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The next council meeting will be held on 12th September,  2016, 11am 

at Quarter East, 1 Burton Hall, Mayor Square, IFSC, Dublin 1

 

To book a place on any of the following email Julie Dupouy at   down2wine@gmail.com

 

15th September,2016 Masterclass with Alex Starey, South Africa

Tim Aiken regards Keermont as a “first growth” level in South Afica in his classification. Alex Starey is in charge of viticulture and winemaking at Keermont, a boutique winery set in an amphitheatre between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountain ranges. This masterclass will be kindly organized by Barbara from Mason wines.

 

19th September, 2016 Masterclass with Harriet Tindal

Climate change and its influence on alcohol levels in classic regions

 

17th October, 2016

Campania, Basilicata and Sicily with Enrico Fantasia

 

1st November,2016

Port and the impact of service temperature

 Barbara Mason is currently preparing a thesis for a master of wine about the impact of service temperature on the different types of Port (LBV, Tawny, etc.) She is offering to lead a masterclass about Port & Port service temperature.

 

14th November,2016

White Burgundy from North to South with Charles Derain

This first tasting with Charles Derain will be kindly offered free of charge. It will be an occasion to talk about and understand better the different terroirs of Burgundy through its white grape varieties. 

 

All tastings 11am to 1pm  at ely bar & brasserie,  Address: CHQ Building ISFC, Georges Dock, Dublin 1

The room will have tables, chairs and spittoons.
Members need to bring their own tasting glasses as they won’t be provided at the venue.

 

Tastings organised by 

Julie Dupouy, Council Menber &
Best Sommelier in Ireland since 2009 (Irish Guild of Sommeliers)
3rd Best Sommelier in the World 2016 (ASI)

 

15th September,2016 Masterclass with Alex Starey, South Africa

Tim Aiken regards Keermont as a “first growth” level in South Afica in his classification. Alex Starey is in charge of viticulture and winemaking at Keermont, a boutique winery set in an amphitheatre between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountain ranges. This masterclass will be kindly organized by Barbara from Mason wines.

 

19th September, 2016 Masterclass with Harriet Tindal

Climate change and its influence on alcohol levels in classic regions

 

17th October, 2016

Campania, Basilicata and Sicily with Enrico Fantasia

 

1st November,2016

Port and the impact of service temperature

 Barbara Mason is currently preparing a thesis for a master of wine about the impact of service temperature on the different types of Port (LBV, Tawny, etc.) She is offering to lead a masterclass about Port & Port service temperature.

 

14th November,2016

White Burgundy from North to South with Charles Derain

This first tasting with Charles Derain will be kindly offered free of charge. It will be an occasion to talk about and understand better the different terroirs of Burgundy through its white grape varieties. 

 

All tastings 11am to 1pm  at ely bar & brasserie,  Address: CHQ Building ISFC, Georges Dock, Dublin 1

The room will have tables, chairs and spittoons.
Members need to bring their own tasting glasses as they won’t be provided at the venue.

 

Tastings organised by 

Julie Dupouy, Council Menber &
Best Sommelier in Ireland since 2009 (Irish Guild of Sommeliers)
3rd Best Sommelier in the World 2016 (ASI)

19/7/2016

 

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Mary O' Callaghan, President Irish Guild of Sommeliers attending the GA in Belgrade 5th June

Mary O’ Callaghan, President Irish Guild of Sommeliers attending the GA in Belgrade 5th June

 

 

 

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 Irish Guild of Sommeliers selection process.

Julie is currently the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Best Sommelier in Ireland.

 

Irish Sommelier Julie Dupouy to Compete in the Finals at World’s Best …

https://thetaste.ie/…/irish-sommelier-julie-dupouy-to-compete-in-finals-of-a-s-is-world

Apr 18, 2016 - Irish Sommelier Julie Dupouy has made it to the top 15 at the competition to find theWorld’s Best Sommelier, organised by Association de la …

Publicity received in Vintners Federation of Ireland Magazine & Hospitality Ireland Magazine

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, Italy

2016 3rd place at the Best Sommelier of the World Contest in Mendoza, Argentina

CountryWide Saturday 7 May 2016 – CountryWide – RTÉ Radio 1 – RTE

Guild celebrates Julie’s success – Hospitalityenewshttp://www.hospitalityenews.ie/

hospitalityenews.ie/index.php/19-news/7958-guild-celebrates-julie-s-success

Apr 26, 2016 - The Irish Guild of Sommeliers has been celebrating the return home of Julie DupouyYoung following her remarkable achievement in being in

May 7, 2016 - Julie Dupouy has been living here for the last ten years, and over that time she has won the Best Sommelier in Ireland award a number of times. … in Dublin yesterday to hear what it takes to be one of the best in the world. .

