Wine Australia

John McDonnell, Wine Australia.

Delighted as always, to welcome back regular guest wine lecturer, John McDonnell, Manager  Wine Australia Ireland – and the students were treated to a masterclass on Australian wine by John.

John and Joe

Pictured in the hall at the cookery school, are John McDonnell, Wine Australia and Joe Cronin, Ballymaloe (Joe is 60 years working at Ballymaloe this month)

John, Darina and Malachy

Pictured: John McDonnell, Darina Allen and Malachy McKenna

Wines we showed included:

Petaluma Croser, Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2006

Cape Mentelle Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River, Western Australia 2008 (Robert Mann, Estate directer, visited Ballymaloe, May 2009)

Turkey Flat
‘Butcher’s Block’, Barossa Valley, South Australia 2010 (Christie Schultz, owner, Turkey Flat visited Ballymaloe, May 2011)

Skillogalee Cabernet Malbec Rosé, Clare Valley, South Australia 2010 (Dave and Di Palmer, owners, Skillogalee, visited Ballymaloe, September 2011)

McHenry Hohnen Cabernet/Merlot, Margaret River, Western Australia 2009 (David Hohnen visited Ballymaloe, October 2011)

Tim Adams
Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia (Tim Adams visited Cork, September 2011. Billy Lyons, ‘Restaurants and Food in Cork’ Blog here on Tim’s visit to Cork)

Wine Australia presentation

Pictured: John in the demo room with the students for the Wine Australia presentation.

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