Archives for the month of: August, 2012

We’re organising a tweet up in Dublin for the last Wednesday in the month, August 29th. We’re going to centre this tweet up around a wine tasting session (hence the appalling pun in the above title) and for this reason are limiting the numbers to 30 max. It’s open to anyone who’s interested in wine and tweets – and of course you’d have to be over 18.

So if you’re interested here are the details:

7pm Wednesday, 29th August at Ely Bar & Brasserie in the IFSC, Dublin.

We’ll taste about 4 wines from the Rhône Valley, with a bit of cheese, bread etc, and Simon will talk you through them. Then there’s an option to stay on after for a meal and  – which ely have offered to do for us for just €30.00 and which will include 2 glasses of more delicious Rhônes.

To find out more contact either @breeze386 via twitter or myself @the_WineStore

(if you’re not on twitter apologies; a tweet up is when twitter folk get to meet in the real world and come out from darkened worlds – worlds that are governed by computers and phones – change out of pyjamas to look almost presentable, and then emerge blinking in the sunlight to see what’s been happening in the real world – it can be amusing to observe, from a distance).


We have a lovely book here to give to one of you – it’s a collection of photographs of the vineyards of the Rhône Valley. It should go to someone who likes photography and wine (and especially wines of the Rhône Valley). Is that you? Or do you know someone who fits the bill?

The photography is by Christophe Grilhé and the text by Christophe Tassan.

Nominate yourself or someone else and we’ll give each application due consideration. But to make it fair, and as this is open to those of you on twitter, facebook as well as through a comment here, please keep your nominations to about 140 characters.

We’ll post the book out to anywhere in Ireland and we’ll pick the lucky person by next Friday, 9th August.

…and we have a winner: @jonnyfallon via twitter