Rhône Wine Week Ireland – A celebration of the wines of the Rhône Valley
From the 29th of October to the 5th of November, Irish wine lovers will celebrate Rhône Wine Week Ireland, a celebration of the wines of the Rhône Valley, which returns on its 4th edition with even more wines to try and activities to enjoy.
Importers, restaurants and wine shops will be highlighting wines from this legendary region with tastings, dinners, offers, and more, with the support of Inter-Rhône (the French body charged with promoting the wines of this region).
Join the celebration! Here’s a list of the events that will take place during the week!
The Big Rhône Quiz will take place in Dublin on the evening of Monday 7th November 2016 in the Drury Buildings. The prize you can win, generously sponsored by Inter-Rhône, is simply fantastic: A trip for your team to the Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône 2017 the bi-annual, 4-day tasting event that showcases the best the Rhône has to offer (10th – 13th April 2017). The prize includes flights, accommodation and car hire, as well as entry to the various tastings taking place over the 4 days.
Get studying, your best resource for preparation would be the Inter-Rhone website. Find out all about the history, the appellations and the grape varieties of this amazing region.
Be sure to register your team (4 people max per team) and starting brushing up on the Rhône.
Blind tastings, technical questions, geography and more. The quiz will take place in Dublin.
Entry is €25 per team (€20 for WSET Students and past students). To register please email your team details to: info@RhoneWineWeekIreland.com
In advance of Rhône Wine Week, Sinéad Cabot will be running a Classic food & Rhône wine pairing workshop at No. 1 Pery Square in Limerick. The evening will run from 8-9.30pm and cost €25 pp. For more info please call 061-402402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wine Centre Kilkenny: In-store Promo and Meet the Producer.
Simon Tyrrell, winemaker with Les Deux Cols, will be in store and will be talking about his range of Rhône wines in advance of Rhône Wine Week.
Bruno Boisson from Domaine Boisson in Cairanne and Simon Tyrrell, winemaker at Les Deux Cols both from the Southern Rhône will takes us through the region’S history and distinctive features. You will get to taste six wines in total followed by supper with wine.
Cost €35 per person – Please call 01 661 0075 or e-mail email@example.com
Charles Derain of Les Deux Cols will be at O’Connell’s Restaurant in Donnybrook to talk you through the Rhône Valley and lead an informal tasting and food pairing of six wines for only €35. Taste six wines and enjoy a delicious 3 course Supper. To book please call 01 269 6116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A five course dinner with Rhone wine pairing in the Brasserie at the Marker Hotel, Dublin, which will be welcoming Denis Alary from Domaine Alary and Thierry Faravel from Domaine la Bouïssiere, both from the Southern Rhône to the Brasserie. For more on this event please click here. To book please contact The Brasserie team on 01-6875104 or alternatively email on email@example.com.
Join us for a special Rhône tasting and a screening of the film After Love, in conjunction with the IFI and Inter-Rhône as part of the French Film Festival. Hugo Levingstone from Domaine de Mourchon will take you through his range of Rhône wines. The wine-tasting will start at 19:00 pm, and the film will commence at 20:30 pm. Tickets for wine-tasting and film: €25. For bookings click here.
Enjoy a Rhone dinner at Greenes Restaurant with winemakers from Domaine Boisson and Les Deux Cols. Award-winning chef Bryan McCarthy will present a wine-paired meal using wild and locally foraged or farmed organic ingredients. For more info or to book please call 021 455 2279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big Rhône Tasting is back in Dublin’s oldest wine venue, Ely bar & brasserie, on Thursday 3rd November from 6:00 pm. This always sells out fast, so be sure to get your ticket in time. Only €20 a head to meet the producers and taste your way from north to south of the valley and back again! To buy yours now click here or visit Elywinebar.ie and click on the Wine Tasting tab.
Higgins Off-Licence Rhône Wine Tasting Event – a two day Rhône festival in Clonskeagh
How: Open bottles & price promotions.
Ananda Restaurant in Dundrum has created a Tasting Menu with a Rhône twist. You can have a look at the full menu here: ananda-tasting-menu-november-december-2016, and the good news is that this can be enjoyed for the whole of December and November.
For more on this, or to book a table, please call 01 296 0099
Crozes-Hermitage, white, 2015, Domaine A. Graillot
Côtes du Rhône villages 2014 Domaine de la Montagnette
Crozes-Hermitage 2014, Domaine des Lises
To celebrate Rhône Wine Week, the wonderful team at Green Man Wines in Terenure will be offering 10% discount on all Rhône wines, all week, and will also have a selection open daily for tasting.
One Pery Square, Limerick is offering Rhône wine specials by the glass & carafe the week in the bar & Sash Restaurant has Rhône by the glass on special for the week, you can travel from Crozes-Hermitage to Ventoux without leaving your table.
Le Caveau in Kilkenny are offering 10% discount across all their Rhône wines for the week and there will be lovely Rhônes open in store for tasting all day on Friday 4th – be sure to drop in for a sip or two!
Searsons Wine Merchants are running a 6 for 5 on all Rhône wines for the month of October and throughout Rhône Wine Week – buy 6 bottles of Rhône wines and get the cheapest one free!
The offer is valid both online and in store in Monkstown.
Be sure to listen out to the Moncreiff Show on Newstalk FM during the week, we’ll have Rhône giveaways every day of the show.
Go on, tap in to your inner Rhône Ranger.
If you can’t make any of the events for the week but would still like to take part there are a few different ways you can do this:
Join us for #RhôneOClock every day during Rhône Wine Week on twitter, daily prizes and giveaways there too.
But when is Rhône O’Clock? Follow, look for #RhoneOClock and find out more.
There’s chances to win wine, and more.
We’ll be holding the Alternative Rhône Quiz on twitter (date to be announced but it will be some time during the week). You can enter alone or in a team, we will have the odd bottle of Rhône wine, and books, and corkscrews, and aprons, and did we mention the odd bottle of Rhône wine up for grabs!
So get comfy; take your shoes off, pour yourself a glass, and we’ll be off just as soon as we’ve settled on the day. Look out for #RhoneQuiz and be sure to follow @RhoneWineWeek.
If you are a restaurant owner or run an off licence or wine shop and would like to take part then please get in touch. It costs nothing to get involved and the week is open to all independents who are Rhône lovers.
Email us on email@example.com for more.