On Tuesday 12th April, as part of Spanish Wine Week, we will be hosting a Tasting Masterclass on Seven Spanish Wines under €20 with John Wilson of The Irish Times & Wilson On Wine.
The evening will include seven delicious and exciting wines from Spain, complemented by a selection of Spanish Meats & Cheeses.
This event is open to all. Numbers are strictly limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Time: 7:30pm sharp
Cost: €20 per person. Payment will be taken at the door.
Bookings can be made by emailing us on: email@example.com or by phone: 01-9011144
On Saturday 26th March, David appeared on the Saturday:am Show on TV3 to talk about wine choices for Easter.
Below are the wines which featured on the show. All are available from Whelehans Wines in Loughlinstown and also on our website www.whelehanswines.ie.
David can be seen talking about the Wines here on TV3 Player: Saturday:am – Easter Wines with David Whelehan
Haut-Poitou Sauvignon Blanc 2014 €11.95
This is an intensely aromatic Sauvignon from the appellation Haut-Poitou in the Loire Valley, the spiritual home of this grape variety.
André Vatan Sancerre 2015 €19.95
A small family owned Domaine of just under 10ha. Here André & Arielle craft some of the most exciting wines in the Loire. This wine is particularly interesting as it showcases the great vintage that 2015 is. It will act as an interesting comparison with the Sauvion Haut-Poitou as both are Sauvignon Blancs and both are from the Loire Valley in France.
The classic match with lamb that is traditionally served at Easter is Bordeaux or Rioja, so it’s only appropriate that we investigate two offerings.
Château Janoy Bellevue 2014 €14.95
This classic Petit-Château is made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc. Polished with attractive red fruits. Gilbert & Gaillard, distinguished reviewers have awarded it a Gold Medal at the Concours International 2015.
Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva 2010 €19.95
This is a delicious Rioja that straddles the new style and the old style. Made 100% from the Tempranillo and aged in oak barrels for 20 months it is rich and ripe with attractive red fruit and vanilla notes. Decanter Magazine in March voted it the best of the 240 Riojas that it reviewed.