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 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!

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


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 (

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 Wine School