Festive Drinks Theatre

On Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1 December at Taste Festive for the first time ever we are launching our Festive Drinks Theatre. Sample craft drinks and hear the stories behind some of the most innovative and interesting Irish, artisan drinks on the market. Unsure what wine to serve with turkey? Want a simple at-home cocktail for your New Year’s Eve bash? Patrick Mulcahy will also be on hand to talk ‘Winefulness’ – which is his mindful wine tasting and being drink aware during the holiday season.

SATURDAY

13.00: Daithi Kelleher: Christmas Day Wines 101: Cracking Supermarket Wine Pairings

13.45: Powerscourt Distillery: Whiskey Tasting: Showcasing the Fercullen Irish Whiskeys - 10YO Single Grain,14YO Single Malt & 18YO

14.30: Sixling Gin: Sixling Gin - the only Irish cloudberry gin on the market making it truly unique. Learn about the cloudberry - its history & the connection to Ireland of the past. We'll tell you our incredible story and how we produce this award-winning gin

15:15: Kinsale Mead: Introduction to Mead - Meet the makers, the first new Irish meadery in 200 years & try various styles of this delicious & ancient drink

18:15: Wicklow Way Wines: No Grape Wines! Join Wicklow Way Wines to hear the fascinating tale of making wine in Ireland and sample some of their gorgeous berry wines

19.00: Sixling Gin: Sixling Gin - the only Irish cloudberry gin on the market making it truly unique. Learn about the cloudberry - its history & the connection to Ireland of the past. We'll tell you our incredible story and how we produce this award-winning gin

19.45: Daithi Kelleher: Christmas Day Wines 101: Cracking Supermarket Wine Pairings

20.30: Roe & Co. Irish Whiskey 

SUNDAY

13.00: Kinsale Mead: Introduction to Mead - Meet the makers, the first new Irish meadery in 200 years & try various styles of this delicious & ancient drink

13.45: Roe & Co. Irish Whiskey

14.30: Pat Mulcahy Winefulness: Mindful wine tasting of Chateau Mulcahy wines where tasters take a moment to engage. Listen to the description of the vineyard & the creation of the wine as they savour the flavours. Discussion on the importance of being more drink aware this festive season

15:15: So Prosecco Tasting: including their two Cuvée Prosecco from Valdobbiadene with wine journalist & broadcaster Jean Smullen, co-presenter of Newstalk’s wine slot, Movies & Booze. Come along to hear their story and taste some wonderful bubble varieties combined with Italy’s traditional Christmas cake the Panettone, a perfect combination. 

16.00: Powerscourt Distillery: Whiskey Tasting: Showcasing the Fercullen Irish Whiskeys - 10YO Single Grain,14YO Single Malt & 18YO

16.30: Wicklow Way Wines: No Grape Wines! Join Wicklow Way Wines to hear the fascinating tale of making wine in Ireland and sample some of their gorgeous berry wines