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. However, our events will still be taking place at venues across the city. Check out our events programme below. Or we can travel to you if you have a venue and would like us to organise a tasting for you.
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.
Check out our upcoming events below
WINE FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL 2 COURSE
Sat 18th May – Sat 15th June 3.00 – 5.00pm (no class on June 1st)
Venue to be announced but courses will be held in a city centre location
The course comprises 4 x 2 hour classes, which are designed to be fun and interactive.
Each class costs €40, or €160 for the full course (discount applies for anyone who signs up for all 4 classes from the start: €150 with discount).
Note, the course requires a minimum number of people in order to go ahead, so please send us an email if you are interested in attending.
PRESERVING GEORGIA’S WINE TRADITION
A Tasting with JOHN WURDEMAN from PHEASANT’S TEARS, Georgia
in association with Real Wine Month and Le Caveau
Thursday 16th May 7.30pm Venue: Ali’s Kitchen
Georgia has thousands of years of wine history and it is at the forefront of the recent wave of ‘sustainable’ winemaking and the renaissance in traditional methods. Using Qvevri, ancient winemaking clay vessels, whole bunches of grapes are thrown into these beeswax-lined pots, which are buried in the ground, and once fermentation has taken place, sealed and left to age. The result: amber-coloured whites with the grippy structure of red wine, and reds that often display a wild, spicy, herbal quality.
However, traditional methods and grape varieties were at risk of being lost to more modern commercial methods, until John Wurdeman and Gela Patalishvili came along.
John Wurdeman, an artist and musician who grew up in Virginia in the States, was lured to Georgia by its traditional music. After a chance meeting with 8th-generation Georgian winegrower, Gela Patalishvili, they set up winery Pheasant’s Tears, and now devote their time to preserving Georgian winemaking traditions and grape varieties. From a couple of wineries using ‘qvevri’, there are now over 30, and they have brought back more than 60 grape varieties. John says ‘we’re kind of guardians or stewards of nature. You don’t say you make wine in Georgia, you raise wine’.
As part of Real Wine Month, we are really excited to bring John Wurdeman to Cork to talk about preserving Georgian wine tradition and taste a selection of amazing Georgian wine.
For more on Georgia and its fascinating wine culture, check out this BBC documentary here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/
Note this tasting will take place in Ali’s Kitchen, but please email email@example.com to book
MAY SUPPER CLUBS – A Collaboration with Ali’s Kitchen
AK on the Food / L’Atitude on the Wine
Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May 7.30pm
Both dates sold out, but June dates to be announced shortly
We are delighted to collaborate with Ali’s Kitchen on two Supper Clubs in May. Ali will prepare 5 delicious courses using the best seasonal ingredients and we’ve been given the fun task of finding 5 interesting wines to match them.
Ali Honour is an exceptional chef/baker who has been creating quite a storm on Rory Gallagher Place with her amazing brunches and delicious homemade pastries using the finest local ingredients. John & Sally McKenna describe her as ‘the girl with the punchiest style since Violet Parr in The Incredibles’, and we are thrilled to be given the opportunity to work alongside Ali and her team to bring you these two Supper Clubs.
We love Supper Clubs as they’re fun, intimate, experiential dining experiences, allowing plenty of scope for creative food and wine matches.
If you’ve been missing our wine and love Ali’s Food, but wish you could have it in the evening, we’ve solved the problem!
Tickets €80. Must be purchased in advance from Ali’s Kitchen.
Both May dates are sold out, but keep an eye for June dates to be announced shortly
L’ATITUDE POPS SOME CORKS AT IDAHO
A Masterclass in Sparkling Wine
Booking essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
SPEED TASTING – The Most Fun Way to Learn About Wine!!
THE BIGGEST & BEST EVER!!!
Friday 7th June 7.15pm Venue: The Imperial Hotel
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our last Speed Tasting so have decided to run a bigger event for everyone who missed out on the last one, which is why we have chosen the Imperial Hotel as our venue.
Open to anyone who likes wine, socializing, having fun and, above all, enjoys a challenge. (The wines change from tasting to tasting, so anyone who has been to previous tastings is welcome to attend again)
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.
Spaces Limited So Booking Essential. Email email@example.com to book
CHEESE & WINE MATCHING WORKSHOP
In Association with On The Pig’s Back
Wednesday June 12th 8.00pm Venue: On The Pig’s Back Douglas
One of the very first events we held shortly after we opened in 2012 was a Cheese & Wine Matching Workshop with Isabelle Sheridan from On The Pig’s Back. It still ranks as one of our most popular and memorable events and taught us a lot about choosing the right wine for the right cheese. Ever since that tasting, we tend to favour white wines with cheese as opposed to red wine. But we love a challenge, so have asked Isabelle to choose a variety of different cheese styles and we will do our best to find the perfect wine to match.
Isabelle Sheridan has been selling Farmhouse Cheeses since 1992, so her knowledge of French and Irish Farmhouse Cheeses is exceptional – it is a subject she speaks very passionately about.
We are delighted to join forces with Isabelle again for this masterclass, which will be in a workshop format, so you get to discover for yourself which cheese goes best with which wine.
Tickets €20. Booking essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
Note: This event will take place in On The Pig’s Back in Douglas