I told the students the week before that they were in for a treat at the following wine class… “a slice of ham and glass of wine”, knowing just how good it was going to be, but wanting the students to discover this for themselves. @ColmMcCan We were delighted to welcome John Wilson, wine writer, […]

  What better way to celebrate after all the hard work of the harvest  with the first wines of the year, the nouveaux. Released every year, on the 3rd Thursday of November, the students of the Autumn 12 week certificate course at Ballymaloe Cookery School joined in the global celebrations of Beaujolais Nouveau on the […]

Pascal Rossignol of Le Caveau, @lecaveau1, is a regular guest wine lecturer at the cookery school and last week gave a masterclass on organic, biodynamic and natural wines to the 12 week certificate students Pascal, a passionate advocate of organic and biodynamic wines made naturally for many years, has been introducing natural wines to people […]

We were delighted to introduce to the students on the 12-week certificate course, one of the up and coming wine regions, and wines, available in Ireland at present. And of course to mark Croatia’s entry to the EU. Malvasia Vina Laguna Malvasia is grown by Agrolaguna – Croatia’s largest wine maker. Bruno Dokic, the lead […]

We were delighted to join in with the week long celebration of Sherry for World Sherry Day (week) We had a Sherry talk and tasting here in the school for the students on all things Sherry, We were delighted to be joined by Rafael Salazar, of Vinostito, who is orginally from Cadiz, Andalucia,  so Rafeal […]

The inaugural international Literary Festival of Food and Wine took place at Ballymaloe House, Grainstore and Cookery School over the May Bank Holiday wekend, 3 – 6 May. A magical weekend was had, with many wine & drinks events, and here are a selection of photographs and some links to write-up on the weekend. We […]

‘Real Wine – Celebrating the Artisan Grower’ With Eric Narioo of Les Caves des Pyrène and Pascal Rossignol of Le Caveau Talk and wine tasting of a selection of artisan wines, at Ballymaloe House, Sunday 26th May, 6pm Eric from Les Caves de Pyrène, Surrey, and Pascal from Le Caveau, Kilkenny, both specialise in artisan wines sourced […]

We held a Sherry Dinner in the Big Shed at Ballymaloe, showcasing the Sherry from Gonzalez Byass, on the Friday evening, 3rd May, for the Bord Bia Taste Council Summer School, during the weekend of the Literary Festival of Food and Wine. Ted Berner, of Wildside Catering (and sherry fan!) and his team of chefs created […]

The inaugural Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine, which takes place 3rd – 6th May 2013, will include well known wine & drinks writers, Jancis Robinson MW, Mary Dowey, Tom Doorley, and John Wilson, to name but some of the 40 national and international speakers attending. Throughout the weekend, there will also be talks […]

‘The Wild Geese’ 2nd September 1966 An article written by Mrs.Myrtle Allen, on her weekly cookery column for The Farmers Journal, in 1966 I was delighted to be shown an article today, by Mrs.Allen, from one of her ‘Scraps and Cuttings’ books, all about her weekly cookery column in The Farmers Journal. The article, dated […]

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