November 8th, 2016
We are having a wine dinner on November 25th ( the night after the tasting ) with one of the winemakers who is coming over. Nicolas BERGASSE of Chateau Viranel will match his wines to some delectable culinary delights in Mulcahys in Clonmel.
A fun night is in store with lots of fine food, great wines and Gallic charm in abundance.
Book your tickets directly with Mulcahys – only €50 for the food, tasting wines and Gallic charm. If you want Irish charm you will have to pay more.
October 27th, 2016
Did you know its Rhone Wine week this week – every year at this time, the good people from the Rhone send importers all manner of Rhone themed goodies to tempt people to try Rhone.
You shouldn’t need any other reason than the wines are just superb.
I love this time of year – I really feel that Rhone wines come into their own. The weather is getting colder and the days shorter. See solace in lovely warm wines.
Where is the Rhone ?
The Rhone Valley runs from just south of Lyon down to Avignon. See this great map
Apart from Cotes du Rhone blends, some of the Rhone appellations you may have heard of include :
Chateauneuf du Papes
Taste some Rhone this weekend
But here are loads of other less known villages with great value to be found. We will also have their peachy Cotes du Rhone white.
A blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc – its style is Round, peachy & tropical. It is a cool, fresh, aromatic white.
Only one-in-fifty Côtes du Rhône bottles is white! Taste one this weekend
Its only €13.59 on special for the weekend
Be sure to try our great Lavau Rasteau this weekend.
Rasteau is a great appellation – half the price of Chateauneuf but very similar in style
Grenache & Syrah are the blend here. The style is Silky, elegant & rich
Silky, glossy red with obvious aromas of plum pie, smoky bacon and crushed violets. Smooth and elegant yet concentrated and complex – ripe, round tannins, soft acidity and mouth-coating flavours of hedgerow fruits, vanilla and tapenade.
€16.99 on special for the weekend
15% OFF & Free Gifts
All Rhone wines are 15% OFF For the bank holiday weekend and when you spend €50 on Rhone wine you will get one of the many Rhone gifts
Free gifts with Rhone purchases
Rhone Wine aprons ( scarlet Red – all manner of uses )
Rhone Wine Pens
Some of our Rhone producers include
Chateau Maucoil ( Chateauneuf & Cotes du Rhone )
Lavau ( Rasteau & Cotes du Rhone )
Domaine des Anges ( Ventoux )
Foncalieu ( Cotes du Rhone )
Domaine de Fondreche ( Ventoux )
Closerie de Vaudieu ( Chateauneuf )
Bosquet des Papes ( Chateanuneuf )
Stephane Montez ( Condreiu )
St Cosme ( St Joseph )
October 26th, 2016
Red Nose Wine attracts exciting winemakers for charity wine tasting
Red Nose Wine has announced an exciting charity wine tasting will take place on Thursday, 24th of November at Raheen House Hotel in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Winemakers from Bodegas Sommos, Northern Spain, Chateau Viranel in Southern France and Champagne Duval-Leroy will all be present at the event showcasing some of their vineyards finest and sharing their stories. A representative from Liberty Wines, Red Nose Wine’s esteemed Italian Fine Wine import partner will also be showcasing the best of fine wines from Italy.
The team from Red Nose Wine will also be offering a large and diverse selection of wines and champagnes from their Christmas Collection for those in attendance. The event promises to be a great social event with an educational twist for those who want to learn a little or a lot while tasting on the night whilst raising much-needed funds for South Tipperary Hospice Movement.
Looking more closely at the winemakers in attendance, Bodegas Sommos is a unique vineyard in the Somontano D.O. located in Northern Spain. The winery has 350 hectares of vines spread over 5 vineyards. They like to experiment and use a wide variety of grapes including Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, and Pinot Noir to make their various red wines. Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer are used in their white selection.
Chateau Viranel will also be showcasing and although they have been making wine at Viranel in Saint Chinian since 1551, the vineyard has recently enjoyed a new lease of life as the next generation has taken over operations. Nicolas studied agronomy in Toulouse, travelled overseas to gain work experience in places as diverse as Peru, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and California. In 2003, Nicolas started overseeing the grape harvest at Viranel and Arnaud joined him in 2009, to handle sales and marketing.
Another family business, Champagne Duval-Leroy, has dedicated itself to the noble craft of champagne-making since 1859. Champagne pioneers, Duval-Leroy has always been driven by a quest for high standards and innovation in every aspect of the business, from quality, consistency and certification through to partnerships with sommeliers and chefs. It is a member of the very prestigious Relais & Chateaux partnership. Champagne Duval-Leroy have recently become the champagne of choice for the prestigious Cliff Group (who are also members of Relais & Chateaux), and their luxury hotels and restaurants in Ardmore, Co. Waterford, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin and the new Cliff at Lyons in County Kildare.
