The New Zealand Wine Fair Dublin 2012 is on Monday 30th in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. One of the attendees is winemaker Jamie Marfell of Brancott Estate, and on the evening after the Wine Fair he'll be hosting a free winetasting masterclass in Odessa Club.
Here's what the helpful press release says:
"On the evening Jamie will be joined by Irish wine expert Jean Smullen who will help him to guide the audience through the wine tasting process. Guests will be treated to a selection of delicious canapés and will have the opportunity to try five wines from the Brancott range; three from the classic range (Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott Estate Pinot Grigio and Brancott Estate Pinot Noir), one wine from the Letter Series Range, Letter Series B and one of the newest varietals to the range, the sparkling Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Brut NV.
The Brancott Estate wine tasting masterclass hosted by Brancott Estate winemaker Jamie Marfell and Irish wine expert Jean Smullen takes place in Odessa Club on Tuesday 31st January at 7.00pm. Tickets are free and guests can register for spaces by emailing Brancottestateireland@gmail.com with their name, date of birth, contact details and address or they can find out more information through the Brancott Estate Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/brancottestateireland. Tickets are allocated on a lottery basis and guests will be notified of attendance by Friday 27th January."
The class will run for about two hours.
Personally I'm quite a fan of New Zealand wine, particularly their Pinot Noir. I also like that they're well ahead of European producers in their use of screwcaps.