We are located on the Main Street in Portarlington and opened our doors in August 2013. The premises has housed a number of different business over the years but for the people of Portarlington over a certain age it will forever be Kitty Lawlors sweet shop. Since the first day we have been working on promoting the Wine Buff extraordinary wine at ordinary wines to the people of Portarlington and surrounding areas. The tasting of the wine of the month has proved to be a big hit with our customers very appreciative of the opportunity to sample something they may not have previously tried.
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OWNERS & MANAGERS - David & Dawn Hainsworth
We opened the shop following David being made redundant from the financial services industry during the recession. We are developing our knowledge of the Wine Buff fantastic wines and every day our knowledge grows. Dawn runs the shop on a daily basis and has a growing regular customer base. David is from Portarlington while Dawn is a native of Kilrickle in East Galway and are parents of three growing daughters.
David tends to favour Argentinian Malbec or Pinotage from South Africa but does like to treat himself with a nice Beaujolais and more specifically a Fleurie from time to time. With wines like this steak is high on the list of desired foods but following a trip to South Africa Ostrich has to be the tops.
Dawn is a fan of the Italian reds Arboretto Multipulicano d’Abruzzo and Refosco from the Fruili region while in white she tends to go with the French wines and more specifically our excellent Muscadet sur lie along with the Bordeaux blanc semillion. Food favourites go along with the choice in wines with Pasta, chicken and fish most often on the menu.
Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Telephone: 057 8643839
Owners: David & Dawn Hainsworth
Tues: 11:00 to 18:00
Weds: 11:00 to 18:00
Thurs: 11:00 to 18:00
Fri: 11:00 to 18:30
Sat: 11:00 to 18:30