WOLF BLASS has signed up to be the official wine partner to Leinster Rugby.Wolf Blass was established in the Barossa Valley in Australia in 1966 and has grown from a humble tin shed to become one of the world’s most successful and awarded wine brands.

  • Wines of Spain Masterclass

    To celebrate the Wines from Spain 10 years in Ireland, we have lined up a selection of pop up masterclasses: ‘5 Terroirs on Irish Talamh´.

    Taking place throughout the day, on the hour. The masterclasses will bring 5 Irish importers and their Spanish winemakers together in a relaxed atmosphere, join them exploring themes such as the “Forgotten grapes of Rioja” or “Málaga- beyond traditional stickies”.

    Just 30 places available per masterclass, so please don’t miss this exciting opportunity to taste the unique delights of Spain.

    Please meet us at the Shelbourne Room for the Pop up Wine Series.

    Register for the fair on dublin.fair.eventbrite.com.


    The final session takes place on Mondaycid:image001.png@01CCF16C.11ACC8C0, 9th September in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin from 11am to 1pm. Register today by emailing your details to elaine@noffla.ie or call the NOffLA office on  01 296 2326

    If you’ve always wanted to learn more about the wines of the Bourgogne region of France, join us in Dublin on September 9thfor the last of this year’s Discover the Origin masterclasses. The trade training seminars showcase the wines produced in the region, and explain why they are so special they have Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status.  Presented by expert wine consultant and writer Kevin Ecock, sessions have already taken place in Dublin, Cork and Galway, with excellent feedback from attendees. The sessions are available to the trade completely free-of-charge so sign up today!

    To learn more about the Discover the Origin campaign, please visit www.discovertheorigin.co.uk, where you can catch up on news. You can also join on Facebook (Discovertheorigin) and Twitter (@discoverorigin).

  • Australia

    Australian winemakers prayed for a weaker exchange rate as a record-high currency made their bottles less profitable overseas. Now they have a new problem: getting what they wished for.

    While a drop in the Australian dollar means they can sell better wine for the same cost, a bumper grape crop threatens a glut that could encourage price-cutting and lower quality instead. That may not be good news for companies such as Treasury Wine Estates Ltd., which hope to lift prices and goose profits by shaking off the country’s low-cost reputation.




    FRENCH wine production is forecast to rise 11pc this year, less than predicted a month ago on poor flowering and berry development in regions including Bordeaux and Burgundy.

    Output may rise to 45.8 million hectolitres; the outlook was cut by 888,000 hectolitres, equivalent to 118 million bottles. A cold and humid June resulted in unpollinated flowers and falling berries, as well as unevenly developed bunches. 7/8/2013