2013 is already looking like a good vintage – for wine events at Ballymaloe. We are looking forward to great line-up of wine events, and to welcoming Jean-Charles Cazes of ChÃ¢teau Lynch-Bages, on March 10th, and to welcoming back Jancis Robinson MW in May 2013 as part of the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine.
ChÃ¢teau Lynch-Bages, needs no introduction in Ireland â€“ one of the best known, respected, collected and followed, of the â€˜Irish Wine Geeseâ€™ ChÃ¢teau of Bordeaux. We are delighted to be welcoming Jean Charles to Ballymaloe â€“ and as part of The Gathering 2013, there will also be a series of other wine events, which are being planned for Cork City and County, throughout the year, with â€˜Irish Wine Geeseâ€™ winemakers from all over the wine world, â€˜flying homeâ€™.
Born in Bordeaux, Jean-Charles Cazes grew up in Pauillac in the heart of the family vineyards at ChÃ¢teau Lynch Bages, and since 2006, taking over from his father, Jean-Michel Cazes, he has been in charge of all the family vineyards, in France and abroad. Join Jean Charles at Ballymaloe, for one, or both, of the following events â€“ a wine tasting & presentation in the Grain Store at Ballymaloe, followed by a wine dinner, with the wines of ChÃ¢teau Lynch Bages and The Cazes Family Collection wines.Â Wine tasting & presentation, by Jean Charles Cazes, at The Grain Store, Ballymaloe, 6.30pm, Sunday 10th March â‚¬18.Â Followed by a wine dinner, with Jean Charles Cazes, in the Yeats Room dining room, at Ballymaloe House 8.30pm â‚¬95.Â Advance booking advised. Special rates also available for accommodation
Jancis Robinson MW
One of a handful of wine communicators with an international reputation, Jancis Robinson writes daily for JancisRobinson.com (voted first-ever Wine Website of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards2010), weekly for The Financial Times, and bi-monthly for a column that is syndicated around the world. She is also editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine, co-author of Wine Grapes – A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours, each of these books recognised as a standard reference worldwide.
An award-winning TV presenter, she is invited all over the world to conduct wine events and act as a wine judge. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises.
She loves and lives for wine in all its glorious diversity, generally favouring balance and subtlety over sheer mass.
We are delighted to be welcoming JancisÂ & NickÂ back to Ballymaloe, and looking forward to the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine