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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
We are all delighted to have received this recent accolade.
Lots more exciting wines on the way!
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.
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 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.
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.