Posts Tagged ‘corkscrew’

the Corkscrew wine fair in aid of Focus Ireland

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The lads at the Corkscrew in Dublin run a couple of
wine fairs each year, raising money for charity in the process.

This time around, with The Winter Wine Fair, they hope to raise urgently needed funds for Focus Ireland.

So, what’s on offer?

An enjoyable few lazy hours on a Sunday afternoon in Dublin’s prestigious Westbury Hotel, with an opportunity to taste over 100 of the best wines available in Ireland with great discounts on any purchases, all while enjoying the feel good factor of giving to charity.

The details

The Corkscrew Winter Wine Fair, in aid of Focus Ireland
Sunday, November 20th 12.30 – 5.30pm.
Westbury Hotel, Dublin
Tickets €25 and available online

About Focus Ireland

Homelessness in Ireland is on the rise, while funding for charities like Focus Ireland under immense pressure. Their services for people who are homeless are especially important in winter.

If you’re not sure about wine tastings, Blake Creedon (of the Examiner) has a great guide to attending one. They’re always good fun and this one also supports a worthy charity.

twitter wine tasting with the Corkscrew

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

#twebt is back!

We’re running a brand new twitter event, a blind wine tasting on the 27th March at 8p.m.
The suppliers of the mystery bottle are Paul, Colm and Chris from the The Corkscrew, near Stephens Green in Dublin.

All you need to do to take part is buy the mystery wine online or in the shop, follow me, Kevin and the Corkscrew and then join us on twitter on the 27th at 9pm.

You don’t need to know much about wine or wine tasting. Kev and I will MC the event, and bring you through the process.
We’ll talk about the wine online and then guess

  • grape varietal ->
  • old v new ->
  • country ->
  • region ->
  • year

Full details on the history of #twebt are here.

Hope to see you on the 27th!

the corkscrew arrive on the internet in style

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

On my recent trip to Dublin I paid my usual visit to the The Corkscrew, a wine shop located on Chatham Street. For non Dublonians this is just off Grafton Street. The first thing that strikes me about the shop is they have a colour coded pricing system.
Each colour corresponds to a price bracket – this is such a simple and brilliant idea. You can go for a bottle within a price range if you’re not sure what you’re after.

Down the back they have a range of interesting ports and champagnes. They’re the only place I know of to get Royal Oporto port – my favourite port to date.

I picked up a bottle of Rioja, mainly because it was on offer on the website. They honoured the website price too, even though it wasn’t marked on the shelf in the shop.
I drank it a couple of days later and it went down very well with the clan here.

the corkscrew

the corkscrew

The lads only recently launched their new website, and they’ve also arrived on the twitter. You can follow them at @corkscrewnation. They’re being very involved to date – I hope they’ll stick it out. One classy move they’ve made so far – they saw a tweet on twitter from @curlydena and they sent her a bottle of malbec to brighten up her day!

tweet from @curlydena

tweet from @curlydena