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Wine Shop/ Pub/Vineyard Hargadon’s Pub an Wine shop is well known in Sligo. They own their own vineyards in the Languedoc and have recently opened a new wine shop in Cabinteely village, Dublin. Having their own vineyards means they can offer wines that are...

Sommelier

The Sommelier-Andrew O’ Gorman The word sommelier refers to both a service profession and a person. The aim of this profession is to enhance all types of beverages, especially wines and spirits, by an acceptable style and standard of service. The sommelier is...

Winery 6,000

The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia. A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by an international team of...

Chile 2010

Written by: Andrew O’ Gorman, Secretary The Irish Guild of Sommeliers and President Bartenders Association of Ireland. Santiago, Chile hosted the most prestigious sommelier competition at international level during April, 2010. The World’s Best Sommelier competition...

Diversity Awards

Oliver Murtagh, Vice President, the Irish Guild of Sommeliers is a member of the Diversity Awards committee. Winners in six categories of the Hospitality Diversity Awards were named at a ceremony in the Herbert Park Hotel on Thursday the 16th December,2010. 1. Dublin...