She & T

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One of our bestsellers in the Tasting Room.

  • 75ml Palo Cortado Peninsula Sherry

  • 35ml Tonic Syrup

  • 10ml Sparkling Water

  • 40ml Cremant d'Alsace

  • Wild Rose Tincture

  • 6 Juniper Berries

  • Dried Apple Ring

Muddle 3 Juniper Berries with Sherry and one cube of ice.

Add Tonic Syrup and water.

Double strain into glass of choice. 

Top up with Cremant and garnish with 1 drop of Wild Rose Tincture, dried apple ring and 3 Juniper Berries.

 

 
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Tasting Club / Sea & Land

 

 

Held on the last Wednesday of each month in our Tasting Room. The Tasting Club explores the connection between taste and nature, the seasons, art, literature, music, culture and more.

The club is a collaborative event between ourselves Grapecircus Wines and Bia Botanica. We curate the event, Enrico and Michelangelo from Grapecircus carefully choose and introduce the wines and Ali from Bia Botanica creates the tasting plates to compliment the theme. 

The tasting club is an intimate curated Tasting experience for 14 people. The aim of the club is to facilitate an evening of taste, pleasure and community. 

Inspired by Seamus Heaney's poem "Oysters" and the Cúirt International Festival of Literature our first Tasting Club theme was:

'Of the Sea'

Oysters

Our shells clacked on the plates.
My tongue was a filling estuary,
My palate hung with starlight:
As I tasted the salty Pleiades
Orion dipped his foot into the water.

Alive and violated,
They lay on their beds of ice:
Bivalves: the split bulb
And philandering sigh of ocean.
Millions of them ripped and shucked and scattered.

We had driven to that coast
Through flowers and limestone
And there we were, toasting friendship,
Laying down a perfect memory
In the cool of thatch and crockery.

Over the Alps, packed deep in hay and snow,
The Romans hauled their oysters south to Rome:
I saw damp panniers disgorge
The frond-lipped, brine-stung
Glut of privilege

And was angry that my trust could not repose
In the clear light, like poetry or freedom
Leaning in from sea. I ate the day
Deliberately, that its tang
Might quicken me all into verb, pure verb.

Seamus Heaney. 

 
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Menu

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'Of The Land'

 

 

May Tasting Club - ‘Of The Land’

Wednesday 30th May.

For our May Tasting Club we decided to focus on 'the land'. I have been a member of Leaf and Root farm CSA for the past 3 years, during this time I have got to know Emmanuela and Fergal who run the farm. 

We invited Emmanuela and Fergal to join us for this tasting club and to talk about their method of working the land. In preparation we called out to the farm to plan our menu.

 More info on Leaf and Root here.

 
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The Evening.

 

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More information and tickets for the Tasting Club events can be found here


What We Are Reading

WENDELL BERRY 

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THE UNSETTLING OF AMERICA - CULTURE AND AGRICULTURE.

FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1977 BUT PROBABLY MORE RELEVANT TODAY THAN EVER BEFORE.

A TRUE GEM OF A BOOK WHICH  HIGHLIGHTS AND BRINGS HOME THE IMPORTANCE OF SIMPLE LIVING WITH RESPECT FOR NATURE AND COMMUNITY. FULL OF PASSION AND CONVICTION - ESSENTIAL READING!

A TRUE GEM OF A BOOK WHICH  HIGHLIGHTS AND BRINGS HOME THE IMPORTANCE OF SIMPLE LIVING WITH RESPECT FOR NATURE AND COMMUNITY. FULL OF PASSION AND CONVICTION - ESSENTIAL READING!

RENOVATIONS #2

 
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WE'RE NEARLY THERE! 

ALL OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND HEAVY WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED - THE REPLACEMENT OF THE VITROLITE BLACK GLASS FACADE, NEW PLUMBING, NEW WIRING AND PAINTING.

MOST OF THE HANDMADE COUNTER, SHELVING AND FURNITURE IS ALSO IN PLACE, THIS WILL BE HAND PAINTED BY A DEAR FRIEND AND FINISHED ON SITE WHEN THE DIRTY WORK IS OVER AND THE DUST HAS SETTLED. 

IT FEELS SO THRILLING TO SEE THE PROGRESS THAT IS BEING MADE AND TO SEE THIS LITTLE SPACE COMING ALIVE AGAIN. 

WE ARE AT A STAGE OF THE LAST SNAGGY JOBS NEEDING TO BE COMPLETED, WHICH SEEM TO BE TAKING THE LONGEST TIME. I KEEP TELLING MYSELF TO BE PATIENT THOUGH, IT IS THESE SMALL DETAILS THAT CAN OFTEN GET RUSHED AT THE END OF A JOB AND THEN COMPROMISE THE OVERALL LOOK AND FEEL OF THE SPACE AND I'M DETERMINED NOT TO LET THAT HAPPEN.  

SO I WILL BE PATIENT AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS COMPLETED AS IT SHOULD BE. IN THE MEANTIME, THE SMALL DREAM TEAM THAT I HAVE GATHERED AROUND ME ARE WORKING HARD BEHIND THE SCENES ON SOME REALLY EXCITING PROJECTS: THE MENU, NEW PRODUCTS, NEW DESIGNS... AND THE MOST EXCITING OF ALL FOR ME... 

TRANSPORTING AND ARRANGING JARS, BOTTLES, HERBS AND CONCOCTIONS ON TO THE FRESHLY OILED SHELVES, IN ANTICIPATION OF OPENING THE WELCOME DOOR TO OUR FIRST GUEST! 

 
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RENOVATIONS #1

 
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THE FIRST JOB TO DO AS PART OF THE RENOVATION PROJECT IS TO REPLACE THE SHOPFRONT BLACK VITROLITE WITH NEW VITROLITE PANELS. THESE NEW GLASS PANELS ARE DUE TO ARRIVE THIS WEEK. IT IS PRETTY AMAZING THAT THE OLD ONES STAYED IN PLACE SO LONG CONSIDERING THE STATE OF THE ROTTEN WOOD THAT WAS HOLDING THEM IN PLACE (SEE PHOTO 2)!

THE WHOLE FRONT OF THE SHOP HAS BEEN REMOVED, LEAVING ONLY THE INTERNAL GLASS WINDOW. THE BUILDERS LED BY TOM FITZPATRICK WILL BUILD A WHOLE NEW MARINE PLY FRAME FOR THE VITROLITE TO ATTACH TO. THERE WILL BE A NEW LIMESTONE PLINTH BELOW THE PANELS AND NEW STAINLESS STEEL WINDOW FRAMES.

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