• Mackenway Wine Portfolio Tasting

    Mackenway Wine Portfolio Tasting

    Autumn Wine Portfolio Tasting. This year our tasting will be a more focused affair with about 60 wines on the tables for tasting and a focus on the new wines and new suppliers. Together we have worked really hard and are thrilled with the new wine partners we have added to the list.

    We will also welcome some of our wonderful wine makers to Ireland for the tasting where they can provide a real deep-dive tasting into their region, their specific vineyards and styles.  We are excited to have a brand new location for the tasting this year – Crow Street Restaurant, which is due to open later this month.

    We would love to have you there. I would also love to extend the invitation to your active members in the Guild. Please see the full details below.




    WHEN:          SEPTEMBER 24th 2018  –  MONDAY

    TIME:             11.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs

    WHERE:         Crow Street Restaurant, Crow Street, Dublin 2

    WHO:            TRADE ONLY

    RSVP:             info@mackenway.com

  • Irish Guild of Sommeliers announces candidate for ASI World Contest 2019


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    Julie Dupouy – Young


    The President of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Oliver Murtagh has announced that Julie Dupouy – Young will be the Irish Guild of Sommeliers candidate at the ASI World Sommelier Contest which will be held in Antwerp, Belgium in 2019. The deputy candidate Tomasz Szczepanski was also named.

    Julie Dupouy – Young works as a Sommelier at Chapter One Restaurant Dublin, Champagne Brand Ambassador Edward Dillon & Co. Ltd as well as running her own independent Consultancy, Down2Wine.

    She is the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Best Sommelier of Ireland 2018, a title she has held since 2009.

    Originally from France, Julie Dupouy – Young has lived in Ireland for many years, and has previously worked as sommelier for the Michelin star Greenhouse Restaurant, Village at Lyons and two-Michelin star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud among other restaurants.

    Tomasz Szczepanski is the Head Sommelier at Shanahan’s on the Green Restaurant Dublin. He achieved second place in the 2018 Irish Guild of Sommeliers Competition and was also placed fifth in the Polish National Sommelier Competition.

    Originally from Poland Tomasz Szczepanski has worked at Las Tapas de Lola, Marcel’s and La Maison restaurants in Dublin. Prior to coming to Ireland he was a Wine Sales Representative at Centrum Wina (Wine Centre), Kraków, Poland. He was awarded the Junior Sommelier title in 2014 in Warsaw, Poland.

  • Giuseppe Peruzzi R.I.P.

    From Jean Smullen’s website

    With great sadness I learnt of the death of Giuzeppe Peruzzi who died on Monday  30th July, 2018.  Giuseppe was a long standing member of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers and a regular attendee at many of the tastings in Dublin.

    No wine event was complete without Giuseppe there and his support for all the trade events for many many years was very much appeciated by us all.

    Sincere condolences to his wife Egidia and his children Walter and Fabiola.  He will be sorely missed by everyone in the wine trade who knew him.

    His funeral will take place on Friday morning, August 3rd at St. Attracta’s Oratory, Meadowbrook at 10.00 am, followed by cremation at the Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross at 12.30 pm.

    Vi esprimiamo le nostre sentite condoglianze

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


    “I’m so, so sorry to hear of Giuseppe’s death RIP.

    Giuseppe was such a gentleman, gracious and concerned and was so nice to me since the first day I joined the IGS. I’m so happy we met again in CHQ recently and had some funny banter just before our last tasting. I will always have very fond memories of Giuseppe.

    Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam dílis

    Possa la sua gentile anima riposare in pace” (Máirín Uí Murchú)