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Eamon FitzGerald: ‘In terms of the size of the market in Ireland, there’s the potential to grow to between 5,000 and 10,000 members.’

Eamon FitzGerald didn’t have to look too far for inspiration for the business he set up during lockdown - it was on his own doorstep.

Having returned to Ireland six months before the start of the pandemic after several years in the wine business in England, he decided to treat his neighbours to outdoor, socially-distanced wine tastings.

“I had loads of wine samples in the house, but obviously I couldn’t have people over to try ...