Sommelier Certificate Course commencing September,2013
Following the hugely successful training programmes which have taken place in 2010 , 2011,2012, The Irish Guild of Sommeliers (IGS) in partnership with the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) are delighted to announce they will be running another modular 8 week Sommelier Certificate Course in wine service and product knowledge to members of both organisations. This will conclude with an exam in January,2014. The course venue will be The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club,9, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin,2.
Lecture 1: 9th September
Lecture 2: 23rd September
Lecture 3: 7th October
Lecture 4: 21st October
Lecture 5: 29th October
Lecture 6: 11th November
Lecture 7: 25th November
Exam date: 13th January,2014
If you require further information please contact Kim Leonard, ph: 01 6779901 or email email@example.com.
Application forms available from:
Kim Leonard, Restaurants Association of Ireland, 11 Bridge Court, City Gate, St Augustine St, Dublin 8
Member of both Restaurants Association of Ireland & Irish Guild of Sommeliers : €250
Membership of Irish Guild of Sommeliers: €75
Member of Restaurants Association of Ireland only: €500
Member of Irish Guild of Sommeliers only: €300
Non- Member course only: €1000
Special Offer to non -members: Join both the Restaurants Association of Ireland and the Irish Guild of Sommeliers and be included on the training course for €945.
Wine Australia Trade Tasting on Wednesday May 29th.
If you plan to attend, please use the following link to register.
The doors will open at 11:00am and the tasting will run through to 5.30pm.
Between 11am and 12 noon, our Silent Hour, when you can taste the wines in peace.
During the day there are 2 tutored tastings;
2.30 – 3.15pm
Garden of Eden – The Wines of Eden Valley
Presented by Mary Dowey
4pm – 4.45pm
What have the Irish every done for us? – Ireland’s contribution to the Australian wine community.
Presented by Martin Moran MW
If you wish to attend either of these tastings, please get in touch with Ireland@wineaustralia.com, or (065) 7077264 to reserve your place.
Finally our Focused Stand allows you to immerse yourself in the new look of Australian Chardonnay.
Regional Manager, Ireland | Wine Australia
Wine Australia Trade Tasting 29th May, 11am - 5.30pm Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
The next Council Meeting will take place on ———————————– at the Palace Bar, Fleet Street,Dublin,2.
On Thursday 23rd of May, Sherry lovers have lots of reasons to be happy about as Sherry fans John Wilson and Raymond Blake are promoting a get together for the World Sherry Day.
If you are a Sherry aficionado bring your bottle of Sherry and gather with your amigos at Instituto Cervantes in Dublin.
The Spanish Embassy will provide the facilities and the nibbles so join us and let’s toast together.
The masterclass takes place on Monday, May 20th in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin from 11am – 1pmand is presented by expert wine consultant and writer Kevin Ecock.
NOffLA members are invited to register today to attend this FREE masterclass by firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 01 2962326.
Burgundy Wines Masterclass
The National Off-Licence Association and the Discover the Origin campaign are again delighted to invite NOffLA members to discover the wines of the Bourgogne region of France during a special master class. Taste the delicious and unique wines Bourgogne has to offer, as well as finding out more about food and wine matches. The Discover the Origin initiative features a range of food and wines with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, including Parma Ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, Bourgogne Wines, Port and Douro Wines. Each of these is produced using traditional methods, as well as for having a unique taste and heritage.
To learn more about the Discover the Origin campaign, please visit: www.discovertheorigin.co.uk, where you can catch up on news. You can also join the campaign on Facebook (Discovertheorigin) and Twitter (@discoverorigin).
Dr. Sandro Boscaini
Bruce Schoenfield once declared that Boscaini is to Amarone what Gaja is to Barbaresco and Antinori to Chianti.
A Tasting Masterclass was conducted by Dr. Sandro Boscaini – President of MASI Agricola accompanied by his colleague Mr. Pier Giuseppe Torresani, Export Manager on Tuesday 7th May, 2013 at the United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.
This tasting was kindly facilitated by Findlater Wine & Spirit Group (Ms. Michelle O’Sullivan, Marketing Manager)
“Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toll” Lord Byron
This tasting is organised by Caroline O’ Dowd, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street & Member – Irish Guild of Sommeliers. Thanks to Caroline for all her hard work in organising this tasting.
Bordeaux Dinner in Thornton’s – 25th April
Thornton’s Restaurant and Mitchell & Son are pleased to announce a special Bordeaux Dinner hosted by Eric Fourault from Fourault & Co representing Baron Edmond de Rothschild estates in Bordeaux.
The dinner will take place in Michelin-starred Thornton’s Restaurant.
A four course tasting menu exclusively created by Kevin Thornton will be served to accompany the wines, all of which will be served in the appropriate Riedel glass design. The spotlight will be on Chateau Clarke which takes its name from Irishman Tobie Clarke.
Le Rosé de Clarke Bordeaux Rosé 2012
Date: Thursday 25th April
For bookings and info please click here, contact our CHQ shop on 01 612 5540, or Thornton’s on 01 478 7008.