You still have time to get tickets for the most exciting wine eventin Ireland, over 40 winemakers have started to arrive in Dublin intheir droves for theO’Briens springwine fair April24th & 25th
there are over 180 wines to taste, this promises to be the wine event of the yearand tickets are selling fast, be sure not to miss out, drop into to your local store or followthis linkto purchase online.
Ticketsare priced at €15andproceeds goto The Laura Lynn Children's hospice.
To whet your appetite I have picked out below just a few of the winemakers who will be flying in for the weekend.
Rizzardi: The Rizzardi estate dates back to the 15th century and now occupies some of the finest Cru vineyards in Valpolicella, Bardolino and Soave. In 2014 Calcarole Amarone 2009 became the first Amarone to be awarded ‘Best Italian Red Wine’ by the Gambero Rosso Wine Guide.
Jean-Luc Colombo:Jean-Luc is very much a "hands-on" producer and believes in complete destemming, malolactic fermentation in cask, new oak and high attention towards impeccable cellar conditions. He also favours organic viticulture and less filtration before bottling. His wines speak for themselves - full, deep, rich and invariably excellent.
Domaine La Sarabande:After many year’s working at some of Austrailia and New Zealand’s top estates, in 2009 Paul and Isla Gordon became the first Irish/Australian vignerons in the Languedoc. Domaine La Sarabande was established so that they could fulfil their dreams of making serious long living robust wines of their own. The vineyards are organic and the winemaking is a combination of old and new world techniques.