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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

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 here.
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



Austria is certainly getting the recognition it deserves for its world class whites- precise, pure Rieslings and astoundingly complex Gruner Veltliners, but perhaps most surprising to wine drinkers here is the quality of reds, notably Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt and St. Laurent. This tasting will feature all of the above, in an attempt to do justice to the incredible range of wines - red and white – from Europe’s most exciting wine country.

Date: 04 May 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €50.00book now



German Rieslings need no introduction- they are among the most wonderful, delicate, intense and sublime wines known to man, ranging from bone dry to decadently sweet and everything in between. But the full story of the German Wine scene doesn’t stop there. Reds are increasingly important, led from the front by Spätburgunder – better known to most of us as Pinot Noir. It would be a bold statement to say that the Pinots produced here are second only to the very best of Burgundy, but we’re going to say it anyway!

Date: 25 May 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €55.00book now

Italian Whites

Italian Whites

Italy prides itself on the quality of its indigenous grapes, and places far more importance on these than on any of the so-called International grapes. It’s a good thing then that the Italians have so many of these native grapes at their disposal! From Alto Adige in the Italian Alps to the sun-kissed vineyards of Sicily, the quality and diversity of Italian whites has never been better. Join us on vinous tour of the very best of these varieties and vineyards, with not a Pinot Grigio in sight!

Date: 01 Jun 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €50.00book now



No other grape variety has the ability to express its origins and sense of place quite like Riesling. Mosel in Germany produces wines with red apple fruit and a slate-like minerality. Alsace Rieslings are slightly richer, with a citrus freshness, while Australian examples tend more towards a steely, lime tautness which can age beautifully. To those you can add some increasingly fine Rieslings from Austria, New Zealand, Oregon & Washington State. Even Spain! Arguably the most noble of the noble varieties, this tasting will showcase the Rieslings of the world at their finest.

Date: 15 Jun 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €50.00book 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