•  Liam Aherne, Palace Bar, Dublin being presented with a portrait of himself

     Liam Aherne, Palace Bar, Dublin being presented with a portrait of himself which was commissioned by the Irish Guild of Sommeliers. 
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     Oliver J. Murtagh President of Irish Guild of Sommeliers making the presentation to Liam. Also included in the photo are Andrew O’ Gorman, Secretary Irish Guild of Sommeliers and Willie Aherne, Palace Bar.
  • Flavours of New Zealand 14.01.2019

    New Zealand Winegrowers will host its 22nd tasting of New Zealand wines in Ireland on Monday 14th January 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8.  Time: 2.00-6.00 p.m.
    Dublin Trade masterclass (13:00)
    Exploring New Zealand’s Regional Heroes
    Join John Wilson on a journey around New Zealand wine regions to showcase New Zealand’s classic regional and varietal expressions.  Places at the Masterclass are limited and must be pre-booked.  Please contact Jean Smullen to book.
    Themed Tables
    The Sommelier Sauvignon Selection
    Sommeliers who have been to New Zealand onSommit, the New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier scholarship have nominated their favourite Sauvignon Blanc discoveries on the trip.  This is a selection of those Sauvignons which stood out to them and would work well on a restaurant wine list.
    Chardonnay is grown throughout New Zealand and strongly reflects our terroir and the huge regional diversity.   A wide-range of Chardonnay styles are produced in New Zealand, from fruit-driven and unoaked, to luscious examples with complexity, elegance, and a touch of oak.  This tasting is a small snapshot of what the country can offer for this most versatile of grape varieties.

    Participating wineries for the 2019 New Zealand Winegrowers annual tasting include:  Askerne Winery, Awatere River, Babich,  Brancott Estate, Cloudy Bay, Felton Road, Lawsons Dry Hills, Mt Beautiful Wines – Teece Family Vineyards, Nautilus, Oyster Bay,  Pegasus Bay, Sacred Hill, Saint Clair Family Estate, Seifried Estate,   te Pa Family Vineyards, Villa Maria, Waimea, Wither Hills, Yealands Family Wines

    R.S.V.P. TO  Jean Smullen jean@jeansmullen.com
    Telephone (086) 816 8468