Forthcoming events

Events are open only to members of the Certified Dipsos.

Calendar for 2017/18
Tastings are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month from September to May. There is no tasting in the month of the trip, which is usually April. Dipso Day is held in the summer, after which there is a summer break until September.

30 June: Dipso Day and AGM
Cornas is the southernmost of the ‘big three’ Northern Rhône red wine appellations and following a period of stasis has exploded into new life over the last 10 or 15 years with a changing of the guard at some of the domaines and the arrival of younger vignerons keen to exploit the undoubted potential of the unique terroir.
St-Péray is the immediate neighbour of Cornas and is now regarded as an up-and-coming white wine appellation, having thrown off the dowdy image of somewhat sweet and heavy sparkling wines to fashion exciting dry white wines which showcase the terroir (which unusually for the granitic Northern Rhône contains some limestone-based lieux-dits).
We will taste the following 18 wines:

Cornas:
Domaine Alain Voge Vieilles Vignes 2009–2012 inclusive
Domaine Alain Voge Les Vieilles Fontaines 2012
Domaine Franck Balthazar Chaillots 2010
Domaine Dumien-Serrette Patou 2010
Delas Chante Perdrix 2010
Domaine Courbis Les Eygats 2010
Domaine Guillaume Gilles Chaillots 2010
Domaine Dumien-Serrette Patou 2012
Domaine Thierry Allemand Reynard 2011

St-Péray:
Domaine Bernard Gripa Les Figuiers 2011 to 2016 inclusive

The Dipso Day tasting will take place after the AGM on Saturday 30 June upstairs at the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 (on the left-hand side heading towards Fallon & Byrne from South Great Georges Street). The tasting is priced at €60, which represents an approximate 25% subsidy by the club. The AGM will start at 2:00 pm sharp and will last for approximately 45–50 minutes, with any items requiring extended discussion to be dealt with in the intervals between the flights of wines.

If you have any motions which you would like discussed at the AGM please forward them to Tim Goodenough (tgoodenough@hotmail.com) so that they can be included in the agenda for the AGM, which it is planned to issue soon along with the 2018 accounts.

Please let us know if you wish to join the committee or have any comments/suggestions in relation to the running of the club. The club can only be as good as the efforts put in by members, so new ideas and new committee members are always welcome. Please contact Tim Goodenough with your comments or suggestions or if you wish to join the committee.

The details for the Dipso Day tasting are as follows:
Date: Saturday 30 June 2018
Time: 2:00 pm (sharp as the room will be available from c. 1:30 pm)
Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
Cost: €60.00
Bookings to Aisling Donnelly at 65 Griffith Hall, Glandore Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Please make cheques payable to ‘The Certified Dipsos’. Members who do not use cheques can contact Aisling by email (Aisling.Donnelly@boi.com) to make arrangements to pay by bank transfer.

Remember to bring your tasting glasses and a spittoon.

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