A+ Wine Australia Trade Tasting
The Great Room, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2
Monday 28th May
Wine Australia Tasting on May 28th, 2012.
Our day will start with a Silent Hour (11am – 12noon), allowing you to focus on the wines without any distraction. If there is one hour to be with us, this is the one.
During the day we will host 2 master classes.
At 2.45pm, journalist Raymond Blake hosts Australian Semillon, a Hidden Gem, while at 4pm we host Australian Wine with Irish Food - Magnificent.
As you can imagine, places for both of these are very limited. If you wish to join either, or both, please book with me on Ireland@wineaustralia.com
For those short of time, our Riesling Focused Table and Chardonnay Tasting Trail allow you to concentrate on these two parts of the Australian wine portfolio.
If you plan to join us on the day, please use the following link to register.
Regional Manager, Ireland
Australian Wine lovers follow us at:
Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, Ireland
The Irish Guild of Sommeliers: www.irishguildofsommeliers.ie
A. O’ Gorman, Secretary Irish Guild of Sommeliers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine Australia Ireland
Wine Australia, Ireland is located in the pretty seaside village in Ballyvaughan in Co Clare. An apt location as this is the county that gave its name to the Clare valley in South Australia. Known as The King of the Clare, Edward Gleeson, left Sixmilebridge in Co Clare in 1850 on his way eventually to the Clare valley.
Established originally in 1996 on a part-time basis, the office has grown to a 4 day a week position. The office is run by John Mc Donnell, a graduate of Shannon College of Hotel Management and the Adelaide University wine marketing programme. (One of the last to do his studies at the Roseworthy campus).
John spent 7 years in Australia (originally going on a one way ticket to see the Americas Cup in 1987), before returning to Ireland.
With his wife Sarah he ran the Whitethorn Restaurant and Craft shop in Ballyvaughan between 1994 and 2002, before concentrating his efforts with Wine Australia.
He has his Diploma in wine from the U.K. Wine and Spirit Trust, lecturers their courses on behalf of the Wine Development Board of Ireland and contributes to Wine Ireland magazine.
A+ Wine Australia Tasting 2012 Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Report
Damian Corr, The Cellar Restaurant, Merrion Hotel, Dublin,Anke Hartmann,The Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Co. Waterford & John Hoade, Beaufield Mews Restaurant, Woodlands Avenue, Stillorgan, Co.Dublin.