2018 Irish Guild of Sommeliers Best Sommelier of Ireland Competition

2018 Irish Guild of Sommeliers Best Sommelier of Ireland Competition will take place on the 7th March,2018 at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin,1  The competition is open to all Professional Members of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers aged...

Meetings February & March 2018

The next council meeting will be held  on 13th February, 2018, 11am  AGM 13th March,2018, 11am Both meetings at The Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin 1

Tastings January/February 2018

Tuesday 23rd of January from 11am to 1pm  in Ely Wine Bar CHQ Anne Roque, from Domaine Laroche, will host a Masterclass about Chablis 1er left bank VS Chablis 1er cru right bank. This tasting was supposed to be taking place earlier this year but was cancelled at last...

The Wine Trends that made 2017 and Sommelier Secrets for What 2018 Brings


Tutorial and Competition Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXpCbqJLDN4&authuser=0   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxaPqQEHMM4&authuser=0   https://youtu.be/XK_Qg-Z6g_E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmq6fNMxKFo&authuser=0

New Zealand Wine Scholarship

Irish Sommelier Jurica Gojevic – Adare Manor,Adare, Co. Limerick wins New Zealand Wine Scholarship by Jean Smullen Published 28/11/2017 The names of the eight successful sommeliers from the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe chosen to participate in the 2018 New Zealand...

Irish Guild of Sommeliers Christmas Dinner

Irish Guild of Sommeliers Christmas Dinner Tues. 5th December, 5.30pm  Venue Ely IFSC (CHQ Building, ISFC, North Dock, Georges Dock, Dublin 1.) Cost €40 pp including corkage, guests can all bring in a bottle of their choice. If you are attending please forward Cheque...

At 150th anniversary of Edward Dillon & Co. Ltd.celebration at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, 19th July

  Andrew O'Gorman with Jean-Michel Cochet,Ambassadeur de la...


Report & photos under EDUCATION/GRADUATION 2017

A.S.I. Contest of the Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa 2017

      Full report under NEWS/COMPETITIONS       A.S.I. Contest of the Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa 2017   12 Semifinalists in Vienna   The first stage of the 2017 A.S.I. (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale) Contest...

GuildTastings 2017

16th May The tasting will take place on Tuesday 16th of May, from 11am to 1pm, in Ely’s Brasserie (CHQ). After last’s year masterclass on white wines from Burgundy, Charles Derain will be back to talk to us about Pinot Noir from the very same region. It will be a...

Châteaux & Domaines Castel European Young Sommeliers Cup LONDON October 9th and 10th 2016

Irish Guild of Sommeliers selected  Shane McHugh from Co. Roscommon & The Savoy Grill in London, part of the Gordon Ramsay Group as their competitor for the above competition    ...

Masterclass/Tasting Reports

Thanks A big thank you to Ely CHQ and in particular  Ian Brosnan for their support with the organisation of the tastings. There was no charge for the room this year and this was extremely generous of them. 14th November   The tasting with Charles Derain about White...

TP Whelehan

The funeral of TP Whelehan  took place in Dublin on 12th July.Many figures from the wine trade attended the funeral Mass in St John the Baptist Church in Blackrock. The eulogy was delivered by TP’s brother Harry Whelehan, the former attorney general. The late Mr...

Tastings Dublin, Limerick & Galway

Dublin wine tasting with Lynne Coyle MW Dublin wine tasting with Lynne Coyle MW, wine buyer for O’Briens where she will present some of her most favourite summer wines from Europe. Thursday June 30th in the Fitzwilliam hotel. Tickets €15 http://bit.ly/293tfvP  ...

Serbia GA June 2016


German-Irish Presentation and Networking Event on the 9th of June 2016, 5.00 PM at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

I am writing to you regarding a business trip we are currently organising on behalf of the German Ministry of Agriculture and Food  for German producers. Amongst the participants are several German vintners, as well as a wine merchant. They will be in Dublin between...

The School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology, DIT,

To mark the School’s 75th Anniversary and developing links with Taiwan The School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology, DIT, in association with the Taipei Representative Office in Ireland invite you to:   Cookery and Fruit Carving Demonstration   from 3:00 to 5:00...

Didier Fiat Bronze Medallist in the World ‘Best Sommelier’ Competition in Rio de Janeiro,1992

  Didier Fiat  1992 Bronze Medallist(3rd Place) in the World 'Best Sommelier' Competition  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil representing the Irish Guild of Sommeliers 1992 won the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Best Sommelier in Ireland competition Won the Sopexa Ireland 'Best...

Part3 15th ASI Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World, Argentina

https://youtu.be/MvEe3ybgMP0   Important Congratulations to Julie on winning a bronze medal at the competition in Argentina. In order to represent Ireland at these competitions the competitor must be a member of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers and comply with the...

Julie Dupouy at 2016 World Best Sommelier Competition

https://youtu.be/fmlQ7sYHtz8?t=6 Julie Dupouy 2009, 2012, 2015 Irish Guild of Sommeliers Best Sommelier in Ireland  2013- 15th place  at  the Best Sommelier of the World Contest in Tokyo, Japan 2013 – 8th place at the Best Sommelier of Europe Contest in San Remo,...


  Incoming President Mary O' Callaghan being congratulated by outgoing President Oliver...

Burgundy – Bordeaux Debate

Among wine lovers, there is no greater divide than that between Burgundy and Bordeaux. These are the world’s most celebrated wine regions, different places producing different styles of wine. What separates them and why the great rivalry?   Wine connoisseurs...

Beaujolais Tastings Dublin & Cork

  RSVP to :  Jean Smullen Tel: (086) 816 8468  jean@jeansmullen.com...

Congratulations Julie on your great win in Mendoza

Jon Arvid Rosengren Winner representing Sweden, Julie Dupouy-Young 3rd representing Ireland and  David Biraud 2nd representing France Julie Dupouy-Young   The Association Sommelier International (ASI) competition for the Best sommelier of the World took place in...
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