• Mackenway Wines

     

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    Delight to share the details of a great tasting we are Co-hosting with a couple of other talented wine importers next month.

    THE DETAILS
    When: Monday, March 9th
    Where: Fade Street Social
    Time: 11.00hrs – 17.00hrs
    What: 100 Wines

    MasterClass:
    Chardonnay Master classy by the wonderful Julie Dupouy. At 12.00 noon, places are limited and booking is essential.

    Focus Tables:
    – 2019 Rose
    – The ‘Terroir’ of Pouilly-Fume
    – Sherry

    This is a trade only event.

  • Julie Dupouy – Award-winning Sommelier – Kellys Resort Hotel & Spa, Rosslare, Co. Wexford

    WINE APPRECIATION

    1 – 6 March Kellys Resort Hotel & Spa, Rosslare, Co. Wexford

    Benjamin Leroux – Sarl Leroux-Laing

    Leroux is considered one of the most gifted and knowledgeable wine growers in all of the Côte d’Or. He was always considered a prodigy, studying at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune from the age of 13 and taking the reins at the esteemed Domaine Comte Armand when he was only 26. Benjamin now has his own range of wines from Chassagne-Montrachet to Gevrey-Chambertin (another sign of how well respected he is).

    Monday & Tuesday 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm


    Julie Dupouy – Award-winning Sommelier

    Join renowned sommelier and wine consultant Julie Dupouy for a wonderful tasting. Originally from the South West of France, Julie moved to Ireland in 2004 and since then has worked at some of Ireland’s finest restaurants such as Patrick Guilbaud 2** Michelin, The Greenhouse 1* Michelin, Chapter One Restaurant, as sommelier-consultant. In 2016, Julie finished 3rd at the ASI World Sommelier Championship representing Ireland and the Irish Guild of Sommeliers.

    Wednesday 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

    Sylvie Poillet – Domaine de la Vougeraie

    Sylvie Poillet will be showcasing the beautiful wines of Domaine de la Vougeraie. Created in 1999 by grouping together the Boisset family’s most beautiful terroirs. It is comprised of some fifty hectares that produce forty or so cuvées each year. Using a biodynamic approach since 2001, it is considered the largest estate in Burgundy using biodynamics.

    Thursday 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

  • Oliver J. Murtagh RIP – an appreciation

    Oliver J. Murtagh RIP –  an appreciation                                     

    Andrew O’ Gorman, Secretary Irish Guild of Sommeliers

    I have known Oliver Murtagh for over 45 years & during that time we became very good friends. He was a totally dedicated to the hospitality industry & this was evidenced by his long career in the Burlington Hotel Dublin and his involvement with the Irish Guild of Sommeliers.

    He was a tireless worker and organiser in the promotion of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers and held the position of President on a number of occasions right up to his sudden death. Oliver had great pride in the Guild uniform and the chain of office which he wore with distinction. He was well known & highly regarded nationally and internationally.

    I travelled with him to numerous Association Sommelerie International competitions & events worldwide including Brazil, Argentina, Croatia among many others, the last one being to Antwerp, Belgium March last year.

    On those trips Oliver regaled members from many countries into the early hours of the morning telling stories with good conversation & the customary glass of wine in hand. No matter what country he visited he was always interested in its cultural & historical aspects. He had a passion for visiting old Cathedrals and Churches and never left without saying a few prayers and lighting the customary candle.

    The last Cathedral I visited with him was the famous Cathedral of Our Lady of Antwerp which has a long history. The Stations of the Cross in this Cathedral are replicated in the church of the Marino Institute of Education Dublin.

    Oliver was already planning for the next International competition in Cyprus.

    He had been looking forward to judging the Bartenders Association of Ireland National Cocktail Championship which took place this week at Citywest Convention Centre. The President of the Bartenders Association of Ireland Declan Byrne paid a fitting tribute to Oliver from the competition stage on Tuesday last. “The Bartenders Association of Ireland were saddened to learn of the passing of  Oliver Murtagh. He was an absolute gentleman and played a vital role each year judging Ireland’s’ National Cocktail Championship. He was always willing to give freely of his time to assist young bartenders in their career development. He was an expert judge and successfully played a part in selecting National Cocktail Champions who went on to become International Award Winning Bartenders”.

