Padraig, also known as Podge, is the master and commander of the shop with an astounding knowledge of each and every single product on sale. Podge grew up working for his Grandad and his uncle in Dorset Street and finally answered his calling when he took over Lilac wines in 2017. Podge’s passion for Whiskey and craft beer can be seen on the ever expanding shelves!
Special Skill: Don’t quite know what you’re in the mood for… Podge knows!
Orlaith is passionate about food and most importantly cheese. As she is always so chirpy in the morning we gave her the early shift… caffine and a chat with Orlaith will have you set for the day.
Special Skill: Knows your coffee order before you do!
Rory has a long history with wine, if not sitting enjoying a full bodied Italian Ripasso with some Cashel Blue he is out on his motorbike or watching other motorbikes. Always smiling Rory won’t steer you wrong with his favourite wines… he’s got good taste!
Special Skill: Living life to the fullest!
Keith is our in house wine specialist and holds a particular love for the Italian and French classics. A keen cyclist he has cycled through many a vineyard and wobbled safely home afterwards.
Special Skill: Making sure every appellation in the world is in stock for him to enjoy and maybe for customers too.
Joe is our head barista and makes the perfect coffee every time. We all have to up our latte art game when he is around. Joe can also be found sipping on a traditional English bitter ale or a neat Scotch
Special Skill: Staying cool calm and collected no matter how serious the situation.
Tara is a qualified wine expert and joined us from the restaurant industry.
Jacob is another coffee lover on the team, he can often be found behind the coffee machine on the weekend designing a heart on your cappuccino.
Special skill: Can slip through the most crowded of spaces to clear a table but only when the music is on point.
Justin loves beer and has an anecdote for manys a beer in the fridge. He is also our head cheese taster so if you have a foodie question he is the one to ask.