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ely wine bar sommelier - Ian Brosnan


For more information or if you have any queries, please contact wine manager, Ian Brosnan via wineclub@elywinebar.com or call (01) 678 7867


At ely, we have a common understanding of passion and trust with our winemakers. We offer a variety of wine tasting options to suit all tastes, ranging from wine maker dinners, themed evenings and wine appreciation courses. The ely wine experience covers all aspects of wine tasting, how to taste correctly - as opposed to just drinking, what to look for when wine tasting and how to assess the quality of wine. We also educate about food and wine matching along with wine production. ely's award-winning wine manager, Ian Brosnan, speaks on a selection of wines from the evening's theme. Sometimes we'll serve up a delicious supper dish, sometimes we'll have our famous ely cold chargers to match. We'll also often have guest speakers and wine makers, and each evening promises to be fun, expressive and engaging. See the full list of upcoming wine tastings events below and book an award-winning ely wine experience of your choice.
Don't forget you can also book our 4 week wine appreciation course here.
Best of Award of Excellence 2015
(Wine Spectator Magazine)
Best Wine Experience in Ireland 2015 & 2014
(Food & Wine Magazine Awards)
1st & 2nd Best Wine Bars in Ireland 2015 & 2014
(Sunday Business Post)

Upcoming Wine Tasting Events

Winemakers dinner with G.D. Vajra , Barolo.

Winemakers dinner with G.D. Vajra , Barolo.

We are delighted to announce a fantastic dinner and tasting in ely wine bar with Giuseppe Vajra. Since it was founded in 1972, this estate has developed a reputation as being one of the finest in the region, effortless combining old-style winemaking with a modern sensibility to produce wines of outstanding elegance and finesse. Along with his sublime Barolos, he makes top-notch Barbera and Dolcetto, and quite possibly the greatest Moscato you will ever taste. We will pair his wines with a special menu by our Chef Ryan Stringer, featuring the very finest of organic Irish produce. This is a rare chance to enjoy these amazing wines in the company of the winemaker. Tickets for this dinner are strictly limited, and can be booked on our website.

Date: 08 Jun 2016Time: 7pmLocation: ely wine barCost: €75.00book now

Cool reds for Summer days.

Cool reds for Summer days.

Summer is officially here, and with it comes the whites, the rosés, the ice-buckets, and even the beers. So what about the reds? While we may instinctively reach for the bottle of white, there are a great many reds which are equally enjoyable in the sunshine. This tasting will feature some outstanding, cool climate reds for sunny days, matched to a perfect summertime supper.

Date: 16 Jun 2016Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €45.00book now

The other side of New Zealand

The other side of New Zealand

Whisper it quietly, but we would argue that New Zealand’s true wine making potential may not involve the two varieties on which its reputation was built. We are not suggesting that they don’t make world class Pinot & Sauvignon- they do, but other varieties are proving that real greatness may lie elsewhere – in Syrah, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Gruner Veltliner to name but a few. A genuinely eye-opening tasting, this shows the quality and range of the other wines of New Zealand.

Date: 30 Jun 2016Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €45.00book now

The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley must be the single most fascinating wine producing region on the planet. Nowhere else comes close in terms of the variety of grapes, styles and colours produced here. From a resurgent Muscadet to red Sancerre, the Loire produces world class wines in both dry and sweet, still and sparkling, white, red and everything in between. This is without doubt one of the highlights of our tasting calendar.

Date: 14 Jul 2016Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €45.00book now

Riesling

Riesling

The preferred variety of many a wine scribe, Riesling has been on the verge going mainstream for far too long. At this stage, we are happy to keep it amongst ourselves. What’s the attraction to Riesling in particular? It’s quite simple- Riesling is wine in its purest form, untarnished by oak and other winemaking practices. No other grape variety asserts itself as clearly and vibrantly, or expresses its origins quite so distinctly. In short, it’s just that bit better than all the rest.

Date: 28 Jul 2016Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €45.00book now

White Burgundy

White Burgundy

Burgundy is tricky. It shouldn’t be – there’s really only one white grape at play here – but even for professionals it often proves difficult to navigate. The payoff, however, is worth it. In Chardonnay, they have the grape variety with the greatest potential for complexity and finesse. In places like Montrachet and Meursault they have vineyards which are quite simply the finest in the world. From clean, racy Chablis to rich, nutty Meursault, there is a White Burgundy to suit every dish and every palate.

Date: 11 Aug 2016Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €45.00book now
Girls' Night Out Wine Tasting

“We had a fabulous evening and the venue is beautiful. It was a damp dreary night in Dublin but the fire and candles in the private room upstairs was so inviting. Ian Brosnan did an amazing job and we were all very impressed.” Read more...

Else, American Women’s Association
Italian Icons Wine Tasting at ely bar & brasserie

Ely Winebars don’t do things by half really. So it was no surprise that when they chose to take on ‘Italian Icons’ as the theme for one of their regular Thursday night tastings, they went all-in and poured wines from the length and breadth of the country ... Read more...

Paddy Murphy, Vine Inspiration
Dublin Top Ten Wine Bars

For wine tasting events, the Ely Bar & Brasserie is the place to be. Walk past their sunny after-work hangout spot and head down to the serene cellar where many of their wine & dinner tastings are held. Read more...

Jennifer, Sidewalk Safari