NZ to hold 21st tasting at Aviva

New Zealand Winegrowers hosts its 21st Anniversary tasting of New Zealand wines in Ireland next January.  To celebrate this landmark event the tasting will be held at a new venue - The Aviva Stadium - on Thursday January 18th.

The trade and press tasting takes place from 2 to 6.00pm with the consumer tasting following from at 6.30 to 8.30pm. Tickets are now on sale priced at €15.00 – a great Christmas stocking filler for the wine enthusiast in your life.

Over 20 wineries will be represented at the Dublin show with over 200 New Zealand wines to taste.

In addition to the main tasting, there will be a masterclass led by Martin Moran MW on New Zealand Aromatic wine styles. The masterclass begins at 1pm and places are limited, so please book in advance using the contact details below.

A consumer masterclass takes place at 7pm and will last approximately 30 minutes allowing guests plenty of time to explore the rest of the exhibitors. There will be an additional charge of €5.00 to attend this masterclass.

New Zealand wines are growing from strength-to-strength in Ireland. In 2016 New Zealand sold 505,006 cases on the Irish market, accounting for 5.6% of the total nine million case market.

MAT figures to March 2017 from Nielsen Scantrack show that off-trade sales of New Zealand wine increased by 6% in terms of value and by 0.6% in volume.

Participating wineries for the 2018 New Zealand Winegrowers annual tasting include:  Akarua, Babich, Blank Canvas, Brancott Estate, Burn Cottage, Cloudy Bay, Delta Vineyard, Felton Road, Giesen, Greywacke, Kim Crawford, Kumeu River Wines, Lawsons Dry Hills, Mount Riley, Oyster Bay, Rapaura Springs, Saint Clair Family Estate, Spy Valley Wines, Stoneleigh, te Pa Family Vineyards, Tinpot Hut, Trinity Hill, Villa Maria, Wild Earth, Wither Hills, Yealands Family Wines with more expected to book.

To purchase tickets online:  (Credit Card accepted) or contact Jean Smullen in Dublin: 
Telephone (086) 816 8468.

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