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Ballymaloe Cookery School, 12 week-certificate

Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wine presentation

Ballymaloe Cookery School, 25th February 2015

Ballymaloe Cookery School 2015

Any occasion to team up to with Colm McCan, Consultant Sommelier at Ballymaloe House and Wine presenter at Ballymaloe Cookery School is always very welcome, so it was a real pleasure to visit Shanagarry once again and introduce some ‘hand-made’ wines to the Cookery School 12 week certificate students. In front of a full class, the wines showed quite well and were well received.

The wines showed were:

Coste Piane Prosecco di Valdobbiadene ‘Naturale’

Valli Unite ‘Ciapé’ – Cortese – Colli Tortonesi DOC

Bodegas Menade, Rueda ‘Verdejo’

Cantina Tollo, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ‘Biologico’


Arianna Occhipinti, SP68 Rosso IGT Terre Siciliane

Many thanks to Darina, Colm and the team at Ballymaloe Cookery School for the opportunity to introduce these wines to the class, and indeed many thanks to the students for your attention and feedback, very best of luck with the exam next month!

Picture courtesy of Ketty of French Foodie in Dublin blog


Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival – Our top 5 ‘Funny labels’…



The Cat Laughs comedy Festival is back in Kilkenny this bank Holiday week-end, that inspired us to have a look around our shop and pull out our 5 most humorous labels:


1/ Gran Cerdo Tempranillo, Gonzalo Gonzalo Grijalba (the real fun is on the back label on this one!)

2/ Béret, Chateau la Canorgue

3/ Vouvray ‘la dilettante’, Pierre et Catherine Breton

4/ El Nino Loco, Guillaume Gros

5/ ‘In Cot we trust’, Thierry Puzelat



Book your tickets to the Cat Laughs here