• Irish Guild of Sommeliers & Bartenders Association of Ireland visit DIT, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin on 18th November,2014.

    World Champions, Deirdre Byrne (Gold Medal Winner 2013) and Eddie Rudzinskas (Silver Medal Winner 2014) made a visit to culinary students at the Dublin Institute of Technology .

    The visit was organised by Mike J. O’Connor, Assistant Head, School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology following Ireland’s success at the World Cocktail Championship in Cape Town, South Africa last month where Rudzinskas won a Silver Medal with his cocktail called ‘Molly Mia’.While last years Gold Medal Winner, Ms. Deirdre Byrne demonstrated to the students how to prepare her award winning cocktail called ‘Angel Fruit’.Also present was Oliver Murtagh, Chairman of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers accompanied by Andrew O’Gorman, Honorary Life Member of both the Irish Guild of Sommeliers and the Bartenders Association of Ireland.

    The National Hospitality Student Cocktail Challenge and National Cocktail Competition will take place at CATEX, RDS, Dublin, 17th -19th February 2015 and will be sponsored by Edward Dillon and Co. Ltd
  • Palace Bar Lecture

    • A lecture on ‘Sean Treacy and Republicanism’  will be held in the Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin on the 17 November next at 8.30pm. 
    • Andy O' Gorman & Sean Hogan

      Andy O’ Gorman & Sean Hogan who will be giving the lecture

  • New Zealand Annual Trade Tasting Dublin 2015

    Save the Date Thursday 22 January 2015

    New Zealand Annual Trade Tasting Dublin

    Taste wines from across our diverse regions, meet the personalities behind the wines and make contacts with wineries and their distributors.

    Date: Thursday 22 January 2015
    Time: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
    Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
    Location: Golden Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland

    Click here to register now

    If you require additional information please email victoria@nzwine.com


  • Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants – Tastings


    Greywacke Tasting

    hosted by Richard Ellis

    Named after New Zealand’s prolific bedrock, Greywacke is the personal venture of Kevin Judd, one of Marlborough’s pioneer winemakers and founding winemaker for Cloudy Bay. Sourcing prime fruit from mature vineyards within the central Wairau and Southern Valleys, Greywacke utilise low-intervention wine making to create wines hallmarked by their concentration and individuality.

    We are privileged to be joined by Richard Ellis (winemaker) this coming Monday 10th November for a tasting of their sublime range.

    7pm, Monday 10th November in our CHQ shop.
    Tickets €15

    For more information or to book, please contact our CHQ shop on 01 612 5540 or click through this link to book online.


    Montaudon Champagne Tasting

    hosted by Daniel I’Anson

    The history of Champagne Montaudon began in 1891 when Auguste-Louis Montaudon came to Epernay to exhibit his talents as cellar manager. His entrepreneur son, Auguste-Eugène, decided to create a Champagne House in Reims and thus the family tradition and passion for wine making was born and would be handed down from generation to generation.

    We are delighted to be joined by Daniel I’Anson of Champagne Montaudon for a tasting of their fabulous range.

    7pm, Thursday 13th November in our CHQ shop
    Tickets €20
    Places for this tasting are extremely limited!

    For more information or to book, please contact our CHQ shop on 01 612 5540 or click through this link to book online.