Delighted to see our very popular Douro wine, Corgo Da Regua featured by Leslie Williams in his wine column this weekend in the Irish Examiner. Such a lovely wine and some of the nicest people in the world to work with.
Its a stunningly beautiful location too in the Douro Valley – well worth visiting if you ever get the chance. In the meantime, you can taste the Douro in this classic example of the wine style of the region.
Leslie from the Irish Examiner sent me the following – might be of interest to you
The Cork launch is on Tuesday 29-April in The White Horse Ballincollig 4.00pm
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland invites you to attend the launch of a major national campaign
‘Support Your Local…’
On Monday 28th April 2014
In Vintage Cocktail Club, 15 Crowne Alley, Dublin 2
Entertainment by Duke Special’s Gramophone Club
Social photography will be issued by Photocall Ireland.
This event is the evening launch party for the ‘Support Your Local…’campaign. A media briefing is being held earlier the same day at 11am on Monday 28th April in Buswells Hotel. You are very welcome to attend this also.
What will be announced at the media briefing in Buswells Hotel:
·Details of a new report by Tony Foley from the DCU Business School: ‘Drinks Related Employment in Dail Constituencies’ will be launched
·Details of a series of regional media events around the country over the coming weeks will be announced
·An industry-wide pledge clarifying the members’ position on the necessary steps that must be taken in order to address alcohol misuse will be issued
·Details of a new website SupportYourLocal.ie will be provided
The Osborne – Osborne family have connections with the wine trade as far back as 1772. The company has privately owned estates in several quality Denominations of Origin in Spain including Ribera Del Duero, Rueda, Toro, Priorat, Cava – Penedes and Rioja. The company’s philosophy is a continuous study of the vineyards and their soil. The estates’ terrains are divided and the wines obtained are selected and treated individually at all times both during the production and ageing processes. They ensure that the result of this whole process is a unique reflection of the personality of the vineyards. This is how Viñedos Iberian was created with the aim of producing wines that accurately reflect the terrain and estate from where they originate.
The grapes were obtained from vineyards of the Rioja town of Fuenmayor. After selecting them and its preparation proceeded to give them a new barrel aging and second year French oak for 1 – 2 months. The nose has aromas of fruits from the forest with soft spicy notes of its time in oak. The palate is wide and balanced with a palate full of ripe red fruit and an elegant aftertaste reminiscent of cherry liqueur cream.
Leslie is a great supporter of independant wine shops around Ireland and of the importers who try to bring in interesting and different wines. He took part in our series of “Bringing The WineGeese Home” tastings last year. The event was a great success and featured Leslie in conversation with and a tasting of the wines of Philip Grant of Chateau Bellevue La Foret and Neasa Corish Miquel of Laurent Miquel Wines.
Thanks again Leslie and look forward to seeing you at some of the upcoming wine events in Cork
My good friends in Latitude 51 sent me on the following. It promises to be a fantastic event !
For all you Sherry lovers, we’ve an unmissable event lined up for you next Tuesday 4th March at 7.30pm. In association with Wines of Spain, we are delighted to welcome César Saldaña, President of the Consejo Regulador de Jerez to L’Atitude 51 for a sherry & tapas tasting. We heard Cesar speak in Ballymaloe a few years ago and he is a truly great ambassador for sherry given his passion and knowledge of this unique wine.
No longer the preserve of grannies at Christmas, sherry is emerging as a hip and trendy drink. Running from bone dry to tooth-tinglingly sweet, we think it’s possibly one the world’s best food-matching wines, so are relishing the opportunity to find the perfect tapas match for each sherry. And to shake things up, we’re putting an Irish spin on them.
Price for Sherry Tasting & Tapas €15pp. We’re running a special price of €12 for anyone who came to one of our February events (Speed Tasting, Cine Café or Whiskey Masterclass). Call us on 021 2390219 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to attend.
Wine fans ! This just in from Colm in Ballymaloe. Another wine event thats not to be missed. I have booked my ticket. Meet two of the wine worlds true legends
Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, California, at The Grain Store at Ballymaloe House, on Friday 7th February, 7pm. €18
We look forward to welcoming Bo & Heidi Barrett for a wine presentation & tasting
After the wine tasting, everyone is welcome to stay on for the screening of the movie ‘Bottle Shock’, a film made about Chateau Montelena, which will be screened on the full theatre size screen in The Grain Store.
For further information, and to reserve places, please contact Colm 086 0859034 E-mail: email@example.com