• This March 2020 The Nude Wine Co is bringing Wine Tasting to Ballymore Eustace.Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!Week 2 is A Journey Through Italy and the course is perfect for all those who love Italian  wine and but find the names, pronunciation and styles confusing. During the evening we will discuss understanding labels, grape varieties of Italy and alternatives to usual suspects through tasting 6 wines. Course notes included, but don't worry, there's no homework! Suitable for all levels.Booking essential.Course dates: March 12th 2020Location: Ballymore Inn, Ballymore EustaceTime: 7.30-9.30pm
  • This March 2020 The Nude Wine Co is bringing Wine Tasting to Ballymore Eustace !Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!Week 3 is a look at the key wine styles of France.The key grapes from France such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Merlot are not only important for the French, they the most widely planted grapes in world. Understanding these as well as varietals such as Malbec, Grenache and Syrah opens up a whole new world.  We'll taste a selection of white and red wines and discuss understanding labels, grape varieties and alternatives to usual suspects. Course notes included, but don't worry, there's no homework! Suitable for all levels.Booking essential.Course dates: March 19th 2020Location: Ballymore Inn, Ballymore EustaceTime: 7.30-9.30pm
  • This March 2020 The Nude Wine Co is bringing Wine Tasting to Ballymore Eustace!Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!Week 1 is Spain Beyond Rioja and the course is perfect for all those who love Rioja and would like some confidence in going for other wines from Spain. During the evening we will discuss understanding labels, grape varieties of Spain and alternatives to usual suspects and taste 6 wines. Course notes included, but don't worry, there's no homework! Suitable for all levels.Booking essential.Course dates: March 5th 2020Location: Ballymore Inn, Ballymore EustaceTime: 7.30-9.30pm
  • This March 2020 The Nude Wine Co is bringing Wine Tasting to Ballymore Eustace!Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!Week 4, Trailblazers and Emerging Trends, is new to our tasting line-up.With so many emerging trends in the wine world, this evening is a celebration of the wacky, the weird and the wonderful styles emerging from a generation of dynamic winemakers. We'll taste a selection of white and red wines and discuss understanding labels, grape varieties and alternatives to usual suspects. Course notes included, but don't worry, there's no homework! Suitable for all levels.Booking essential.Course dates: March 26th 2020Location: Ballymore Inn, Ballymore EustaceTime: 7.30-9.30pm
  • This March 2020 The Nude Wine Co is bringing Wine Tasting to Ballymore Eustace!Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!The course lasts 4 weeks and and covers topics including:
    • understanding the label
    • navigating a wine list
    • food and wine pairing
    • alternatives to the usual suspects
    Each week we'll taste different 6 wines from the weeks' theme to illustrate different wine styles. The best way to learn about wine is to taste and compare a number of wines side by side. It's a fun way to learn about wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Suitable for all levels. Course notes included, but don't worry, there's no homework!Booking essential.Course dates: March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 2020Location: Ballymore Inn, Ballymore EustaceTime: 7.30-9.30pm
  • Bodegas Matsu produces wine in the Toro region from very old Tempranillo vines, with very little intervention for a pure expression of the region. The old vines have a low yield and produce concentrated and intense berries.
    TypeRedGrapeTempranillo
    RegionRiojaCountrySpain
    Farming Practices
  • Medium bodied Sangiovese (the principle grape in Chianti), with dark cherry fruit and perfectly ripe plums. Cantina dei Colli Ripani is on the Adriatic coast in the Marche region. The first vintage here was 1977 and they have embraced both forward thinking strategies as well respect for the land and their they now use organic methods and renewable energy from solar panels at the winery. At 500 meters above sea level, the grapes have both intense ripe fruit and fine structure and acidity.
    TypeRedGrapeSangiovese
    RegionMarcheCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic, vegan
  • Comprised of four grapes hard to remember and even harder to pronounce, this red is a brilliant little number. Neither too dry nor too full bodied combined with flavours of plums and blackberries with hints of mocha and caramel, make this an all-round winner. Casa Lima Santos having been making wine in the Lisboa region since the 19th century. In 1990 the estate had a massive facelift with the injection of improved agricultural practices, a modernisation of its productive structure and replanting of the vines.
    TypeRedGrapeCastelao (50%), Camarate (20%), Tinta Miuda (15%), Touriga Na?ional (15%)
    RegionLisboaCountryPortugal
    Farming Practices
  • A blend of 2 of the Rhone's most important grapes, Grenache and Syrah. A big, rich and full-bodied red, delivering the best of what you expect from the Cotes du Rhone. Spicy, ripe and generous plums and blackberries. Chapoutier has made biodynamic principles the foundation of their vineyard philosophises and they believe that the quality of their raw materials comes from the vineyards, not the winery. Since 1991, they have made biodynamics the heart of their philosophy.
