Blind tasting for Gold Star Awards

n5NOffLA would like to express its thanks to master of wine, Jane Boyce and wine writer Mary Dowey for conducting the final stage of the blind tasting for the 2011 Gold Star Awards.

Wine consultant, Catherine Griffith was joined by 15 NOffLA members holding WSET Diploma and Higher Certificate holders gathered in Dublin on 11 August to blind taste wines from across the globe to establish which of them should be considered for a Gold Star Award for 2010/11. Thanks are due to:

:: Pat Carroll, Gibneys, Malahide;
:: David Cope, Samuel C. Cope Ltd., Castledermot;
:: Ruth Deveney, Deveney’s Off-Licence, Dundrum;
:: Niall Finn, Higgins Off-Licence, Clonskeagh;
:: Evelyn Jones, The Vintry, Rathgar;
:: Andrew Kinsella, Bin No. 9, Goatstown;
:: David Lonergan, The Vintry, Rathgar;
:: Jim McCabe, McCabe’s Off-Licence, Mount Merrion Avenue;
:: Cathal McHugh, McHugh’s Off-Licence, Malahide Road, Artane;
n6:: Niav McNamara, Shiel’s Londis, Malahide;
:: Ann Moran, Gibneys, Malahide;
:: Maria Moylan, Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants, Dublin;
:: Niamh O’Callaghan, Deveney’s Off-Licence, Rathmines;
:: Gary O’Donovan, O’Donovan’s Off-Licence Group, Cork;
:: John Shiel, Shiel’s Londis, Malahide.

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