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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


At ely, we have a common understanding of passion and trust with our winemakers. We offer a variety of wine tasting options to suit all tastes, ranging from wine maker dinners, themed evenings and wine appreciation courses. The ely wine experience covers all aspects of wine tasting, how to taste correctly - as opposed to just drinking, what to look for when wine tasting and how to assess the quality of wine. We also educate about food and wine matching along with wine production. ely's award-winning wine manager, Ian Brosnan, speaks on a selection of wines from the evening's theme. Sometimes we'll serve up a delicious supper dish, sometimes we'll have our famous ely cold chargers to match. We'll also often have guest speakers and wine makers, and each evening promises to be fun, expressive and engaging. 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

Australia

Australia

Australia has, in the last 15 years or so, become the most progressive, forward thinking and dynamic of all wine producing countries. Gone- for the most part- are big generic blockbuster wines which would previously have been described as just “Australian”. In their place are wines with a focus on regionality and sense of place, with freshness and finesse taking over from power and weight. This tasting will take us through regions such as Tasmania, Mornington, Yarra and McLaren Vale, looking at some of the finest wines currently coming up from down under.

Date: 20 Apr 2017Time: 7pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €55.00book now

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

Germany

Germany

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: 18 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

Riesling

Riesling

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: 06/15/2017Time: 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