    TypeRedGrapeGrenache and Syrah
    RegionRhoneCountryFrance
    Farming Practicesorganic
  • Brulières de Beychevelle's is 12 hectares of vines in the Haut Medoc region, just 5 km from Beychevelle's vineyard. Vineyard management and winemaking is carried out by the same Château Beychevelle team, headed up by Mr. Philippe Blanc. Since 2008 the vineyard has been managed organically. This third wine under the fourth-growth Beycheville label offers value with style. Produced from grapes that are outside the chateau's Saint-Julien appellation, it shows plenty of the estate's stylish winemaking. There's black currants and attractive acidity and tannins. 90 points Wine Enthusiast
    TypeRedGrapeCabernet 70%, Merlot 30%
    RegionBordeauxCountryFrance
    Farming Practicesorganic
  • With a potential to age for up to 10 years, this wine delivers everything we love about Bordeaux. Round and structured with juicy raspberries and strawberries and those quintessential flavours of leather and smoke. Brilliant value for money and a crowd-pleasing bottle of wine. Michel and Philippe Durand-Teyssier are the two brothers behind this property on the right bank of Boredaux in the satellite appellation of Lalande de Pomerol.
    TypeRedGrapeMerlot and Cabernet Franc
    RegionBordeauxCountryFrance
    Farming Practices
  • The perfect midweek Bordeaux that delivers superb quality for money. More fruit forward that most Bordeaux at this price point with tones of cigar box and herbs. Perfect with roast lamb or steak. Located in the heart of the Bordeaux AOC Chateau Haut Gravelier has 26 hectares of vines with an average age of 20 years. Vinification takes place in stainless steel and the wines are vinified in cement tanks. The wine is typically a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.
    TypeRedGrapeMerlot Cabernet
    RegionBordeauxCountryFrance
    Farming Practices
  • Malbec is almost exclusively planted here, with vines ranging from 20-90 years old. The wines have bright red fruit, and a unique purity not often seen in Cahors. Combel La Serre has been ECOCERT-certified organic since 2013, though farmed without chemicals for several decades up to that point--the family long suspected that the death a family member from severe Parkinson’s disease was directly tied to a lifetime of exposure to the conventional chemicals so commonly by French farmers in the mid-20th century. 
  • Predominantly old vine Grenache and Syrah with a splash of younger planted Mourvedre, the 3 classic grapes of the Southern Rhone valley. A seductive, full bodied, ripe and spicy red wine. The story begins in 1990 when Eric Ughetto took over the family vineyards located in Gigondas. He was joined by Sophie in the late 90s and the two of them decided to make wine with their own grapes. The Area "La Roubine" was created in 2000 with its first vintage.
    TypeRedGrapeGrenache, Syrah, Cinsault,
    RegionRhoneCountryFrance
    Farming PracticesVegan
  • A thrilling glass of wine. Although it's a blend of Garnacha Tintorera and Moravia Agria, its a must for Pinot Noir lovers. From the subregion of Almansa south of Valencia, Envinate is the project of Alfonso Torrente, Jose Angel Martinez, Laura Ramos and Roberto Santana, a group of friends who met while studying Oenology at the University of Alicante. They have pioneered a new wave of winemaking and their limited production wines have quickly elevated to cult status.
    TypeRedGrape70% Garnacha Tintorera, 30% Moravia Agria
    RegionCastilla-La ManchaCountrySpain
    Farming PracticesOrganic
  • 100% Nebbiolo, and produced in Piedmont, you would be forgiven for mistaking this for Barolo. Serious quality and depth of flavour. Intense and fragrant with flavours of the liquorice, boiled cherry sweets, tea leaves and rose petals. Quintessential Nebbiolo, quintessential Italy. Medium bodied and delicious tannins and the flavour hangs around for ages. Multi-award winning and with a cult following, Claudio Fenocchio is charging forward with his vision for the art for marrying tradition with the contemporary in his organically produced wines.
    TypeRedGrapeNebbiolo
    RegionPiedmontCountryItaly
    Farming Practices
  • Made in a very modern style with a hands off approach, which gives them unrivalled purity. The vines are alive and you can taste their vibrancy and health in the wine. Brambly fruit with sweet spice and undertones of Chinese tea leaves, and freshly picked rosemary and thyme. The property is run by the very inspiring Laura Gianni, since her late husband Gianni's passing in 2008. Her wines have a distinctly feminine touch; elegant, precise and intensely perfumed.
