The inaugural Dublin Wine & Fizz Fest 2013 will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 19th/20th October in the Pembroke District, Dundrum.
Speaking at the launch of the event, Ruth Deveney, festival organiser and owner of Deveney’s of Dundrum Off-Licence, said: “With wine so readily available in every supermarket and garage across the country, a lot consumers are guided by familiar labels and brands that can afford to advertise – not quality and value for money. We’ve noticed a significant increase in wine drinkers visiting our shop, keen to know more about the wines they are purchasing. Help and guidance is rarely on hand at multiples and in garages. Therefore, in response to consumer demand, we decided to launch an event to give wine drinkers and lovers a taste for what’s available and how they can make informed purchases. The festival is not all about wine however – there will be a selection of artisan foods and some great live music too.”
The Dublin Wine & Fizz Fest 2013 is also designed to provide a platform for small, family-owned wineries to promote their offerings. Over 500 wines will be available to sample, from single-estate Amarones, to aged Verdejos and Blanc de Blanc Champagnes, as well as a variety of Ports and dessert wines.
Mouth-watering tapas will be served by Porterhouse Dundrum and a range of carefully selected cheeses will also be available to match each wine choice. Live music will add to the atmosphere throughout the two-day event and some of Dublin’s up-and-coming artists will display their latest pieces within the venue.
Tickets for The Dublin Wine & Fizz Fest 2013 are priced at €15, or two for €25, which includes a free Riedel wine glass on arrival. Tickets for the event are available through Deveney’s of Dundrum, with a limited number available on the door, for both days.
You can follow all the action on Twitter @WineFizzFest