• The perfect gift to yourself or a loved one, and a unique way to liven up a party, book club or night in with your friends or partner. The Italian DIY WINE COURSE , A Taste of Italy, is a tour of the country taking in its most important wine styles. Compare the two king grapes of Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, enjoy a baby Amarone and be impressed by a thrilling Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Explore the little known ancient style of prosecco called Colfondo and be impressed by a vibrant Gavi.This box includes:
    • 1 bottle of Ripasso Valpolicella, 1 bottle of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, 1 bottle of Langhe Nebbiolo, 1 bottle of Chianti, 1 bottle of Gavi and 1 bottle of Prosecco
    • A guide on how to taste
    • A guide to lingo and tasting notes
  • Fresh and bright with clean floral notes, fine little bubbles and a hint of mountain air. Loxarel is recognised as one of the best Cava producers and when you taste it you?ll understand why; the grapes are of a very high quality, which is captured in the winemaking process.Loxarel is a certified organic winery and the vineyards are managed by biodynamic principles, it is located in the Penedes region, just south of Barcelona.
    TypeSparklingGrapeXarel.lo
    RegionPenedesCountrySpain
    VeganYesOrganicYes
    BiodyamicYesVeganYes
     
  • 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
  • Castro Ventosa has been owned and run by the Perez family since 1752 and has never changed hands. They have a hands-on approach in the vineyard and a hands off approach in the winery which result in vibrant and exciting wines.
    Type WhiteGrape Verdejo
    Region RuedaCountry Spain
    Farming Practices
  • A subtle, stylish and elegant wine that has crisp orchard fruit and a fine citrus backbone. Dry, fresh and aromatic, its Albarino has it should be. When Rias Baixas officially attained appellation status in 1988, there were only 30 wineries there and little of the wine was exported. Now it is home to 6 times as many producers, in large driven by the insatiable thirst for Albarino. Bodegas Zarate have been the pioneering force behind high quality Albarino.
    TypeWhiteGrapeAlbarino
    RegionGaliciaCountrySpain
    Farming Practices
  • 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
  • Picpoul is an indigenous grape from the Languedoc region in the South of France. This is a generous and open expression with fleshy fruit, juicy pears and ripe pineapples. Refreshing acidity and a weighty mouthfeel. A brilliant Picpoul and a good one to try if you are a fan of Pinot Grigio.
    TypeWhiteGrapePicpoul
    RegionLanguedocCountryFrance
    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
  • Kalkundkiesel is a blend of 3 white grapes, Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay and Weissburgunder. It?s a white wine made like a red wine, with extended contact and maceration of the skins with the juice. The result is a savoury and textural wine, cloudy and golden in colour. Claus Preisinger farms his vines to the biodynamic principles of Rolf Steiner and in the winery he follows his gut and passion in how to make and bottle his wines. It?s a low-tech production, and a reflection of Claus? own nature.
    TypeOrangeGrapePinot Blanc, Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay
    RegionBurgenlandCountryAustria
    Farming PracticesBiodynamic, Natural
  • 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. 
  • Soft texture with fleshy mouthfeel lead to wine with floral hints, orchard fruit like pears and apricots and herbal tea notes. Yum! Coto De Gomariz , who is the winery behind The Flower and the Bee, farm organically although they are not certified, and many biodynamic practices are also implemented here. They are one of the leading producers in Ribeiro, with second generation Ricardo Carreiro at the helm with oenologist Xos? Lois Sebio by his side.
    TypeWhiteGrapeTreixadura
    RegionGaliciaCountrySpain
    Farming PracticesOrganic
  • 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 Chablis by which to judge all Chablis. Produced in limited quantities and to a seriously high quality, Thomas Pico?s Chablis is one of purity, tension and precision. In 2004, Thomas Pico returned to work at his family estate in Chablis after several years of working in Nuits St George. ?Pattes Loup?, which translates ?wolf?s paws?, is the name of the parcel that his grandfather gave him that year. This was the year when his grandfather died, and Thomas remembers him saying: ?don?t make the same mistakes I did in the vineyard.? Within 3 years later, he shifted production to organics.
    Type WhiteGrape Chardonnay
    Region ChablisCountry France
    Farming Practices Organic
  • A subtle nose openss up to lush flavours of white orchard fruits with a soft creamy texture and refreshing acidity. Fermented in thermoregulated stainless steel vats and finished on its lees results in a Sancerre rich and refined Sancerre. Sancerre is located on the left bank of the Loire valley renowned for its fresh crisp whites. In order to call your white wine Sancerre, the regulation stipulate that the grapes must be exclusively Sauvignon Blanc.