    TypeRedGrapeSangiovese
    RegionTuscanyCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic
  • Throughout March The Nude Wine Co and Hartes of Kildare are delighted to host a a series of Wine Tasting and Appreciation Nights starting with France Vs The World.A great introduction to wine tasting where we compare French classics to their international counterparts!Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!These sell-out wine tasting evenings include tips on how to understand labels, describe wines and give confidence in ordering wine when out.Each week we'll taste 6 wines, all with course notes and the highly acclaimed Hartes of Kildare will serve up a delicious supper dish so that you don't go hungry. It's a fun way to learn about wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Suitable for all levels.You can do the individual nights or book for all 3.Book online here.The evening runs from 7.30-9.30pm.
  • Throughout March The Nude Wine Co and Hartes of Kildare are delighted to host a a series of Wine Tasting and Appreciation Nights, the second night in the series is Spain's Hidden Secrets.Rioja is one of Ireland's most loved wines, and this wine tasting is perfect for those who are stuck in a Rioja wine rut!Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!These sell-out wine tasting evenings include tips on how to understand labels, describe wines and give confidence in ordering wine when out.Each week we'll taste 6 wines, all with course notes and the highly acclaimed Hartes of Kildare will serve up a delicious supper dish so that you don't go hungry. It's a fun way to learn about wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Suitable for all levels.You can do the individual nights or book for all 3.Book online here.The evening runs from 7.30-9.30pm.
  • Throughout March The Nude Wine Co and Hartes of Kildare are delighted to host a a series of Wine Tasting and Appreciation Nights; the last in the series is called 'Understanding Italy' and takes Italy on from top to toe!Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!These sell-out wine tasting evenings include tips on how to understand labels, describe wines and give confidence in ordering wine when out.Each week we'll taste 6 wines, all with course notes and the highly acclaimed Hartes of Kildare will serve up a delicious supper dish so that you don't go hungry. It's a fun way to learn about wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Suitable for all levels.You can do the individual nights or book for all 3.Book online here.The evening runs from 7.30-9.30pm.
  • El Picaro is a rich, ripe and powerful wine. Inky purple in colour and flavours of fresh blackberries and blueberries and a small dollop of mocha from the 3 months spent in oak. Not for the faint-hearted!
    TypeRedGrapeTempranillo
    RegionToroCountrySpain
    Farming PracticesBiodynamic
  • This wine has 100% success rate! So fresh and fruity, it tastes like you are actually in the winery: sweet and sour cherries, liquorice, ripe plums and a hint of spice. Yum! Bierzo is a wine region located in the north west of Spain, an area well known now because of the Camino di Santiago. Mencia is the most important red grape grown on the coastal tip of the Iberian peninsula, where it makes high quality, medium bodied and aromatic red wines.
    Type RedGrape Mencia
    Region BierzoCountry Spain
    Farming Practices
  • Pietro Zardini's Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore is a full bodied, smooth and concentrated red wine. Aged for about 2 years in oak barrels and barrique, it's a joyous wine with intense mocha, black fruits and tobacco flavours. Zardini's Valpoicella Ripasso is made like a traditional Valpolicella with the additional step of 30 days contact with marc from his Amarone. This coupled with the high quality grape selection and oak treatment results in this rich and velvety Ripasso.
    TypeRedGrapeCorvina, Rondinello and Molinara
    RegionVenetoCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesBiodynamic, vegan
  • Bright, juicy and silky. Milu is brimming with enticing aromas of ripe plums and dark cherries, liquorice, eucalyptus and peppery spices. If you like Rioja and enjoy Robust wines, this is for you!
    TypeRedGrapeTinta del Pais
    RegionRibero del DueroCountrySpain
    Farming PracticesOrganic
  • This is an exceptional Rioja, it's not often that a wine completely stops you in its tracks. Mainly the Tempranillo grape with some Graciano and Monastrell, Remelluri Reserva has so much going on in it its hard to know where to start. A wine to impress. Remelluri is the family estate of Telmo Rodriguez, a man who is considered one of the best wine makers in Spain. Having worked in Bordeaux, Rhone and Provence, he returned to Spain to his beloved Remelluri.
    TypeRedGrapeTempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
    RegionRiojaCountrySpain
    Farming Practices
  • This Spring 2020, The Nude Wine Co and Restaurant Lady Anne in Castlecomer are delighted to host a a series of Wine Tasting and Appreciation Nights.Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!The evening covers topics  including:
    • understanding the label
    • navigating a wine list
    • alternatives to the usual suspects
    Each week we’ll taste 6 wines, all with course notes and Restaurant Lady Anne will serve up award winning food to accompany them. It’s a fun way to learn about wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Suitable for all levels.You can do the individual nights or book for all 3.Book online here.Restaurant Lady Anne is a Michelin recommended restaurant run by Keith and Carmel Boyle in Castlcomer, just 20 minutes from Kilkenny. http://restaurantladyanne.ie/The evening runs from 7.30-9.30pm.
