Cork School of Music

John McDonnell, the Ballyvaughan based rep for Wine Australia Ireland, has been in touch about a wine tasting with a difference....

After the huge success of our Clare Valley tasting this September, Wine Australia is coming back to Cork to host another delicious Australian wine tasting.

During the summer we gave Blake Creedon, Wine Scribe for the Irish Examiner newspaper and blog master on the challenge to pull together a selection of his favourite Australian wines. Not a list of Australia’s best wines, but a list of his personal favourites. 

In his own words: “My column and blog can never provide what they’re intended to inspire — the pleasure of enjoying good company and a decent glass of wine. Well, here’s a rare opportunity for me to thrust a glass into your hand, saying ‘here, try this’.

Wine Australia has given me free rein to put together a list of wines from down under. I’ve long been convinced of the depth and breadth of quality wines made in Australia. But the process of whittling down the prospective wines (it was at 90 or so just a few weeks ago) has come as an eye-opener even to me: Trust me; there are all sorts of treats in the final list. Scrap that, don’t you dare trust me – come along and suck it and see”

On Wednesday 1st December, Blake and I will host a tasting of Blake’s Favourite Australians.
We would love you to join us. There are 65 wines in the line up covering all styles, regions and prices.
In fact this could be the perfect event to take away all those Christmas buying/present selecting challenges.

The details;
Wednesday 1st December, 6pm – 8.30pm at the Cork School of Music on Union Quay
20 Euro per person with some tasty nibbles being served.
Places can be reserved direct with our office on 065 7077264 or
Places are limited so if tempted, or need any further information, please get in touch sooner rather than later.
Best wishes. Blake and myself look forward to welcoming you to his “here, try this” wine tasting on the 1st.
John Mc Donnell,
Wine Australia Ireland, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare