We were delighted to welcome the Guibert Family of Mas de Daumas Gassac, Aniane for a Long Table Dinner in the glasshouse at Ballymaloe Cookery School on Thursday 2nd August, hosted by the Guibert Family and the Allen Family, with the Grand Cru wines of the estate, to launch Veronique Guibert’s cookbook ‘ Savours and Flavours of Daumas Gassac’. Ours thanks to two of Munster’s well known wine merhants, who represent Mas de Daumas Gassac, in Ireland for all their help in organising this evening – Gary Gubbins of Red Nose Wine and Michael Kane, Curious Wines. Proceeds for the evening in aid of the East Cork Slow Food Educational Project.
For any futher information on Mas de Daumas Gassac wines, please contact wine merchant, Gary Gubbins, Red Nose Wine. Please also see the excellent video clips here from Mike & Gary’s voyage to Mas de Daumas Gassac – the vineyard here and the winery here
Romain Dol, of Domaine Guillemarine, Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc in the South of France, visited the school today, along with Conor O’Brien, of James Nicholsons Wine Merchants – good timing too as they were able to catch the lunch of the ‘Sushi made Simple‘ course on at the cookery school today!
‘Picpoul de Pinet – one of the more dynamic named crus of Coteaux du languedoc producing green-gold, full-bodied, lemon-flavoured white wine exclusively from picpoul Blanc grapes. This curious speciality in the deep south of France, one of the country’s few varietally named ac wines, has in the post-modern age of vinification attracted new interest.’ Oxford Companion to Wine, Jancis Robinson
Time to open those oysters!
Romain also visited the Grain Store at Ballymaloe, to check it out for possible future wine events in the future, as part of our ongoing series of wine events at Ballymaloe – Jessie the dog took the opportunity to race in ahead of him!