 

Sommelier Julie for Argentina Final – Hospitalityenews

hospitalityenews.ie/index.php/19-news/7146-sommelier-julie-for-argentina-final

Sep 4, 2015 - Julie Dupouy, Greenhouse Restaurant, Dawson Street, Dublin and … Ltd., will represent Ireland at the World Sommelier Competitions in ..

Ireland’s Top Sommelier Crowned Third In The World | Hospitality …

www.hospitalityireland.com/irelands-top-sommelier-crowned-third-in-the…/26704Hospitality Ireland Magazine

Apr 21, 2016 - Irish representative Julie Dupouy (pictured) was crowned the third best sommelier in the world following four days of intense competition in …

Hotel & Restaurant Timeshttp://hotelandrestauranttimes.ie/best-sommelier-of-the-world-competition-in-argentina/

  http://www.fft.ie/irish-sommelier-named-top-three-in-the-world/11711  

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Julie Dupouy Young comes global 3rd – Drinks Industry Ireland

www.drinksindustryireland.ie/julie-dupouy-young-comes-global-3rd/

May 6, 2016 - Julie, the winner of the Best Sommelier in Ireland 2015

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Association de la Sommellerie Internationale: ASI

www.sommellerie-internationale.com/

Jon Arvid Rosengren 15th Best Sommelier of the World. Sweden is not renowned for its viticulture so far but it is now famous for its high level sommeliers

Best Sommelier of the World: Tips from the top – The Squeeze

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Apr 15, 2016 - We speak to the world’s best sommeliers for their advice and tips on becoming theBest Sommelier of the World.

The Argentinian  Irish Connection

 

So how did this connection come about? To find the answer, we must take ourselves back to the beginning of the nineteenth century when Spain was the imperial power in Argentina. In this period a wave of wars of independence swept Spanish America, led by Simon Bolivar, Bernardo O’Higgins, Jose Artigas and Jose de San Martin. San Martin was the hero of the Argentine War of Independence which was achieved in 1816. Admiral William Brown from Foxford, Co Mayo played a prominent role in the war of independence, being the founder of the Argentine Navy.

Another Irishman, John Thomand O’Brien from Wicklow, also played a prominent role in the war, being adjutant to San Martin. It is said that San Martin asked O’Brien to go back to Ireland for 200 emigrants at a time when Argentina was a country of vast unclaimed lands and there was an opportunity for advancement in the wool and meat trades. O’Brien spent the 1827/28 period trying to recruit emigrants in Ireland, without success. However, he met John Mooney from Streamstown, near Ballymore and persuaded him to move to Argentina. His sister Mary Bookey and her husband, Patrick Bookey went with him and they began work on a sheep farm in the Pampas area.

Amongst the Argentinians who claim Irish ancestry was Che Guevara, born in Buenos Aires to Mary Lynch from Galway. The

The man who raised the Irish flag over the GPO at Easter 1916 was from Argentina. Shortly after midday on Easter Monday 1916, the Argentinian born Eamon Bulfin climbed onto the roof of the GPO and unfurled the Irish Republican tri-colour. Argentina was one of the first countries to recognise Ireland as an independent State in 1922.

 

Irish Flag 

Eamon Bulfin was the son of William Bulfin, who arrived in Argentina in 1884, and was to become an early editor of the Southern Cross and a best-selling travel writer.

Eamon was born in Buenos Aires in 1892 and returned to Ireland with his family at the age of 16. He attended Pearse’s school, St Enda’s, and UCD, where he joined the Irish Volunteers and captained the 1915 Fitzgibbon Cup-winning hurling team. He worked closely with Pearse on the planning and preparation of the Rising, including storing arms and ammunition at St Enda’s.

On the morning of Easter Monday, April 24th, in the GPO, James Connolly asked Sean O’Kelly to fetch two flags from Liberty Hall. When the flags arrived, Connolly asked Bulfin to put them up on the flagpoles on either end of the roof. Bulfin hoisted the Tricolour at the corner of Henry Street and a green flag with the inscription “Irish Republic” at the corner of Prince’s Street.

After the Rising, Bulfin was sentenced to death, but – like Eamon de Valera – his foreign passport saved him. Following the intercession of the Argentine ambassador, he was deported to Buenos Aires in March 1917. Afraid to anger Britain, whose economic and thus political influence in Argentina was still enormous, the Argentine authorities imprisoned him for evading military service, even though he had been a schoolboy when he had left Argentina with his family eight years previously.

