Upcoming Wine events in 2012
Sunday 16th September, 4.30pm
‘A New Zealand Wine Adventure in Ballymaloe’, at The Grain Store at Ballymaloe
With New Zealand winemakers Larry McKenna, Escarpment Wines, Martinborough & John Hancock, Trinity Hill Wines, Hawkes Bay
€ 15 (includes wine presentation and wine tasting)
Thursday 27th September
‘A Margaret River wine region experience in East Cork’ – surfing, cricket and wine tasting with David Hohnen, McHenry Hohnen Wines, followed by Ted Berner’s Wildside ‘fire-cooking’ Harvest Supper, and music.
It may involve this - wine tasting taken to a whole new level!
..... and this - enjoy a Cricket Experience with the east Cork Cricket Club, on the Cricket Ground at Ballymaloe House, before the wine event in The Grain Store
Afterwards, join with renowned winemaker, David Hohnen of McHenry Hohnen Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia for a tasting of his wines, followed by a Harvest Supper with Ted Berner's Wildside Harvest Supper.
€ 35 (all inclusive of the surfing presentation, the cricket experience, wine presentation & wine tasting and the Harvest Supper)
25th October 2012, 7pm
Dry Sherry with Oscar Bayo, Bodegas Gonzalez Byass, Jerez, Spain
Matching food and different styles of Sherry. Re-discover Sherry, and enjoy a selection of Sherry with matching nibbles specially prepared by Chef Scott Walsh and Ted Berner
€ 18 (includes presentation, tasting and nibbles)
8th November 2012, 7pm
An Italian evening - wines of Tuscany & New Season’s Olive Oil
with the owners of Fontodi, Selvapiana and Villa di Capezzana, and ‘New Seasons Tuscan Olive Oil’ launch, with the owners of some of Tuscany’s iconic Olive Oil & Wine Estates, including Bea Contini Bonacossi, from Capezzana, Carmignano; Federico Giuntini, Selvapiana, Rufina; Giovanni Manetti, Fontodi and David Gleave MW of Liberty Wines
€24 (includes new season's Olive Oil presentation & Olive Oil tasting; and Tuscan wine presentation & tasting, and nibbles)
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Some previous wine events:
2nd August 2012
‘Long Table Dinner' in the glasshouse at Ballymaloe Cookery School, with the Grand Cru wines of Mas de Daumas Gassac. Menu by Rory O'Connell, inspired by the recently published cookbook, ‘Savours and Flavours of Mas de Daumas Gassac', written by Mme. Veronique Guibert, matched with the Grand Cru wines of Mas de Daumas Gassac.
Dinner hosted by Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School & Mme.Véronique Guibert de La Vaissière, Mas de Daumas Gassac.
(highlighting the Mas de Daumas Gassac wine events that have took place in Ballymaloe, 2011, and 2012, were Rachel Allen along with wine merchants, Gary Gubbins, Red Nose Wines, and Michael Kane, Curious Wines - with the help of some giant wine glasses for fun, in the wine cellar at Ballymaloe)
4th July 2012
An evening in Ballymaloe with Trimbach Wines, Alsace, France - family run since 1626, and listed in the Top 10 White Winemakers of the world, with their wines & stories presented by Jean Trimbach. Also joining us, alongside Jean Trimbach, will be two of the iconic Food producers of Ireland, with Sarah & Sergio Furno of 'Cashel Blue & Crozier Blue Cheeses', and Giana & Fingal Ferguson, of 'Gubbeen Farm, Cheese and Cured Meats' , who will also tell us their story with a tasting of their produce, to taste alongside the wines of Trimbach.
'Riesling Revolution - A journey to the heart of this great wine’, 17th May 2012
Ballymaloe House, in association with Wine Australia, were thrilled to present this wine event, with three winemakers from different parts of the wine world, renowned for producing thrilling Riesling. This amazing wine event was be chaired by John Wilson, wine writer, The Irish Times.
Riesling presents a conundrum. For some it produces the greatest white wines in the world, yet misunderstood and ridiculed by many. Our presentation, plus a 12 wine tasting, followed by a Summer supper, aims to resolves these two disparate points of view.
Joining us to present the evening were 3 winemakers from some of the great Riesling growing regions of the world.
Tim Adams, Clare Valley, South Australia
- Tim Adams is based in Australia's Clare Valley and since establishing Tim Adams wines in 1984 has developed a reputation as a brilliant and fiercely independent winemaker.
Carl Ehrhard, Rheingau, Germany
- Based in Germanys Rheingau, Carl Ehrhard expertly marries tradition with innovation in making and packaging his delicious range of wines.
Séverine Schlumberger, Alsace, France
- Owing some of Alsace's most respected vineyard sites, Séverine Schlumberger of Domaines Schlumberger is custodian of both this famous house and it's vineyards.
Although from different parts of the world, Tim, Carl and Severine share a passion for Riesling, a passion they shared with everyone at this tatsing.
Immediately following the wine presentation & tasting, there was a Slow Food Summer Supper plate of artisan produce from local food producers, fisherman and cheesemakers, with proceeds from this, going to the East Cork Slow Food Educational Project.
‘A South African Afternoon in Ballymaloe’, Sunday 27th May 2012
with Niels Verburg, of Luddite Wines, Bot River, Walker Bay, South Africa
a tutored tasting by Niels of several vintages of his award winning Shiraz, Chenin Blanc
and also Luddite Olive Oil
Sunday 27th May, 5.00pm €10 (for the wine talk and tasting) in The Grain Store at Ballymaloe
Followed by a Traditional South African Braai, with Wildside's Ted Berner, and entertainment by local musicans.
