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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 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

Austria

Austria

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: 29 Jun 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €50.00

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Ireland’s most popular grape is actually far more interesting and varied than initial impressions would suggest, popping up in unexpected places, and produced is unusual styles. This tasting will focus on the wide range of wines being produced by this surprisingly complex variety.

Date: 20 Jul 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €50.00book now

The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley

The Loire is justly famed for its World class Sauvignons- Sancerre & Pouilly Fume- but on closer inspection it proves to be not just the most interesting region in France, but possibly the entire world. Big call? Maybe. Outstanding single vineyard Muscadet, the finest Chenin imaginable, fantastic rosé, sublime reds, and everything across a range of dry, off-dry, sweet & sparkling. There is no other wine region on the planet with so much to offer. Come see for yourself.

Date: 10 Aug 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €55.00book now

Pinot Family Reunion

Pinot Family Reunion

Forget the Antinoris and the Hugels, the Torres and the Jadots- the most important family in wine is the Pinot family, the principals being Noir, Gris & Blanc. For one night only we’ll bring them all together for an inspired tasting of the typical and not so typical members of this intriguing wine family.

Date: 24 Aug 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €50.00book now

South Africa

South Africa

After quietly simmering away, unnoticed by the rest of the world, the South African wine scene has exploded in the last couple of years, and they can justly lay claim to some of the most exciting and dynamic wineries and wine makers working today. Gone is a reliance on Pinotage and Cabernet blends, replaced with outstanding Syrah and Grenache, superlative Chenin and Chardonnay, and some unlikely blends to make the old guard quiver in their boots. It’s all happening down here. Don’t miss out.

Date: 07 Sep 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €55.00book now

Lesser known Spain

Lesser known Spain

Rioja has been a mainstay of Irish wine drinkers for years now, in fact, we are the 7th largest market for Rioja in the World! But Spain has so much to offer that it would be a shame to not look beyond the most famous regions and explore the less familiar, from volcanic island whites to supremely elegant reds, not to mention sparkling and fortified, there is an entire new Spain just waiting to be discovered.

Date: 19 Oct 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €50.00book now

Champagne & Sparkling wines

Champagne & Sparkling wines

Champagne is by some distance the benchmark for sparkling wines, but it is by no means out on its own. From England to Italy, Australia to Argentina there has been a surge in quality and variety of sparkling wines. With more of these wines available to us than ever before, there’s never been a better time to experiment and explore these fantastic wines.

Date: 16 Nov 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €50.00book now

4 Week wine course August- September 2017

4 Week wine course August- September 2017

Our four-week wine courses will commence again in August and October. The courses 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! Whether you're a newcomer or novice, seasoned drinker or amateur wine buff, this course will have plenty to offer wine lovers of all levels. Dates August 29th, September 5th, 12th & 19th.

Date: 29 Aug 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €240.00book now

4 Week Wine Course October-November

4 Week Wine Course October-November

the last course of the year will begin in October. 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 October 24th & 31st, November 7th & 14th.

Date: 24 Oct 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €240.00book 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...

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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...

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