Gimblett Gravels was one such place and is “the most famous single vineyard on New Zealand”. And from these gravels comes a surprising wine. “It was the biggest surprise for us,” said Hannah as she introduced us to two Syrah. And another surprise, the most awarded wine in New Zealand is not a Sauvignon blanc but Le Sol, one of this pair of Syrah.
|Lunch at Adare. Smoked Irish Salmon with Mango Salsa, Crab, herb & citrus creme fraiche|
and Roast rump of Irish lamb, kohlrabi, crispy sweetbreads, butterbean puree.
- If you’d like to visit and stay at Adare Manor, you’d better hurry! Extensive refurbishment is planned for the leading five star hotel from early next year and it will be closed for up to 18 months.
- Well done to Hannah and to Peter McCabe of Tindal’s for their input last week and to Anthony Tindal himself who left us in no doubt that he was a confirmed philosopher! Brian Lawlor, Food & Beverage Manager at Adare Manor, was on hand to make sure everything, including lunch, went well. It did!
Upcoming wine events at BallymaloeBank Holiday Monday 26th October 2015, 8.00pmWine dinner with John Wilson wine writer, The Irish TimesIn Ballymaloe House €85 including dinner and winesJohn Wilson, one of Ireland’s top wine writers, will present, over dinner, a tasting of a selection of his favourite wines from the new edition of his book ‘Wilson on Wine 2016’Thursday 12th November, 7.30pmA Unique and Fascinating Comparative Wine Tasting with Maximilian J. Riedelof Riedel Wine GlassIn the Grainstore at BallymaloeTickets for the Riedel event are priced at €65 for individual tickets or €55 each for bookings of 2 or more. Each ticket includes €97.50 worth of Riedel VERITAS glass which each ticket holder can take home in a portable gift boxSpecial rates also available for accommodationBallymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co. CorkTel: 021 4652531