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Lustau Sherry Dinner

We are delighted to be welcoming Manuel Lozano of the famous Sherry producer, Bodegas Lustau for a Sherry dinner at Ballymaloe House, on Wednesday 18th November, 7.30pm €75 including dinner paired with Lustau Sherry with each course.

Riedel glass comparative wine tasting event

We are delighted to announce the following details for a Riedel comparative wine tasting event with Maximilian Riedel on Thursday 12th November, 7.30pm, in the Ballymaloe Grainstore.

Tickets are priced at €65 for individual tickets or €55 each for bookings of 2 or more. Each ticket includes €97.50 worth of Riedel VERITAS glass which each ticket holder can take home in a portable gift box

We are delighted to be welcoming Maximilian Riedel of the 11th generation Riedel glass making family, for his first ever event to be held outside of Dublin.

Wine & Dink Events at Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

We are looking forward to the upcoming Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine taking here at Ballymaloe 15th - 17th May 2015 with talks & tastings by wine & drinks experts on wine, craft beer, craft cider, gin, whiskey, rum, cocktails and much more.
We look forward to welcoming wine & drinks experts from Ireland and overseas including:
Jancis Robinson MW, one of the 'most respected wine writers in the world'

Wine dinner in Ballymaloe House with John Wilson

John Wilson, one of Ireland’s top wine writers, will present, over dinner, a tasting of a selection of his favourite wines from his wine book ‘Wilson on Wine’

Upcoming wine event at Ballymaloe with John Wilson wine writer, The Irish Times Bank Holiday Monday 26th October 2015.

Price:€85 including dinner and wines
To Book: Tel: 021 4652531

Krug Champagne tasting with Nicole Burke, Krug USA brand ambassador

Krug Champagne tasting with Nicole Burke, Krug USA brand ambassador

Advance bookings essential. Further details to follow, please contact for further details and bookings.

Thursday 24th July, 7pm, 2014, at Ballymaloe Cookery School

Wine & Drink Events The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lit-Fest of Food & Wine

We are delighted to announce a series of exciting wine based events to be held at The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lit-Fest of Food & Wine 2014.

The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lit-Fest of Food & Wine 2014 will be held on May 16, 17 & 18 2014.

See the full list of Wine & Drink Events at The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lit-Fest of Food & Wine 2014

Ballymaloe wins 'Best Restaurant Wine List & Wine Service' Award

We were delighted to win the nationwide award for 'Best Restaurant Wine List and Wine Service' in the annual wine awards by well known wine writer, Tomás Clancy, published in the Sunday Business Post.

We are thrilled and delighted, and lovely acknowledgement for the great team here at Ballymaloe, and also special to retain the award for the second year running.

Wine Event with Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena

Delighted to be welcoming Bo Barret, owner and winemaker of Chateau Montelena to Ballymaloe, on Friday 7th February,.

Wine presentation and tasting in The Grain Store at Balymaloe, 7pm, Friday 7th February. Tickets €18 Wine bookings and enquries

A Wine Geese event with John Wilson

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

Rhône Wine Tasting

Rhône Wine Week takes place from 25th to 30th November 2013 around the country. We’ve also come across claims that St Patrick himself brought Syrah to the Rhône (and we’d like to think he did) then for Rhône Wine Week we are in a way welcoming home many of our own. Syrah is one of the main grape varieties grown in the Rhône Valley; it is truly at home in this region.

Visit the Ballymaloe pop up wine shop at the newly launched Food Emporium at Brown Thomas Cork, on Saturday 30th November, pop in anytime from from 10.30am - 6.30pm


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