The Wine Press. AN EVENING OF ENGLISH WINE SPARKED GREAT SUCCESS AT BALLYMALOE HOUSE

press release

AN EVENING OF ENGLISH WINE SPARKED GREAT SUCCESS AT BALLYMALOE HOUSE 

Left to right: Kevin O'Gorman and Billy Leighton from Jameson, John Wilson, Darina Allen, Dermot and Ana Sugrue. Pic by Colm McCan 

Ballymaloe House played host to a very successful English sparkling wine evening recently. Acclaimed winemaker Dermot Sugrue and his wife, of three days at the time, Ana Dogic, both winemakers of 'Sugrue South Downs' honeymooned at Ballymaloe House and took time out to share their story and award winning sparkling wines.


The evening was held at a round table dinner, with wines paired to compliment the food. Prominent Irish Times wine scribe John Wilson hosted the bubbly event. 


Master Distiller, Kevin O’Gorman and Master Blender, Billy Leighton from Jameson’s Midleton Distillery also joined on the night. They shared the Green Spot Château Léoville Barton, a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey which is renowned for its excellent quality to end the evening in celebration of the newly wedded Mr and Mrs Sugrue-Dogic.


Many other guests supported the evening to share fascinating stories while being dined by Ballymaloe House Head Chef Dervilla O’Flynn and her team. Dishes included Roast John Dory with Herb Oat Crumb, Bretonne Sauce, served with mouth watering sautéed kale.


General Manager at Ballymaloe House, Laura Behan, said “It was delightful to share such a wonderful evening with one of England’s most foremost sparkling winemakers.  Also surrounded by delicious food and great company, Ballymaloe House looks forward to hosting further events in the near future for everyone welcome to come and join”. 


There’s plenty of events taking place at Ballymaloe House this summer including the open air Irish sculpture exhibition. For more information about future events to be held at Ballymaloe House, is available on their website www.ballymaloe.ie


*********

Wines of the World have a Kylie Rosé Special!

Countdown is on for the Bank Holiday weekend and Wines of the World have a Kylie Rosé special just for you!

We hope you will be enjoying the Summer vibes with a glass of Rosé in your hand.

First 50 orders of the Kylie Rosé Special will receive a complimentary gift from Kylie!

The wines will include the following mix of 6

  • Kylie Sparkling Rosé Frizzante – Italy x 2
  • Kylie Minogue Signature Range Rosé – France x 2
  • Kylie Sparkling Rosé Prosecco Spumante – Italy x 1
  • Kylie Côtes de Provence Rosé – France x 1

Limited Stocks – click here to order yours


******

SET YOUR SUMMER IN BLOOM

WITH BLACK TOWER’S NEW FLOWER POWER BOTTLES 

 

 

Summer garden parties are set to flourish this year, with the release of 

Black Tower’s limited-edition floral design wine bottles.   

 

Picnics, garden parties and BBQs alike are sure to stand out this summer, with the limited-edition Fruity White and Rosé wines from Black Tower. 

Featuring a beautiful flower design, of pretty pinks and lilacs, the new sleeve bottles are guaranteed to brighten up any al-fresco occasion - whatever the weather! 

The newly-released wines will delight guests and act as the perfect accompaniment to light, summer dishes and, for those more health-conscious drinkers, Black Tower has a delicious alternative with their low-calorie and low-alcohol B range.  

 

Fruity White Summer Sleeve  

With an elegant sweetness which nods to vibrant orange, passionfruit, peach and pineapple with honey running through, Black Tower’s Fruity White is a favourite all round and perfect for serving up in the summer months. 

Delicate, refreshing flavours make this wine the perfect pairing for a feta and watermelon salad or Moroccan vegetable tagine on a balmy evening. Plus, with its beautiful bottle design, this wine is the ideal gift for bringing to a get-together. 

 

Rosé Summer Sleeve 

Perfect for enjoying on a sunny afternoon in the garden, Black Tower’s Rosé is a fresh wine with delicate hints of summer fruits including strawberry, raspberry and aromatic red berries. Serve with seafood, a Thai noodle salad or a refreshing summer pudding for a dinner that’s sure to impress.  

Black Tower Fruity White, Rosé, Smooth Red are available at the following retailers: Dunnes, Costcutter, Carry Out & Supervalu with bottles priced at 8.00 nationwide.

  

B by Black Tower 5.5% Range 

Looking for a lighter way to enjoy the Fruity White or Rosé? Look no further. Black Tower’s B range means you can enjoy a lower calorie, lower alcohol glass of wine without compromising on taste. At only 55 calories per 125ml glass, the B range contains over 30% less calories than standard 9.5% vol. wines, perfect when looking for something lighter to enjoy midweek.  

Each Black Tower wine can be served cold or lightly chilled for the most refreshing glass to satisfy your taste buds, whether enjoying on its own or with your favourite foods.  


The B by Black Tower range is available at the following retailers: Tesco, Dunnes, Costcutter, Carry Out & Supervalu with bottles priced at 5.00 nationwide.


