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