What We’re Drinking: Cool Reds in Summer

Summer is here, so it’s a perfect time to reacquaint yourself with some “Cool Reds” at ELY.


Last year we kicked off our “Cool Reds” campaign, with the aim of allowing our guests to enjoy many of their favourite reds at the temperature we felt best highlighted the qualities of those wines. We started with about 25 wines, a combination of varieties you may expect to drink cool, such Pinot Noir, Gamay and Cabernet Franc. But we also wanted to show how other varieties – grapes we may not immediately associate with lower temperatures – can transform when served that little bit cooler. Grenache, Shiraz, Malbec and Cinsault all respond magnificently to a little cooling, showing a freshness, vibrancy and fruitiness which can be lost when served warmed.


Cool Reds now have a special spot in ELY WINE BAR

The campaign was a huge success, our chilled reds by the bottle and by the glass proving enormously popular. In fact, our guests enjoyed them so much so that when we planned the renovation for the Wine Bar on Ely Place, we incorporated 6 new wine fridges and Eurocaves specifically for the red wines.

Now, in addition to the 30 strong “Cool Reds” page, all of our reds are stored at specific temperatures, so every wine you chose, from Classed Growth Bordeaux to Rioja Reserva, Barossa Shiraz to Mendoza Malbec, will be available to you at the perfect temperature.


We’re not saying you have to drink your reds cool, all the wines will be available at room temperature if you prefer. We just think that once you try them like this, you’ll never go back.


Contact the team today to make your reservation and pick your favourite Cool Red.

22 ely place
Dublin 2
(01) 676 8986