Tailgate party for Notre Dame v Navy football on September 1st 2012

Tailgate party for screening of the Notre Dame Vs Navy game in aid of Jack & Jill

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation is the recipient charity for a “Tailgate Party” organised by the American Women’s Club of Dublin (AWCD) for the screening of the Notre Dame Vs Navy game in ely bar & brasserie near the IFSC on Saturday 1st September from 12 noon to 6pm, with an admission price of €15 per ticket.
The price includes a barbeque item like chicken or beef burger and a drink of wine/beer, with live music by the Joshua Tree and tickets are available from http://www.awcd.net or may be purchased at the door.
All proceeds for the Tailgate Party are going to the Jack & Jill Foundation which is the AWCD’s designated charity for 2012-2013!
According to the AWCD the Tailgate Party, complete with multiple viewing screens, is designed for all fans – those going to the game (as doors open at noon) and well as those needing a great place to watch the game with other football fans. With over 30,000 US fans travelling to Dublin for this game, which is already SOLD OUT, this is one of the biggest international sporting events to be staged in Ireland in 2012 and the Tailgate Party is the best place to be, outside the AVIVA Stadium.

Tailgate party for screening of the Notre Dame Vs Navy game in aid of Jack & Jill
Date: 1st September 2012, 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Venue: ely bar & brasserie, IFSC (beside George’s Dock luas stop)
Tickets: €15 per person (includes burger, drink, live music) available on:

White wines of Italy: Thursday August 23rd

White wines of Italy: Thursday August 23rd

Ian Bosnan

ely sommelier Ian Bosnan

Italy has recently become home to some of the most exciting white wines on the market, the majority of which come from relatively unknown native grapes like Falanghina, Greco, Trebbiano, Garganega, Cortese and many others. With over 2000 indigenous grape varieties, Italy has probably the most diverse collection of wines – both red and white- on the market today. Not only are these grapes unique to Italy, many of them are only grown in small, very specific regions. The result is that these are wines of character and distinction, proud of their history and heritage, and unafraid to stand out and be different when so many wines on the market do not. They simply do not taste like anything else! We will taste a range of grapes and styles, from North, Central and South to get just a glimpse of some of the wonderful wines available to those willing to look past “P.G.”
Cost €35

Book now at http://www.elywinebar.ie/about/wine-apreciation/ely-wine-tastings

Upcoming wine tastings:
Germany & Austria-  Thursday August 9th pay here
Two of the most underappreciated wine making countries in Europe will be showing off their finest exports, Riesling and Gruner Veltliner. If you’re fan of serious white wines this is one you will not want to miss.

Cost €35 pay here

White wines of Italy: Thursday August 23rd pay here
Italy has recently become home to some of the most exciting white wines on the market, the majority of which come from relatively unknown native grapes like Falanghina, Greco, Trebbiano, Garganega, Cortese and many others. We will cover Italy north to south, looking at the best of these wonderfully diverse wines.
Cost €35 pay here

Winemakers Dinner-Barolo and wines of Piedmont  with Giuseppe Vajra… Thursday  September 6th pay here
Aldo Vajra is a traditionalist, saying that “traditional wines are more elegant, with more delicate perfumes and offering more pleasure at the table.”  His wines aim not for the power found in some Barolo, but for texture, a Burgundian intensity and a purity of flavour that makes them stand out in Barolo.  Join us for a tasting of these remarkable wines, which will be enjoyed-as they should be- over dinner.
Cost €60 pay here

Time: All tastings start at 7pm and take place in ely bar & brasserie, IFSC unless otherwise stated. All wine tasting evenings include supper, which will be chosen to complement the wines being tasted
THE BIG TASTING: Friday Sept 28th
ely’s Big Tasting is back, and it’s bigger than ever- with over 100 wines from more than 15 countries, including classics from the old world, modern classics from the new, not to mention Champagnes, Ports, sherries and dessert wines. We will also feature artisan beers, Sheridans Cheesemongers, organic beef from our family farm, Monto’s handmade chocolates, artisan breads and more…
Cost €25 pay here 6pm
Cost €25 pay here 8pm

Please quote your loyalty card number within your purchase.

Tickets: €20.00 for loyalty card holders
Time first seating: 6:00 – 7:30pm pay here 6pm
Time second seating: 8:00 – 9:30pm pay here 8pm

To make a booking or for more information please contact wineclub@elywinebar.com or call  01 676 8986.

Mathew Jukes 100 best Australian wines for 2012

Influential UK wine writer Mathew Jukes released his 100 best Australian wines for 2012 and, as usual, it features a host of ely restaurants favourites.  The list covers a broad spectrum of prices and styles, from affordable, quality orientated producers such Willunga 100, Innocent Bystander and Pewsey Vale, to world class, highly sought after names such as Cullen, Henschke and Clonakilla.  A new name to that list, and to ours, is Ten Minutes by Tractor. Taking its name from the distances between the three vineyards, TMBT is – as

Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines List for 2012

Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines List for 2012

Mathew puts it – “a major force to be reckoned with in the world of global Pinot Noir worship”.

Based in Mornington Peninsula, southeast of Melbourne, they have developed a reputation for sublime, elegant and complex wines from the two grapes that excel in the region, the great Burgundian duo of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  They produce stunning single vineyard wines from the McCutchen, Wallis and Judd vineyards, and the 10X wines, which are blended from the three.  These wines challenge the very best from burgundy and at the same time remain distinctly Australian.

Four of their wines are currently listed in ely winebar 22 Ely Place,  the 10x Chardonnay 2010- fresh pear and white peach on the nose, with a smoky, minerally palate and lovely weight  on the finish. The 2008 Wallis Vineyard Chardonnay is an even more complex affair with stones and stone fruit- peaches and nectarines with a minerality that surges forward on the palate, and the deft use of oak results in an incredible harmony of texture and flavour. It is a stunning wine.



Of the Pinots, the 2010 10X Pinot Noir is soft, ripe and fragrant, with strawberry, cherry and a touch of damson and a remarkable freshness. It would put many a big name Burgundy to shame.

The 2009 McCutchen is among the finest Pinots I’ve ever tasted from Australia- It impresses at first with its vibrant red fruits-  fresh cherry and raspberry,  and a texture so silky it’s almost sinful . But given some time in the glass it develops in to something altogether different, conjuring up savoury, meaty aromas, and a smoky spiciness. Everything comes together seamlessly in a finish that lingers on the palate like a fond memory.

The Ten Minutes by Tractor wines are exclusively available in ely restaurants. Come in and try them for yourself.

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