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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

Piedmont

Piedmont

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 Feb 2019

4 Week Wine Course Feb 2019

Our next 4 Week wine course commences in February and runs for - you guessed it- 4 weeks. Starting Tuesday 12th February, 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 squarely 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 fun. Dates - February 12th, 19th, 26th & 5th March. (Tuesdays)

Date: 12 Feb 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €260.00book 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

ELY CHRISTMAS WINE FAIR, MAYNOOTH in Carton House Hotel

ELY CHRISTMAS WINE FAIR, MAYNOOTH in Carton House Hotel

Ahead of ELY WINE STORE opening in Maynooth in January 2019, the ely team are excited to bring to you our inaugural Christmas Wine Fair on November 29th at Carton House Hotel. For the first time ever, ELY is offering you the opportunity to buy the wines you love at wine shop prices. What better way to choose your Christmas wines and gifts, than by trying them first, with the ely team and our suppliers on hand to tell you all about them! This event will sell out, booking early is recommended. Make an indulgent evening of it at Carton House Hotel! Why not have dinner either before or after your tasting session or make a night of it with luxury overnight accommodation and a sumptuous breakfast the following morning.

Date: 29 Nov 2018Time: 6-7.30pm, or 8-9.30pmCost: €20.00book now

Champagne & Sparkling wines

Champagne & Sparkling wines

The wines of Champagne need no introduction, being unquestionably the finest examples of sparkling wines to be found on the planet. But, they are by no means the only ones, with outstanding sparkling wines now produced the world over. Cava is having its long overdue day in the sun, while Italy is making some seriously impressing sparkling wines. No, I don’t mean Prosecco. But it’s not just the obvious places – we can now sample sparkling wines from every continent, including some outstanding wines produced very close to home.

Date: 14 Feb 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €60.00book now

Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the wines of the Southern Rhone

Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the wines of the Southern Rhone

You would think that little needs to be said about one of the most famous wine regions in the world, but Chateauneuf-du-Pape can prove to be quite difficult to navigate. Firstly, there are the grape varieties- as many as 14 different grapes, both red and white – can go into your bottle of Chateauneuf! Then there are the producers- with so many to choose from, which are worth the (usually substantial) price tag? As is often the case with well known regions like Chateauneuf, the real value and excitement lies just beyond its borders. Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Rasteau, not to mention Cotes du Rhone and CdR Villages are producing some of the most exciting, consistent and enjoyable wines of the whole region.

Date: 21 Feb 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €65.00book now

Sangiovese and the wines of Tuscany

Sangiovese and the wines of Tuscany

In Tuscany, Sangiovese is king- a grape variety whose qualities and charms increase exponentially when paired with food. High in acidity and tannins, it is not always a wine for easy enjoyment. However, when matched with the right dish, its aromas and flavours of cherry, plum and dried herb explode to life, and the characteristic acidity becomes cleansing and refreshing. There is no better food wine. We will taste wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile de Montepulciano and more, and show the true greatness of this variety.

Date: 22 Feb 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €65.00book now

Bordeaux Left Bank vs Right Bank

Bordeaux Left Bank vs Right Bank

The left Bank in Bordeaux is home to some of the most famous wines in the world- names like Ch. Latour & Ch. Margaux instantly spring to mind. This Cabernet-dominated region produces superb, long-lived and regal wines from world famous communes such as Pauillac, St. Julien & Margaux. Whereas the Left Bank wines are all about power and structure, the Right Bank wines exude the rich and supple fruit associated with the best expressions of Merlot. St. Emilion and Pomerol are certainly the two most famed examples, but the Right Bank of Bordeaux is also home to some of the most interesting and – believe it or not - best value wines in Bordeaux. This tasting is a rare chance to taste the differing styles side by side.

Date: 28 Feb 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €65.00book now

Grand Cru -the best of France

Grand Cru -the best of France

Does France deserve its reputation as the source of the world’s greatest wines? It is certainly a justifiable question, and one which can only be answered by examining the evidence. From Champagne to the Grand Cru of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace through to the very finest of the Loire, Rhone & Languedoc, we will taste wines which argue that when it comes to quality, range and winemaking heritage, France simply has no equal.

Date: 07 Mar 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €75.00book now

Pinot Noir – the best selections from around the world.

Pinot Noir – the best selections from around the world.

The ultimate wine lover’s wine. There is no question that Burgundy produces many of the finest examples of this variety, but you may be surprised where else it excels. We know of the quality found in New Zealand and Australia – Yarra and Tasmania in particular, while it can also be superb from Chile and the north-western States of Oregon & Washington. But have you tried Pinot from the Italian Alps, Austria or Germany for that matter. There may even be one more region you haven’t thought of where Pinot reigns supreme... a fantastic tasting of this most elegant of varieties.

Date: 14 Mar 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €65.00book now

South Africa – hitting the top notes!

South Africa – hitting the top notes!

Is South Africa the most exciting wine country on the planet right now? The answer is a resounding yes. Sensational whites from Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and some very intriguing blends, some of the finest Syrah to be found outside of the Rhone, not to mention Cinsault, Grenache and the ever-reliable Cabernet blends. Add to that a new of Pinotage- with the emphasis very much on Pinot. South Africa has found its wine voice, and it is singing!

Date: 21 Mar 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €65.00book 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...

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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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