Wine tast­ing night to see Michael off

Bray People - - In Profile - Paula BURNS

THE TAN­TA­LIS­ING tastes of the vine­yards of the world were sam­pled at Hol­land’s Pub last Thurs­day night.

As part of a fundraiser for Kil­macanogue man Michael Byrne who is set­ting off with the Niall Mel­lon trust next March to South Africa, a wine-tast­ing evening took place.

The suc­cess­ful event raised in the re­gion of ¤3,000 for Michael which will put a great dent in the fundrais­ing kitty.

From 7.30 p.m. on­wards the guests dis­cov­ered the beauty of a full-bod­ied red to the more fruity de­lights of white wine.

The art of wine-tast­ing was ex­plained by wine ex­pert Neville Whiskers.

Guests were told to take a sip of wine, but not to swal­low and to roll the wine around in their mouth ex­pos­ing it to all of their taste buds.

Then they should only be able to de­tect sweet, sour, salty, bit­ter and umami (think: meaty or sa­vory).

They were also ad­vised to pay at­ten­tion to the tex­ture and other tac­tile sen­sa­tions such as an ap­par­ent sense of weight or body.

Through­out the wine-tast­ing ses­sion ap­pe­tis­ers and cheese were en­joyed by the guests.

Dur­ing the evening there was a raf­fle with some fan­tas­tic prizes from din­ner for two at lo­cal restau­rants, to golf gifts, to a tasty fruit bas­ket.

Once every­one had learned all they needed to know about wine, spe­cial guest for the evening Mr. Hugh Bren­nan CEO of the Niall Mel­lon Trust, gave an in­ter­est­ing and in­for­ma­tive speech on the work done by the trust out in the town­ships of South Africa.

‘The evening was a great suc­cess and I would like to thank ev­ery­body for their gen­eros­ity es­pe­cially Hol­land’s pub for giv­ing us their space for the evening,’said fundraiser Michael.

Wine-tast­ing for the NIall Mel­lon Trust were Ann El­liott, Maeve Hooper, Joyce Bow­ers, Joan Walker and Hazel Lowry.

John Rochford, Brian Hol­land and Michael Ban­non en­joy­ing sam­pling the de­li­cious wines.

Emma Luka and Me­abh Jones at the evening.

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