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!
Fresh from some interesting judging sessions down under, wine journalist Martin Moran MW takes us on a tour of New Zealand with some of his favourite wines. A circular for the event can be found here. We can expect a large selection of Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs from the land of the Kiwi. Don't forget to let our Secretary know if you are attending. #NewZealand #MasterofWine
This year's exciting Programme Calendar includes 4 Master's of Wine, a special Valentine's evening, a visit to a distillery and visits from 4 local wine stockists! Not to mention our ever popular Annual Dinner and a summer Education Tour of the Loire. Join up to be sure you don't miss out, or come along as a guest for whichever events take your fancy. #Calendar #Programme #Events #Tastings #WineStudyTour #Distillery #Wine #MasterofWine #Spirits #LaMon #AGM #President #VicePre
Tuesday 13th December 2016 This year our Extravaganza comes in the form of a Wine Quiz courtesy of our President Robin Kinahan MW. His second visit of the year should be quite a taxing one but I'm sure we'll have an abell winner. Don't forget out usual Christmas Fayre and mince pies for afters and the earlier start time of 7:30pm! Our circular for the event can be found here. #Christmas #Dinner #MasterofWine #Wine #Quiz #President
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
Tuesday 8th November 2016 Belfast's own Anne McHale returns for an evening of tasting and conversation from her personal experience on the techniques currently in use by winemakers across the world. Our circular for this event can be found here #MasterofWine #Wine #WineMaking
Our President returned for his annual tasting, and first since his retirement after 44 years in the wine industry. As well as bringing some lovely weather, Robin brought along a selection of Loire wines available through the Wine Society. The institutes kind thanks must go to Alastair and Mildred for contributing the sparkling wine to kick us off for the evening - the Touraine Brut, 2000 was a great way to start. The Muscadet Sur Lie and Chinon Blanc were followed by three co