Ireland is experiencing an artisan cheese Renaissance and it has never been a better time to enjoy the wide range of super high quality cheeses on offer. Renowned for its high quality dairy, pristine grazing lands and clean air, Ireland is a natural destination for top notch cheesemaking. Producers like Gubbeen, Cashel Blue and Durrus […]
Kilbeggan Distillery, located in central Ireland, makes some of the best premium whiskies in the world including Connemara Peated Single Malt, Tyrconnell Single Malt, Greenore Single Grain, and Kilbeggan Irish whiskey. We had the chance to interview their distiller, Andrina Fitzgerald this month and are delighted to share it with our readers. CELLAR TOURS- How […]
We had a special wedding anniversary to celebrate earlier this month and decided to visit some of Ireland’s famed country houses. Being foodies, we looked for ones with a fine reputation for their cuisine. We were blown away by the quality of the cooking and hospitality and are delighted to share our travel notes with […]
Guest blog- The Winding Stair Restaurant in Dublin, Ireland By Maria Burpee One of the perks of my job is travel. This is about my gourmet experience in Dublin at The Winding Stair. With charming and simple decor and a down-to-earth staff the restaurant felt local and approachable. I started with an Ancora, Pinot […]
Food and wine matching is a complex and highly subjective topic. It causes endless debate as to which wines should be matched with certain foods and whether there should there be any rules at all, or is it purely a matter of taste? So you can imagine the passions that are aroused, certainly among the […]
Ireland is truly one of Europe’s most beautiful countries with miles of virgin countryside, pristine coastline, charming fishing villages and quaint hamlets. kil While there are dozens of great little villages, we of course have our favorites. Herewith, enjoy reading about some of the Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland… ADARE Adare in Co. Limerick has […]
Michelin Starred Restaurants in Ireland by Nancy O’Neill The legendary Michelin guide for 2011 has been released with The Republic of Ireland retaining all of their stars and Northern Ireland losing their only one. Sadly, Michael Deane of Deane’s in Belfast lost his star, which he had originally received in 1997, due to an ill-timed […]
Kinsale, located in County Cork in the far south of Ireland, is without a doubt one of the most charming villages in the country. It´s got it all: dramatic natural scenery, a thriving yacht scene, colorful cottages and art studios, a fascinating history complete with pirates and Spanish Armadas, terrific seafood restaurants and lively pubs. […]
Classy St Patrick´s Day Dinner Party Ideas If dying your hair green, wearing “kiss me, I´m Irish” stickers” and knocking back whiskey shots in Irish pubs just does not appeal this Paddy´s Day, why not celebrate St Patrick´s day this year with a civilized dinner party with good friends and family? Here is how we […]
ROMANTIC IRISH CASTLES The green, misty, and alluring island of Ireland boasts a treasure trove of castles and here is our selection of our favorite castles in the Emerald Isle, many of which you can visit inside and one of which which is even a luxury hotel! 1. Lismore Castle This stunning fairy tale […]
When you think of Ireland you think of castles, stately manor homes, cozy Irish hotels with masculine hunting decor and a roaring fire…. you don’t normally think of crazy Alice in Wonderland decor or lamps shaped like designer hats! Well, this summer’s research trips here in Ireland have blown away some of the stereotypes we […]
For the last few weeks we have been on the road, burning rubber across the island to find luxurious country retreats and historic hotels. We visited all kinds of wonderful places from Design Hotels (see our favorite designer hotels here), Country Guest Houses, Manor Homes and Palatial Estates and of course, some Irish castles! Here […]
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Cellar Tours is a Luxury Travel Specialist, operating since 2003 and offering exclusive Mercedes chauffeured Gourmet Vacations in Chile, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain. We specialize in luxurious custom designed vacations, events and incentives related to food and wine. We are proud members of Slow Food, UNAV (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).