When Febvre wine company introduced Febvreuary - a month of wine discovery - it immediately caused a stir in the industry.
Kicking-off this week and running until the end of the month, there's plenty of keep wine aficionados happy at the event, with many important visitors including wine-makers, food experts, and even the French rugby visiting Ireland in the coming weeks.
Febvreuary is open to the trade or by invitation. As the end of the first week of activities approaches, the programme has delivered on its promise so far.
While it started in Drury Buildings in Dublin, where a portfolio tasting of the Febvre range took place, Febvre personnel will be bringing the event around Ireland in the coming weeks.
The educational programmes with Noel MacMahon, Febvre wine educator, were very well attended in Dublin.
This was followed by training with David Boxall from Bermar (Le Verre de Vin), who went through the essential ingredients needed to create and maintain a professional and profitable wine by the glass service.
Tomás Clancy hosted a Warre’s Port and Stickies Master Class, well-known Austrian winemaker and Nicki Moser led a Master Class in Understanding Wine Biodynamics With still three weeks to run, there is still many highlights to come.
Here's some of the events taking place next week Monday
February 9Drury Buildings, 55 Drury Street, Dublin 2 Meet the French – a guided journey through France, 11.00am–12.00pm
Several French visiting winemakers will host a small professional tasting. This will be a tutored tasting with small groups working their way around the room to engage with each producer. The producers include: Etienne Defosse, Champagne Deutz & Delas Freres, Rhône Valley; Clare Burke, Ets. Jean Pierre Moueix, Bordeaux; Jean-Philippe Archambaud, Maison Simmonet-Febvre, Chablis; Laurent Chevalier, Henry Fessy, Beaujolais; Pascal Shiel, Gustave Lorentz, Alsace and Arnaud Irigaray, Francois Lurton, Languedoc Roussillon.
Meet the French – Open Tasting The French land in Ireland this week with the Rugby on 14th, 2.00pm-5.00pmCome and explore Febvre’s French wines with the help of some of our producers - Etienne Defosse, Champagne Deutz & Delas Freres, Rhône Valley; Clare Burke, Ets. Jean Pierre Moueix, Bordeaux; Jean-Philippe Archambaud, Maison Simmonet-Febvre, Chablis; Laurent Chevalier, Henry Fessy, Beaujolais; Pascal Shiel, Gustave Lorentz, Alsace and Arnaud Irigaray, Francois Lurton, Languedoc Roussillon.
Tuesday 10 FebruaryFebvruary Wine List Tasting 10.30am–2.00pm Omagh, Co Tyrone -Silverbirch Hotel, 5 Gorton Road, Omagh.
4.00pm-7.00pm Belfast, Co Antrim – Ten Square Hotel, 10 Donegall Sq, South, BelfastWith visiting guest French producers – Etienne Defosse, Delas Freres, Rhone and Champagne Deutz AY; Laurent Chevalier, Henry Fessy , Beaujolais and Jean Philippe Archambaud – Maison Simonnet-Febvre, Chablis Taste through the Febvre Wine List. We have hand-picked a selection of great wines from our Portfolio across different price points which we will be opening for you to taste. We will also have Le Verre de Vin Wine by the Glass preservation units on show which keeps still and sparkling wines fresh for 21 days, Spiegelau glassware and much more.
Thursday February 12
FebvreuaryWine List Tasting
10.30am-2.00pm Derry City – Millennium Forum, 3 Newmarket Street, Derry BT48 6EB
FEBVREUARY offers the trade, both on and off-trade a wonderful opportunity to taste and experience the Febvre portfolio of wines, beers and equipment in various destinations around the country.
As numbers are limited, booking is essential and bookings can be made through the local Febvre or on www.febvre.ie For further information, please contact Mary Patricia Gallagher, Gallagher & Associates Tel: 01 2982098 /087 2461393 E: [email protected]