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New 4 week wine course

October 16th, 2013

We are delighted to announce details of our much requested wine course. We plan to change the format from the last one and bring in a few guests to add a little spice to proceedings.


As well as Gary, some of the course will be co presented by Brendan who has many years experience in all aspects of the wine trade and brings additional expertise to the proceedings. BUT, the real stars will be some of our guest presenters.

On one of the evenings we will be having a Spanish theme as the course will precede a Spanish event we are planning with Iván Acebes García of Castello de Medina. Iván will take some of the class and then a Spanish Wine / Tapas evening will follow the class.

Gary visiting Castello de Medina earlier this year

Gary visiting Castello de Medina earlier this year

On another evening a member of the iconic Grubb family has agreed to come in and talk us through wine and Cashel Blue cheese. This will be a great event as they will offer you the chance to pre-order some aged Cashel Blue for Christmas. Much like wine, maturity is vital to fully appreciate great cheese.

The course will be held in our new custom built shop in The Regal Centre on the Davis Road. It will be a 4 week course commencing Thursday November 7th and will cost €75 person. It will run from 7.30pm to 9pm every Thursday for 4 weeks.


For those of you who were at last years course in the old premises, I am sure you will appreciate the more comfortable new digs.


While we have a set course outline, we are also open to adapting it to what the people want to learn about, to a degree. Ernest Hemingway once used the phrase “A Moveable Feast” about Paris and we would like the course to be like this.

In saying all of that there are core fundamentals that we think you would benefit from learning, so this course will be aimed at the beginner but with enough flexibility to challenge those who really want to advance their knowledge.

However, we hope that most of all it will be fun and social. We had a really fun bunch last time and it would be great to create the same atmosphere.

To secure a place on the course, please contact us during shop hours on 052-6182939 or email us on to book your place. Bookings are only secure with payment. Updates will be posted on

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