THE WINE SHOP
more than a bottle of wine
wine importer and educator
Alain Bras is one of Ireland's well known wine experts. His vast knowledge on wine has been accumulated over the past 40 years from being a restaurant owner, to becoming a sommelier in Relais Chateaux hotels, creating award winning wine cellars, to becoming a Caviste Sommelier and opening his own wine boutique in Kenmare, Co. Kerry with his wife Christine. Alain is also a wine Lecturer and for the past 30 years has been lecturing on WSET Certificate courses through the wine board of Ireland and since 2009 has been running his own courses and tastings in Kenmare. Alain has won many awards and accolades over the years.
Along with the above, Alain nurtures his love of wine by travelling extensively to all the great wine regions of the world, and attends many tastings and master-classes on a yearly basis, this allows him to hand-pick only the best wines from wine producers who have great passion and dedication.
In The Wine Shop you will be welcomed by Alain and you can expect to receive the very highest level of customer service from the award winning sommelier. He will guide you through all of the options with an added touch of je ne sais quoi!
Alain welcomes all kinds of questions no matter what they might be... from which wine to pair with a particular food or which is the best way to store your wine, all you have to do is Ask Alain. Check out the Ask Alain section of the website where he has shared some of his knowledge...