Thursday's wine tasting at Cork's AGA shop turned out pretty well, as far as I can judge, even if Paul Kiernan's predictions had laid it on a bit thick by announcing that WINE-STARVED CORKONIANS GO GAGA AT AGA!
The AGA people, who nobly abstained "not while I'm on duty" from the tasting part of the tasting, had made their very attractive cooker and kitchenware showroom especially welcoming, and the bright warmth helped to suggest the southerly charms of summer in sunnier parts of the world.
I hope that all those who came along enjoyed the evening as we made our way through samples of white, rosé, red and red dessert wine from the south of France. It's not every day, either, that Bubble Brothers have the opportunity to taste our own wines side-by-side; so there was education as well as entertainment in the blend.
Thanks to the selfless industry of the blogly participants, you can get the low-down in two places (not to mention the cheeps that went up to Twitter on the topic) besides this post:
The Dine and Wine Club Cork blog offers a very thorough survey. Thanks to Elke and her friends for their support.
There was healthy and vigorous discussion on Brian Clayton's table that spilled out into the night and probably succeeding days, too. His encouraging post is here.
It seems very likely that the next gathering to taste our wines in the AGA shop will take place in mid-August, and we're thinking of Wednesday 19th. Much more likely than not, we'll be opening up a selection from Spain on that occasion.