19
Sep
14

Beam me down Scotty ! Dont forget the wine !

Off to an exciting Cork Culture Night Virtual tasting in Latitude 51.

The Bringing The WineGeese Home team of Beverly of Latitude 51, Colm from Ballymaloe and myself are delighted to take part in this wonderful series of events taking place all over the city and further afield.

3 winemakers are joining us for a tasting on Skype. The winemakers will speak to us about their wines and vineyards, all live,  thanks to the wonders of technology !

Here is the lineup !

Dermot Sugrue of Wiston Estate Winery will be telling us about his wonderful sparkling wines, live from his estate in West Sussex, UK.

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Marion Smith of Elgin Ridge Wines joins us from Elgin, South Africa to tell us all about her lovely Sauvignon Blanc

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Last and by no means least, Fleur McCree of Little Beauty joins us from New Zealand (via London) to tell us about her Pinot Gris

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It all kicks off at 5pm to a packed house

 

23
Jun
14

Corgo Da Regua in the Irish Examiner

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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.

28
Apr
14

Support Your Local Campaign Launch

 

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

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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

from 7pm

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

Media Contact: Q4 Public Relations          01 475 1444

Ruth O’Byrnes                   086 055 8331 / ruth@q4pr.ie

Colin Taylor                         086 783 2502 / colin@q4pr.ie

 

22
Apr
14

La Pinaleta Rioja 2012 Rioja Spain

Pinaleta RiojaCountry / Region : Rioja, Spain

Year : 2012

Grape Variety : 80% Tempranillo / 20% Garnacha / Mazuelo

Style : Warm, Spicy Red

ABV : 13 %

Drink By : 2017

The Winemakers

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 Wine

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.

11
Mar
14

Wine Alliance Featured in “De Paper”

Irish Examiner Logo Jan 2012Sincere thanks to Leslie of the Irish Examiner for a lovely writeup this weekend.

Very much appreciated.

For those of you who missed the article and are interested in reading all about it, the link to the article online is here and a copy is also available below, with thanks to the Irish Examiner

Leslie Williams Wine Article

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

25
Feb
14

Sherry & Tapas…..with an Irish Twist at Latitude 51

My good friends in Latitude 51 sent me on the following. It promises to be a fantastic event !

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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.

There are a series of tie-in events being organized by Wines of Spain next week, which is sees a lot of exciting Spanish tastings taking place, so keep an eye out for them. http://winesfromspaininireland.wordpress.com  

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 info@latitude51.ie if you’d like to attend.  

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Beverley & Emma,

L’Atitude 51 Wine Cafe 1 Union Quay 021 239 0219

18
Feb
14

Wine Australia E-Newsletter

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Wine Australia UK/Ire/Eu Director Yvonne May with Maurice O’Mahony and Jancis Robinson MW.

I was delighted to get an email today from Wine Australia with a link to their newsletter where they have a feature on the WSET Wine Australia Scholarship winners, including yours truly.

The award is given to the high achieving graduate from Europe and from USA / Canada so I was very honoured to win in.

No itinerary as yet but it promises to be a trip of a lifetime. Sincere thanks to Wine Australia.

Details of Wine Australia’s e-newsletter can be found here 




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