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We run our annual wine weekend course, with Mary Dowey, each Spring - dates for 2013 to follow
'Introduction to Wine Appreciation, Wine Weekend Course with Mary Dowey'; Mary Dowey’s Weekend Wine Course has become a firm fixture on the spring calendar at Ballymaloe House, Co Cork. Guests come from far and wide to learn the essentials of wine appreciation while enjoying superb food, great wines and good company in one of Ireland’s loveliest country houses.
Some previous wine event here at Ballymaloe, include:
Paddy Borthwick, Borthwick Wines, Wairarapa, New Zealand, 21st June, 2010
Jean Trimbach, Trimbach Wines, Alsace, France, 2nd July, 2010
Eric Talavet, Château Valandraud, Saint-Ėmilion, Bordeaux, France for a wine dinner, 27th September, 2010
Silvia Allegrini, Allegrini, Veneto, Italy, for a wine lunch, 28th September, 2010
Wine for the Festive Season course at Ballymaloe, with John McDonnell and Colm McCan, Saturday 4th December 2010
Winemaker dinner, with Tom Portet, Penfolds Wines, Australia, 24th February 2011
Dinner with wines from the house of Hugel, Alsace presented by David Ling of Hugel Wines, Alsace, France. 10th March 2011.
Sherry Dinner with Cesar Saldana, Consejo Regulador, Sherry, 26th May 2011, in association with The Irish Times Readers Evening, and John Wilson, wine writer, The Irish Times, and Wines of Spain.
Anne-Claude Leflaive, Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy. Saturday 11th June 2011.
Dave & Diana Palmer, owners/winemakers, Skillogalee, Clare Valley, Friday 16th September 2011
Jane Ferrari, Yalumba, Barossa Valley 29th September 2011
Samuel Guibert, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Languedoc 21st October 2011.
An evening of Tuscan Wines, and the New Season's Olive Oil, with the following owner/winemakers here themselves representing some of the best known Tuscan wine estates, including Bea Contini Bonacossi, Capezzana, Carmignano; Federico Giuntini, Selvapiana, Chianti Rufino and David Gleave MW, of Liberty Wines, introducing the wines and olive oil of Fontodi, Panzano. 9th November 2011
Oscar Bayo, of Gonzalez Byass, Jerez - wine presentation and tasting, Friday 11th November, 2011
'Burgundy 2009 - La Route des Vins', the villages, and taste the wines of Burgundy' with Marinette Garnier, Maison Jaffelin, Burgundy, 13th March 2012
‘South African Wine & Food’ with Niels Verburg, Luddite Wines, Bot River -‘Sabrage’ demonstration; wine talk & tasting of Luddite wines, and Olive Oil. Followed by South African Braai (BBQ) by Wildside’s Ted Berner.27th May 2012
The Irish Wine Geese, with winemaker Caroline Feely, Chateau Haut Garrigue, Saussignac, South-West France, and Tómas Clancy, wine writer, & presenter of The Wine Geese on RTE Radio. The wines & stories of Irish people winemaking around the world. Thursday 7th June 2012
Ballymaloe House - The Georgina Campbell Wine Award of the Year 2010
Lonely Planet Top 10 Wine Weekends
Food and Wine Magazine 'Wine Experience of the Year' Top 10 2010
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2009
The Daily Telegraph Top 10 Wine-Tasting Courses UK & Ireland 2008
Our annual wine weekend with Mary Dowey
Mary Dowey’s Weekend Wine Course has become a firm fixture on the spring calendar at Ballymaloe House, Co Cork yearly for the past 11 years. Guests come from far and wide to learn the essentials of wine appreciation while enjoying superb food, great wines and good company in one of Ireland’s loveliest country houses.
Mary’s Introduction to Wine Appreciation is suitable for anybody who enjoys wine and would like to know more about it, the course focuses on key grape varieties. Besides quickly mastering the characteristics of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir, guests will learn how to recognise quality, buy wisely, serve and store wines correctly and match them with the most suitable foods. ‘The wine-tasting weekend was fantastic and we will highly recommend it to our friends.’ Emma-Jane Dockery, Dublin
Listed among the Top 10 Wine Courses in the UK & Ireland by the Daily Telegraph, and Lonely Planet Top 10 Weekend Breaks. Ballymaloe House is also recipient of the Georgina Campbell Wine Award of the Year 2010.
Mary Dowey (www.marydowey.com) has built up a large following through her enthusiastic and refreshingly unstuffy approach. She is wine editor of The Gloss magazine and a contributor to the internationally acclaimed wine magazine Decanter, having been wine correspondent of The Irish Times 1995-2005. She has visited most of the world’s major wine-producing regions and is the author of several books including Food and Wine – Matching Made Simple and 101 Great Wines Under €12.
Wine Weekend Format
Friday evening: welcome aperitif, dinner with specially chosen wines and brief talk
Saturday: wine course all day (9.30am – 4.30pm) with lunch, afternoon tea and a
six-course wine-tasting dinner in the evening
Sunday morning: champagne and sparkling wine workshop (10am -12.30pm)
Wine Weekend Packages – course open to both residents and non-residents
2 nights bed & breakfast with Friday dinner and wine talk; Saturday all-day wine course with lunch, afternoon tea and gala dinner; Sunday morning champagne workshop.
€495pp standard room; €595pp superior room
Gift vouchers available: the ideal birthday or Christmas gift for a wine-lover.
Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co. Cork. Tel: 00 353 (0)21 4652531
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website and online booking: www.ballymaloe.ie
Some previous events include:
Thursday 17th May 2012
‘Riesling Revolution’ with 3 winemakers from some of the great Riesling regions - Tim Adams, Clare Valley; Carl Ehrhard, Rheingau, ;Séverine Schlumberger, Alsace & chaired by John Wilson, wine writer, The Irish Times. Followed by Slow Food Summer Supper Super of artisan produce.