The experience of living in Burgundy with its wine, people and food, as told by Raymond Blake, the Wine Editor of Ireland’s Food & Wine Magazine. Raymonds presentation will be informal, educational and presented in a relaxed style. There will be some delicious wines from Burgundy to taste to help us to savour the flavour of that region which is so rich in fine foods and fine wines
Natural Wine with Colm McCan and Pascal Rossignol - talk & tasting on natural wines.
The term “natural wine” is not a certification, it is intended to highlight growers who work in a particular fashion, with minimal mediation, ideally to obtain the purest articulation of terroir, fruit or vintage in the wine.
‘Sherry, Madeira and Port - the world of Fortified Wines’ – a panel of wine & drinks experts in conversation with Colm McCan, including Chris Forbes (Taylors Port) Raymond Blake (Food & Wine Magazine), Tom Doorley and John Wilson. Talk & tasting.
The fascinating world of fortified wines, will be discussed here, with a tasting to match, covering wines from Sherry, to Port, to Madeira.
Presentation and talk on barrels and Coopergae with Ger Buckley, Master Cooper, Midleton Distillery
The fascinating world of everything to do with barrels is brought to life here in this demonstration by one of Ireland’s Master Coopers, Ger Buckley, from the local Midleton Distillery. This ancient craft and skill, dating back thousands of years is expertly demonstrated by Ger using many of the ancient tools of the trade which in many ways are as beautiful in themselves as the finished and perfectly formed barrels.
‘Smoked Salmon – with a glass of wine, or a Ball O’ Malt or artisan cider?’ – talk and tasting with Dave Broom, Whiskey Writer, Leslie Williams, Wine Writer, Daniel Emerson of Stonewell Cider and Anthony Creswell, Smoked Salmon producer – includes smoked salmon tasting with wine, whiskey and artisan cider.
‘Oak and its influence in the drinks world’ – presentation and tasting with Leslie Williams, wine writer, The Examiner, and Ger Buckley, Master Cooper, Midleton Distillery
The influence of oak and barrels in the world of wine, whiskey and drinks in general will be the subject of this talk and tasting, with Master Cooper, Ger Buckley, from Midleton Distillery and Leslie Williams, Wine & Drinks Writer, The Examiner.
Keep up to date with all the news leading up to The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine.
The inaugural Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine 2013 brought 8000 people onto the grounds of Ballymaloe House and Cookery School including national and international authors, chefs, foragers, educators, wine experts, gardeners, publishers, TV presenters, bloggers and journalists.