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We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our portfolio tasting on the 11th September 2017. The tasting will take place in the Morrison Hotel from 10.30-17.30hrs.The theme of our tasting is ”Place Over Process”. As we all know, the location of the vineyards has an unparalleled influence on the quality & distinctive characteristics of the wines produced. As you taste your way through our portfolio you will discover the unique influences of “Place” on the wines produced by our wonderful suppliers.The tasting represents a fantastic opportunity to taste over 300 wines and meet some of our wonderful suppliers. Since our last portfolio tasting we have added over 100 wines from some of the top producer we could find in their respective regions where “Place” is paramount.What: Mackenway Wine Portfolio TastingWhen: Monday, 11th September 2017Where: Morrison Hotel, Dublin 1.Time: 10.30-17.30Who: Trade & PressRSVP: email@example.com
Julie Dupouy, Council Menber &
Best Sommelier in Ireland since 2009 (Irish Guild of Sommeliers)
3rd Best Sommelier in the World 2016 (ASI)
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
A big thank you to Ely CHQ and in particular Ian Brosnan for their support with the organisation of the tastings. There was no charge for the room this year and this was extremely generous of them.
17th October, 2016
Campania, Basilicata and Sicily with Enrico Fantasia
15th September,2016 Masterclass with Alex Starey, South Africa. This was an excellent tasting
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 was organized by Barbara from Mason wines.
19th September, 2016
Masterclass with Harriet Tindal 0n Climate change and its influence on alcohol levels in classic regions. This was an excellent tasting.
Reports on tastings submitted by Julie Dupouy
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:
To mark the School’s 75th Anniversary and developing links with Taiwan
The School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology, DIT,
in association with the Taipei Representative Office in Ireland invite you to:
Cookery and Fruit Carving Demonstration
from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on 31st of May 2016
Venue: Kathleen O’Sullivan Theatre
at School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology,
DIT, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1.
Demonstrated by Prf. Yi-Chun Lee and Mr. Kuo-Chih Wen, followed by a reception
Opening Address by H.E. Representative Simon S.K.TU and
Dr Frank Cullen Head of School, School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology.
Among wine lovers, there is no greater divide than that between Burgundy and Bordeaux.
These are the world’s most celebrated wine regions, different places producing different styles of wine.
What separates them and why the great rivalry?
Wine connoisseurs Jancis Robinson of the Financial Times (Burgundy) will debate the issue with John Wilson of the Irish Times (Bordeaux), chaired by Master of Wine Lynne Coyle of O’Briens Wines.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of this debate on
Thursday 19th May, 7.30-9.30pm
at the RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
The debate is sponsored by O’Briens Wines and supported by the Merrion Hotel.
A great opportunity to entertain your clients or simply enjoy a stimulating evening with your friends.
Tickets are €35.00 each and include a glass of Burgundy and a glass of Bordeaux.
For further details and to book go to: