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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

The Rhone: North v South

The Rhone: North v South

The Rhone Valley is the most interesting region in France, but it should probably be thought of as two seperate regions, based on the contrasting styles of the wines and the varieties used. The North is the spiritual home of Syrah, while the wine of the South are Grenache-dominant blends. This tasting will be a fantastic opportunity to compare the best of Cote Rotie, St. Joseph and Crozes Hermitage, with the southern superstars of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and of course Chateauneuf-du-Pape. While the reds usually take centre stage, we'll also look at some of the wonderful whites too. This tasting includes supper, chosen specially to complement the wines being tasted.

Date: 20 Sep 2018Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €60.00sold out

The New Spain

The New Spain

If your opinion of Spanish wines is formed exclusively from oaky Rioja and the odd Albarino, then it is time to take a closer look. Easily one of the most dynamic wine producing countries in the world right now, the explosion of new regions, varieties and styles means it is most definitely time for a closer look at the New Spain. This tasting includes supper.

Date: 18 Oct 2018Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €60.00sold out



Piedmont is probably the most exalted of all of the wine regions in Italy, especially famed for the majestic duo of Barolo and Barbaresco. Both of these wines, produced from the Nebbiolo grape, are amongst the most sublime examples of what simple grapes can achieve in the right place. But there is more to the region than Nebbiolo - both Barbera and Dolcetto can produce outstanding reds in the right hands, and there are some surprising - and superb- whites, making Piedmont one of the most fantastic wine regions in the world. Don't miss this one! This tasting includes supper.

Date: 08 Nov 2018Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €60.00sold out

4 Week Wine Course October

4 Week Wine Course October

Our next 4 Week wine course commences in October and runs for - you guessed it- 4 weeks. Starting Tuesday 9th October, we will cover all aspects of wine, from wine making to food and wine pairing, how to spot a fault and how to spot a bargain. The focus however, will be sqarely on tasting -how to taste wine correctly, what to look for when tasting, understanding why we like what we like and why sometimes we don't. Comprehensive notes will be provided, and we will be serving supper each evening. Most importantly, we believe that wine should not be intimidating, so this course is designed to be educational, enjoyable, and a bit of fun. Course dates - October 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th in Ely Bar & Grill, IFSC.

Date: 09 Oct 2018Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €240.00book now

The Big Rhone Tasting

The Big Rhone Tasting

Now in its 6th year, the Big Rhône Tasting takes place on Tuesday 6th November in Ely Bar & Grill in Dublin’s I.F.S.C. With 15 independent Irish wine importers, and over 120 wines from north to south of the Rhône Valley. Come along for a tasting of what this wonderful region has to offer. Travel the Rhône in your glass with us; the most diverse wine region in France, if not the world!

Date: 06 Nov 2018Time: 6-8pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €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...

Jennifer, Sidewalk Safari