Just read through Sour Grapes (always a nice way of spending time) and saw that the Irish Wine Board is hosting a series of wine tasting evenings in Dublin. Read more at http://www.sourgrapes.ie/2008/04/09/fine-wine-tasting-evenings-with-the-irish-wine-board/ . Nigel Donnan (lecturer at the Wine Board) will be the host. A good opportunity to 'grab' some sound advice and deepen your knowledge.
The tastings will take place Fridays from 7-9pm and costs €65 per head.
Would be great to have something here in Cork as well.