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Shannon College Takes Gold at Cook Serve Competition

A team of students from Shannon College of Hotel Management won gold at the Chef Ireland competition at Hospitality Expo in the RDS last week. Over 200 entries were received by Chef Ireland for the eleven categories of culinary competitions for senior professionals and junior chefs.  Chef Ireland is one of the largest and most …

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Want to Understand the Language of Wine

Bottle of Pinto Grigio WIne

From Fontana Candida Wines Language of Wine Some of the language used to describe wine can be confusing and intimidating. Don’t let it scare you away. Listed below are some of the most commonly used wine terms and their meanings. The more familiar you become with wine terms the easier it will be to find wines …

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Wine Etiquette FAQs: The Restaurant Edition

Interesting article I came across about wine etiquette: By Etty Lewensztain, Wine Expert for Menuism.com Wine etiquette has changed drastically over the years, just as the profile of drinkers has changed. Gone are the days of stuffy sommeliers wielding crystal stemware in suits and ties. Instead, a new generation of tattooed, Converse-wearing wine directors has emerged, bringing …

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Graduate Partick Farrell visits Maison Louis Latour

By Patrick Farrell (Class of 2011)  Little did I know that when I received the Louis Latour Prize at my Graduation Ceremony in March that I was going to be put up with the true warmth and hospitality in the traditional French Spirit of ‘Mon Hôte’. The experience, to say the least, exceeded my expectations …

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Beaujolais Nouveau Released Today

Following tradition today sees the release of the 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau.  By law the wine can not be released until the third Thursday of November after its harvest, so at midnight the first bottles were uncorked and the celebration started.   The wine hails from the area of Beaujolais in the Burgundy region of France. …

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