Vines and wines are a big part of the Irish wine scene, with around 1.3 million people making a living from them.
They’re the mainstay of many Irish pubs, bars and restaurants, with thousands of varieties of the two widely available alcoholic beverages available to buy.
The popularity of wine, especially in the North of Ireland, is linked to the country’s reputation as a wine destination, and has long been the focus of tourism promotion campaigns.
However, it’s not just the country which is benefiting from the rise in popularity.
In the UK, the amount of wine sales has risen dramatically, from just 3.3 per cent of the total in 2007 to 13.3pc in 2015, according to the British Wine Association (BWA).
The BWA said the rise was partly due to the arrival of the internet and social media, with wine lovers accessing the internet via social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
While a recent survey by Nielsen found that consumers in the UK were increasingly turning to social media to share their wine-related news and views, the BWA found that more people are also turning to other social media for their wine news.
As more people have access to the internet, the demand for more bottles of wine is likely to grow, and in turn the availability of a large number of vases and wine bottles.
“The trend towards a more popular style of wine has increased demand for a wider range of bottles and vases.
This is due to consumers wanting more choice in what they purchase,” said BWA wine specialist and founder of The Irish Wine Guide, Michael O’Sullivan.
But is there any truth to the claim that people in Ireland are buying more vases of wine?
While there are certainly many vases available in Ireland, there are also a few that are not available for sale at any time.
Irish wine vases, for example, are available for purchase in bars, pubs and restaurants but are not currently being sold to the public.
Some vases are only available in designated wine and spirits shops and are available on the shelves of the supermarkets for sale.
Vines are also available in other countries including the US, Canada and Spain, but are still restricted to a specific area of the country.
How many bottles of Irish wine do you need?
If you’re not sure what bottle to buy, you can check out our guide to finding the right wine for your budget.