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Upcoming Wine Tasting Events
Big Rhone Tasting
This November see the return of Rhone wine Week, the fantastic celebration of all things Rhone! As usual, ely will host the main event – The Big Rhone Tasting – on Thursday November 3rd in ely Bar & Brasserie. Similar to our hugely popular ‘Big Tasting’ it will feature a spectacular selection of wines from the many, varied regions of the Rhone Valley- easily the most exciting wine region in France. From the Southern superstars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas & Vacqueyras, to the savoury elegance of Cote Rotie, Hermitage and St. Joseph, but not forgetting the likes of Brezeme, Cornas, Condrieu and, of course, Cotes du Rhone. this promises to be the most comprehensive Rhone tasting ever. Tickets for this event cost just €20 and are available on our website www.elywinebar.com
Big Winter Reds
Probably the best thing about this time of year is that it allows us to take comfort in some wonderful red wines. Rich, lush, spicy and warming, these are wines for drinking by the fire, with friends or just on your own. Indulge.
Bordeaux left bank
The left Bank in Bordeaux is home to some of the most famous wines in the world- names like Ch. Latour & Ch. Margaux instantly spring to mind. This Cabernet-dominated region produces superb, long-lived, regal wines, and we will look at the Left Bank style, and some of the world famous communes within –Pauillac, St. Julien & the Medoc.
Bordeaux right bank
Whereas the Left Bank wines are all about power and structure, the Right Bank wines exude the rich and supple fruit associated with the best expressions of Merlot. St. Emilion and Pomerol are certainly the two most famed examples, but the Right Bank of Bordeaux is also home to some of the most interesting and – believe it or not - best value wines in Bordeaux.
This really is the wine lover’s wine. There is no question that Burgundy produces many of the finest examples of this variety, but you may be surprised where else it excels. We know of the quality found in New Zealand and Australia, it can be superb from Chile and the north western States of Oregon & Washington. But have you tried Pinot from the Italian Alps, or Germany for that matter. There may even be one more region you haven’t thought of where Pinot reigns supreme...
Grand Cru- france's finest
Does France deserve its reputation as the source of the world’s greatest wines? This tasting will make it difficult to argue otherwise. From the Grand Cru of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace through to the very finest of the Loire, Rhone & Languedoc, we will taste the very best that France has to offer. This one will be special.
Syrah, the majestic grape of the Northern Rhone, not to mention the adopted variety of Australia, is now finding its form in many places in between. New Zealand, South Africa, California, not to mention Italy and Spain are producing stunning examples of this most wonderful grape. With a dazzling array of aromas and flavours, Syrah/Shiraz has proven itself to be the world’s most exciting variety!
Chateauneuf du Pape
You would think that little needs to be said about one of the most famous wine regions in the world, but Chateauneuf-du-Pape can prove to be quite difficult to navigate. Firstly there are the grape varieties- as many as 14 different grapes, both red and white – can go into your bottle of Chateauneuf! Then there are the producers- with so many to choose from, which are worth the (usually substantial) price tag, and which are not- do any of them still represent good value for money? Of course they do, you just need to know where to look!
New World Icons
Do the long held ideas of “Old World” and “New world” still hold sway, or is that just outdated thinking by outdated people? Is the balance of power in the wine world shifting? We are going to look at some wines which argue that it is. These iconic wines, from all over the “New World” are stating their case to be recognised as being amongst the very best in the world.
Champagne and Sparkly wines
The wines of Champagne need no introduction, being unquestionably the finest examples of sparkling wines to be found on the planet. But, they are by no means the only ones, with outstanding sparkling wines now produced the world over. It’s not just the obvious ones – we can now sample sparkling wines from every continent, including some very special ones produced very, very close to home...
The red wines of Tuscany, while being well known, are still often misunderstood, but that is usually because we don’t drink them the way we should. With wonderfully pure fruit of both sweet and dark cherry, evocative savoury notes of dried herbs, tea and spice, and that characteristic streak of acidity and tannin, Sangiovese makes for the most spectacular of food wines. From Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile and Morellino di Scansano to the lofty heights of Brunello di Montalcino, through to the ‘Supertuscan’ style blends, the wines of Tuscany are an absolute treasure trove waiting to be discovered.
“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...
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...
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...