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Tuesday 28th of February - 11am-1pm - Rafael Salazar, Vinos Tito Wine Importer, will give  a masterclass in Ely bar & brasserie, CHQ Building ISFC, Georges Dock, Dublin 1
“Rioja is one of the oldest wine regions in Spain and has gained, over the years, a worldwide reputation. However, in the last few years a real wine revolution has been taking place.While some winegrowers are focusing on terroir and drastically changing their approach to winemaking, others still make some marvellous wines by perpetuating tradition.
Rafael from Vinos Tito will be giving us a masterclass about this incredibly exciting wine regions and will talk us through its past, present and potential future.
Come and join us on the 28th of February from 11am to 1pm in Ely bar & brasserie, CHQ Building ISFC, Georges Dock, Dublin 1. Please book a seat with Julie at as spaces are limited.


Tuesday 28th of March - 11am-1pm - Charles Derain, Nomad Wine Company Ltd., has recently given us a masterclass about the white wines of Burgundy. On that day he will talk to us about red wines from Burgundy. 
Tuesday 18th of April - 11am-1pm - Julie Dupouy, I will give a tasting linked to the New Zealand trip I am going on in January.  I will decide on the topic after the trip. 
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 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
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 February, 2017 11am 

at The Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin 1

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For more information about the event contact the event co-ordinator, Jean Smullen:

Mobile:  (086) 816 8468

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Wines from Spain and the Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero would like to invite you to a special masterclass tasting of some of the sensational wines from D.O. Ribera del Duero in:

No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 on Monday 21st November at 3 p.m.

Agustin Alonso González, Technical Director of D.O. Ribera del Duero and Vicente Marco Casamayor, the D.O. Ribera del Duero Director of Communications, will lead this tasting masterclass, ranging from the young ‘Joven’ wines to the great ‘Gran Reservas’ – wines of exemplary depth and balance, powerful and elegant, and great wines for food.

Wine has been produced in the beautiful wine region of Ribera del Duero since Roman times. Just two hours north of Madrid, there are over 270 vineyards following the banks of the Duero River in the Castilla y León region, a flowing swathe of land that’s approximately 115 kms long and 35 kms wide.

This is an opportunity to take a guided tour through some of the best wines of the region, led by experts.

Please RSVP to or     by Thursday 17 November

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Bren here from Mackenway Wines.

I am delighted to invite you to a not to be missed ARGENTINEAN WINE MASTERCLASS on Tuesday, November 8th2016.  Together with Ally in The Celtic Whiskey Shop, we will be hosting ‘TASTE THE ANDES’ with Robert Bruijnzeels. In the tasting we will explore both of Argentina’s premier wine regions of Mendoza & San Juan, including wines from the iconic Valle de Uco, the exciting Tulum Valley and the premium Valle de Pedernal.

The tasting is next week and RSVP is essential, full details of the tasting are below,

Date: Tuesday, November 8th 2016

Time: 11.00 hrs-13.00 hrs

Location: Fade Street Social



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The Irish Guild of Sommeliers  is delighted to announce that they are holding a comprehensive sommelier training  course for the wine and catering trade. This will be an opportunity to update skills and to learn about current developments in the industry.


 Objective of the Course.

To provide participants with the knowledge and service skills which are necessary to provide a top quality wine and beverage service.

Course Details.

The 12 week course will consist of 10 lectures commencing on Monday’s 10am to 2pm

7 November 2016 to 5th December,2016

9th January,2017 to 6th February,2017

13th February, 2017 Examination

27th Feburary,2017 Graduation – Certification by Irish Guild of Sommeliers

Each lecture will include one hour of tasting 6 wines.


€350.00 per person

Please contact Max Dubois;    to reserve a place.   Places will be allocated on a first come basis.

Posted 3/10/2016.


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The Economic and Commercial Office  of the Spanish Embassy and

WINES from SPAIN invite members of the trade and media to attend the


Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Shelbourne Hotel (separate entrance)

27 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

12 pm – 5.30 pm


Wines from the Region of Valencia: Castellón, Valencia, Utiel-Requena & Alicante

Spanish Gastronomy Table by chef Sebastian Sainz . Tastings 1 & 3 pm


Masterclass with Audrey Doré, Sommelier at El Celler de Can Roca Restaurant. 12.15 pm

Wine Tasting Wines from the Region of Valencia: Castellón, Valencia, Utiel-Requena & Alicante

with Pablo Calatayud from Celler del Roure and wine expert David B. López. 4.15 pm

Places are limited and require registration:

Please extend the invitation to the fair to your colleagues in the trade.

R.V.S.P. Pablo Poveda. Tel (01) 6616313

Register online at: