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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. Contact Ian@elywinebar.com

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 Big Alsace Tasting - Ely Bar & Grill, IFSC.

The Big Alsace Tasting - Ely Bar & Grill, IFSC.

Alsace wine week returns from May 20th – 26th and again this year the centre point will be The Big Alsace Tasting in Ely bar & Grill. After the phenomenal success of the event last year, the 2019 tasting is going to be even better. Join us for a celebration of the best wines from the greatest region in France !

Date: 22 May 2019Time: 6pm - 8pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €20.00book now

Winemakers dinner with Isole e Olena & Proprietà Sperino - Ely Wine Bar, Ely Place.

Winemakers dinner with Isole e Olena & Proprietà Sperino - Ely Wine Bar, Ely Place.

Join us in the private dining room of the newly refurbished Ely wine bar for a three-course dinner with matching wines. Isole e Olena is one of the genuine icons of modern Tuscany, and under the watchful eye of Paolo de Marchi has become one of the most influential in all of Italy. Cepparello, Paolo’s flagship wine, has become the benchmark for all Sangiovese. It is an absolute masterclass of elegance and finesse, as is his Chianti Classico, while the ‘Collezione Privata’ range of Chardonnay, Syrah & Cabernet show the potential of these varieties in the right hands (and vineyards) in Tuscany. His Vin Santo is to die for. Meanwhile, up in northern Piedmont, in the little-known region of Coste della Sesia, Paolo’s son Luca has taken charge of an old family Estate with spectacular results. Uvaggio- a Nebbiolo blended with Croatina & Vespolina shows characteristic fruit and structure, but with a delicate floral touch. Better still is his Lessona, a 100% Nebbiolo, but at the Pinot end of the spectrum- scented, velvety & intense, with a finer and softer tannic profile than is often found in this variety. A Nebbiolo rosé and a mind-blowing Cabernet Franc complete the range. Milena, Paolo's Export manager and winemaker will host this not-to-be-missed evening of fine food and outstanding wines.

Date: 01 May 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY WINE BARCost: €80.00sold out

New Zealand, beyond Sauvignon & Pinot - Ely Bar & Grill, IFSC.

New Zealand, beyond Sauvignon & Pinot - Ely Bar & Grill, IFSC.

Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir tend to capture all the attention when it comes to wines from NZ, but in reality this is a fantastically diverse country in terms of varieties, styles and regions. Yes, the Pinots and Sauvignons are world class, but so too are the Syrahs from Hawkes Bay, the Chardonnays from Gisborne and Auckland, Rieslings from Central & Nelson. Add to that the plantings of Gruner & Chenin, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris and some very serious Cabernets Merlot blends, and you have and incredible range of varietals all with distinct regional character. Come and explore all that this exceptional wine country has to offer.

Date: 16 May 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY BAR & GRILLCost: €60.00book now

Trailblazing Testalonga: South Africa’s Foremost Natural Winemaker @ Ely Wine Store, Maynooth

Trailblazing Testalonga: South Africa’s Foremost Natural Winemaker @ Ely Wine Store, Maynooth

TESTALONGA was started by Craig and Carla Hawkins in 2008 and is located on a farm called Bandits Kloof on the very edge of Swartland, South Africa. Today Craig is among the most interesting and experimental natural wine producers in the country, making seriously good wines that are lower in alcohol with great structure and finesse. These wines have a cult-like following around the world. Hawkins holds an Irish passport which allowed him to travel around Europe and work with winemakers such as Eben Sadie, Tom Lubbe, Stéphane Ogier, and Dirk Niepoort. These experiences have had a significant influence on his style. Hawkins worked with Sadie for 5 years and that’s what led him to Swartland – a region with a wealth of undiscovered and interesting vineyards that were affordable and capable of producing great wines. Craig’s belief in simplicity and organic farming as well as adding nothing but SO2 only if needed, allows him to produce wines with personality and purity. His wines are fresh and bright and more than anything they display a strong sense of where they come from.

Date: 15 May 2019Time: 7.30pmCost: €65.00book now

Thursday Tastings @ Ely Wine Bar, Ely Place - Sparkling Wines April 18th

Thursday Tastings @ Ely Wine Bar, Ely Place - Sparkling Wines April 18th

Join us after work every thursday evening in Ely Wine Bar for an informal wine tasting in our back bar. the tastings will start at 6pm, run for 1 hour, and feature an introduction to wine tasting followed by a selection of wines on a specific theme. We'll also pair these wines with some of our fantastic Ely bar bites. The tastings can be pre-booked online or paid on the day, and are perfect for individual, couples and small groups. First up this Thursday 18th April is Sparkling Wines. Tastings cost €20 but we are offering an introductory price of €10 for this week and next.

Date: 18 Apr 2019Time: 6pmLocation: ELY WINE BARCost: €10.00book now

Tuscany wine Dinner with Poggio San Polo, Poggio Al Tesoro & Valdipiatta

Tuscany wine Dinner with Poggio San Polo, Poggio Al Tesoro & Valdipiatta

Join us in Ely Wine Bar for the second of our Wine makers Dinners, this one featuring not one, not two, but three Tuscan Superstars. Miraim Caporali is the owner of Valdipiatta, unquestionably one of the leading estates of the region. Her wines- 100% Prugnolo Gentile, as Sangiovese is known around here- display classic Vino Nobile character, but with more elegance and finesse. You could call it a feminine touch… Giampietro Tinazzo represents the Allegrini family, Venetian Icons who now have two superb properties in Tuscany. Poggio San Polo is a Brunello di Montalcino par excellence, produced very much in a modern style- rich, cedary and fine. Poggio al Tesoro is quickly becoming a legend in its own right. With outstanding vineyards in the heart of Bolgheri, their Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah based wines are for once truly deserving of the term ‘Super’ Tuscan. These wines will be matched to a menu specially created by our Executive Chef Ryan Stringer, and promises to be a fantastic evening of food & wine.

Date: 05 Jun 2019Time: 7pmLocation: ELY WINE BARCost: €80.00book 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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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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