malt Irish whiskey making it Ireland’s highest malt-containing blended Irish whiskey. “We wanted to create an…

Diageo steps down from the board of alcohol awareness campaign

Following weeks of controversy surrounding the company’s involvement with the Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign, Ireland Country Director for Diageo, David Smith has confirmed that he is stepping down from the board. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar welcomed the withdrawal which was made on RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Seán O’Rourke show. Mr Smith said that…

Lidl to launch their largest French wine sale

Lidl has announced that it will launch an extensive new range of French wines into stores from Monday, 8th September (while stocks last). The range will include 43 wines from across the classic regions of France, including Bordeaux, Bourgogne and the Loire Valley, and will be the supermarket’s largest wine offering to date. The focus…