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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

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: €50.00sold out

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: €50.00sold out

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

The Big Rhone Tasting

The 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 8th in ely, IFSC. 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 Côte Rôtie, Hermitage and St. Joseph, but not forgetting the likes of Brézème, Cornas, Condrieu and, of course, Cotes du Rhone. This promises to be the most comprehensive Rhone tasting ever, with many world-renowned wine makers in attendance.

Date: 08 Nov 2017Time: 6pmLocation: ely bar & brasserieCost: €20.00book 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...

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