Gouda News

We’re buzzing to announce the wine bars we’ve got lined up…

Fresh from winning ‘Best Wine Experience’ in Ireland at the 2019 Irish Restaurant Awards the brilliant Green Man Wines will be bringing a taste of their brilliant Terenure shop and restaurant to the Iveagh Gardens, pouring from their range of artisan wines from quality-driven producers.

Wine Lab will be shaking this up, serving wines on tap, with a difference. All sourced directly from vineyards and kegged specifically for them, they want us all to drink better wine in a way that’s kinder to the planet. Expect a thirst quenching, smashable, and delicious summer line up from them.

We’re thrilled to have the institution that is Cork’s L’Atitude 51 on board. Having paved the way for years, serving wines from small-scale independent winemakers who favour traditional over commercial methods, they had a bit of set back this year when a fire damaged the Cork shop meaning they are temporarily closed so we are even more delighted to have them as part of the festival, back to doing what they do best, pouring great wines.

Wines Direct are well known for offering something a little different, going out of their way to source independently made wines directly from growers around the world from the every day to the extraordinary. They have a few festivals under their belt now and always know what to pour for thirsty revellers. Another festival favourite for us at this stage Quintessential Wines will be back with us, pouring fun fizz and a great selection of natural wines.

We’re excited to have Irish producers Kinsale Mead at the festival serving their unique and refreshing Irish drinks. Mead (Miodh in Irish) the world’s oldest alcoholic drink, has been having a bit of a revival, thanks to these guys.

And what about the cheese? Sheridans Cheesemongers will provide the finest artisan and farmhouse Irish cheese and some of the best continental cheese available. The award-winning Corleggy Cheese will have an epic selection of raw cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses. Little Italy, Irelands gourmet Italian importer will be on hand with some of the finest Parmesans, Mozzarella and the rest.

We’ll also have Wild About relishes and chutney, The Wooded Pig Irish charcuterie, Handsome Burger cheeseburgers, Vish Shop and Beo Wine Bar & Kitchen.

Out tasting, chats and entertainment lineup and timetable will be announced very soon, a few gems to note are Cheesy Singalong Social, Easy Singles speed dating and The Ultimate Irish Toastie Championship.