12th June, 2009

The WineGeese Society Irish Embassy Dinner

The WineGeese gathered June 12th to celebrate wine, food, and art of Irish provenance from around the world. HE Anne Anderson, then Irish ambassador to France and now Irish Ambassador to the United Nations, hosted the WineGeese at the Paris embassy to celebrate the continuing interest in and promotion of Irish related wines.

WineGeese Society leaders Ted Murphy, Ken Gorman, and John Sharkey inducted Ambassador Anderson, Countess Pamela Dillon-Corneck, Joan and Michael Houlihan, Professor Michael Scott, and wine luminaries Jean-Charles Cazes, Thierry Gardinier, Gay McGuinness, and Lochlann Quinn as honorary members of the worldwide organization.

Wines were enjoyed from the vineyards of Lynch Bages, Phélan Ségur, La Ligne, and Domaine des Anges and last but not by any means least the California great DuMOL represented by owner Kerry Murphy. All of the owners spoke of their wine and their Irish connections. Kingsley Aikins, the CEO of The Worldwide Ireland Funds, in faultless French, thanked the Ambassador for her hospitality and the vintners for their generous donations of the best of their cellars. Truly, June 12th in the City of Light will go down in the annals of the Society as a “night to remember”.