FLAVOURS OF NEW ZEALAND – 2019 Annual Trade Tasting


FLAVOURS OF NEW ZEALAND – 2019 Annual Trade Tasting
Monday 14th January, 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel,Golden Lane, Dublin 8.
Trade:  2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Consumer:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

New Zealand Winegrowers will host its 22nd tasting of New Zealand wines in Ireland in January 2019.  With a number of key New Zealand wineries showing at the Dublin show in 2019 there will be over 150 New Zealand wines available to taste.

In addition to the main tasting, there will be a masterclass starting 1pm (more details to follow)

New Zealand wines have a great following here in Ireland.  In 2017 New Zealand sold  543,621 cases of wines on the Irish market, rising to 6% of the total market of 9.1 million cases.  Source:  Irish Wine Association Sept 2018

Figures for the retail wine sector in Ireland on a MAT basis, for the period March 2017-2018, show that the market for wine in the off trade grew. According to Scantrack  the MAT volume figure for 9 litre case sales to March 2018 were 5,689,969 up from 5,416,383 in March 2017 an increase of +5.16%.   Countries showing strongest growth during the period March 2017 to March 2018, include New Zealand.

MAT figures to March 2018 from Nielsen Scantrack show that off trade sales of New Zealand wine increases by +6.88% in terms of value and by +5.36% in terms of volume sales.  Source:  Nielsen Scantrack March 2018

The trade and press tasting on Monday 14th January, 2019 will run from 2.00 – 6.00 p.m. with the consumer tasting following at the same venue from at 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.

Participating wineries for the 2019 New Zealand Winegrowers annual tasting include:  Askerne Winery, Babich,  Brancott Estate, Cloudy Bay, Felton Road, Lawsons Dry Hills, Mt Beautiful Wines - Teece Family Vineyards,  Oyster Bay,  Pegasus Bay, Sacred Hill, Saint Clair Family Estate, Seifried Estate,   te Pa Family Vineyards, Villa Maria, Yealands Family Wines


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Monday 14th January, 2019
Venue:  Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin 8.
Tickets are now on sale priced at €15.00.

A great idea as a Christmas stocking filler for the wine enthusiast in your life.
To purchase tickets you can use the following methods:


Or contact Jean Smullen in Dublin. Email:  jean@jeansmullen.com
Telephone (086) 816 8468

London Office: 
New Zealand Winegrowers Tel:  + 44 207 973 8079
Contact Sarah Shepherd SarahS@nzwine.com

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