Win a weekend of wine appreciation and tasting at Ballymaloe House Hotel

The Irish Times has teamed up with Ballymaloe House Hotel to offer one lucky winner a place at a weekend dedicated to wine exploration, appreciation, and tasting on March 1st and 2nd, 2024. The package includes two-night stay with breakfast, a five-course dinner on Saturday night, a wine pairing from their award-winning wine list, a light lunch with a glass of sparkling on Saturday, a visit to the wine cellar guided by the head sommelier and three two-hour wine talks and tastings.

A weekend dedicated to wine exploration, appreciation and tasting is taking place in Ballymaloe House Hotel on March 1st and 2nd, 2024.

Led by Colm McCan, an esteemed wine teacher, alongside sommeliers Samuel Chantoiseau and Shelly Mulhall. Guided by the experts, participants will discover the world of wine, explore organic, biodynamic, and natural wines from diverse regions, learn about emerging trends, and refine their skills in the delicate art of food and wine pairing.

Ballymaloe House Hotel is a luxurious Irish country house hotel in East Cork. A family-owned, retreat with a long-standing sustainable farm-to-fork experience, nestled within 300 acres of farmland.

A historic family home has evolved into a luxury country house hotel by maintaining the charm and character of the original house, combined with contemporary comforts. The relaxing pace surrounded by vibrant countryside and authentic Irish hospitality creates a genuine respite from a busy urban life.

The house includes 32 bedrooms and seven dining rooms including the original Yeats Room. Menus are created with farm-to-fork principles, using seasonal produce from the walled garden, the farm, and various local producers, creating a culinary delight concluding with Dessert Trolley.

Our guests can enjoy various seasonal activities such as walking trails on the grounds, visiting the walled garden and the farm, or taking part in daily guided tours.

Ballymaloe House Hotel was established in 1964 by Myrtle and Ivan Allen and built on a philosophy of farm-to-fork principles. The use of the farm produce, and choosing the finest, freshest ingredients resulted in consistent culinary excellence. These together with her unwavering commitment to sustainability, are still the core values at Ballymaloe House Hotel today.

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Terms & Conditions

1. The promotion is open to residents of Ireland aged 18 years or over except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

2. A valid entry consists of a correct answer entered in the form above, accompanied by the entrant’s name, email address and a phone number.

3. No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete, illegible, or corrupted entries will be accepted. No entries not in accordance with the entry instructions will be accepted.

4. The Promotion will run from 12/01/2024 to midnight on 28/01/2024 inclusive.

5. All entries must be received by the Promoter by no later than midnight on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

6. Promotion limited to one entry per person. No entrant will win more than one prize.

7. By submitting an entry to the Promoter, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

8. Responsibility will not be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries will become the property of the Promoter.

9. The prize is for a two-night stay with breakfast, a 5-course dinner on Saturday night, a wine pairing from their award-winning wine list, a light lunch with a glass of sparkling on Saturday and a place to attend three two-hour wine talks. There will be one winner.

10. All prizes will be subject to any additional terms and conditions of the supplier of the prize to the Promoter. This prize is based on two people sharing, in a classic bedroom, subject to availability and cannot be refunded or redeemed for cash. The winner will be contacted by the hotel to arrange reservation details.

11. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or consequential damage of any nature in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise caused by the acceptance of the terms and conditions or in connection with the prize.

12. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value.

13. The winners will be notified by email. The winner must claim the prize within 30 days of the notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the Promotion rules.

14. The promoters’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

15. The winners’ details (name and county) will be made available on The Irish Times website.

16. The winner may be required to participate in unpaid publicity arising from this promotion.

17. The Promoter will only process your personal information as set out in and as set out in these terms and conditions.

18. Prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

19. These terms and conditions shall be governed by Irish law and the Courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

20. Promoter and Data Controller: The Irish Times DAC, The Irish Times Building, P.O. Box 74, 24 - 28 Tara Street, Dublin 2.

21. The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel or amend the Promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.

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