Our Annual Wine Geese Wine Tasting and Wild Goose Awards is one of our signature events. Founded in 2010 by Janet Walsh, it is inspired by the “wine geese,” those emigrant Irish families, and their descendants, who, from the 17th century onwards, engaged in the wine trade in their adopted countries. Click here to read more about who the wine geese were. The evening features a wine tasting of delicious “Irish” wines from France, California and Australia (such as a Chateau Phelan Segur and a Chateau Clarke Medoc), and culminates in our presentation of the “Wild Goose” awards to Irish and Irish-American legal eagles for their interesting and creative endeavors beyond the practice of law. Previous honorees have included Bill Whelan, Creator of Riverdance, Marie Reilly, Former Member of Cherish the Ladies, and Emmy-award winning reporter, Erin Moriarty, CBS News. The event has traditionally been held at the home of the Consul General of Ireland.
Stay tuned for details of our seventh annual celebration to be held in the fall.