Award-winning fully-licenced Wine Bar in Cork City, open for morning coffee, lunch and light evening meals. We serve a wide selection of organic, biodynamic & natural wine and honest and simple food based on traditional home-cooking found in French Bistros and Italian Trattorias.
We choose wines and ingredients that respect the environment in which they are grown and that taste of their origin, making every effort to work with seasons. We work with local producers wherever we can.
If you love drinking and learning about wine, check out our list of upcoming events.
We host a variety of fun and informative wine-themed events, including wine courses, tutored tastings, masterclasses, and much more in our Wine Workshop.
WINE FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL 1 WINE COURSE
Sat 19th January – Sat 9th February 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Our popular Wine Fundamentals course is starting again in January. Running over 4 consecutive weeks, this is a wine appreciation course for beginners. The format is both fun and educational, covering the following:
Week 1 Basic Tasting Techniques, Introduction to Winemaking and the Main Wine Regions
Week 2 Major Grapes of The World
Week 3 Influence of Winemaking Techniques, Climate and Regionality on Wine Style
Week 4 Sparkling Wines & Food & Wine Matching
Each class costs €40, or €160 for the full course (€150 with discount). Enrolling now. Send us an email if you’d like to attend.
Note, the course requires a minimum number of people in order to go ahead, so send us an email if you’re interested in attending.
CINECAFE: MOVIES YOU SEE & TASTE PRESENTS “TAMPOPO”
Wednesday 23rd January 7.30pm Movie Starts
On a mission to find the perfect noodle soup, Japanese trucker Goro alights upon the failing Lai Lai ramen shop in the outskirts of Tokyo and determines to turn its widowed fortysomething owner, Tampopo, into a mastercook
Charming and touching, with lots of sumptuous meals to inspire you to get cooking, Tampopo is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.
Join us to see how we interpret the movie through taste.
Tickets: €18. Spaces limited so booking essential.
WINTER WINE SERIES: MOUNTAINS, VOLCANOES, ISLANDS & COASTS
THURSDAY FEB 7th 7.00pm: VOLCANOES
The Winter Wine Series focuses on the landscape around where grapes are grown and how it influences wine style.
In this second tasting we will look at volcanoes and how volcanic soil structure creates a unique environment that influences grapes. There are many examples of interesting wines produced on volcanic soils – ranging from Etna to Santorini, Tenerife, Chile, Oregon and Madeira, to name but a few. We will present a selection we think really reflect their volcanic origin.
Join us and Pascal Rossignol of Le Caveau , Kilkenny as we taste our way though our selection of favourite “Volcanic” wines.
Tickets €20. Booking Essential
WINE TASTING: WINES UNDER THE “FLOR”
Thursday 21st February 7.00pm
With Colm McCan – Wine Educator with Ballymaloe Cookery School
There’s very little Colm McCan doesn’t know about sherry and wines aged under flor, so we have invited him to share his knowledge of the magic of flor and how it influences winemaking from Sherries to Vins Jaunes and beyond. Join us for a sherry tasting with a difference!
The L’Atitude Kitchen will put their usual creative spin on canapés to match these flor-influenced wines.
Rumour has it Mr McCan is also a dab hand with a “venencia” – we may just put him to the test!
Tickets €20. Booking Essential
SPEED TASTING The Most Fun Way to Learn About Wine!!
Friday 1st March 7.00pm
Due to popular demand, Speed Tasting is back. Open to anyone who likes wine, socializing, having fun and, above all, enjoys a challenge.
Here’s how it works: we teach you the basics of how to taste wine and then it’s over to you – you taste 6 wines over the course of the evening – but you’ll be on the move: a different table, a different wine, different co-tasters. And here’s the fun part…..you taste all the wines blind (i.e. we won’t tell you what each wine is) – it’s up to you to work with your co-tasters to try to guess based on the information provided at the start. There’s a prize for the person who correctly identifies all 6 wines.
Price €30pp – includes Prosecco reception, introduction to wine tasting, taster of 6 wines & canapés.
Spaces Limited So Booking Essential.