Enjoy ely’s award-wining wine experience

Join us at one of our wine tastings & events

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


Wine is what we do, and wine tastings are what we do best!

Wine tastings @ ely are fun, informative and educational, and cover everything from tasting and assessing wine to food and wine pairing. You’ll also learn how to spot a fault,  pick up a bargain or navigate a wine list.  The theme for the tastings can be anything you want, from Old World Classics to New World Icons, Organic & Biodynamic, or Lesser Known France. Our award-winning Sommelier, Ian Brosnan, will be on hand to share his knowledge and answer all your questions.

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 below!
Best of Award of Excellence 2016 & 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

Northern Rhone tasting @ ely CHQ

Northern Rhone tasting @ ely CHQ

The Northern Rhone valley is the spiritual home of Syrah, and still produces the most stunning examples of this exceptional variety. From the power and intensity of Hermitage, to the savoury, spiciness of St. Joseph, through to the almost Pinot-like elegance of Cote Rotie, the range of styles is almost as fascinating as the variety itself. Add to that some sensational, if somewhat under-appreciated whites, and you have a wine region that demands to be explored.

Date: 01 Mar 2018Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar and grillCost: €60.00sold out

4 Week Wine appreciation course Feb/March 2018

4 Week Wine appreciation course Feb/March 2018

The course will run on Tuesdays, and cover all aspects of wine knowledge including wine tasting, wine regions and grape varieties, wine production and food and wine matching. We’ll also discuss wine faults, how to navigate a wine list, spot a bargain and much more. Each evening of the course we will serve supper, a dish chosen from our menu to complement the wines we are tasting. Detailed notes will be provided each week, and homework -of the tasting kind- will be assigned! Dates are Feb 20th, 27th, March 6th & 13th.

Location: ely bar and grillCost: €240.00book now

Ely BIG TASTING March 9th 6pm

Ely BIG TASTING March 9th 6pm

The Big Tasting at ely is back ! This March 9th, at our biggest casual style tasting of the year, there will be more than 100 wines from 15 countries, including classics from the Old world & modern classics from the New, not to mention Champagnes, Ports, Sherries and Sweet wines all under one roof, a 200 year-old vaulted whiskey and wine cellar roof at that!

Date: 09 Mar 2018Time: 6pmLocation: ely bar and grillCost: €28.00book now
Date: 09 Mar 2018Time: 6pmLocation: ely bar and grillCost: €28.00

Ely BIG TASTING March 9th 8pm

Ely BIG TASTING March 9th 8pm

The Big Tasting at ely is back ! This March 9th, at our biggest casual style tasting of the year, there will be more than 100 wines from 15 countries, including classics from the Old world & modern classics from the New, not to mention Champagnes, Ports, Sherries and Sweet wines all under one roof, a 200 year-old vaulted whiskey and wine cellar roof at that!

Date: 09 Mar 2018Time: 8pmLocation: ely bar and grillCost: €28.00sold out

Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Tasting

Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Tasting

‘Single Pot Still Whiskey’ tasting with Peter Dunne of Mitchell and Son. The evening will entail a guided tasting of four multi award winning whiskeys, each accompanied by one of our delicious canapes to compliment. Peter has selected the Green Spot Single Pot Still, the Yellow Spot 12-year-old, the Green Spot Chateau Leoville-Barton and Green Spot Chateau Montelena. This promises to be a great evening out so be sure to book those tickets.

Date: 16 Mar 2018Time: 7:45pmLocation: ely bar and grillCost: €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