TRADE INVITATION: THE BIG RHÔNE TASTING,
TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2018, DUBLIN

As part of the annual Rhône Wine Week activities in Ireland, Côtes du Rhône wines would like to invite you to The Big Rhône Tasting, taking place on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at ely Bar & Brasserie in Dublin.

The tasting will be an opportunity to try over an exciting range of Rhône wines from a diverse range of interesting and innovative producers. The wines on offer will include Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages as well as wines from the Northern and Southern Crus of the Rhône Valley.

The tasting will be an opportunity to try over an exciting range of Rhône wines from a diverse range of interesting and innovative producers. The wines on offer will include Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages as well as wines from the Northern and Southern Cru of the Rhône Valley.

Masterclass for the Off Trade  11.00-12.00 p.m.

Title:   “Retailing Rhône and why to go off the beaten track
Our tasting takes a look at some of the Rhône‘s smaller less well known southern AOP’s including Rasteau, Gigondas and Vacqueyras.  We will explore Côtes du Rhône and the rise in popularity of lighter red wine styles and of course, we will look at white wine styles from the Rhône.  The tasting will highlight current consumer trends and why the southern Rhône is such an important category for Irish retailers.

Masterclass for the Restaurant Trade  03.30-04.30 p.m.

Title:   “Rhône wine regions take another look”
We will explore and the rise in popularity of lighter red wine Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Village  and will look at why they are such a good fit with a broad range of menu styles.  We take a look at current consumer trends and why it’s worth going off the beaten track with some of the Rhône’s less well known appellations.   We know that when dining out for a special occasion, such as an anniversary dinner, when the Irish consumer trades up it is usually with a French wine.  Rhône offers great value and punch way above their weight in terms of price/quality and margin.  Our restaurant masterclass will highlight some of the key wines currently available and will also look at white wine styles from the Rhône.

The masterclass will be presented by Jean Smullen WSET Dip
Places are limited, therefore if you would like to attend please RSVP by Thursday 1 November tojean@jeansmullen.com  to confirm your place at the Masterclass.
The Big Rhône Tasting

Date:                     Tuesday 6 November 2018
Time:                    10.30am to 5pm
Location:               ely Bar & Brasserie IFSC  Dublin 1
RSVP:                    info@rhonewineweekireland.com
by Tuesday 1 November 2018