Posted on August 25th, 2011
UPDATE: And the winners are…
Fermoy Estate (Named after John Anderson,
founder of Fermoy in County Cork)
Xanadu Lagan Estate (established by Drs. John Lagan, Omagh and Eithne Sheridan, Offaly)
Margaret River, Western Australia
Wine Australia will be in touch with you shortly!
Wine Australia are putting together two tastings to align with two of our group matches against Australia and Italy and you, as a loyal reader of sourgrapes.ie, can win a pair of tickets to each event – that’s two prizes.
To enter, all you have to do is pop a comment below mentioning an Australian wine with an Irish connection – if you can’t think of one, you can copy previous comments.
Winners, at random, will be announced on 7th September.
Thursday 15th, September – Ireland v’s Australia.
Two days to go before our critical match against Australia the theme of the tasting will be about Australian wines with an Irish story.
The triumvirate of Wine Australia’s John McDonnell, wine historian Ted Murphy (author of A KINGDOM OF
WINE: A Celebration of Ireland’s Winegeese) and the Sunday Business Post’s wine scribe Tomas Clancy will take you though the wines and their stories.
When? 7pm – 8.30pm followed by two course supper.
Where? Donnybrook Fair, Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
How much? €30
Book now: Direct with Niall Murphy at Donnybrook Fair on 01 6683556, ext. 20
Thursday 29th September – Ireland v’s Italy
Italy are a potential banana skin for Ireland and it’s our last game in the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup.
But strewth, mate, what the hell have Italy got to do Wine Australia? Good question.
Australia is about far more than Shiraz and Chardonnay. They’ve been making some bladdy good wines with Italian grapes. Pinot Grigio, Vermentino, Fiano, Barbera, Dolchetto, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo are well established Down Under.
When? 6.00pm – 7.30pm followed by tasty nibbles.
Where? Ely Bar and Brassiere, IFSC, Dublin 1
How much? €15
Book now: Direct with Wine Australia on