The world of Australian wine will come to life in Dublin this June when Wine Australia hosts its Annual Trade Tasting.
The event, held at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel on June 5, promises to introduce Ireland to some new discoveries while providing an update into the development of the Australian category.
Joining Wine Australia in Ireland will be 12 Australian producers, including the top selling Australian wine label in Ireland, McGuigan Wines, as well big brand heavyweights McWilliam’s Wines, Jacob’s Creek and Casella Wines.
Other producers include d’Arenberg, Tim Adams Wines and Peter Lehmann Wines.
A spotlight will also fall on Australian Shiraz, with 40 wines on free-pour to enable guests to compare and contrast the country’s signature variety. Vintages will date back as far as 2005.
Australia holds five of the top 10 wines in the Irish market and the category continues to expand with premium wine exports (above A$7.50/L) growing by 7 per cent in the past 12 months.
With 24 per cent market share, Australia is Ireland’s best loved category. Wine Australia’s Annual Trade Tasting will give the Irish trade an opportunity to rediscover Australian wine and explore the latest innovations.
Wine Australia General Manager – Market Development James Gosper said the Annual Trade Tasting in Dublin will target key trade and press personalities.