  • This Spring 2020, The Nude Wine Co and Restaurant Restaurant Lady Anne in Castlecomer are delighted to host a a series of Wine Tasting and Appreciation Nights.Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!The evening covers topics  including:
    • understanding the label
    • navigating a wine list
    • alternatives to the usual suspects
    Each week we’ll taste 6 wines, all with course notes and Restaurant Lady Anne will serve up award winning food to accompany them. It’s a fun way to learn about wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Suitable for all levels.You can do the individual nights or book for all 3.Book online here.Restaurant Lady Anne is a Michelin recommended restaurant run by Keith and Carmel Boyle in Castlcomer, just 20 minutes from Kilkenny. http://restaurantladyanne.ie/The evening runs from 7.30-9.30pm.
  • This Spring 2020, The Nude Wine Co and Restaurant Lady Anne in Castlecomer are delighted to host a a series of Wine Tasting and Appreciation Nights.Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!The evening covers topics  including:
    • understanding the label
    • navigating a wine list
    • alternatives to the usual suspects
    Each week we'll taste 6 wines, all with course notes and Restaurant Lady Anne will serve up award winning food to accompany them. It's a fun way to learn about wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Suitable for all levels.You can do the individual nights or book for all 3.Book online here.Restaurant Lady Anne is a Michelin recommended restaurant run by Keith and Carmel Boyle in Castlcomer, just 20 minutes from Kilkenny. http://restaurantladyanne.ie/The evening runs from 7.30-9.30pm.
  • Beaune is an appellation in Burgundy which produces red wines made exclusively from Pinot Noir. Roisin Curley’s Beaune is certainly in the ‘premium’ category and is the epitome of how great Pinot can be. Ethereal, layered and nuanced with red fruit, herbs, and spices. Light in colour, but mighty in intensity. Irish born winemaker, Roisin Curley, originally hails from Co.Mayo. She is considered a micro-negociant as she buys small parcels of grapes from growers and bottles them under her own name. 
  • An expressive wine; classic, elegant and feminine. Light plum red in the glass, with fruit red fruit and delicious acidity. Layers of fresh fruit, herbs and spice. A complex and accomplished wine. Sean moved to Chianti in 1991 after studying winemaking in Germany. He was head winemaker at a renowned estate for 25 years and upon leaving began his own project called Tenuta di Carleone. Although not a native, Sean has a special affinity with the Sangiovese grape and a unique knowledge and understanding of the region.
    TypeRedGrapeSangiovese
    RegionTuscanyCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesNatural
  • Upfront and full of flavour, it's the perfect wine for Lasagne, and if you are Irish, you'd throw in a few chips with that! Wild berries, plums and Christmas spice. It's made from 100% Sangiovese and from organically grown grapes. When you google Tenuta San Vito you are directed to a fabulous property and guest house in the foothills of Tuscany. It was one of first properties in Tuscany to introduce organic viticulture, as far back as 1982, before it became ?trendy'.
    Type RedGrape Sangiovese
    Region TuscanyCountry Italy
    Farming Practices Organic
  • Nothing says Merry Christmas like a baby Amarone! This is one of our favourite wines and its a brilliant wine to stand up to all the flavours on the Christmas day dinner plate. The wine is presented in a premium Italian olive green gift box.
  • A recognisable name from restaurant wine lists, and if you haven't tried one before, there is no better place to start. Full bodied, chewy, grippy with a generous nose of ripe, fresh dark fruit. Liquorice notes and juicy, fresh acidity. A must try. Planted in 1972 and organic since 1999, owner accomplished winemaker Fausto Albanesi gives his land a lot of love. Organically farmed and handpicked, this small family run property showcases the best of the region's native varieties.
    TypeRedGrapeMontepulicano
    RegionAbruzzoCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic
  • This Spring 2020, The Nude Wine Co and TwoCooks in Kildare are delighted to host a Wine Tasting and Appreciation Course.Would you like to learn about wine in a fun and informative way? Are you bored of drinking the same wines and looking for inspiration? This is a great place to start!The course lasts 4 weeks and and covers topics including:
    • understanding the label
    • navigating a wine list
    • food and wine pairing
    • alternatives to the usual suspects
    Each week we'll taste 6 wines, all with course notes and TwoCooks will serve up delicious cheese and charcuterie boards. It's a fun way to learn about wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Suitable for all levels.You can do the 4 Week Course, or you can book in for individual weeks. Week 4 is February 26th and the theme is Trailblazers and Emerging Trends.Book online here. TwoCooks is a Bib Gourmand Restaurant located in Sallins, just 10 minutes from Naas and Clane. https://www.twocooks.ie/Course dates are : February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 2020