Applications for Foodie Destinations 2016 open & other news form the Food & Beverage industry.

  • Applications for Foodie Destinations 2016 are now open
  • Vintners Association Support Your Local campaign claimed excise tax on a 750ml standard bottle of wine in Ireland is €3.19, while excise on a standard bottle of wine in France is €0.03.
    Lyndey Milan, one of Australia’s most recognised food, wine and lifestyle personalities cooks up a storm with Darina Allen, Ballymaloe.  Lyndey's visit to Ireland was assisted by tourism bodies Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland and her itinerary included a visit to Cork to film her cookery series A Taste of Ireland. Cork is featured in the second episode of the programme which will air on Tuesday 18th June, TV3 at 7.30pm.

    Lyndey Milan and Darina Allen

  • Ballymaloe Cookery School is offering a five day course from August 29. It will include demos and cookery classes and a lesson on how to milk cows. Participants will learn how to sow sees and make cheese. The course runs from 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, and costs €1,450. Visit
  • Bord Bia launched an interactive map featuring 65 award-winning restaurants across the country as part of its Just Ask initiative.




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