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'Febvreuary' is Wine Month

 Febvre Wine Company introduces FEBVREUARY – a month of wine discovery to last throughout February.  In the wine business in Ireland for over 50 years, Febvre has always been to the forefront of innovation.  Febvre now leads the way once again with the concept FEBVREUARY – a festival of wine events to take place all over Ireland over the four week period.  Febvruary is open to trade only or by invitation.
From its opening on Monday 2nd February, Febvre will be hosting FEBVREUARY portfolio tastings from Enniskillen to Killarney; Galway to Dublin and many places in between.
Various events throughout the month will include education and training for the trade; the recipe for wine by the glass success; masterclasses, vertical tastings and workshops; the six secrets of food and wine pairings with award-winning journalist and blogger, Fiona Beckett of matchingfoodandwine.com as well as collaborations with business partners.
A bevy of top winemakers from Febvre’s carefully selected vineyards will be visiting during the month including representatives from France, Austria, Italy and Spain.  Meet many Principals from the French wineries on Monday 9th and enjoy a journey through the various vineyards before many of their compatriots arrive in Ireland for a rugby date and Valentine’s Day on Saturday 14th.
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Menu Test for Food Bloggers

Cono Sur, the  Chilean wine brand, is launching a search to find the dish to match their Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir.
 The entrant with the most votes in Ireland will travel with a friend, compliments of Cono Sur, to compete in the Grand Finale held in Paris in November.
 Here they will compete with finalists from Finland, Sweden & UK to win the overall prize of a trip for two to Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery in the heart of stunning Chile.
 From Monday 23rd June to Monday 11th August, Irish food bloggers across the country can log on to www.conosur.ie/blog and upload their original recipe that they feel pairs best with either the Cono Sur Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc or Single Vineyard Pinot Noir.
 Voting is then open to the public from 18th August to 22nd September, when Cono Sur will select the top three recipes with the most votes from each country to go on to Round Two as semi-finalists.
 
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Taittinger Scores with World Cup

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has selected Champagne Taittinger Brut Réserve as the official Champagne of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Braziil.  The historic cuvee of the Taittinger House, the Brut Réserve is a collector’s item and produced as a limited edition.  To mark the occasion, Taittinger has created the first Champagne label in 3D (appreciable without special glasses), a technical feat that makes the bubbles fizz straight out of the label!  Taittinger Brut Réserve 2014 FIFA World Cup™ is available in Ireland through O’Brien Shops nationwide and selected independents with an RRP of €60 per 75cl. bottle

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