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We were delighted to recently welcome John Wilson, back to Ballymaloe.

John Wilson, one of Ireland’s top wine writers, and wine correspondent with The Irish Times, gave a tasting at Ballymaloe Cookery School, of a selection of wines from his new wine book 'Wilson on Wine 2015',  published by The Irish Times, followed by a wine dinner at Ballymaloe House.

John is also the author of ‘101 Great Wines' and edited four editions of ‘The Wine Guide’, Ireland’s best-selling wine book. He has contributed to various magazines, appeared on television, and has worked on local radio. He works as a consultant, and is wine correspondent for The Irish Times. Most of all, he likes a glass of decent wine. His latest book is ‘Wilson on Wine 2015’, published by The Irish Times.  John’s blog

Both events at Ballymaloe had  different wines, all of which feature in John’s new book. All the wines went down very well (please see John’s new book for further information and tasting notes!). John signed copies of his book after the tasting, and for anyone looking for the ideal Christmas stocking filler for the wine lover in your life, you can find signed copies of John’s wine book in The Farm Shop at Ballymaloe Cookery School and The Shop at Ballymaloe House, and in Cork city at Bradley’s Off-Licence, North Main Street, Cork City.

John, as always, gave a brilliant talk, tasting and wine dinner. Our thanks and appreciation to John!

Past events with John Wilson here at Ballymaloe & Ballymaloe Cookery School have included:

The Riesling Revolution with 3 Riesling producers from Alsace, Germany and Australia

The Sherry Dinner with the Consejo Regulador of Jerez

The Anne Claude Leflaive tasting  - the No.1 white winemaker in the world

The Wine Geese

Litfest 2013

Litfest 2014