Fiontann Gogarty is managing to do something rather extraordinary: he is converting the Irish people to an appreciation and respect for top-class vinegars, thanks to his range of Wildwood Vinegars.
This is no small feat. The Irish still think of vinegar in the way they used to think of coffee – instant – or beer – Guinness – or bread – Mr Brennans. They view vinegar as a singular thing, just like they still see olive oil, or tea.
But Wildwood is changing that, thanks to vinegars such as Mr Gogarty’s barrel-aged organic blackberry balsamic vinegar, or his wild mountain thyme vinegar, foraged from the Nephin Mountains and around Cashel in Connemara.
Mr Gogarty is an artist by training, and it shows in his artisan work, which is vividly imaginative, unexpected and, in culinary terms, abstract. Wildwood Vinegars make your life better by making your cooking and your table more artistic. They are wild, impish, shining things.
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