I love to cook with wine .....& sometimes I even add it to the food. While working in media based in San Francisco I felt it was only polite to explore the delights of Napa valley, Sonoma and Santa Ynez. I have to admit as a European I had to take back all the jokes I'd made over the years about Californian wine. Bottom line it's outstanding.
I already had a natural talent for drinking wine, now I was determined to learn as much as possible about it. I decided to enrol at the International Culinary Institute for their intensive wine programme where I somehow managed to become a certified COURT of Master Sommelier.
I soon realised my day job was getting in the way. Time for change...after 18 years of calling America my home I made the bitter sweet decision to return to Ireland.
Now at Heather's Table.... I'm bringing my passion for Food & Wine back to Ireland...getting people around the table to really enjoy themselves while learning something new. What makes us different is that we combine wine appreciation with fun to create an unforgettable experience for our clients.
"The more I learn about wine, the more I realise how little I know."
"I like on the table. When we're speaking. The light of the bottle. Of intelligent wine."
- Pablo Neruda
Heather's Table courses for the 2019 season include:
Introduction to Wine Tasting
These are intimate private events for family, friends hosted at your home business or at a luxury venue. We prefer small groups of 1-6 but can also accommodate larger groups of up to 12 people.
Learn how to taste wine
Physiology of taste
Deductive tasting techniques
Tasting of 6 selected wines
Wine & food paring basics
Chef prepared Canapes served with each wine
Designed to get you excited about wine our engaging 2 hour fun session includes the following:
"Good food without a glass of wine somehow seems tragic to me"
Pricing depends on how you customize your evening
Events are totally customisable so please get in touch
If you are already familiar with Wine Tasting and have completed the Introductory Course then you may be interested in our up coming Wine Experience courses including:
Themed Tasting - focused on specific wine regions
Tailored Tastings - these are exclusive events or team buildings, hosted at your business or in exciting
“In Europe then we thought of wine as something as normal and healthy as food and also as a great giver of happiness, well-being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.”
- Ernest Hemingway -
What clients say
"Heather is a fun, interesting and knowledgeable host who recommends stunningly good food and wine pairings. She really is an enthusiastic host bringing people back to the table to experience winning wine and food combinations. An evening at Heathers Table is a culinary experience, a reawakening of taste buds, not to be missed!"
I enjoyed a fabulous evening at your Wine introductory Class last Thursday. I am NOT a wine guru but I do enjoy a glass of wine and good food and I got both in abundance during our class. I also learnt so many interesting nuggets about wine which I know I'll use & remember."