    TypeWhiteGrapeSauvignon Blanc
    RegionLoireCountryFrance
    Farming PracticesHVE Certified
  • Made from the little known Savagnin, a white grape found exclusively in the region Jura in Eastern France. You would be forgiven for thinking that it?s a Chablis Grand Cru, with its minerality, spice and tension all supported by bright citrus favours. Domaine Rolet is a family run property with beautiful, healthy vineyards owing to the herbicides and pesticide free vineyards and soils which are constantly ploughed. Their commitment is also evident in the cellar where they produce balanced, mineral-driven wines that can only come from the Jura.
    TypeWhiteGrapeSavignin
    RegionJuraCountryFrance
    Farming PracticesOrganic
  • 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
  • Made exclusively from the local white grape Catarratto, Fabrizio Vella's Organico Bianco is simply lovely. Its non-filtered which results in rich texture and weight. Unoaked, citrusy and intense, this is perfect for Pinot Grigio lovers. Fabrizio Vella, a Sicilian native, is passionate about the local grapes from Sicily and has created an exciting range of wines farmed to organic practices and with careful winemaking, resulting in fresh, lively wines which are true to their origin.
    TypeWhiteGrapeCataratto
    RegionSicilyCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic, vegan
  • Dry and unoaked, with intense citrus flavours, Granny Smith apples and spicy undertones. Perfect alternative for Sauvignon Blanc drinkers. Gruner Veltliner is Austria’s most important indigenous grape and up until the 1990s it was relatively unheard of. Gruner Veltliner has many charms, one of them being the consistency of the quality and the flavour profile; it always delivers what it says on the tin. Ferdinand Mayr is a musician turned winemaker and his wines are singing with flavour and intensity.  
  • The DIY Wine Course is a fun, easy and practical wine course you can do from the comfort of your own home. Give the gift of the finer things in life with the DIY Fine Wine Course. Touching on the 3 iconic wine styles of Europe featuring Bordeaux, Rioja and a baby Barolo. This is luxury in a box.This box includes:
    • 1 bottle of Bordeaux, 1 bottle of Rioja Reserva, 1 bottle of Langhe Nebbiolo
    • A guide on how to taste
    • A guide to lingo and tasting notes
  • A cracker of a prosecco. Dry, fruity, fresh and crisp with lovely fun bubbles. Loads of depth and unlike most of the proseccos available on the market today. Drusian Prosecco Colfondo is made from the Glera grape and the term Colfondo refers to the production method which is a second fermentation in the bottle on the lees. This method gives the wine a unique flavour and body. A wine worth seeking out.
    TypeSparklingGrapeGlera
    RegionVenetoCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic, vegan
  • An orange wine is white wine with extended contact (known as maceration) with the skins, which effectively makes it a white wine make like red wine. Anima Arancio is a dry orange wine made from the local Italian grape called Arneis. Savoury, nutty and herbaceous, with fresh acidity, it’s an unbelievable match with food. Yum! One of our favourite wines to drink! 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. 
  • 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.
  • La Raia made us fall back in love with Gavi all over again. A lovely ripe and fleshy wine with Golden Delicious apples, zesty citrus fruit, hints of peach and minerality. Bright refreshing, and an interesting alternative to Chablis. Cortese is Piedmont's indigenous white grape, and produces arguably its best white wine, Gavi. Gavi is a region to the Eastern side of the region and in order to call your wine Gavi, it must be made exclusively from Cortese.
    Type WhiteGrape Cortese
    Region PiedmontCountry Italy
    Farming Practices Biodynamic, vegan
  • Classic white Burgundy and a must for Chardonnay lovers. This is part barrel fermented which results in nutty, toasted almond notes and the balance is fermented in stainless steel to retain the freshness of fruit. Medium to full bodied.
    TypeWhiteGrapeChardonnay
    RegionBurgundyCountryFrance
    Farming Practices
  • The focus with this wine is texture and depth, rather than focussing solely on primary fruit notes. Handpicking of quality fruit combined with a small percentage going through fermentation in old French oak make this a unique and exciting Marlborough Sauv. Mahi owner, Brian Bricknell has a seriously impressive CV. Head winemaker at Vina Errazuriz and Seresin, before embarking on his own project. Unlike most Marlborough producers, Bricknell opts for low yields and high quality from the vines and the results in the glass speak for themselves.
    TypeWhiteGrapeSauvignon Blanc
    RegionMarlboroughCountryNew Zealand
    Farming PracticesVegan
  • This elegant and finely balanced wine would turn any non-Chardonnay drinker into a fan. Ripe, concentrated flavours of nectarine and citrus fruit with refined barrel ferment nuttiness and a creamy texture are a first-class effort from Mahi. Mahi owner, Brian Bricknell has a seriously impressive CV. Head winemaker at Vina Errazuriz and Seresin, before embarking on his own project. Unlike most Marlborough producers, Bricknell opts for low yields and high quality from the vines and the results in the glass speak for themselves.
    TypeWhiteGrapeChardonnay
    RegionMarlboroughCountryNew Zealand
    Farming PracticesVegan
  • 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