Roz Crowley

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Chocolate, but not as you know it

Shana Wilkie is quite amazing. Importing criollo cocoa beans from small farmers in Peru, toasting and grinding it herself, she ensures Wilkie’s Organic Chocolate is kept as pure as possible. … Continue reading

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Day trip to London

One of the mast charming tea shops in London, and one of the oldest, Maison Bertaux is cramped and quirky, colourful and sometimes noisy. People get talking easily to those on … Continue reading

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Moro and more wines from Spain

The recent Wines from Spain Fair in Dublin was a good showing of value wines from a country which has seen its up and downs where both quality and price … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Coffee tested

While my Top 8 appeared in the Irish Examiner this weekend, there were a few which we tested which didn’t make the final selection. Here’s why. The full article will … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tomato ketchup. Is there any difference in brands?

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandlife/dietandfitness/top-8-tomato-ketchup-tested-279603.html

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crisps tested. Is your favourite here?

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandlife/dietandfitness/top-8-crisps-tested-275809.html

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Extra coffee please

Watch for my coffee survey tomorrow Friday 12 September in which we tasted more coffees that I could fit on the page. Having tasted extensively, these ones didn’t make tasters’ top 8. … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Aresti wines impressed

Jon Ander Usabiaga is an unassuming winemaker. Modest, clear thinking and not in the business of selling hard, he explains his output well. He is responsible for an annual average output of 800,000 … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Aresti Arrests me – in a good way…

Jon Ander Usabiaga is an unassuming winemaker. Modest, clear thinking and not in the business of selling, he explains his output well. He is responsible for an annual average output of 800,000 cases … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Aresti arrests me – in a good way…

Jon Ander Usabiaga is an unassuming winemaker. Modest, clear thinking and not in the business of selling, he explains his output well. He is responsible for an annual average output of 800,000 … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wine courses resume in Cork

Get back to wine school for some slurping and spitting at Cork Wine School run by O’Donovan’s wine shops. Details at o’donovansofflicence.com

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Good line-up for Irish craft beer festival

Plenty of craft ciders as well as craft beers in Ireland should make for a good weekend 4-7 September in Dublin. I’m glad to see that interesting food is becoming … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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