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L’Atitude Temporarily Closed Due to Fire Damage – Due to a fire which broke out in L’Atitude on Patrick’s Day, our premises on Union Quay will be closed for repairs until further notice.

ABOUT US

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.

WINE WORKSHOP 

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

Check out our upcoming events below  

January Newsletter

We’re starting 2020 with some rather encouraging news – repair work has finally started on L’Atitude HQ (hooray!) and all going well we aim to back in situ by Spring – although if the last year has thought us anything, it’s never to hold one’s breath!

Looking back on 2019, it wasn’t all adversity – there were plenty of highs to help weather the lows: lots of new doors opened, some wonderful people with whom paths crossed – new acquaintances made and old ones rekindled, new collaborations, fascinating travels and exciting discoveries. So we are confident that the “proverbial Phoenix” will rise from the embers with renewed vigour and verve come April. And we can not wait!!

The most valuable experience from 2019 was understanding the importance of community and how a small selfless gesture by a kind neighbour can have far-reaching outcomes for the beneficiary of that gesture. The odds of L’Atitude 51 being able to continue operating would have been slim without the support of fellow-business owners (far too many to mention) who stepped in with their generous offers of venues, help and advice. Thank You Cork! Throughout 2019, L’Atitude events could be seen popping up far and wide in various locations across the city, and further afield when we joined the Eatyard Team in Dublin for Wine & Cheese. Being a wine nomad was not all bad! In fact, it’s something we’d like to continue after L’Atitude HQ reopens its doors, and have plenty more collaborations and takeovers in the pipeline.

One of the most magical events of 2019 was the Beaujolais Nouveau Night in the Apple Market on Barrack Street. Recreating a Parisian-Style Street Festival in the beautiful 18th century warehouse, we welcomed the first wines of 2019 in style, with flights of Beaujolais Nouveau from 5 of the leading natural Beaujolais producers paired with piping hot bowls of delicious Hunter’s Cassoulet prepared by Ali of Ali’s Kitchen – the venue, the wines, the food, the people and the atmosphere created something special that night – hands down one of the highlights of the year and definitely a regular on our events calendar.

We are excited about 2020 and can’t wait to catch up with all our customers and friends around that famous ‘butcher’s block’ again soon. Whilst we’ll be busy with the refurb, we have managed to squeeze in some events in the meantime. Check out our events programme below to see where we’re popping up next. Or we can travel to you if you have a venue and would like us to organise a tasting for you. 

 

WINE FUNDAMENTALS 1 WINE COURSE

Sat April 18th  Sat May 16th

This course will run over 4 Saturdays from 2.30pm – 4.30pm (note: no course on Sat 2nd May due to the bank holiday weekend)

4 classes designed to be fun and interactive ideally suited to people who have an interest in wine and want to take their knowledge to the next level.

The course is designed in 4 separate modules, so that if you are unable to attend one or more of the classes, you can pick it up next time round. Each class costs €40, or €160 for the full course.  

Email info@latitude51.ie if you’d like to sign up or would like more information.

SPEED TASTING – SPECIAL VALENTINE’S EDITION

Friday 14th February 7.00PM St Peter’s, North Main Street

Learn about Wine in the most fun way in our Special Valentine’s Day Speed Tasting

Speed Tasting as a concept was born 6 years ago on Valentine’s Day (also a Friday) when we wanted to offer a fun night around wine, open to anyone who wanted to escape the Valentine’s Day fuss. The concept was inspired by Speed Dating, but has absolutely nothing to do with dating – it is an event for everyone – singles, couples, absolutely anyone who likes wine, having fun, socialising, and above all, enjoys a good challenge!

As Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday again this year, as it did 6 years ago when we first came up with the crazy idea, we have decided to make a bit of a big deal out of it, so as well as the usual fun that Speed Tasting provides, we’ll be throwing in some extra treats and surprises.

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. Identify all 6 wines and you could win a prize.

Price €30pp – includes prosecco reception, introduction to wine tasting, speed tasting and more.…

Spaces limited, so booking essential.

 

L’ATITUDE ON TOUR: TRIP TO GEORGIA

We are excited to announce that we will be organising our first trip to Georgia – the birthplace of wine) in September 2020 – the trip will last approximately 8-9 days.

With the rugged beauty of the Caucasus Mountains, mouth-watering food and a unique architectural mélange that places it at the crossroads between East and West, Georgia has so much to offer. But it’s Georgia’s wine culture that’s the real draw. Wine is linked to nearly every aspect of Georgian history and culture. After 8,000 years, Georgians are still making wine as they used to in clay pots buried underground. Having had the opportunity to visit Georgia ourselves last summer, we are really thrilled to be able to share those discoveries with others.

Exact dates/details are being finalised, but please send an email to info@latitude51.ie to register your interest.