Elderflower cordial entered into artist Millie Egan’s life when she began paying closer attention to seasonal flowers during lockdown.
How to Make Medieval-Style Spiced Wine
In medieval Ireland, a daily portion of three bits of bread soaked in five spoonfuls of spiced wine was thought to warm the stomachs and clear the heads of old men.
In Dolphin’s Barn, a Brewer Experiments with Berries and Barrels
With sea buckthorn berries harvested from Bull Island, Shane Kelly’s Dot Brew is brewing a saison, now in white wine barrels in a warehouse in Dolphin’s Barn.
Two Friends Resurrect a Running Club with a Beer Chaser
“We thought the idea of a running club with a craft-beer focus was incredible,” says Ross Carr.
Sociable Lord Mayor Uses Up Annual Beer Allowance in Seven Months
Nial Ring has far outpaced earlier lord mayors. He’s simply more sociable than others, he says. “The Mansion House is belonging to the people of Dublin.”
The Myth of the Whiskey Pension
Bottles in the post to retirees of some distilleries have fed rumours of pensions paid in the golden stuff. There’s some history behind the myth.
Andy: Don’t Increase the Price of Cheap Drink, Increase Taxes on All Drink
Imposing a minimum price on alcohol would enrich big drinks companies. Upping taxes on all alcohol would achieve the same public-health aims, but steer the cash to state programmes instead, writes Andy Storey.
Why Can’t They Have Cans?
When the sun comes out, it sometimes seems like half of Dublin is sitting along canals and in parks with a drink. Is it time to revisit the bylaws against drinking in public?
What’s Behind the Rise of Alternative Lattes?
Some Dubliners are seeking out what they see as healthier hot drinks, and trying to cut out the caffeine.
Where Do Barry’s Tea and Lyons Get Their Tea From?
Why, in the Barry’s versus Lyons debate, does the treatment of workers on tea estates rarely come into it?