When he was released from prison in 1919, he was appointed by de Valera as the first consul of the Irish republic in Buenos Aires, a post he held until he returned to live in Derrinlough, near Birr in Co Offaly, his father’s native place, in 1922.

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Terrazas de los Andes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oncKyWvYE5k

BODEGA MAURICIO LORCA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_eV2B95NLI

Argentina, Wine & Culture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OQZGGi_oCg

WORLD´S BEST SOMMELIER COMPETITION PROMO -ENGLISH

 

Q&A with Julie Dupouy, ASI World Sommelier Competition Bronze Medalist – WSET

https://shar.es/1dAaeG

Best World Wine Sommelier | Clos de los Siete

 

More information under NEWS/ARGENTINA 2016

Posted by

Andrew O’ Gorman, Secretary Irish Guild of Sommeliers Email: andrew.ogorman2015@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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WCC I 2016

Jon Arvid Rosengren Winner representing Sweden, Julie Dupouy-Young 3rd representing Ireland and  David Biraud 2nd representing France

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Julie Dupouy-Young

Medal Julie

 

The Association Sommelier International (ASI) competition for the Best sommelier of the World took place in Mendoza, Argentina during April, 2016. The Grand Final was held on April 19 on the stage of the legendary Theatre Independence Mendoza City before more than six hundred people including representatives of delegations from around the world, the staff of the International Sommelier Association, wine sector entities, representatives of the sponsoring companies of the event, sommeliers from around the world and accredited journalists. It was shown live on a giant screen at the Park Hyatt Mendoza, and could be seen from anywhere in the world, in real time, online. At the end a gala dinner by the best chefs of Argentina took place, great wines chosen by the winners of the previous editions of the contest Best Sommelier of Argentina were served, and the winner and other positions of the competition were announced.

The winner of the Best Sommelier in Ireland 2015 Julie Dupouy Young, Greenhouse Restaurant, Dawson Street, Dublin and Portfolio Brand Ambassador for Champagne Brands with Edward Dillion and Co. Ltd., represented Ireland at the World Sommelier Competitions in Mendoza and was placed third overall winning a bronze medal. This is a great result for Julie personally,and  the Irish Guild of Sommeliers .

Andrew O’ Gorman, Secretary, Irish Guild of Sommeliers

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Oliver Murtagh, President Irish Guild of Sommeliers & Andrew O' Gorman making presentations to Julie Dupouy - Young at the Palace Bar, Dublin on winning a bronze medal at the World Sommelier Competitions in Argentina. All 3 traveled to Argentina.

Oliver Murtagh, President Irish Guild of Sommeliers & Andrew O’ Gorman making presentations to Julie Dupouy – Young at the Palace Bar, Dublin on winning a bronze medal at the World Sommelier Competitions in Argentina. All 3 traveled to Argentina.

Wishing Julie Dupouy – Young success at the World Sommelier Competitions in Mendoza Argentina this week.

Semi-finals 17th April,Grand Final 19th April,2016

 MendozaJulie Dupoy and Oliver Murtagh President Irish Guild of Sommeliers

 

Julie Dupoy and Oliver Murtagh President Irish Guild of Sommeliers

 

 

 

The winner of the Best Sommelier in Ireland 2015 was Julie Dupouy, Greenhouse Restaurant, Dawson Street, Dublin and Portfolio Brand Ambassador for Champagne Brands with Edward Dillion and Co. Ltd., who will represent Ireland at the World Sommelier Competitions in Mendoza, Argentina in 2016 and runner up Pedro Julian Jimenez Lopez, Lobster Pot Restaurant, Ballsbridge, Dublin were announced by the Irish Guild of Sommeliers President. The winner and runner up were presented with their prizes.  Julie was presented with the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Gold Medal along with a bottle of Moet and Chandon Champagne and Pedro was presented with a bottle of Moet and Chandon Champagne. The Moet and Chandon Champagne was sponsored by their Irish agent Edward Dillon and Company Limited, Dublin.

 

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WINE HOAX FILM TOPS BILL AT GUTH GAFA

A film which exposes one of the greatest wine cons of all time and is sure to be a big hit with anyone who appreciates a good glass of wine, will have its Irish premiere at the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival 3-7 August, Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath.