    The following are 3 quotes from the many people who sent their sympathies:

    “Such a nice friend & efficient colleague at ASI.

    We shared such fantastic moments in various places around the world & of course in Ireland” (France)

    “We lose a good colleague & friend. A true gentleman of the Wine World. Oliver will be dearly missed. All our hearts go out to his family & friends.” (Argentina)

    “Oliver Murtagh was a consummate hospitality industry professional, an inspirer of Irish sommeliers, a masterful organiser and, above all, a gentleman”. (Ireland)

    Tributes from: Argentina, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Cyprus, Denmark, Italy, Romania, Albania, Turkey, USA, Belgium, Montenegro, France, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Greece, Zimbabwe,  Ireland + others.

    Oliver will be sadly missed by his sisters Annette and Patricia (Salesian Sisters), cousins, neighbours and many friends and the entire membership of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers. He was its guiding light for a long number of years. He was known to the entire wine trade & had a great personal relationship with its representatives.

    May Oliver RIP                 7/1/2020

     

     

     

     

    The death has occurred of Oliver MURTAGH    Date of Death: Monday 3rd February 2020

    Terenure, Dublin

    Formerly of Cherry Court, Terenure (suddenly). Predeceased by his father Nicholas and mother Mary. Will be sadly missed by his sisters Annette and Patricia (Salesian Sisters), cousins, neighbours and many friends.

    Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Lower Kimmage Road on Thursday evening from 5.30 to 7.30. Removal on Friday morning to the Church of St. Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus arriving for 11.30 Funeral Mass followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath arriving approximately 14.00 hrs.

     

  • The death has occurred of Oliver MURTAGH Terenure, Dublin

    Formerly of Cherry Court, Terenure (suddenly). Predeceased by his father Nicholas and mother Mary. Will be sadly missed by his sisters Annette and Patricia (Salesian Sisters), cousins, neighbours and many friends

    Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Lower Kimmage Road on Thursday evening from 5.30 to 7.30. Removal on Friday morning to the Church of St. Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus arriving for 11.30 Funeral Mass followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath arriving approximately 14.00 hrs.

     

    May he rest in peace

  • DEATH OF OLIVER J. MURTAGH

    It is with great regret that I sadly report the sudden death of Oliver J. Murtagh President Irish Guild of Sommeliers May He Rest In Peace

    Funeral details will be announced later.

    Andrew O’ Gorman,

    Secretary,

    Irish Guild of Sommeliers

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  • Tea Master’s Cup Debuts in Ireland

    Food & Bev Live, one of Ireland’s leading foodservice and hospitality tradeshows, has partnered with The European Tea Society, to bring the first-ever national qualifying round of the Tea Masters Cup to the two-day event returning to the Citywest, Dublin on the 4th & 5th February 2020. The winner will go on to represent Ireland at international level.

    “The launch of the Tea Masters Cup competitions in Ireland is such an exciting development and is perfectly aligned to reflect the renaissance of tea drinking as the next big trend,” comments David Veal, Executive Director of the European Tea Society.

    “We’re thrilled to be bringing this inaugural event to Food & Bev Live and shining a light on tea – one of the nation’s favourite drinks. The competition will be part of the European Tea Pavilion which will be promoting speciality teas, particularly to the younger tea drinking market.

    The Irish Tea Masters will be a unique series of competitions focusing on four different categories: tea preparation, tea pairing, tea mixology and tea tasting, with the overall winner going on to represent Ireland at the International final of the Tea Masters Cup in 2020. The competitions will take place in the European Tea Pavilion, a NEW addition to Food & Bev Live. Attracting specialist tea exhibitors, the pavilion will be home to live workshops, seminars and tea tastings running across both days of the show                               .https://www.foodandbev.ie/tea-masters-cup.html

    Grianghraf Cyril Mc Aree
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