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In this month’s Meet the Makers focus, in conjunction with Love Irish Food, we profile Butler’s Chocolates. As we get closer to Christmas 2023, NIQ Ireland’s Ruth Lloyd-Evans reviews the Irish beer, wine and spirits sectors. Kevin Ecock takes a look at how the concept of ‘Christmas wines’ has evolved over the decades and some classic food matches for the festive season. Donna Ahern talks to Austin Hughes, economist, formerly with KBC, the Central Bank, Bord Fáilte and the Department of Finance.