An Exploration of The Wines of Burgundy

An Exploration of The Wines of Burgundy

With Raymond Blake

Tuesday 25th September 7:15pm

at Whelehans Wines

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to announce that Raymond Blake, who is unequivocally Ireland’s leading Burgundy expert, will be joining us for a very special Burgundy Tasting.

He has written two books that cover his experiences exploring this hallowed wine region. His latest book, “Cote d’Or” has been shortlisted Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2018.  Expect an entertaining, informative and enjoyable evening from this highly experienced taster.

The wines will be accompanied by delicious meats & cheeses carefully selected by Chef Nick and his team.

We will also be offering a special W Club Discount on all wines featured on the evening.

As numbers are limited, places will be booked on a first come basis. To book your place, please email wclub@whelehanswines.ie drop by the Wine Store. We would be delighted for you to bring your friends along, by all means spread the word! We would, however, ask if you could please let us know in advance so we can make sure you are seated together on the night.

Date: Tuesday 25th September 2018

Venue: Whelehans Wines

Time: 7:15pm – 9:15pm (starts at 7:15pm sharp) 

Cost: €30 per person payable at the door.

 

We look forward to welcoming you!

Summer 2018 at Whelehans Wines

 

We are delighted with the arrival of lots of new and exciting wines here at Whelehans Wines. From Luneau Papin our star Muscadet house there is the delicious Clos des Allées Muscadet 2016 which has been receiving rave reviews.

The wines of our new organic house Château Lou from the Rousillon are causing quite a stir with their impeccable range of rosé, rouge & blanc.

For those who are in search of the exciting and the exotic there are the wines of Château de Cabidos from the Pyrénées Atlantiques working with the Petit Manseng grape.

Our range of the classics continue to grow particularly our Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire and Rhone offering.

Heat wave wines 28 degrees+

Yes, we have it on good authority that there is a heat wave on the way next week so if you want to have some of the most exciting rosés to add to that Provençal feeling we have some wonderful offerings.  We are loving the Château de Lou Rosé 2017 and the Vatan Sancerre Rosé 2017

Last but certainly not least, we are thrilled to announce that the builders have finally left the building having completed our new Whelehans Wine School & Tasting Rooms in a world class wine tasting environment above the Wine Store.

Whelehans Wine School

David, Martina & Gavin are looking forward to introducing wines to all who have a yearning to learn, from the most recent recruits to the seasoned tasters, with courses starting in September. So lots going on! Do drop by, we look forward to seeing you.

 

 

 

 

Whelehans Wine School Judgement

Whelehans Wine School Judgement 8th June 2018  

To celebrate the launch of the new Whelehans Wines Tasting Rooms and Wine School, Whelehans Wines hosted a Wine Tasting, presided over by Steven Spurrier, instigator of the original Paris Judgement 1976. The tasting was blind and conducted under the same conditions as the original Paris Judgement.

David Whelehan and Steven Spurrier pictured at the launch of Whelehans Wine School on Friday 8th June 2018

Results

Old World holds it’s own, winning the Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay categories. Yalumba Signature narrowly won the Cabernet blend category in a very close finish.

The panel of tasters were:

Steven Spurrier  (Chair)

Tomás Clancy (The Sunday Business Post)

Corinna Hardgrave (The Sunday Times/Irish Independent)

Leslie Williams (Irish Examiner)

Martin Moran (The Sunday Times)

Julie Dupouy (# 3 Worlds Best Sommelier 2016)

Arnaud Legat (Sommelier One Pico)

Maxime Pougeolle (Sommelier L’Écrivain)

Tom Doorley (Irish Daily Mail)

Liam Campbell (thetaste.ie)

Matthew Nugent Irish Sun)

Judy O’Kane (Wine Writer, Poet)

Maureen O’Hara (Premier Wine Training)

PJ Gibbons (Social & Personal)

 

See below link to the anonymous scores from the room with a full listing of the wines tasted.

Whelehans_Tastingscores

 

Whelehans Wine School

Yalumba Wine Tasting Evening 10th May

Yalumba Wine Tasting

With Winemaker Louisa Rose

Thursday 10th May 7:15pm

at Whelehans Wines

 

We are delighted to have Louisa Rose (winemaker) jetting in from Australia to guide us through the highly rated wines of this Barossa Valley winery.

Kicking off with a glass of bubbles, Louisa Rose will guide you through a selection of exciting wines from the Yalumba estate ranging from Riesling to Viognier to Shiraz….

The wines will be accompanied by delicious meats & cheeses carefully selected by Chef Nick and his team.

We will also be offering a special W Club Discount on all wines featured on the evening.

As numbers are limited, places will be booked on a first come basis. To book your place, please email wclub@whelehanswines.ie drop by the Wine Store. We would be delighted for you to bring your friends along, by all means spread the word! We would, however, ask if you could please let us know in advance so we can make sure you are seated together on the night.

 

Date: Thursday 10th May 2018

Venue: Whelehans Wines

Time: 7:15pm – 9:15pm (starts at 7:15pm sharp)

Cost: €25 per person payable at the door.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Great Wines, Great Taste

Whelehans Wines,

Silver Tassie, Loughlinstown,

Co.Dublin D18 VK37

Dining for Wine Lovers: Our Top Picks | Food&Wine

Taken from foodandwine.ie

A Wine Lovers Guide to Dining Out In Ireland

Calling all wine lovers, from the connoisseur to the eager and enthusiastic novice. These restaurants are for you.

We’re equal opportunists when it comes to wining and dining. What can we say? It’s a winning combination. Some restaurants however, go above and beyond the usual selection and the offering is just too good to ignore. So, we’ve compiled a list of locations for the ultimate wine lovers amongst us.

Whelehans Wines:

Set up by David Whelehan, Whelehans Wines has become a treasure trove for people who are passionate about wine. The superb collection and helpful and knowledgable staff show that even the smallest of establishments can hold their own once the experience is there. Pop in for a bite and pick up a few bottles to bring home in the adjoining wine shop.

Ox Belfast:

Wonderful things can happen when people combine forces, as friends, Stephen and Alain discovered upon opening Ox Belfast in 2013. Alain’s experience as a sommelier and restaurant manager coupled with Stephen’s imagination and creativity for food, has ensured that Ox is one of the best eateries in the North, complete with the awards to prove it. The diverse drink and wine menus feature local microbreweries and unique wine makers.

 

l’Atitude 51:

This Cork City based wine bar serves up simple bistro-style fare with a wide selection of wines. The focus is centred towards organic, biodynamic and natural wines and the car in which they are chosen is evident from the varied and curated offerings.

Spanish Wine Tasting

Tuesday 24th April 7:15pm at Whelehans Wines

To celebrate Spanish Wine Week, we are delighted to have the esteemed Tomás Clancy, The Sunday Business Post and Newstalk Wine Expert, joining us for a very special W Club Wine Tasting.

Kicking off with a glass of Cava, Tomás will guide you through a carefully curated selection of exciting wines from Rias Baixas, Bierzo, Rioja & Ribera del Duero.

The wines will be accompanied by delicious meats & cheeses selected by Chef Nick and his team.

We will also be offering a special W Club Discount on all wines featured on the evening.

As numbers are limited, places will be booked on a first come basis. To book your place, please email wclub@whelehanswines.ie drop by the Wine Store. We would be delighted for you to bring your friends along, by all means spread the word! We would, however, ask if you could please let us know in advance so we can make sure you are seated together on the night.

Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018

Venue: Whelehans Wines

Time: 7:15pm – 9:15pm (starts at 7:15pm sharp)

 Cost: €25 per person payable at the door.

We look forward to welcoming you!