• Mary Fagan-Taaffe,Patrick Twomey & Paul Harvey R.I.P.


    Mary Fagan-Taaffe, Platin Road, Drogheda, Co. Meath, 21st December 2012. Suddenly at her Home, Mary, former wife of the late Frank Taaffe. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Sarah and Sinead, sons Frank and Rory, son in law Dave, Sinead’s partner Mark, daughter in law Leighanne, grandchildren Heather, Alana and Hollie, sister Antoinette, brothers in law, sisters in law, her partner Tony, aunt, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

    Mary is a sister of Antoinette Fernandes.

    Deepest sympathy to Antoinette and council member Franklin Fernandes on the death of Mary.

    In your sad loss may prayer bring you the consolation that words fail to give.

    May She Rest In Peace.

    Patrick Twomey

    The Death has occured of Patrick Twomey, Bayview, Tramore who died on the 2nd of December R.I.P Remains will be removed from Falconers Funeral Home, Tramore, Wednesday 5th December at 6.30pm to the Holycross Church, Tramore. Requiem Mass Thursday at 10am. Interment immediately afterwards in St Declans Cemetery, Riverstown, Tramore

    Pat was a former member of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers and represented the Guild at International competitions.

    May He Rest In Peace.

    Paul Harvey

    Notice in Irish Times Tuesday December 4th 2012

    HARVEY, Paul (Wynnsward Park, Clonskeagh) – November 30, 2012 (suddenly), much loved and adored husband of Marie, wonderful father of Edel, Paul (Jnr.) and Justin, brother of the late Ivan; deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Philip and Geoffrey, sister Rosie (Campbell) and all his loyal and much loved relatives and friends.
    Rest in peace. Reposing at home this (Tuesday) evening from 8 pm. Removal tomorrow (Wednesday) morning to Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook arriving for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock followed by funeral to Mount Jerome Crematorium.
    No flowers please. Donations, in lieu, to St. Vincent de Paul.

    Paul was a Past President and Secretary of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers.

    May He Rest In Peace.

    The President Mary O’ Callaghan and Council of the Guild send their condolences to the bereaved  families.

    For those who believe in God life is changed not ended.

  • Wines for all reasons

    Liam Campbell, Council member has 10 wines featured on the 8th December 2012 Weekend Irish Independent. You maybe  interested in checking out Wines for all reasons.

  • Cótes du Rhóne Nov.2012

    Newsletter – November 2012

    Cotes du Rhone Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône 2013 – Save the Date

    The 7th edition of Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône will take place from Monday 11th till Thursday 14th March 2013. Over 700 exhibitors (wine producers & merchants) are expected over this four-day period to present their AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) wines from the Rhône Valley to trade and press visitors only.
    On 11th and 12th March, 600 exhibitors will present their AOC wines from southern Rhône Valley at the Popes’ Palace, the most famous and historical place in Avignon. Going up north on 13th and 14th March, visitors will discover the Crus from northern Rhône Valley at the heart of the vineyard in Tain l’Hermitage, Mauves and Ampuis.
    To get your access badge, register now on www.decouvertes-vins-rhone.com and browse all the useful information needed, such as the fair programme, the exhibitors’ listing, the access layouts, etc.

    Cotes du Rhone Launch of Inter Rhône’s new www.rhone-wines.com website

    The new version of Inter Rhône’s website www.rhone-wines.com has been recently launched in a new and a more dynamic format. The website is now divided into 4 parts :

    • the “Discover” section allow visitors to access very useful and complete information about Rhône Valley wines (the appellations, the grapes, the climates, the soils…) in a more modern design, brighter and clearer with easy downloadable pages
    • the “Visit” section transport users to the region through an interactive map, the wine trails…
    • the “Share” part is totally interactive: winemakers, bloggers, Rhône Valey wine lovers and ambassadors can share their experience, express their opinions, directly contributing on the website
    • And the “Magazine” part introduces the actuality with events, interviews, videos…

    Visit www.rhone-wines.com to know more!

    Balance and Harmony define the 2012 Vintage in the Rhône

    Inter-Rhône is pleased to report that 2012’s wines display all the classic flavours of region’s grapes and demonstrate the unique position of the Rhône vineyard, sheltered from the vagaries of the weather.
    First tastings show elegance, balance and freshness in the wines. “It would be tempting to draw comparisons with 2007 – both show elegance, finesse and an excellent flavour profile” says Françoise Dijon, Head of quality analysis at Inter Rhône. This year’s weather conditions have given Rhône grapes the chance to show their true personnalities : so the Syrahs are highly expressive with flavours of pepper and violets, while Grenache cover a whole spectrum of red fruit flavours and gives added smoothness with a lovely sweet touch. “Our Côtes du Rhône Villages are well-structured, with great character and personnality” adds André Farjon from Domaine de Dionysos.

    From North to South, from whites, rosés to reds, Rhône wines have plenty to smile about!

    Cotes du Rhone
    © by C. Grilhé

    Contact : Oriane Beloud Export Marketing Manager Ireland obeloud@inter-rhone.com