When one thinks of heist movies, they generally don’t think of Beaujolais but in the extraordinary new documentary film Sour Grapes,  filmmakers Jerry Rothwell and Reuben Atlas unpick the story of Rudy Kurniawan — a phony wine savant who was able to surround himself with society’s elite and earn millions auctioning counterfeit vintages. Kurniawan could mimic the rarest vintages by cracking into high society circles. Billionaire Bill Koch even purchased about $4 million worth of Kurniawan’s stock — which the infamous financier eventually found to be bogus.  See the film and hear more from filmmaker, Jerry Rothwell at Guth Gafa on Saturday 6 August at 6pm in the magnificent Adam Room at Headfort House and why not come along at 5pm when there will be a wine tasting sponsored by Sheridan’s Cheesemongers. For full programme details check out  Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival

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WEATHER DECIMATES BURGUNDY VINTAGE

Bad weather that has decimated the regional vineyards in France.
Hailstones the size of golf balls battered  the Chablis region, following unseasonable frosts and rain in April.
 More than 1,000 acres of  Chardonnay vineyards, especially in the southwest of the region, were all but destroyed by poor weather which also hit the Cognac and Beaujolais-producing region of Burgundy, prompting the French farming federation to declare a state of “catastrophe”.
 Crops were down in Burgundy by 30pc in 2013 and 2014, and 10pc last year, he said.
 Because it will take a few years for the vines to recover, the price of Chablis will remain high for the next two to three years.
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Special Tasting: Saturday  30th July 2016 at 7.30pm at Blackrock Cellar Wine Shop

We are pleased to welcome Austrian winemaker Willie Opitz to Preamble. Willie is famous for his dessert wines and in 1996 was ‘Late Harvest Winemaker of the year’ at the London Wine Trade fair, the first Austrian to get such an award. One of our members visited his winery in Burgenland earlier this year and he offered to give us a tasting of his wines as he would be arriving in Dublin on a cruise ship that weekend.

Willie makes up to 30 different wines and styles from 12 different plantings at his vineyard in Burgenland and is renowned for the high quality of his wines but also for highly individual wines which have won many prizes. His most famous wine is Opitz 1 which is a red dessert wine made in tiny quantities from grapes dried on reed mats, a new process that he invented. This wine has made it into the book ‘1001 Wines to try before you die’ He has been associated with and made wines for the McLaren formula 1 team since 1995. He is also involved with wineries in other countries.

For the Preamble tasting. he will present 13 wines – still, sparkling and sweet to cover the range of wines he makes fromAustriaMontes de Toledo in Spain and Transylvania including Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, Berenauslesand Nectar of Transylvania. Other delights await you at this tasting. There will be nibbles served with the wines as we try to match the food and wine and there will be no supper or drinking up wine afterwards.

The tasting will commence at 19.30 and will be over c 21.00.  Cost €20 per head. Don’t miss the opportunity to see and meet this gifted and visionary winemaker.

Please let Fiona Minogue know if you are coming as we want to ensure a good attendance for this Tasting. Guests are very welcome.                           

Fiona Minogue Secretary         0863280525 fiona.minogue@gmail.com

Irish Guild of Sommeliers Competitor selected Shane McHugh from Co. Roscommon & The Savoy Grill in London, part of the Gordon Ramsay Group

Shane Mc Hugh 2016

 

 

Details under NEWS/EUROPEAN YOUNG SOMMELIER 2016

Sommeliers interested in applying please send details (CV etc) by email to andrew.ogorman2015@gmail.com

by 27th July.

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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 Whelehan was a wine writer at a time when wine sales in Ireland were considerably lower than they are today, and consumer knowledge and education were much less well developed.

Against this background, his articles stood out as hugely influential in the development of wine appreciation in Ireland. He was considered one of the most informed wine tasters in Ireland.

Mr Whelehan ran a substantial family business, distributing pharmaceutical and other products. It was sold to the Verbena Group in 2010.

Mr Whelehan and his wife Anne had three children: Rebecca, Kevin and David, who has followed in his father’s footsteps in developing an expertise in wine. He runs the wine shop and restaurant, Whelehan’s Wines, in Loughlinstown in south Dublin.

 
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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

 

Albariño on Tour:

 
Taste seven Albariños with matching Spanish Tapas introduced by three different wine experts, starting with
Liam Campbell in Limerick’s No. 1 Pery Square Hotel on 30th June
The Twelve Hotel, Galway 7th July with Elizabeth Fox
 The Green Man in Terenure, Dublin on 13th July with Leslie Williams from7pm-9pm.
Tickets €25 direct at each venue:
OnePerySquare.com
TheTwelveHotel.ie
GreenManWines.ie

New Zealand are running a very good initiative aimed at working Sommeliers in Ireland offering a training day with Ronan Sayburn and the opportunity to apply for a trip to New Zealand.

The criteria is they MUST be working as a Sommelier. New Zealand Winegrowers extends Sommelier Scholarship to the UK & Ireland

The Press Release is under NEWS/New Zealand and the Tutorial Day is on Wed 29th June, 2016 in DublinImage result for new zealand Wine image