February might be a short month, but L'Atitude 51 was a hive of activity from

start to finish.

We were thrilled to receive the news that we made the prestigious McKenna's Guide Top

100 Restaurants for 2016! It came as a bit of shock to a small wine bar, but a very

pleasant one nonetheless!


Our Wine Fundamentals Level 1 Course finished up last month and we are delighted to

be able to run the Wine Fundamentals Follow­On Course, which started last Saturday.

We hope to rerun the Level 1 Course again before the summer, pending interest.


Chilean Wine Journalist, Francisca Jara, opened our eyes to the new wines of Chile in a

Chilean Wine Tasting – long gone are the mass­produced, commercial wines that Chile

was once famous for, Francisca introduced us to some really fresh and exciting wines,

each one showing a remarkable elegance, like the lady herself! To top off a great

evening, she expertly paired them with a selection of delicious Chilean canapes. Check

out the highlights from the tasting in video format on our Facebook page.

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February's CineCafe took us to the South of Spain with “Jerez & El Misterio del Palo

Cortado” (Sherry & The Mystery of Palo Cortado) with some really interesting sherries,

tastes and insights from the South of Spain, presented by Leslie Williams of the Irish

Examiner and sherry aficionado in his trademark entertaining way!

Our most memorable event of February has to have been the Riesling Tasting “In

Memory of Joe”. Despite the torrential rain and Tuesday billing, the upstairs bar was jam-

packed with people looking to honour Joe Karwig and the great work he did for the wine

community in Cork. Marcus Gates from Karwigs, aided by Jurgen (Joe's son) gave a

superb presentation and tasting of wines that Joe had initially selected himself for the

tasting last year. We gave the great man a good send­off German­style with a host of

different styles of Rieslings and some secret gems from the Karwig "hidden vaults"! And

collected a lot of money for charity in the process with all proceeds going to the Simon

Community, a charity chosen by Joe’s family.


And now everyone's favourite month is here with longer days to pack even more into! See

our event schedule below. Unfortunately, the Spanish Wine Tasting with Leslie Williams :

“Tastes of the Mediterranean” is sold out but we are taking names for the waiting list in

the event of cancellations, but as always we'd recommend getting in quick for any events

that take your fancy!

Education, Tastings & Events

Friday 4th March 7:00PM

The most fun way to learn about wine is back!
Here’s a little about the event: contrary to common belief, this is not a speed­dating event!
It is open to anyone who likes wine, socializing, having fun ..... and enjoys a challenge.
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 co­tasters. And here’s the fun 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 co­tasters 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, speed tasting &

Only one or two spaces left, so let us know if you'd like to join in the fun!!!


Wednesday 16th March 8pm Movie Starts

Couscous (La Graine et Le Mulet)

In a beautifully filmed movie with exactly the right ingredients, an old man realises his dream of opening a restaurant. Couscous tells the heart­warming, and heart­breaking, story of one North African man's struggle to save his immigrant family from poverty by opening a fish restaurant in the Southern French town of Sete. It appears to be an unreachable dream given his meager, irregular salary, but thanks to ingeniousness and hard work, this dream soon becomes a reality...or almost.

We are delighted to welcome Mr Cous­Cous himself, Jack Crotty of Rocketman, to provide the tastes for the movie!

Join us to see a real gem of a movie interpreted through taste with the flair of Cork's Rocketman!

Tickets €15
Booking Essential

Leslie Williams of The Irish Examiner Presents
Wednesday 13th April 7.00 PM (Sold Out)

This massive region spans the eastern coast of Spain from its northern border with France to the border with Andalucía in the south. In this tasting we’ll be focusing on the South-East and lesser-known areas of Jumilla, Valencia, Alicante and Utiel Requena, which produce wines marked not only by ripeness but also by real complexity and class using Monastrell, Bobal and Tempranillo grapes. We’ll be pairing the wines with some Spanish-style canapés, including Paella

“6 Winemakers Under 1 Roof”
Thursday April 14th 7.30pm

In association with Le Caveau, we are delighted to welcome 6 different winemakers from 6 very different regions, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire, the Rhone, Spain and the UK for a tasting with a difference !

Join us for an exciting tasting where each winemaker will choose one of their favourite
wines to present and for us to taste

Canapes by L'Atitude 51. Tickets €15. Booking essential.

Colin Gig McLean Latin Trio
Friday 11th March 10pm

“The Colin McLean Latin Trio” play a mix of South American/Spanish guitar music which is influenced by some of the great names in the business including Rodrigo y Gabriella, Oscar Lopez and Luis Villegas. They are incredibly talented musicians and always set the room on fire! So our advice is mark it in the diary to avoid disappointment!

Admission Free

L'Atitude Folk

Tickets €8

Tickets €8

For full details check out L’Atitude Folk’s Facebook page here:­Folk­1540510849499643/?fref=ts

Unsure of where to watch the Paddy's Day Parade this year? Don't forget we have the best viewing gallery in town where it's warm and dry and the wine's not too bad either. But get in early to avoid disappointment!

As the season's change, we'll be lightening things up on our menu and wine list, so keep an eye out for updates.

We look forward to seeing you for a glass of something lovely soon!

The L’Atitude Team
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