If you’re not exhausted from SPITting, Rhône-ing and Sherry-ing over the last week, there are another two events in the coming days that I cannot recommend highly enough; so without further ado:
JN WINES TASTING: Friday 6th November, 17.00, Smock Alley Theatre, €15pp
This is a great opportunity to sample the fantastic JN Wines portfolio. They’ll have around 20 winemakers and 100 wines available on the night, and with names such as Billecart Salmon, Pesquera, Massaya, Domaine Jean Fournier and Shortcross Gin on board, the €15 entry fee seems pretty paltry really. Highly recommended. I’ll be there for sure so see you there!
SPAIN UNCORKED: Wednesday 11th November, 18.00, Smock Alley Theatre, €20pp
Broad wine tastings like the above are great for exploring and cherry-picking, but on the other end of the scale there are events that have a more focused theme which are great to really get under the skin of a wine area or style.
As it happens, this Wednesday 11th November there will be one such event: at Smock Alley (once again) the public will have the chance to taste pretty much everything available in Ireland from the esteemed Spanish regions of Ribera del Duero and Rueda.
Not only will there be the chance to taste some truly excellent red and white wines, but the estimable Liam Campbell (Irish Independent) will host a series of wine walks through the wines of each region. There’ll even be some Spanish music to add some flair to the evening too. I’ll be there too and can’t wait.
Tickets are now on sale priced €20, and you can buy them by clicking here.