About Black Tower
For more than half a century, Reh Kendermann's Black Tower has stood the test of time and today it is still the No.1 wine brand from Germany. Black Tower is exported into 35 countries all over the world. Along with the Fruity White and Rosé, the range also includes Silvaner Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Smooth Red and B by Black Tower 5.5% lower alcohol ranges.

************** 


The SuperValu Italian Wine Event is back with new guest wines

The Italian Wine Sale will run in stores nationwide and online from 19th May to 8th of June. 


Just in time for the start of summer, the SuperValu Italian Wine Event returns giving customers across the country a chance to experience the true taste of Italy. Once again, SuperValu is bringing the best of Italy’s traditional wines along with the introduction of carefully selected and exclusive “guest wines” from some of the most famous regions in Italy. This highly anticipated Italian wine sale will run from 19th May until 8th June giving customers a chance to dip their toe in the sumptuous world of Italian Wine while getting incredible value for money.

Sourced by SuperValu Wine Expert, Kevin O’Callaghan, this range of Italian wines will excite even the most discerning of palates.  Speaking on the increasing popularity of Italian wines, Kevin said “Italian Wines have seen significant growth in the Irish Market and represent 14% of total SuperValu wine sales, capturing 11% more share since 2008. Much of this is due to the increasing demand for Pinot Grigio and Prosecco but what we are most proud of in the last two years is our Italian red wine sales which now have a greater share of trade today than our Italian white and sparkling wine. To see our Italian red wine sales capturing this greater share of trade demonstrates that we are  satisfying growing consumer demand in this space with the quality, variety and value of our wines. Never has wine been so much part of our habitual week as it is now, hence the reason we are striving to educate shoppers on choosing the best quality wine at affordable prices .”

Kevin continues, “While we will have up to 80 wines as part of the Italian Wine Event, the guest wines we will showcase give our shoppers  a chance to expand on their repertoire of wine, showing them the breadth of choice available with the Italian offering and the unique wines produced there. These guest wines really do represent an excitement to try new wines and we really encourage shoppers to use this event to explore new tastes and varieties within the range.”

These guest wines include…

Forte Ambrone. This wine has a very deep red colour with purple edges with an intense bouquet of black cherries and berries. It is a ripe, full bodied blend, supple with smooth and silky tannins. It is the perfect companion of spicy dishes and  grilled red meats.  Was €15, only €10

Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino DOC. Aromas of blackberries and raspberry meet coffee and tobacco hints. In the mouth the structure is wide, harmonious and well balanced by the typical acidity of the vintage. This wine is an ideal pairing with game and medium-aged cheeses. RRP €26.99, only €18

Piemonte DOC Altego is soft, with a medium structure and harmonious body. The deep red colour with purple shades announces the presence of hints of ripe fruit, which are well balanced with the elegance of spices. This wine pairs well with roast chicken, grilled vegetables, risotto, tortellini alla bolognese and sliced beef. RRP €17.99, only €12

Corvina Veronese has fruity and spicy aromas such as black cherry, prune, berries, cinnamon and star anise. This wine has a medium flavor intensity of fruity, herbaceous, spices with a long finish. Pairs well with cold cuts, meat and semi-mature cheese. RRP €17.99, only €12

Belnero Toscana is deep red and mauve reflections with an intense and elegant aroma and notes of plum and blackberry jam accompanied by notes of vanilla, coffee and tobacco. This wine has a full structure characterized by soft and elegant tannins. Long aging wine perfect with soups, red and white meats. RRP €29.99, only €20

Cortezza Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has a ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. This wine has intense notes of ripe plum followed by delicate scents of cherry and strawberry, spicy sensations and hints of leather and tobacco. The mouth-feeling offers round but steady tannins with an elegant and well-balanced complexity .Ideal with all Mediterranean dishes, game meat and spicy cheese. RRP €22.49, only €15

Amarone della Valpolicella  is a deep purple red with ripe fruits and luscious nose. This wine is full bodied and round to remind a certain natural sweetness. Amarone matches perfectly grilled red meat dishes and seasoned cheeses. Was €24.99, now €16.70

Acquesi Asti Spumante. This Asti has a delicate pale yellow color with an elegant and inviting perlage. The bouquet consists of honey, peach, and a touch of citrus. Enjoy on its own, with spicy Asian cuisine, or with more traditional pairings such as desserts and dry pastries. RRP €17.99, ONLY €12.00

Ricossa Barolo has a nose that demonstrates deep spices, licorice, red fruits, and caramel. The palate is full-bodied, robust, austere, and balanced. This wine is ideal with roasted meats, aged cheese, and white truffle from Alba. Was €24.99, now €16.70

Cortezza Vermentino Toscana has a straw yellow color with greenish reflections. This wine is complex with floral notes, white flowers, with stone and Mediterranean spices, sage, rosemary and mint. The taste is persistent, full and well balanced by the mineral notes and bright acidity. Ideal with soups, chicken salad, fish courses and appetizers.  RRP €15, only €10


Comments