A Taste of Tuscany at Montalto Estate
Enjoy an evening in Tuscany at Montalto Estate with this gourmet Italian evening held in the cafe. A five course menu matched with wines from the region will be served on the evening. To view the menu and book your place click here.
Date: Thursday 19th March 2020 Place: The Cafe, Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch Price: £45.00 / £65.00 per person (without / inc wine) Time: 7.00pm
Supper Club with Forrest Estate Wines at Parson's Nose
Join Doctor's John and Brigid Forrest from New Zealand for a supper club at Parson's Nose, Hillsborough. Enjoy a 5 course menu paired with wines from the Forrest Estate range featuring grilled lobster and spring lamb. View the menu here. Throughout the dinner, John and Brigid will offer a fascinating insight into their wines and their wine making process. Places are £60 per person and can be booked by calling 0028 9268 3009.
Date: Thursday 19th March 2020 Place: The Parson's Nose, Hillsborough Price: £65.00 per person including wine
WSET Level 1
For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on, approachable introduction to wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. Join us for an informal day of learning to discover the exciting world of wine. No previous experience needed, just a passion for wine. For full course content click here. Book your place here.
Date: Saturday 21st March 2020 Place: Tasting Room, JN Wine, Crossgar Price: £120.00 per person Time: 9.30 - 6.00pm
Secret France: a Culinary & Wine Tasting Adventure with 4 Vicars
Fall in love with French food and wine, all over again! Renowned local chef, Gareth Reid and his wife Kasia, who together ran the excellent 4 Vicars restaurant in Armagh, return to Crossgar for an evening of French inspired food and wine.
Master of Wine Jane Boyce and retail advisor Alex Johnson will take you on an exploration of some of France’s lesser known regions: a chance to taste exceptional wines sourced by the JN team and hear the stories of the people and places behind each. They will be joined by Stéphane Tournade from Chateau Pesquie in the beautiful foothills of Mont Ventoux. Two of his wines will be included in the line-up with each French wine carefully matched with a French inspired gastronomic tasting plate.
This promises to be a very popular evening so early booking is recommended. Buy your ticket here.
Date: Thursday 26th March 2020 Place: Tasting Room, JN Wine, Crossgar Price: £40.00 per person Time: 7.00 - 9.30pm
Wine Tasting at James Street
The Beautiful South
Explore wines from South Africa, Chile and Argentina. An introduction to the wine regions of these 3 popular New World countries in the company of a wine expert from JN wine and Eduardo de Solminihac from Vina Aquitania. You will get the opportunity to taste a range of grape varieties and contrasting styles from some of the most exciting wine producers in the world. The evening starts with a glass of JN sparkling and concludes with a fork supper. Book your place.
Date: Thursday 12th March 2020 Place: James Street, Belfast Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm
Italy from Top to Toe
Our very popular tour of the vineyards of Italy. From north to south, you’ll discover the rich diversity of wine styles produced in this wonderful country. Evening commences with a glass of bubbly and finishes with a fork supper prepared by the team at James St. Book your place.
Date: Thursday 23rd April 2020 Place: James St, Belfast Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm
The 2 Hour Wine Expert
A mini – wine course in the form of 6 different grape varieties from 6 different countries and a glass of bubbly to get you started. You’ll be rewarded for all that hard work with a fork supper prepared by the team at James St. Book your place.
Date: Thursday 21st May 2020 Place: James Street, Belfast Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm