ely wine tastings and winemaker dinners 2012

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Each week a guest speaker will present a selection if wines from the given region and we’ll serve up a supper dish to match. All wine tastings take place at ely bar & brasserie and start at 6.45pm sharp.

Sparkling wines of the world: Thursday June 21st pay here

From Prosecco and Cava to Champagne and beyond; an insightful look into the sparkling wines of the world, how they are made and why they are different…. and how to spot a sparkling bargain when you see one!

Cost €40 pay here

The wines of Alsace with Jean Trimbach:  Monday July 2nd pay here
Established in1626, Trimbach are one of the legendary names in French wine. Jean Trimbach himself will be on hand to guide us through the wonderful varieties and wines of Alsace, including two vintages of one of France’s greatest white wines- Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling.

Cost €40 pay here

Red wines of Burgundy:  Thursday July 12th pay here

Burgundy can be the most complicated of all regions- despite using only one grape!

One of Ireland’s foremost Burgundy experts Charles Derrain will present a class on navigating the minefield that is Burgundian reds- covering winemakers, villages and vintages.

Cost €45 pay here

Australia- Thursday  July 26th pay here

No country in the ‘New World’ as embraced regionality more than Australia, and the result is a new generation of wines that express  distinctive,  characteristics. Along with John McDonnell of Wine Australia, we will compare(and contrast!) the great wine regions of Margaret River, Victoria and Barossa.

Cost €40 pay here

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.

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

The BIG wine tasting at ely, 17th February 2012

ely’s BIG wine tasting is a fantastic opportunity to taste wine from all corners of the globe. We open up over 80 of our favourite wines and have experts on hand to guide you through the tasting. Whether you want to explore the great wines of the world or simply enjoy more of the wines you love, our BIG wine tasting is the tasting for you.

Date: 17th February
Ticket: €20 per head
Venue: ely bar & brasserie, IFSC
Time: 6pm and 8pm

For more information please contact wineclub@elywinebar.com or call 01 678 7867.

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