2019 is our 40th Anniversary, and in order to help us celebrate, the Northern Ireland Wine & Spirit Institute is gathering together the very best of the wine industry here in Northern Ireland to bring more of their tales and finest wines to our members. With a well known speaker each month, be sure not to miss out on our celebration of all things wine. #Calendar #Programme #President #Champagne #Annual #AGM #MasterofWine #NewWorld #Chardonnay #PinotNoir #Chile #Piedmont #NewZ
NB: Some changes to our published programme. Due to unforeseen circumstances the following changes have been made: 8th May will now be our Treasurer, Paul Kavanagh, June will be our President Robin Kinahan MW. Joe Magowan will now be our September speaker, and November will be two of our VP's & Mine Bennett returning. Our 2018 Programme Calendar includes 2 Master's of Wine, a special Champagne event to start the year, a Whiskey Ambassador and visits from local wine stockists!
What could be more appropriate for Valentine's Day at the Institute than a night of tasting the finest bubbles from around the globe. Peter Morris Wilson and Susan Rees were joined by a special guest fro the evening - Mine Bennett of Ox Cave - to lead us through a number of sparkling wines. First off, a Franciacorta, the sparkling wine of Lombardy in northern Italy made using the Champagne Methond of a second fermentation in the bottle and aged for 24 months. Then followed tw
Stuck for what to do this Valentine's Night? Tired of being shoehorned into a restaurant full of "tables for two"? Then what better way to spend Tuesday 14th February with the wine you love than at the Northern Ireland Wine & Spirit Institute, tasting some of the finest bubbles the world has to offer. Our Vice-Presidents Peter Morris Wilson & Susan Rees are joined by recent WSET Level 2 Wine Award winner TC Mine Bennett in presenting some of the most romantic wines from Champ
On Tuesday we welcomed Anne McHale MW back to the institute following on her star turn last year. Having left Berry Brothers & Rudd, Anne had taken the opportunity ti spend the harvest working in the Keermont Vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She availed us of tales of long days of back breaking and exhausting work carrying out some of the basic processes in all wineries, before moving on to speak about the various techniques and methods used by winemakers the across th