May 19 2013
Drinks Industry Ireland
Kazbar’s Eoin O’Neill – a Disaronno ‘Mixing Star’
Eoin O’Neill of Waterford’s Kazbar was the winner of this year’s Disaronno Mixing Star Competition which had a heavy emphasis on showmanship with each bartender having to relate their cocktail to a movie either through articulating it in their presentation or incorporating it into their demonstration.
Official launch of Hennessy Fin de Cognac
Fin de Cognac, Hennessy’s latest addition to its Cognac collection, was officially launched with a tasting at No 25 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, recently.
Town with no cinema hosts 5th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival
Now in its fifth year, the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival takes place in Schull, West Cork, from 22nd to 26th May. It was launched recently at a Cinematographer’s Party at The Bodega in Cork’s Cornmarket Street.
Diageo launches Bushmills Irish Honey
Bushmills has launched Bushmills Irish Honey, the latest addition to its collection of premium blends and single malts.
Molson Canadian launches in Ireland – first time outside North America
As part of a €3 million campaign here, Molson Canadian lager has been launched for the first time outside of North America into the Irish market.
Argentinian Wine Fair set for 17th April
To coincide with the Third Anniversary of Malbec World Day – Argentina’s national grape variety - and in association with Wines of Argentina, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Ireland will host an Argentinian Wine Fair on Wednesday April 17th in the Hilton Hotel at Charlemont Place, Dublin 2.
John Fanning stresses pubs as brands in themselves
The guest speaker at this year’s LVA AGM luncheon was John Fanning, Chairman of Bord Bia Brand Forum and former Managing Director of McConnells Advertising Agency.
Follow the brewing giants through Dublin
This month and last, 27 new fermentation and maturation vessels are being transported from Dun Laoghaire harbour for installation at St James’s Gate.
Growing optimism in foodservice/hospitality sector – IFSA
A survey conducted three weeks in advance of the recent CATEX 2013 by the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Association among show attendees, IFSA members and other trades people found growing optimism in the foodservice and hospitality sector with almost four out of 10 businesses likely to increase employment levels in 2013.
Tourism jobs & overseas revenue increase for 1st time in 5 years
Confidence in the Irish tourism industry about its prospects for the year ahead is at its highest levels since the current downturn began in 2007, it was revealed recently by Fáilte Ireland at it’s annual Tourism Industry Review.
Beverage exports up 3% in 2012
Beverage exports grew by 3% or €37 million in 2012 as the value of Irish food and drink exports exceeded €9 billion in 2012, up 2%, according to Bord Bia in its annual export performance report, just published.
Barry & Fitzwilliam introduces two new ‘organics’
Chateau Lynch Bages and the Cazes Family Collection have introduced organic wines for the first time to its 2013 selection for Ireland.
Czech out the beer at The Porterhouse
The Ambassador of The Czech Republic HE Tomas Kafka was on hand to officially launch the Third Czech Beer Festival at The Porterhouse in Temple Bar recently.
Beer tastings with ThisIsBeer.ie
Despite the fact that over 40,000 beers from around the world are produced using just four natural ingredients – hops, barley, water and yeast – a quarter of Irish consumers still believe the beer brewing process involves chemicals, according to a survey conducted by ThisIsBeer.ie.
Guinness Storehouse launches ‘Fourth Floor’ to experience ‘Guinness Global’
Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s top international visitor attraction with one in every two holidaymakers to Dublin paying it a visit, has launched the first phase of a €10 million investment with the launch of the ‘Guinness Global’ Fourth Floor.
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