Book now for the JUNE MEETING
Friday 14 June, 18.00-21.00hrs
€25 per person including wine and charcuterie


The tutor will be Colm Douglas of La Caveau Wines in Kilkenny


My wine career began as a ‘cellar rat’ at Berry Bros. & Rudd, it’s really where I found my passion for all things vinous, 5 years here working my way up the vine to retail manager and diploma holder. From here I struck out with 2 former colleagues at BB&R to form a little wine shop around the corner called The Corkscrew in 2004, where we could curate a broader more dynamic collection and import some of Our own finds. Some 20 years in retail came to an end in 2018 and I jumped ship to set sail with Le Caveau in my role as Wholesale account manager for Dublin and surrounding counties. Le Caveau were a long term partner at The Corkscrew and the transition was an easy one to Ireland’s arguably leading importer of Natural wines, mostly the good ones with a few funky ones thrown in too for good measure. 

The Real Wine Fair Ireland. 
Taking place on Wednesday 15th of May, at The Chocolate Factory, Kings Inn Street (Off Parnell Street) Dublin 1, 1630-1900.

Here we will have 27 winemaker’s and over 160 wines in attendance, showcasing some of the best Artisan producers out there. Tickets may be purchased at the-real-wine-fair-ireland for €20

Set up in the Summer of 1999, Le Caveau specialises in importing artisan wines, sourced directly from small, family-operated vineyards from around the World. To give more dimension to our portfolio, we have hand-picked a selection of wines from World leading estates, sourced from fellow Irish, UK and French wholesalers.

The wines we love and promote truly reflect their region of origin and their terroir, they deliver the right balance of purity, natural freshness and drinkability (and dare we say, digestibility!) To achieve this, winegrowers cannot cut corners, they adopt sustainable work ethic in the vineyards and ‘light hand’ approach in the winery. They produce their wines as naturally as possible, avoiding systematic use of additives.

We have tasted all the wines on this website, with the grower by our side, at wine shows around Europe, with guests in our Kilkenny shop or with a meal at home.

This knowledge of our wines, combined with the small structure of our company and the passionate way we feel about our work, is your guarantee for real, quality service. 

We are delighted to welcome Colm to RIYC.