Do you like a sip with a story?
Wine connoisseurs (and curious wannabes) will be gathering on a private island in West Cork on Sunday, August 13th for a fascinating wine-tasting inspired by the Wine Geese; Irish emigrants who established vineyards overseas.
Set in the conservatory of the main house at Inish Beg, just outside Skibbereen, the wine tasting is part of the West Cork History Festival, which takes place at the beautiful estate over the weekend of August 11th to 13th.
The tasting on Sunday will be hosted by wine expert Fionnuala Harkin of Wine Shed West Cork and Wines Direct, who will be joined by Festival speaker Professor Charles Ludington, an expert in the history of the Irish involvement in French wine.
The hosts will take the crowd on a journey back to the 18th century when Irish merchants creatively smuggled French vines across the seas, revolutionising winemaking forever.
A series of wines with Irish connections, mostly French but also Australian, will be sampled. Attendees can expect to leave with a newfound appreciation for the captivating tales behind each vintage.
Tickets are €40 here and include both the wine tasting and canapes.