Chef Supper Club Potions Series an Exclusive Wine Course with Cathryn Bell
Sommelier, Cathryn Bell will present a series of wine tastings as part of the chef supper club’s ‘Potions’ series. This virtual cinematic wine series will feature exceptional wines, specially sourced exclusively for the Chef Supper Club events. The Chef Supper Club offers a series of unique one night only dining at home experience. The tastings will take place on line and wines can be delivered to addresses all over the Republic of Ireland.
Cathryn’s first guest will feature Portuguese winemaking legend, Dirk Niepoort who will present the first event “The Gamechangers”. Dirk Niepoort is the fifth generation of this famous port producing family responsible for a fantastic range of wines and ports from the DO Duero. He is a known visionary and a mentor and his impact can be seen in the wines of Luis Seabra, Dani Landi, Arianna Occhipinti, Craig Hawkins and Raul Perez to name but a few.
“Potions” isn’t a wine course, but rather a journey through today’s wine world with some of the world’s great winemakers and viticulturists as your personal guide. Some of the wines featured in the Potions series have never been available in Ireland before so this is an experience not to be missed. There are only 60 places available. The course will take place over a six week period as follows:
Week 1 The Game Changers Thursday 23rd September, 2021
A focus on two winemakers whose influence has changed the landscape of the modern wine world.
Presented with Dirk Niepoort.
Week 2 The Guardians Thursday 30th September, 2021
Winemakers and viticulturists who are protecting and rejuvenating their winemaking heritage, salvaging old vineyards and traditions and securing these wine legacies for generations to come
Week 3 The Mavericks Thursday 7th October, 2021
The winemakers marching to the beat of their own drum
Week 4 The Diaspora Thursday 14th October, 2021
Grapes away from home – wines that showcase the expression of grapes in unexpected places
Week 5 The Ones to Watch Thursday 21st October, 2021
A look at the winemakers who are making waves today
Week 6 The New Wave Thursday 28th October ,2021
Winemakers at the front of new expressions of old ways
The six week course includes 12 bottles tasting notes, and six live sessions with Cathryn Bell and will run from Thursday 23rd September to 28th October 2021. The cost of Cathryn Bell’s ‘potions’ is €650 for all six tastings.
About Cathryn Bell: Cathryn who is orginally from Wales joined the world of wine via a stint in South Africa. She leant her Sommelier skills working in some of Ireland’s top restaurants, including Ashford Castle, Chapter One and Aimsir. As a sommelier, Cathryn has always loved connecting with people and enjoys the vinous match-making. Cathryn was the Food and Wine Ireland Sommelier of the Year in 2019 and the businesspost.ie Sommelier of the Year in 2020. Cathryn runs https://www.winerover.ie a sommelier service specialising in personalised wine boxes for subscription members.