Wine & Spirits


Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

24 June 2021

Dalwhinnie Distillery – a marriage in the mountains

In March 2018 I was on a final research trip for my book Sea of Bones and I took a train between Edinburgh and Inverness. Anticyclone […]
25 March 2021

Belgian wine is booming

Located in northern Europe and with unruly weather, Belgium wasn’t the place to produce wine. With most of its territory being flat and not too many […]
11 December 2020

Traditional winter drinks around Europe

With the cold wintery days coming and Christmas and New Year just around the corner, there is nothing like enjoying a nice hot beverage to warm […]
11 September 2020

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: 2020 results

8,500 wines from 46 producer countries competed this year in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in Brno, Czech Republic, from September 4-6. Complying with current safety […]
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