Gary Gubbins, Proprietor of Red Nose Wine commented “we have hand-picked these winemakers to attend as I feel they each bring a very different offering to the table. Champagne Duval-Leroy is a traditional champagne house and I think patrons should take advantage of the rare opportunity to taste Grand Cru champagne. Bodegas Sommos’ different approach to winemaking is fascinating and I expect people will be impressed by this experimental and innovative approach to the winemaking process. We have been working with Arnaud and Viranel for a number of years and I always look forward to meeting up with him. He is always full of infectious energy and has the gift of the gab that I think people will enjoy and it helps that he has super wines to boot.”
Tickets are €15 with all wines on the evening sponsored by Red Nose Wine to ensure maximum funds are generated for the charity. For further information and bookings visit www.rednosewine.com.
For further information contact:
Carey-Ann Lordan, Red PR
T: 052 6184343 M: 087 9270730 E: email@example.com W: www.redpr.ie
Gary Gubbins, Red Nose Wine
T: 052 6182939 M: 086 3326486 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.rednosewine.com
About Red Nose Wine
Red Nose Wine specialises in importing wine of the highest quality from smaller and family run vineyards. There is a lot of very good wine at a very good price in the world, but it is often hidden within its locality, be it in a small country village in Piedmont, or just a few steps away from a very famous Bordeaux chateau. The same can be said of Spanish, New Zealand and Chilean wines, to name but a few. The wines with the biggest advertising budgets are rarely the best wines at the best price. Our winemaker’s skills lie more in wine making than marketing, which makes them that little bit harder to find. We believe wine should reflect the people who make it as much as the place where it comes from.
About South Tipperary Hospice Movement
South Tipperary Hospice Movement is a community specialist palliative care service, providing support for people in South Tipperary/West Waterford with an advanced incurable disease. They support patients and their families in their own home as far as possible. They aim to deliver the highest level of individualised care showing respect, compassion and dignity to all persons in their care. The aim of the specialist palliative homecare nursing service is to focus on the quality of life which includes good symptom control, a holistic approach that takes into account the person’s life experience and current situation, care that encompasses both the dying person and those who matter to that person, and an emphasis on open and sensitive communication, which extends to patients, carers and professionals. They endeavour to provide a seamless system of care for patients and relatives from the time of diagnosis of cancer / motor neurone disease to death or discharge from the service.
Winemakers from Bodegas Sommos, Northern Spain, Chateau Viranel in Southern France and Champagne Duval-Leroy will all be present at the event showcasing some of their vineyards finest and sharing their stories. We will also have our old friend Gerry from Liberty Wines, our esteemed Italian Fine Wine import partner, to showcase the best of fine wines from Italy.
Bodegas Sommos is a unique vineyard in the Somontano D.O. located in Northern Spain. The winery has 350 hectares of vines spread over 5 vineyards. They like to experiment and use a wide variety of grapes including Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, and Pinot Noir to make their various red wines. Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer are used in their white selection.
Since Red Nose Wine have introduced the range to Ireland, they have become a firm favourite with the press and the public.
Although they have been making wine at Viranel in Saint Chinian since 1551, the vineyard has recently enjoyed a new lease of life as the next generation has taken over operations.
Arnaud (photographed on the left) was big into sports and it looked as though he was going to become a sports teacher. Nicolas studied agronomy in Toulouse, travelled overseas to gain work experience in places as diverse as Peru, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and California.
In 2003, Nicolas started overseeing the grape harvest at Viranel and two years later, he moved in and made it his home. Arnaud joined him in 2009, handling the sales and marketing side of the equation, and the rest is history.
“Today, working together, we’re writing a new chapter in the story of Viranel. We like to think that by combining our skills, energy and enthusiasm with the heritage that’s been handed down to us, we can bring something new to the table.” said the dynamic duo.
Another family business, this house has dedicated itself to the noble craft of champagne-making since 1859. Champagne pioneers, Duval-Leroy have always been driven by a quest for high standards and innovation in every aspect of the business, from quality, consistency and certification through to partnerships with sommeliers and chefs. It is a member of the very prestigious Relais & Chateaux partnership. Champagne Duval-Leroy have recently become the champagne of choice for the prestigious Cliff Group (who are also members of Relais & Chateaux), and their luxury hotels and restaurants in Ardmore, Co. Waterford, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin and the new Cliff at Lyons in County Kildare.
Charity Wine Tasting Event for South Tipperary Hospice Movement (STHM)
Date: Thursday, 24th of November 2016
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Location: Raheen House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Members of the public are invited to purchase tickets for the wine tasting in support of South Tipperary Hospice Movement. The timing is ideal as this event is the start of the pre-Christmas party season and a great time to get your Christmas wines selected in good time for the big day. There will be competitions and much more on the evening also. Tickets must be purchased in advance and early booking is advised.
Tickets are superb value at €15 with all wines being sponsored by Red Nose Wine to ensure maximum funds are generated for South Tipperary Hospice Movement on the night. To book online please visit www.rednosewine.com and tickets are also available from the South Tipperary Hospice Movement Office on The Quay, Red Nose Wine, The Regal Centre and Marian’s Bookshop, O’Connell Street, Clonmel. Tickets are also widely available throughout county Tipperary from STHM Support Group and usual STHM ticketing outlets.
