Natural Wine Week to take place in Galway this month

Natural wine will be celebrated and explored this November by Aniar Restaurant, Cava Bodega, and Tartare Café and Wine Bar with a week of free talks, as well as dinners and tastings taking place from November 19 to 25.

Natural Wine Week offers the public an accessible way to experience wine in its purest form, without additives, chemicals, or over-processing, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the winemaking process itself and to engage in the topical discussion around the low-intervention wine movement.

JP McMahon, who is organising the event, said: “We are delighted to host Ireland’s first Natural Wine Week in Galway this month. In recent years there has been a growing appreciation of natural, organic, and biodynamic wines, and Natural Wine Week will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about this important movement. Wine lovers, as well as people with an interest in sustainability and organic farming, should come along to try a selection of organic and biodynamic wines and discover the fantastic environmental and health benefits associated with them.”

A series of free talks by wine experts and aficionados will take place throughout the week in Tartare, including a talk by Pascal Rossignol from Le Caveau, Kilkenny, on Monday November 19 at 7pm; a talk by Colm Carter from Honest2Goodness, Dublin, on Tuesday November 20 at 7pm; a talk by Enrico Fantasia from Grape Circus, Dublin, on Wednesday November 21 at 7pm; and a panel discussion with Mick O'Connell MW taking place on Sunday November 25 at 7pm. Admission to talks is free, however they must be booked in advance.

For those looking to indulge in the absolute natural wine experience carefully paired with JP McMahon’s signature style of contemporary west of Ireland food, bookings are being taken for a Natural Wine Dinner in newly crowned Bib Gourmand Tartare Café + Wine Bar in collaboration with La Rousse Wines, Dublin, on Thursday November 22 between 6pm and 10pm, or a Natural Wine Dinner (six courses ) in Michelin star Aniar Restaurant in collaboration with Le Caveau, Kilkenny, on Friday November 23 between 6pm at 9pm.

There will also be a Natural Wine Lunch in collaboration with Vinostito, Dublin, in the multi-award-winning Spanish restaurant Cava Bodega on Saturday November 24 between 12 noon and 5pm.

Due to limited spaces, booking is required for all Natural Wine Week events. For full details on the events and to book visit www.eatgalway.ie

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