It’s nearly here. We’ve been plotting and planning and are delighted to be bringing the first ever Rhône Wine Week to Ireland. There are events taking place all over the country so be sure not to miss out. Meet the wine-makers, taste the wines, the Rhône Rangers are coming. There are also some amazing giveaways planned for the week, from restaurant gift vouchers to bottles of wine and more, have a look here for more on those, and be sure to follow Rhône Wine Week on twitter or facebook to find out just when these giveaways will be taking place.

Some more on some of the events planned (booking essential):

Tuesday 26th November – Dublin 

Donnybrook Fair x 10John Wilson, Irish Times Wine Journalist and Mary Dowey, Wine Editor at the Gloss magazine will lead us through a journey of the Rhône with the wine makers themselves. Sang des Cailloux, Pesquié… A Question and Answer Session with a glass or two at  Donnybrook Fair, Donnybrook. Come along and meet the producers.  Tickets for the event are €15, wines included, and booking is essential, you can book via their website here or email Julie:

Wednesday 27th November – Galway

Donnelly's of BarnaRhône Wine Dinner at Donnelly’s of Barna, a food and wine matching dinner, with the wine makers to present and talk you through the wines. With wines from Château Pesquié and Les Vignerons d’Estézargues. To book please call Donnelly’s on (091) 592 487.

Wednesday 27th November – Dublin

imageDinner at The Wild Goose Grill in Ranelagh, with the wines of Domaine de la Janasse, presented by Marie from the Domaine. From Côtes du Rhône to Châteauneuf du Pape. To book call The Wild Goose on 01 491 2377.

Wednesday 27th November – Limerick

photo Judith Boyle

One Pery Square High Res logo x 10(2)We are delighted that Susan Boyle has agreed to bring her one woman show A Wine Goose Chase to Rhône Wine Week. The Limerick showing takes place on Wednesday evening at One Pery Square in the heart of Georgian Limerick. A stone’s throw from Limerick station One Pery Square is the perfect place for a city break. To book your ticket, €20, to see A Wine Goose Chase, including 3 tasting glasses, please call One Pery Square on (061) 402402 and to read some previous reviews of the show click here.

Wednesday 27th November – Dalkey 

devilles_logoRhône Dinner at DeVille’s of Dalkey, centred around the wines of Vacqueyras. From Domaine le Sang des Cailloux, with the wine maker Serge Férigoule himself there to present the wines. €55 a head, wines included. To book call DeVilles on  01 284 9071.

Wednesday 27th November – Waterford

La Boheme x 10Rhône Wine Dinner at La Bohème in the heart of Waterford city. French chef Eric Théze will create a meal to compliment the wines of Domaine de la Citadelle and the wines will be introduced by the Cyril Delvalat from the domaine. €55 a head, wines included. To book please call La Bohème on (051) 875 645.

Thursday 28th November – Dublin

Ely x 35Rhône Wine Tasting at ely bar and brasserie Meet the wine makers, taste the wines. Domaine de la Citadelle, Château Pesquié, Domaine le Sang des Cailloux, Les Vignerons d’Estérzargues, Domaine la Bouïssière, Les Deux Cols, Domaine Yann Chave. Tickets for sale at €15.00 via ely. For more information call Ian on (01) 678 7867 or email: or book online here Tasting begins at 6pm.

Saturday 30th November – Cork

BallymaloeVisit the Ballymaloe Pop Up Wine Shop at Brown Thomas in Cork. There’ll be Rhône wines on tasting throughout the day. Drop in and taste.