September 21st, 2016
Once upon a time, and engineer moved to France …
The birth of a wine business … the weeks the banks pulled down their shutters on the world economy, Red Nose Wine – the difficult child born out of 2 years living in France and an MBA on my return to Ireland. We are 8 years old… this is how it all began.
November 24th, 2015
The wait is finally over. Our New Brochure is ready and it gets straight to the meat of the matter. Bottle Offers and Mix Case deals
We have it in house or you can view it online.
This year we have our Buy 2-5 / 6-11 and 12 bottles or more offers giving you discounts from 10,15 and 20% ( and yes you can mix the regular wines and the Premium wines ).
We also have our ever popular Buy 6 Get 1 Free offer.
We have 25% off our incredible Biodynamic Rose ( great with smoked Salmon Christmas morning ).
We have a new ‘Build your own’ 6 for €60 mix where wines normally €11.99 can be bought for €10 as part of the 6 for €60 mix.
And finally, our ever popular Mix Cases come in Silver, Gold & Platinum and in 6 and 12 bottle options. You can save over €55 on the Platinum case and over €30 on the Silver and €40 on the Gold.
Hope it all makes sense – call with any queries or to get our Gifts Brochure which has the Twin Packs, hampers etc..
Ask us to send you a copy or view it online.
We also have new swish Gift vouchers available. They come in various amounts in house but online, you can buy them in €50 and €100 formats. If you want something else, just drop us a line and we can do it over the phone.
Taste before you buy this Christmas by attending our Wine Fair on Saturday December 5th – details here.
It is FREE for subscribers and Twitter Followers and Facebook fans, but you MUST register in advance. Call the shop or drop us a line at email@example.com
November 24th, 2015
We are having our annual portfolio tasting / wine Fair on Saturday December 5th in the shop.
It will run from 5pm to 7pm – what a great way to start a Saturday night out in December. This year we have decided that in lieu of an entry fee, we will offer people the chance to donate to the Hospice. We’ll have a few buckets around and people can donate as they see fit. We will supply some fantastic wines to try and loosen your charity urges.
We will have a range of wines open at all price points. We will also have our wide array of Christmas Gifts on show and available to purchase.
For those of you going out after, and who want to take advantage of the special offers on the night, don’t worry. We have a system that allows you to buy at the special price and collect it later. If you buy enough, we might even deliver
Traditionally we would have charged €15 for a ticket OR given FREE entry with a €50 voucher. This year we are going to make it free for subscribers of the newsletter, Twitter followers and FaceBook fans. BUT, and this is important, you must book in advance
Hope to see you there. Taste before you Buy this Christmas. You can also grab our brochure on the night ( LOADS of offers and Gift ideas )
November 11th, 2015
The price is only €50 which includes 5 fantastic wines as well as some incrediblefood – all matched by a Master. Last year was a really super night. We are taking bookings now - you’re place is only secured when you pay the €50. Contact Brendan on 052-6182939 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to book
November 5th, 2015
All you have to do is drop us a line at email@example.com and give us your name and which tasting you would like to attend.
Then, just turn up. The dates and times are :
You must book in advance.
July 28th, 2015
The Tipperary Food Producers Network is once again hosting a Long Table Dinner, set this year in the idyllic surrounds of Coolbawn Quay on the shores of Lough Derg, Co Tipperary. The banquet promises to broaden the imagination as well as the palate of food lovers from all over Ireland on Wednesday August 19th.
A charming boutique resort, bordered by forests and lush rolling green fields, Coolbawn Quay is built in the style of a traditional Irish village and has a sense of timeless tranquillity but with all the comforts of contemporary life.
Entertainment on the evening will be provided by singer Sharon Crosbie in her own inimitable style of haunting jazz.
Tipperary Food Producers Network Chairman Mr. Pat Whelan commented that “The Long Table Dinner is a great opportunity for us all to showcase the very best of our produce to a local and national audience. It will be a feast for all the senses – not just the taste buds.”
Over the last year Tipperary Food Producers Network members really have reached the stars having won sixteen Great Taste Awards. Often described as the food Oscars, this world-famous competition, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for specialty food and drink products. Building on this success, the Long Table Dinner will showcase the vast range of quality artisan food produced within the county. The evening will be a virtual culinary tour of Tipperary with a special menu of products sourced exclusively from the 29 members of the Tipperary Food Producers Network. More information on the members can be found at www.tipperaryfoodproducers.com.
This year the Long Table Dinner is part of ‘A Taste of Lough Derg’ series of food events that are taking place around the Lakelands Lough Derg Region from June until September and more details of these events are available online at www.atasteofloughderg.ie.
Tickets for this Long-table-dinner-2015_3year’s event cost €75 and are available at James Whelan Butchers, Oakville Shopping Centre, Clonmel on (052) 6182477 OR directly from Coolbawn Quay on (067) 28158.
Ticket holders are asked to be at Coolbawn Quay by 7.00pm sharp as the meal will commence at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are required for entry to the long table dinner event.
This is an event not to be missed….tickets are limited and selling fast.
April 30th, 2015
Our Biggest SALE Ever – 10 Days only - OVER!!!!
When its gone its gone – its gone !!!
The SALE is now OVER>>>>>