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Most food and drink firms confident despite Brexit

The majority of Irish food and drink companies believe they will continue to have opportunities to increase sales in the UK despite Brexit, according to Bord Bia’s latest Brexit Barometer findings. The findings, which were presented by Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy yesterday, show that 80pc of companies surveyed believe …

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Sideways Wine

If you’re a fan of the Oscar-winning black comedy Sideways, you will probably remember the famous outburst from Miles, played by Paul Giamatti, when he yells, “If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I’m not drinking any f*cking Merlot!” That was outside The Hitching Post, a restaurant in Buellton (near Solvang) …

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European Commission clears Ireland’s sugar tax

  The European Commission has formally cleared the way for Ireland’s sugar tax. The Commission concluded that the €30m sugar tax on fizzy drinks, which comes into effect next month, does not involve State aid. In a statement this morning the Commission described the Government measure’s scope and design as …

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Cinnamon Swirl Danish

Ingredients for 5 servings nonstick cooking spray 8 oz (225 g) cream cheese, softened ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon, divided 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 17.5 oz (495 g) puff pastry, 1 sheet 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted GLAZE ½ cup (80 g) …

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