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The Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Ireland in association with Wines of Argentina invite you to celebrate Malbec World Day on April 17th  by attending a Trade Tasting of Argentine Wine  TWO DAYS LATER on Wed 19th April, 2017

Venue:  Hilton Dublin Hotel, Charlemont Place,  Dublin 2.
Time:  12:00 noon – 18:00  (Trade & Press only)

R.S.V.P.
Jean Smullen
Mobile:  (086) 816 8468
Email:  jean@jeansmullen.com

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Irish Guild of Sommeliers AGM will take place at the Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin,1 on Thursday 30th March, 2017 at 11am

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Report & photos under EDUCATION/GRADUATION 2017

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Tuesday 18th of April - 11am-1pm - Julie Dupouy will give a tasting linked to the New Zealand trip which she went on  in January. 
 
Tuesday 16th May - 11am-1pm - Charles Derain, Nomad Wine Company Ltd.,   Charles Derain will give a tasting on Red Burgundy wines.
 
I will be looking at organising the next tasting on Tuesday 23rd of May as I won’t have time before this with the competition to organise . I am waiting on importers to contact me to let me know if they have producers over to do masterclass for us and I will let you know as soon as I find out.
Tastings at ely bar & brasserie, CHQ Building ISFC, Georges Dock, Dublin 1
Bring your tasting glasses as none will be supplied at the venue.
If you are not a member but would like to attend, please contact Julie Dupouy-Young at down2wine@gmail.com for more details.

 

 

Tasting organised by 

Julie Dupouy, Council Menber &

Best Sommelier in Ireland since 2009 (Irish Guild of Sommeliers)

3rd Best Sommelier in the World 2016 (ASI)

New Zealand Winegrowers 2017 Sommit Scholarship recipient
Tasting reports
On Tuesday 28th of February, Rafael Salazar of Vinos Tito wine Company, organised a fascinating masterclass for the Irish Guild of Sommeliers. From its recognition as a DO in 1925 and then as a DOCa in 1991 until now, Rioja has known many revolutions. By sharing his knowledge and passion and thanks to a carefully chosen wine selection, Rafael demonstrated that Rioja is a complex topic driven by many different schools of thought and styles.
The wines tasted on the day were :
White wines:
Rioja Jequitiba, Olivier Riviere, 2013
Rioja, Vina Tondonia, Bodega Lopez de Heredia, 2003
Red wines :
Rioja, Vina Cubillo, Bodega Lopez de Heredia, 2008
Rioja, Vina Bosconia, Bodega Lopez de Heredia, 2004
Rioja, La vinas de Eusebio, Olivier Riviere, 2013
Rioja La Condenada, Bodega Artuke, 2013
Rioja, Granja Remulliri, Gran Reserva, 2010
 Thank to Rafael for putting together such an interesting masterclass and for sharing some of his precious time and knowledge with us.
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Tuesday 7th of February - 11am-1pm - Ian Brosnan, wine director of Ely Wine Bars, will be giving us a tasting about Australian Wines. Ian has recently been participating in the James Busby’s trip to Australia and came back from it with plenty of new information.
The Australian Wine tasting on Tuesday 7th February went extremely well.
Ian Brosnan introduced  6 different wines of extremely high quality. He sourced some of the wines through wine Australia who were kind enough to offer them to us. (Including one bottle of Bindi Chardonnay). Ian’s knowledge about the topic was outstanding and his presentation was superb.
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The next council meeting will be held on 14th March, 2017 11am 

at The Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin 1

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Veuve Clicquot House of Champagne - based in Reims since 1772
Champagne is a wine of legend. Since 1772, the entire history of the Veuve Clicquot House is marked by mythical wines, all of which respect the demand for quality that was the force that drove Madame Clicquot. True to this heritage, the House is proud of its motto: “Only one quality, the finest”. A short lineage of just 10 Cellar Masters has led this quest for quality, thereby ensuring the continuity of the Veuve Clicquot style: strength and complexity. Veuve Clicquot priors itself on excellence and quality.
Join us on Tuesday 28th of March from 11am to 1pm at Ely CHQ for a masterclass and tasting hosted by Julie Dupouy, Sommelier at the Greenhouse Restaurant and Brand Ambassador for Edward Dillon’s Champagne Portfolio.
To book a place contact Julie Dupouy down2wine@gmail.com

Cassidy Wines 40th Anniversary Portfolio Tasting Monday, 27th March 2017 In the Round Room, at the Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2 12.30pm – 5.00pm The tasting will feature wineries from across our portfolio, and will also include Craft Beers and Spirits from the Cassidy Craft Collection. RSVP Amanda Cardiff Tel: (01) 4668900 Mail: amanda.cardiff@cassidywines.com

Cassidy Wines

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Congratulations to Zakaria Wahby, Assistant Chief Sommelier at the Royal Mansour on becoming the Best Sommelier of Morocco 2017 after a very good competition on 1st March.
Zakaria will represent Morocco in Austria in May.

Ilario Alberto Capraro, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, The Island, Waterford won the title of National Cocktail Champion 2017. ORGANISED ANNUALLY BY THE BARTENDERS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND AND SPONSORED BY EDWARD DILLON & CO. LTD

Ilario Alberto Capraro, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, The Island, Waterford won the title of National Cocktail Champion 2017. ORGANISED ANNUALLY BY THE BARTENDERS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND AND SPONSORED BY EDWARD DILLON & CO. LTD

NATIONAL HOSPITALITY STUDENT COCKTAIL CHAMPION  Aleksandra Wisniewska, Waterford Institute of Technology

NATIONAL HOSPITALITY STUDENT COCKTAIL CHAMPION
Aleksandra Wisniewska, Waterford Institute of Technology

Oliver Murtagh, council member was a judge at the competitions held at CATEX, RDS 21st – 23rd February,2017