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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

The Big Alsace Tasting

The Big Alsace Tasting

The first ever Alsace Wine week will culminate with our first ever Big Alsace tasting, and we are excited! Featuring all the top producers – Trimbach, Hugel, Sipp Mack, Schlumberger, Zinck, Ginglinger to name a few- and the full array of vinous treats Alsace has to offer - From Grand Cru Rieslings to late harvest Gewurztraminer, sparkling Cremant to luscious Pinot Gris- this will be a wonderful opportunity to explore one of the most fascinating wine regions in the world.

Date: 17 May 2018Time: 6pm-8pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €20.00sold out

South Africa

South Africa

There has been a quiet revolution taking place in the South African wines scene over the last few years. Where once Cabernet and Pinotage were ubiquitous, and Stellenbosch ruled over all, now Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault from Swartland, Elgin and beyond are expressing new possibilities in terms of elegance, finesse and complexity. It’s not just the reds- the whites are pushing boundaries too, with outstandingly cool Chardonnays and Chenin Blanc blends to blow your mind. This tasting includes supper.

Date: 24 May 2018Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €60.00book now

Shaw & Smith and Tolpuddle Wine Dinner @ Ely Wine Bar

Shaw & Smith and Tolpuddle Wine Dinner @ Ely Wine Bar

Shaw & Smith was established in 1989 by Australia’s first Master of Wine, Michael Hill-Smith, and his cousin Martin Shaw. Their first success was with Sauvignon Blanc, which emerged onto a market dominated by New Zealand. But theirs was, by contrast, a more restrained style, aromatic but not pungent, varietally correct but also very food-friendly. It was a runaway success, not just domestically, but internationally. This was followed by a remarkable Pinot, elegant Shiraz and the current star- Chardonnay. Adelaide Hills has proven itself to be a source of stunning Chardonnay, and the current vintage of Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay may well be the best value wine of its kind on the Irish market. In 2011 they purchased the Tolpuddle Vineyard in Tasmania, and now produce a Pinot and Chardonnay which are nothing short of a revelation. The Pinot in particular makes a fine case for Tasmania being one of the worlds best cool climate vineyard sites. Hosting the evening will be Adam Wadewitz, winemaker extraordinaire, endless fountain of knowledge, and all-round great guy. His wines will be paired with the finest of Irish produce, organic meats from our family farm and the very best of Irish farmhouse cheese.

Date: 11 Jun 2018Time: 7pmLocation: ely wine barCost: €85.00book 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