We are delighted to be welcoming John Wilson, wine writer, The Irish Times, to Cork, on Thursday 5th December. John will give a presentation and wine tasting based around the famous Corkman and wine writer Maurice Healy. John will be joined by Dermot Sugrue (Co. Limerick born, and features on P98 of this months Decanter Magazine) now of Wiston Sparkling Wine, Sussex (link here to Dermot http://wistonestate.com/about_winemaker.php Also Irish man, and award winning wine merchant, Simon Tyrrell with his Les Deux Cols Cuvée d’Alize Cotes du Rhone which Simon makes himself in the Southern Rhone The line-up on the night will include
  • Sugrue Pierre ‘The Trouble With Dreams’ 2009
  • Wiston Estate 2011 Rose
  • Two Bordeaux/ Barton wines (including the new Chateau in Moulis that Lillian Barton owns)
  • L’Abbeille de Fieuzel Red (Irish owned by Lochlann Quinn)
  • An Irish made Cotes du Rhone by SimonTyrrell
  • And a Cognac to finish (a Cognac house with Irish roots…)
  • Booking through Colm McCan of Ballymaloe on 086 0859034
There are a limited number of spaces available for this wonderful talk and tasting so pre-booking is essential to guarantee a place. Thursday 5th December, 6pm. Free Ticketed Event but places must be pre-booked Venue : Ballymaloe Wine Shop. The Food Emporium. Brown Thomas, Cork “The Wine Geese and Wine Writer Maurice Healy”, with John Wilson, Wine Writer, The Irish Times

John Wilson Bio

The Irish Times Wine Correspondent, has in addition 20 years of practical experience in the Wine Trade under his belt as well as being the author of '101 Great Wines Under €10' and editor of four editions of  'The Wine Guide', Ireland's best-selling wine book. John Wilson left college with a degree in History, and very little idea of what to do next. After a few years travelling the world, he joined the wine business, where he worked buying and selling wine at all levels of the trade in both the U.K. and Ireland. In 2001 he escaped, and embarked on a career in journalism. He is author of 101 Great Wines Under €10 and edited four editions of The Wine Guide, Ireland’s best-selling wine book. He has contributed to various magazines, and appeared on television, and radio. He works as a consultant, and is wine correspondent for The Irish Times. Most of all, he likes a glass of decent wine.

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