Australia Stickie Wine Tasting (with two tickets up for grabs)

The next wine tastings to be organised by Wine Australia are themed around sticky wines, also known as sweet wines or dessert wines.

The first tasting is in Cork, for which Wine Australia are sponsoring two complementary tickets to our readers (see the bottom of this post for details on how to put your name in the hat for a chance to win), with a second tasting the following day in Dublin.

Tuesday 6th December: Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork
Wednesday 7 December: Ely Bar and Brassiere, IFSC, Custom House Quay, D1

Affectionately known down-under as “Stickies”, the story of the Australian wine world is steeped in fortified and dessert winemaking. They seem to find favour around Christmas time, so it’s perfect timing for you to go along for what will be a truly unique insight into this Australian heritage.

Leading the presentation duties is Chris Pfeiffer, owner and winemaker of Pfeiffer Wines in the Rutherglen ( A regular visitor to Ireland with a huge passion for these wine styles, Chris is the ideal person to take you on this sweet journey.

So whether you have a sweet tooth, are looking for a different present for the wine lover in your life or on occasion you’d just prefer to pour (instead of make) your dessert, this is the tasting for you.

The cost is €20 per person, which includes the tasting and tasty nibbles afterwards. Only 30 places are available at each event so please book your passage early.

For the Cork tasting, book direct with Wine Australia on or 065 7077 264.

For the Dublin event, direct with ely Bar and Brasserie on and on 01 676 8986.

Each tasting begins at 7pm. If you require any further information please contact John at Wine Australia on or 065 7077 264.

To enter your name into the hat for two free tickets to the Cork Stickie Wine Tasting, simply answer the following question: Noble rot is a form of grey fungus that affects wine grapes used in sweet wine production. What is the other name for this fungus?

Answers accepted in the subject line of emails sent to contests [@] (sorry, but multiple entries will exclude you from the draw).

Pictured: Father and daughter team, Chris and Jen Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer Wines. Sourced from

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