Education, Tastings & Events
We have decided to rerun the Wine Fundamentals Level 1 Course in March as there was a lot of interest for the last one, but the dates didn’t suit everyone. The Level 2 (Follow-on Course) will therefore take place either in May or September. Run over 4 Saturdays from 3.30pm – 5.00pm. 4 classes designed to be fun and interactive ideally suited to people who have an interest in wine and want to learn a little more. It covers the basics of how to taste wine, the main grape varieties and winemaking regions of the world as well as the food and wine matching and sparkling wine modules. You don't have to attend all 4 classes, but if you sign up for all 4 you can avail of a discount.
Each class costs €40, or €160 for the full course (€140 with discount). As this is numbers dependent, send us an email to let us know if you’d be interested in attending.
CINECAFE: MOVIE YOU SEE & TASTE
"SOUR GRAPES" DOCUMENTARY
Wednesday 22nd February.
Doors 7.30pm Movie Starts 7.45pm
Highly entertaining documentary that uncorks the counterfeit wine scandal that rocked the fine and rare wine auction market in 2008. Centred around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses.
Rudy Kurniawan was, it was rumoured, a wine savant, had an expert memory for taste, a generous host, offering rare wines from his huge cellar, who in 2006 made 35 million dollars in two wine auctions from the sale of his wine. Then in 2008 a French wine producer, Laurent Ponsot, realised that wine from his family's domain was being sold from a year they hadn't produced it. That day, he says, he took the first plane to New York, and thus begun his crusade.
The film highlights how industrialisation of wine production has made everything taste the same and thus made life easier for the counterfeiters.
Tickets: €15 – includes movie and “tastes” tying in with the theme of the movie. Spaces limited so booking essential.
COFFEE CUPPING WITH WCC ROASTERY
Thursday 23rd February 6pm
We are delighted to welcome Tony Speight from West Cork Coffee – a newly established independent micro-coffee roaster. Despite being new to the scene, WCC already has a variety of exciting single-origin roasts and has been winning rave reviews. In this coffee cupping, Tony will teach us how to taste coffee (slurping an’all!) and will have a selection of different coffees from all over the world to taste. This is a great opportunity to taste the upcoming coffees that will shortly be available by WCC Roastery.
Admission Free, but Booking Essential
FRENCH CINEMA QUIZ - IN AID OF
"LES ENFANTS FRANCOPHONES DE CORK"
Thursday 28th February 8.00pm
To mark the start of the French Film Festival, this quiz is for all cinema buffs with a passion for French cinema and will get you in the mood for the feast of French films being screened around the city from 5th – 12th March as part of the 28th French Film Festival.
Table of 4: €20. Bookings through Sophie Delangle on 086 3864604
THE 2ND GREAT FOOD & WINE QUIZ
Thursday 9th March 8.00pm
Following on from the success of the last Great Food & Wine Quiz, we have invited Quiz Master extraordinaire Chris Bennett back to pose another series of challenging questions to our expert epicurean customers. Expect tricky picture rounds, a fun tasting round and lots of food and drink related questions.
€20 per table (tables of 4). Booking essential.
Thursday 16th March 7.00pm
The most fun way to learn about wine is back! Here’s a little about the event - open to anyone who likes wine, socializing, having fun and enjoys a challenge - note: this is not a speed-dating event ;-) Here’s how it works: we teach you the basics of how to taste wine and then it’s over to you – you taste 6 wines over the course of the evening – but you’ll be on the move: a different table, a different wine, different co-tasters. And here’s the fun part…..you taste all the wines blind (i.e. we won’t tell you what each wine is) - it’s up to you to work with your co-tasters to try to guess based on the information provided at the start. There’s a prize for the person who correctly identifies all 6 wines.
Price €30pp - includes reception, introduction to wine tasting, speed tasting & nibbles.
The Colin McLean Latin Trio
Friday 3rd March - 10.00pm
The Colin McLean Latin Trio play a mix of sultry South American music with Latin beats and grooves. Taking their influences from Oscar Lopez, Luis Villegas and Rodrigo y Gabriela. Always a superb gig, guaranteed to get you in the party mood!
We have added some exciting new wines to the list with more to come over the next few weeks. We also introduced the Coravin system just before Christmas for our higher-end wines – it’s been causing quite a stir and means that all our wines are now available by the glass. We look forward to seeing you at some of our events or drop in for a glass of something lovely!
Wine Shop - L'Atitude 51
Found a wine you like on our list and want to try it again at home?
Did you know that all our wines are available for purchase to take away ?
We can gift-wrap it too if it’s for that someone special!
The L’Atitude Team,
Wine Workshop Experiment, learn and Enjoy...
If you love drinking and learning about wine, check out our List of UpComing Events. We host a variety of fun and informative wine-themed events, including wine courses, tutored tastings, masterclasses, Meet the Winemaker evenings, and much more in our Wine Workshop on the first floor.
The aim of the Wine Workshop is to help you appreciate and learn about wine in a fun, relaxed environment.
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