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Irish Blackcurrant Liqueur - Three Years in the making

On one of my first trips to France and with very little of the French tongue, I was sitting in a café in the town of Beaune. I suppose you could call this town the heart of the Bourgogne region, famous for 'Vin de Bourgogne'. I spotted the local clientele drinking what looked like red wine in small glass goblets. I asked what wine they were drinking and with a puzzled look the perplexed server blurted “Kir, Monsieur”. Being none the wiser and slightly embarrassed, I replied “deux Kir Monsieur s’il vous plait”. On arrival of the Kir, I tasted and discovered this was not in fact a not red wine. It was chilled and sweet. Later I discovered this was the...

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Harvest Festival

This an exciting time of the year for Waterford food and drink producers to showcase their  endeavours, be that this year, the format is slightly changed, but non the less it is surly worth a visit to the oldest city in Ireland, the Déise.

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