September Newsletter

Autumn re-awakens the tasting buds and there are always lots of events to look forward to. To start, we have two exciting events that you need to pencil into your diaries! 

On Wednesday 21 September, Giacomo Boscaini will be in Dublin to celebrate 250 years of MASI wines.

In association with Findlater & Co., Wine Spirit Women are delighted to welcome Giacomo to host an exclusive masterclass to Wine Spirit Women members.This unique tasting event will celebrate the iconic wines of this winery over the centuries and discuss the tradition and innovation that lie at the heart of this family-owned wine estate in Veneto. 

MASI – named for the Vaio (valley) dei Masi in the Veneto region of Italy, where the estate is based – has been owned and managed by the Boscaini family for two and a half centuries. Innovation is at the heart of what they do – the Boscaini family have re-introduced ancient varieties like Oseleta and launched MASI Green, a sustainability programme to take real and long-term action in the face of climate change. MASI are famous for the legendary single-vineyard Amarone wines that are iconic expressions of the style.

When: Wednesday 21 September 2 – 4pm
Where: Conrad Hotel, Iveagh Suite

Register your interest by email here 
The second event will take place on Thursday the 13th of October, and is a fascinating play about the iconic tale of Argentinian Malbec. 
We will send information on securing tickets closer to the time, but for now here’s a little bit about the play.As Wine Flows By is a 20-minute one-woman show that leads you through the history of four powerful female forces that forever changed the journey of the Malbec grape.Join us as we start in the Middle Ages with Eleanor of Aquitaine, to the turn of the century Italian immigration into Argentina with Ana Mosceta and Phylloxera’s devastation in Europe, to the pioneer winemaking of the Catena family in present day. Laugh, learn, be inspired and entertained while you enjoy a beautiful pairing of wine and storytelling.

We wish to extend a big congratulations to Morgan Vanderkamer, whose newest business venture, UNioN in Waterford, won Best Wine Experience at this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards.

Now that the Autumn air has begun to blow, we found the perfect cocktail recipe to keep you warm, a delicious boozy hot buttered cider.

In August, we visited Stoneybatter hotspot Grano’s new vineria (that’s a wine bar to you and me) Afianco. With a menu of luscious Italian treats, including oozing burrata, the BEST homemade meatballs and a wine list solely dedicated to wines from Italy, you’ll feel like you’re soaking up the Italian culture without paying the airfare.

Neighbourhood Wine is looking for wine aficionados for an exciting opportunity in Dublin.The fabulous Ballyfin Demesne is looking for a junior sommelierAdare Manor is looking to hire an experienced sommelierThere’s a job up for grabs in Baggot Street Wines with the possibility of a level 2 or 3 WSET scholarship. Slane Distillery is seeking a Distillery Host. Responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting tours, hosting brand education visits, supporting staff training and promoting retail sales.A Business Development Manager is wanted at Classic Drinks.In Dublin, Nutbutter is hiring a full-time Barista

Boutique Wines will host a Catalan Wine Tasting on the 26th of September. The best producers from the area will be in attendance, including Venus Universal, Castillo de Perelada, Costers del Sio, Casa Gran del Siurana (who has an amazing female winemaking Anna Galissa at the helm), Vinicola Nulles and Alsina Y Sarda. (Trade only)
The Irish Whiskey Festival Expo will take place from 17th – 23rd October at the Convention Centre Dublin.

Pete’s Provisions in Raheny Dublin are hosting several wine tastings, including 20th September and 25th October.