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Wine Tasting & Drinks Academy 2016

As well as the wine outlets that are listed on the Taste trail

Dick Mack's in co-operation with the Dingle Food Festival are hosting a POP UP DRINKS ACADEMY

POP UP DRINKS ACADEMY: Dick Mack's Pub will host a series of Drinks Masterclasses over the Dingle Food Festival.

  • Course Number 1: First up on Saturday at 13:30 & 16:30, presented by Leslie Williams, is a Taste of Albariño, Wines of Rias Baixas, Spain. Entry Fee: €15.. Entry Fee: €15. To book email martinbealin@hotmail.com or call 087 9177700

Leslie Williams and the Spanish Commercial Office present a masterclass on the wines of Rias Baixas in Galicia, North West Spain. Albariño is a fragrant, crisp and complex dry wine and is one of the most fashionable grapes around - especially now that thousands of intrepid Pilgrims quench their thirst with it daily after they walk the Camino de Santiago.
Leslie writes a weekly wine column in the Irish Examiner

  • Course 2: On Saturday at 3pm & 6pm Wines Direct will do the Bordeaux Wine and Cheese Matching Masterclass. Entry Fee: €15. To book email martinbealin@hotmail.com or call 087 9177700

A fun way to learn about Bordeaux wines and appreciate 4 styles of Bordeaux wines with matching cheeses. It will take you on a journey to understand the Bordeaux wines you like now, and uncovering the ones you will love in the future. 

Wines Direct will give you a basic introduction to wine tasting from identifying aromas to understanding tannin. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask your tutor any wine-related questions you may have during the course.

Discover the secrets of matching Wine and Cheese and creating the perfect cheese board during this Bordeaux Wine and Cheese Matching Masterclass

  • Course 3:  Sunday, 1.30pm Continuing its series of Drinks Masterclasses,Dick Mack's Pub will host Wein & Genuss Gerlach presenting Beyond Blue Nun - Wines of Germany

Entry Fee: €15. To book email martinbealin@hotmail.com or call 087 9177700

In this masterclass, learn about Germany‘s viticulture - the main wine growing regions and their typical grape varieties. Challenge your taste buds and enjoy a selection of high-quality artisan wines, including Riesling and Pinot Noir. Truly handcrafted from boutique-style winery’s bearing the signature of dedicated winemakers.


Hyde Irish Whiskey, from Inis Eonáin, County Cork will taste 6 whiskeys including a 10 year old Bourbon..a 10 year old Rum Finish and a Limited Edition Single Grain. Hyde Whiskeys have won numerous international awards!

The Dingle Distillery is delighted to announce our Gin Masterclass. This is a magnificent opportunity to sit back and relax while deepening your knowledge and experience of gin. Michael, our head of production, will test your sense of taste and smell as he brings you through our gins and the botanicals we source. 

  • The Dingle Food Festival would like to raise a glass to the late Oliver Hughes, of The Dingle Whiskey Distillery and The Porterhouse Temple Bar. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


  • Available Saturday 1st and Sunday on the taste trail 2nd - 1pm to 5pm

    John Benny's Pub: a Taste of Hyde No 3 1916 commemorative Irish Whiskey – An Irish Whiskey with a Bourbon Cask Finish 
  • Dingle Whiskey Distillery: A taste of Dingle Gin & Vodka

  • Cronins Cider @ Paddy Bawn Brosnan’s

  • Tempted Cider @ Uisce Saddlery

  • Tim Adams Wines @ Holden’s Leather

  • Fenton's Restaurant: Sloe Royale cocktail

  • Sweet Pea: Wine from the Wine Buff

  • Greys Lane Bistro: A Tasting of Wine from the French Market.

  • The Dillon Gallery: Original Dingle Gin Blackberry Fizz shot & cocktail (Sat Only)

  • Bean In Dingle:; Saturday: Cold Brew Coffee Gin & Tonics SundayAeropress Martinis

  • Dingle Crystal: Wine Tasting with Barry & Fitzwilliam

  • Dingle Pottery/Katie & Me: Gin infused with Cocoa

  • Wein & Genuss Gerlach @ The Coach House

  • Kennedy's Bar: Craft beers

  • The Global Village: Wine tasting with Wines Direct

  • Adam’s Bar: The Bee’s Knees Cocktail of Locally Produced Gin & Honey

  • Chocolate Vodka Martini  @ The Sleeping Giant Studio

  • Ashe’s Bar: Oyster Shot (Bloody Mary using Dingle Vodka) and Prosecco

  • Dingle Brewing Company @ Dykegate Lane: half pint Crean's lager

  • Ida’s Restaurant: Le Caveau Kilkenny natural & bio dynamic wines

  • Nellie Fred's : Nelliefreds CocktailWine tasting

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