Wine Supper Report

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailOur first Wine Supper of 2011 was on Wednesday 12th January, and our guest speaker to start off the New Year was Jean Smullen, Wine Consultant.  Jean has vast experience of the wine industry, and has been speaking at our wine suppers since they started in the Club. Her choices for the evening were Spanish wines, with a white wine from the well known label of Marques de Riscal and the red was a Torres Ibericos Rioja.  The white was a very pleasant and nicely balanced flavoured wine.  The red was a good full bodied wine and had all the strong characteristics and strength of a Rioja.  The dinner as always was superb, with food complimenting the really good wines which we also enjoyed.  Jean gave us a most interesting insight into these Spanish wines and some background history on their production.  Jean was very positive about the prospects for 2011, and it was interesting to note her comment that there was recorded growth in the wine business in Ireland last year. Our next Wine Supper evening will be on Wednesday 26th January