Last year, I received an invitation to attend a pop-up wine & dine experience, courtesy of Jacob's Creek. Dinner was to be provided in a secret, unexpected Dublin location, and would be accompanied by loads of wine and games. And so it was that we found ourselves in the Crypt of Christchurch cathedral where we were treated to a meal from chef Clodagh McKenna and a crash course in wine education from David Whelehan. The whole evening was quite entertaining, and I developed a new appreciation for Jacob's Creek sparkling wines. You can read more about it here.
Due to the immense success of the first event, the Jacob's Creek Wine & Dine experience is back for 2012, and this year it's hitting the road with events taking place in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Waterford. Each location promises to be special (a 19th century gaol or a contemporary art gallery anyone?) and guests will be encourage to "See Beyond the Label" while learning something new about food and wine.
Once again, wine expert David Whelehan will be onboard to educate and entertain, while each evening's meal will be devised by top local chefs.
Dates are as follows
- Dublin - March 27th
- Cork - April 4th
- Galway - April 19th
- Waterford - April 26th
Places are free, but you have to submit your details to be in with a chance of attending. To request a reservation, visit facebook.com/jacobscreekireland and enter your details on the "The Wine & Dine Experience" tab. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com with "Jacob's Creek Wine & Dine Experience" in the subject line, along with your name, contact details, date of birth and, most importantly, your preferred location. Places are limited and guests will be chosen at random. Make sure to get your requests in soon, as the first event takes place on March 27th in Dublin