Tomás Clancy travelled the long journey from Dublin to the wine capital of Ireland and captivated the audience for over two hours with his wonderful telling of the history of Ireland’s WineGeese. It was a talk and tasting of two halves. The first half took place in the Crawford Art Gallery where guests tasted the following whites
- L’Abeille de Fieuzal, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux 2009
- Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2010
From there, we all headed a few yards down the road to the beautiful Cork Opera House where the tale continued and we tasted some lovely reds
- Chateau De La Ligne, Bordeaux 2008
- Chateau Leoville Barton, St-Julien, Bordeaux 2004
- Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 2003
The event was sold out completely with everyone getting into the spirit of the occasion. Tomás was such a superb speaker and it was obvious how incredibly knowledgeable he is on the history of the WineGeese and how much he loves the subject. His talk was captivating, educational, funny and effortless. He is such a natural speaker.
We were delighted that Ted Murphy could also join us on the night. Ted’s book “A Kingdom of Wine” is the definitive work on the history of the Irish in the world of wine.
Two of the guests on the night wrote wonderful articles on the evenings events so click on the links below to read them
The next WineGeese event takes place on Thursday the 16th of May in Latitude 51 where Fleur McCree of Little Beauty New Zealand will talk about and pour her fantastic range of single vineyard wines from Marlborough