On Tuesday 17th of October, Anne Roque, head of fine wine division for Domaine Laroche in Chablis, will host a Masterclass for the Irish Guild of Sommeliers. The theme of the Masterclass will be Chablis 1er Cru right bank vs Chablis 1er Cru left bank and will be featuring the vintage 2015.

Anne will be travelling to Dublin especially for the Guild so a good attendance to the tasting would be appreciated. This is a unique opportunity to taste wines from not only one of the most iconic wine regions in the world but also from one of the most famous producers in that region.

Please book your space now with Julie at Don’t forget to bring your own glasses on the day! Please be aware that this tasting is starting earlier than usual as Anne has to fly to Chicago after the tasting.

Date : Tuesday 17th of October

Time : 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue : Ely CHQ

Preliminary Notice
Irish Guild of Sommeliers National Sommelier Competition will take place in January,2018.(date, time and venue to be decided).
If you wish to enter this competition email your CV to
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Tuesday 17th of October: Domaine Laroche in Chablis will be organizing a masterclass about Chablis 1er Cru

Tuesday 7th of November: Bren Mackenway will organise a tasting about the impact of Climate on Chardonnay wine styles.  

Further information to follow.

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The next council meeting will be held  on 14th November, 11am 

at The Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin 1

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The Wine Diary for October has and enormous amount of diverse and interesting events, reflecting the time of year. 

Highlights include the Banfi Tasting (Oct 2nd),  Findlater & Co Portfolio Tasting (Oct 3rd), SPIT (trade and consumer) Oct 5th,  MacCormaic Vintners Portfolio Tasting (Oct 12th) and  Pembroke Wines Portfolio Tasting (Oct 16th)

Generic events include the Spanish Wine Fair (Oct 9th), South Africa 2nd Wave (Oct 12th), Rioja Open Pour & Masterclass (Oct 17th),  Israeli Wine Tasting (Oct 19th) and the Chilean Press Tasting & Open Pour (Nov 1st).

Check out the diary for these and many other trade and consumer events on

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.. come and meet the South African innovators who are rocking the wine boat. As South Africa defines its CAPEablity, our tasting highlights Cape Wines that are full of excitement. Stay a step ahead in the wine world by attending our tasting in the Wellington Room at the Merrion Hotel, on Thursday 12th October, 2017 from 13:00 – 18:00 We can promise it won’t be boring!
The South African Importers taking part in the 2017 South Africa 2nd Wave are:  Classic Drinks, Findlater & Co, Kinnegar Wines, Liberty Wines, Pembroke Wines and Tindal Wine Merchants.

RSVP to Jean Smullen Tel: (086) 816 8468

Participating wineries:
Avondale; Alheit Wines; Black Pearl Wines; Bouchard Finlayson;  Charles Back; David & Nadia Wines; De Trafford Wines; De Wetshof; Diemersfontein; Doran Family Vintners; Kanonkop;  Hamilton Russell;  Hogan Wines;  La Motte; Leopards Leap; Lismore Wines; Mooiplass; Neil Ellis; Post House; Rall Wines; Saronsberg; Savage Wines; Sijnn Wines; Spice Route; Springfield Estate, Testalonga and Tim Martin.
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RSVP  to:  Jean Smullen    Email:     Tel: (086) 816 84687


Image may contain: 2 people, suitAndrew O’Gorman with Jean-Michel Cochet,Ambassadeur de la Maison,HennesseyCognac

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Report & photos under EDUCATION/GRADUATION 2017