WSW June Newsletter

Can you believe June is almost over already?This year feels like it’s flying in and you’re probablywondering why your June newsletter is so late right?Well, we’ve been offgallivanting around the place, including a media trip to Catalonia with Boutique Wines which we’ll be sharing with you soon.

But finally, it’s summer at last – the longest day has come and gone, so if you’re not drinking rosé or Pet Nat by now, you’re just not a fan!

Most stores have a summer promotion on rosé wine at the moment – there are great deals to be had all summer in most supermarkets and independents. We recently recommended Laurent Miquel’s Solas Rosé as a Wine Wednesday special, available from Dunnes Stores (€11.50) and O’Brien’s have a 25% summer promotion on all rosé wines, including our own Lynne Coyle’s “Rós” Spanish rosé.

You’ll mostly find Pet Nat (Pétillant Naturel) wines in specialist independents, starting at around €20. These are naturally sparkling (“pétillant” in French) wines, which are closed with a crown cap before the end of fermentation, creating a natural sparkle and you’ll often find a little cloudiness or sediment, as there’s no disgorgement. Usually low in alcohol at 10.5-11%, they are a refreshing summer choice.

Read on for industry news, events and job vacancies. 

Enjoy the sunshine!

Sinead Smyth,
Chair, Wine Spirit Women

Monthly Q&A with…

In this month’s Q&A we’re chatting to Kate Dempsey, founder of Kinsale Mead. You can read about Kate’s drinks industry journey here.

And you can plan your own trip to Kinsale Meadery by visiting their website.

Wine Spirit Women Hit The Road

Wines Direct have invited Wine Spirit Women to their Mullingar HQ for a portfolio tasting. They have also kindly arranged transportation to collect usfrom Dublin City Centre and backThere are currently 10 places available on this outing.

If you are interested please email us at at your earliest convenience. The bus will depart The Quays at 9.30 am and will return from Wines Direct at 1.00 pm/1.30 pm.

Summer Alternatives to Rosé

As mentioned in our previous newsletter we’ve started writing content for our WSW blog and our first official post is now live‘Alternatives to Rosé this Summer’. While rosé is a joy to sip on, sometimes you crave something a little different, so we’ve created a delicious list of beverages for you to try.

If you’d like to contribute to the WSW blog we’d love to hear from you! Send us an email with your pitch.

As always we’ve rounded up some super events and exciting job opportunities below.

Wines Direct are recruiting an E-commerce Specialist

James Nicholson Wines are recruiting a Digital Marketing Assistant

Bookkeeper, part-time – Boutique Wines. Contact to apply.

Beer Exports & Projects Manager – Diageo

Director of Beverage – The Market Group

Sommelier – Glovers Alley

Brewery Ambassador – BRÚ

Online Manager – Martin’s Off-Licence
Duties include packing and tracking orders, and updating customers, 30 hours per week. Email CV & Cover letter to with ‘Job Vacancy’ in the title

Sales Assistant – Martins Off-Licence

Drinks experience an advantage. 30 hours per week. Email CV & Cover letter to with ‘Job Vacancy’ in the title

Upcoming Events

30 June, Crossbar, Co. Down – James Nicholson Wines are hosting an evening with Finca Sophenia. Find out more and get your tickets here

30 June, Terenure, Dublin – Green Man Wines are hosting a natural wine tasting. Tickets available here

02 July, Fumbally Stables, Dublin – Mini Polish Wine Fest. Find out more and get your tickets here

Multiple dates, Dublin – Stillgarden Distillery, Gin Tasting. Tickets available here

Multiple dates, Donaghadee, Co. Down – The Copeland Distillery Experience is back and you can buy tickets here

13 August, Dublin – Take a tour with Dublin Wine Trails. Find out more here

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