Australian Wine Fair in June

The world of Australian wine will come to life in Dublin this June when Wine Australia hosts its Annual Trade Tasting.

The event, held at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel on June 5, promises to introduce Ireland to some new discoveries while providing an update into the development of the Australian category.

Joining Wine Australia in Ireland will be 12 Australian producers, including the top selling Australian wine label in Ireland, McGuigan Wines, as well big brand heavyweights McWilliam’s Wines, Jacob’s Creek and Casella Wines.

Other producers include d’Arenberg, Tim Adams Wines and Peter Lehmann Wines.

A spotlight will also fall on Australian Shiraz, with 40 wines on free-pour to enable guests to compare and contrast the country’s signature variety. Vintages will date back as far as 2005.

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Evelyn is Top Sommelier

Evelyn Moriarty of Ashford Castle is the winner of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Wine Competition 2014.

Pictured are Andrew O’ Gorman, Secretary, Irish Guild of Sommeliers, Evelyn Moriarty, Ashford Castle Hotel and  Oliver J. Murtagh, President,


Irish Guild of Sommeliers

Evelyn undertook written and practical tests which included an essay on “The Diversity of the Wine Industry of a named country”. She graduated in 2013 with the Irish Guild of Sommeliers Sommelier Certificate. d of Sommeliers.

Evelyn was presented with her prize after the Guild Annual General Meeting at the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, Dublin on 14th April, 2014 by Oliver J. Murtagh, President Irish Guild of Sommeliers.



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Malbec Day Wine Fair

To co-incide with the 4th edition of  Malbec World Day on April 17th, 2014, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic  in Dublin, in association with Wines of Argentina will be holding their 2nd  Argentine Wine Fair.

This year, 22 wineries will take part in the  Dublin show and there will be over 200 Argentine wines available to taste.   As well as wines made from the Malbec grape, there will also be many other Argentine wine styles available to taste on the day.

The 2014 Argentine Trade Tasting will take place  on Tuesday 15th April, 2014 in the Charlemont Suite at the  Hilton (Dublin) Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2.

Trade & Press will be invited to taste a range of Argentine wines, most of which are currently available on the Irish market . The trade and press tasting on April 15th will run from 12.00 noon  – 6.00 p.m and is by invitation only.

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