DETAILS  FOR  THE  NEXT  (IGS) WINE  TRAINING  COURSE

  • 12 week course that will consist of ten lectures, Examination and Graduation Ceremony
  • The lectures will be on Monday from 10am to 2pm
  • The cost will be 475 euros and we are going to provide wine tasting glasses, study material and will taste at least 6 different wines in each lecture
  • Contact  to  Pedro Jimenez,     pedri.jl@hotmail.com   to reserve a place

LECTURES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

  • 4/9/17.          INTRODUCTION

-          LECTURER :   Mary O’Callaghan    ,   confirmed

-          VENUE:  Alliance-Francaise    or  Lansdowne  hotel

  • 11/9/17.      BORDEAUX,  LOIRE,  SOUTH  WEST

-          LECTURER : Diarmuid Cawley , confirmed

-          VENUE:  Alliance-Francaise

  • 18/9/17.  BURGUNDY, RHONE, SOUTH OF FRANCE

-          LECTURER : Noel McMahon

-          VENUE:  Alliance-Francaise

  • 25/9/17. SPAIN  AND  PORTUGAL

-          LECTURER: Vinos Tito , confirmed

-          VENUE: Instituto Cervantes

  • 2/10/17. NORTH  ITALY

-          LECTURER: Richard McMahon

-          VENUE: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

  • Ø 9/10/17: Spanish wine fair , unavailability of lecturers (I will get invitations for the students to go to the tasting)
  • 16/10/17. CENTRAL   AND  SOUTH ITALY

-          LECTURER: Pedro Jimenez,  confirmed

-          VENUE: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

  • 23/10/17.   GERMANY, AUSTRIA,  ALSACE

-          LECTURER: Barbara Boyle , confirmed

-          VENUE: Lansdowne Hotel

  • Ø 30/10/17: Bank holiday
  • 6/11/17. NEW WORLD  PART 1, NORTH AMERICA  AND SOUTH AMERICA

-          LECTURER : Fionnuala Synnotts  and Patricia Walsh

-          VENNUE: Lansdowne  Hotel

  • 13/11/17. NEW WORLD PART 2, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA

-          LECTURER :

-          VENUE: Lansdowne hotel

  • 20/11/17.  FORTIFIED AND SPARKLERS

-          LECTURERS : Julie Dupoy  and Pedro Jimenez

-          VENUE: Lansdowne Hotel

  • 27/11/17. Examination

-          VENUE : Lansdowne Hotel

  • JANUARY     GRADUATION CEREMONY
  • IGS L1IGSL3RAI 2IGS L2Pedro
  • 8/6/2017
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The next council meeting will be held  on 11 July, 11am

at The Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin 1

 

 

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The 2017 A.S.I. General Assembly will take place at la Cité du Vin

 First session on Friday June 16th for the election of our international president and his Board. Two candidates are running for the presidency : Serge Dubs (France) and Andrés Rosberg (Argentina).

 After two very positive terms with Shinya Tasaki, the delegates coming from some 55 countries, active members, will have to vote for the team that will guide them from 2017 to 2020.

 Many thanks to the UDSF –Union de la Sommellerie Française- and its president Philippe Faure-Brac who supports us for this organization personnally and with the Bordeaux-Aquitaine branch, as well as our partner Vinexpo always helping us with the logistics and the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux hosting us with ideal conditions ! We are also happy to count with the collaboration of the magazine SommelierS International, also at our side.

 On Saturday 17th, we will hold the first GA with the new A.S.I. president. We will also have the opportunity, after the meeting, of visiting the Cité du Vin that many of us will discover on this occasion.

 See you in Bordeaux next June for the GA and Vinexpo where we will have an A.S.I. stand from 18th to 21st. A meeting point for the sommeliers from all over the world, with exclusive animations… And the support of our international partners.

Mary O’ Callaghan, President Irish Guild of Sommeliers attended the General Assembly representing Ireland.

 

 

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The Inter Beaujolais trade and press tasting returns to  Dublin, 145 wines from 67 wine growers, including Beaujolais AOC and Beaujolais-Villages AOC and 10 Crus, will be shown at the Hilton Hotel on Thursday June 29th from 11:00 – 18:00.
A masterclass, presented by Jamie Goode will explore soil variations in Beaujolais, showing the results of the Sicarex initiative started eight years ago that involved drilling 11 000 holes and 800 trenches in order to further comprehend the climats of Beaujolais and how these affect the resulting wines.   Jean Bourjade, Managing Director of Inter Beaujolais, will be on hand to talk about recent developments in the region and what the future holds for Beaujolais on the Irish market.

The Dublin Open Pour Tasting will take place in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2 onThursday 29th June, 2017 from  11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Jamie Goode will present a masterclass with 12 wines at 15:30 Masterclass places are limited and by invitation only and are only open to bone fide trade and press.

PLEASE RSVP TO
Please let us know if you wish to attend the Masterclass, the Open Pour or both events.  We will start a waiting list for the Masterclass when it is fully booked.
Jean Smullen Tel: (086) 816 8468  jean@jeansmullen.com

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The Wine Tasting will occur at the Adam & Deirdre Suite in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, on the 25th of May.  It’s an experience called, in Portuguese, “Prova Comentada” and it means the guests are  sitting while having the wine tasting and listening to the explanations of our dear guest, the author and most known wine critic in Portugal, Mr. João Paulo Martins. The tasting will feature wines from all the different regions and he will explain all those different wines. It is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with some of the best wines from Portugal’s diverse regions.

Ricardo Monteiro , Embassy of Portugal

Embassy of Portugal

70 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

+353 1 669 9100

 Email  ricardo.monteiro@mne.pt

 

 

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Report of Veuve Clicquot Champagne Tasting. 28, March2017.Inline image 1

Last Tuesday Julie Dupouy,IGS,hosted an in depth Masterclass and tasting of Veuve Clicquot champagnes for members of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers in Ely Wine Bar. It was an excellent presentation.  Julie’s love of the champagne region was very evident to all present as she shared her encyclopedic knowledge and current information regarding the region in her usual charming and erudite manner. Julie then provided a tutored tasting of the following champagnes;

  • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV
  • Veuve Clicquot Rose NV
  • Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2008
  • Veuve Clicquot Rose Vintage2008
  • Veuve Clicquot Rich Vintage 2008
  • Veuve Clicquot 1/2sec NV

All champagnes were fine examples of the Veuve Clicquot house. The 2008 vintages were outstanding. The event was a special opportunity for those present to taste excellent champagnes under Julie’s expert guidance.

I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to Edward Dillon & Co. Ltd. for supplying the Guild with such an outstanding selection of champagnes.

The Guild is very appreciative of Julie’s commitment to our tasting programme especially now that she is preparing for the European Championship. We wish her every success in the competition in Vienna, next May.

Mary O’Callaghan,President,Irish Guild of Sommeliers.

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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