The Eat Galway group, which comprises of JP McMahon’s restaurants Aniar, Cava Bodega, and Tartare Café + Wine Bar, is hosting a natural wine week this coming November 19th - 25th.
The week will consist of free talks as well as dinners and tastings, and offers the public an accessible way to experience wine in its purest form - without additives, chemicals or over-processing. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn more about the winemaking process and to engage in the topical discussion around the low-intervention wine movement.
A series of free talks by wine experts and aficionados will take place throughout the week in Tartare Café + Wine Bar, including a talk by Pascal Rossignol from Le Caveau, Kilkenny on Monday 19th at 7:00pm, a talk by Colm Carter from Honest2Goodness, Dublin on Tuesday 20th at 7:00pm, a talk by Enrico Fantasia from Grape Circus, Dublin on Wednesday 21st at 7:00pm, and a panel discussion with Mick O'Connell MW taking place on Sunday 25th at 7:00pm. Admission to talks is free, however they must be booked in advance.
For those looking to indulge in a natural wine experience paired with JP McMahon’s contemporary West of Ireland food, they can book Natural Wine Dinner in newly crowned Bib Gourmand Tartare Café + Wine Bar in collaboration with La Rousse Wines, Dublin on Thursday 22nd between 6:00pm and 10:00pm; or a Natural Wine Dinner (6 Courses) in Michelin star Aniar Restaurant in collaboration with Le Caveau, Kilkenny on Friday 23rd between 6:00pm at 9:00pm.
There will also be a lunch in collaboration with Vinostito, Dublin in the multi-award-winning Spanish restaurant Cava Bodega on Saturday 24th between 12:00pm and 5:00pm.
JP McMahon said: “We are delighted to host Ireland’s first Natural Wine Week in Galway this month. In recent years there has been a growing appreciation of natural, organic and biodynamic wines, and Natural Wine Week will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about this important movement. Wine lovers, as well as people with an interest in sustainability and organic farming, should come along to try a selection of organic and biodynamic wines and discover the fantastic environmental and health benefits associated with them.”
Due to limited spaces, booking is required for all events - visit www.eatgalway.ie for more information.