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Wine School 2

An informal and fun way to discover a whole world of wine!

€160 for 6 Weeks Limited to 10 Places

This course runs for 6 weeks, one evening per week, starting on Tuesday 2nd of October. The Wine Appreciation Course will give a comprehensive overview of the wines of the world. The various styles, vintages and the relationship of food and wine will all be covered. Each evening we will sample a selection of wines, notes will be provide. (Should you wish detail information that can be provide also) Each Class begins promptly at 7.30 pm and will run for one hour and half.

Wine School Key Features:

  • Basic tasting techniques including putting words to wine
  • Choosing from a restaurant wine list
  • Tasting the major grape varieties
  • Discovering your favourite styles of wine

The Tasting Schedule

Introduction to French Wines

Introducing the various styles, grapes and wine philosophies of the leading wine producing country in the world. It starts from basics and it covers France’s principal wine regions and grapes.

Introduction To Australian Wines

A country that is emerging from a bit of an identity crisis, now looking to produce regionally distinct wines. We reckon Australia has never made better wines. Come and sample Clare Riesling, Orange Pinot and Mudgee Shiraz among others.

Introduction To Argentinean, Chilean & New Zealand Wines

Much like Australia these countries that boomed for one style of wine and are now looking to attract people with their regionally distinct styles of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc,  Malbec, Carmenere, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Introduction To New Old World

Fairly new entrants to the Irish market Portugal and Austria are fast become a customer favourites with its fruit driven stylish reds and crisp refreshing whites. We will also take in a selection of German wines.

Introduction to Spanish Wines

Spain the trendiest wine country at the minute. This course will acquaint you with Rioja, Rueda and Rias Baixas along with Tempranillo, Albarino and Garnacha.

Introduction to Italian Wines

This will introduce you to some of the major wine regions of Italy, a country that we could focus a whole six week course on and only cover one region. Areas covered will be Piedmont, Valpolicella and Tuscany.

Places can be booked by emailing or alternatively by calling 091-533706.

The course is sold as a complete 6 week course with full payment of €160 required to secure a place.


Welcome back to some old Friends.

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We’re delighted to welcome back some old friends the lovely wines from William Cole Vineyards. William Cole Vineyards lies deep within Chile’s prestigious Casablanca Valley—often called “Chile’s Burgundy.” This cool climate vineyard near the coast, which is comprised of over 129 contiguous hectares, provides a long, warm growing season with cool nights to develop excellent acidity. Owned by Bill Cole and family, the winery specializes in cool climate varieties, and the wines are crisp, clean and complex. We have welcomed back the 3 wines above along with a great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but today we’ll look at the Bordeaux varieties.

William Cole ‘Colombine Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc 2014 €17.95

The nose has inviting citrus and tropical fruits followed by notes of peach and white flowers. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp lime and citrus flavours over some nice white peach. Excellent cool climate white.

William Cole  ‘Colombine Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 €17.95

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a ruby colour of great depth and intensity of black fruits predominate, such as blueberry and blackberry, with some notes of oak spice. The palate has a round silky feel that is bristling with black currant and damson, fine grippy tannins give and excellent long finish. Great paired with lamb.

William Cole  ‘Colombine Winemakers Reserve’ 2012 €17.95

50% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 25% Carmenere. This wonderful blend employs Chile’s “Signature” grape Carmenre. The boquet gives hints of walnut, all spice and red pepper over concentrated cassis and redberry. The palate is juicy with nice oak notes and flavours of tobacco, strawberry and rich blackberry. The tannins are smooth and integrated perfectly, giving this wine a long distinguished finish.