Right, so I finally emerged from under my pile of proverbial rubble. (Rubble of papers on Coffee, the environmental, health, and economic impacts of the trade and policies to improve prices and health of coffee farmers) - If this doesn’t sound fascinating to you, well, I guess we can’t be friends.
I have to lock all social media and distractions away when trying to write papers. So that’s why i’m coming to you so late. BUT, the first
Dublin Wine Fest has been getting tremendous support in the last week.
5 things you need to know about Dublin Wine Fest!:
1) It runs from the 20-25th of APRIL, blink and you’ll miss all the fun!
2) It’s a great way to see parts of the city that you haven’t explored. There are four HUBS (Georgian Dublin, City Centre, Liffey Side, and Green Luas)
The map identifies areas or travel routes that help you find a ‘local'
3) Each participating restaurant has a wine or drink feature and special meal offer this week! Also lots of talks and tasting events happening!
4) There are fun competitions and prizes to be won!
tweet about the best wine experience using #BestDublinWineExp or put it on Facebook.com/GreatIrish Beverages
5) HOW MUCH? €5 wristband here will get you in for deals at 32 restaurants & bars
This isn’t all about drink, it’s food & wine, so get your wristbands and your friends let’s start at the end of the Luas line and end in town!
Prizes for voters include a €200 case of wine from O’Brien’s Wine, €100 case of six wines from The Corkscrew, a voucher worth €70 for The Cavern wine bar from Baggot Street Wines, and two tickets to ‘Wine Tasting Wednesdays’ Burgundy tasting (6th May) at Green Man Wines.
Looking forward to galavanting the city for all the wine in the city.
Here are a selection of 'Wine Experiences' that might entice you
Super Miss Sue Dublin Wine Experience:
Shrimp & Oris: Small plate pairing of char-grilled shrimp and honey gyros with Ciu Ciu ‘Oris’ Pecorino/Trebbiano (€12, daily 2pm–7pm)
Whitefriar Grill Dublin Wine Experience: Three-course early bird menu with paired wines (€32), plus a 10-question wine quiz where each correct answer docks 10% off your bill!
ely wine bar Dublin Wine Experience:
A flight a night: let us lead you astray with a themed tasting flight of four different wines every night, priced at a 30% discount.
China Sichuan Dublin Wine Experience Offering:
Choice of starter pairings: glass of Fantini Fiano & Chinese Turnip Cakes (€12) or glass of Allegrini Palazzo della Torre & Tea-Smoked Jasmine Ribs (€15)
Stanley’s Dublin Wine Experience:
‘Skin-contact’ wine & brief history of wine-making seminar (5pm–6pm daily, bookings welcomed) including flight of skin-contact wines with pressed duck terrine canapé (€12)
disclosure: we've received two wristband for the week