Monday, February 21, 2011

Wine tasting at Ely CHQ

On Friday night, The Big Tasting took place at Ely CHQ in on the quays.  There were over 90 wines to try and I did my duty to the blog by tasting as many as possible.  It was Ely's first ever portfolio tasting and it was very well attended.  I'd say it was a huge success.  I did bring my camera to take photos but it wasn't really a photo-taking event, and I'm sorry to say my camera got a bit tipsy instead.  At €15 a head, this made for a cheap and fun night out.

Ely also runs 6 week wine tasting courses at a pricey €245 per person (though it does include food) and single evening tasting events at a more manageable €30 a head on Thursdays.  Advance booking obviously is required and full details are on their website.

7 comments:

  1. I like the new look!

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  2. Thanks! In reading other people's blogs for the Irish Blog Awards: I decided we needed a change.

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  3. Actually, a wine tasting event is a great way to try different types of wine. Thanks for the information.

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  4. This is a very good blog!

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  5. I love wine tastings. When I visited France last summer, I included wine making and wine tasting tours in my itinerary. It's an inexpensive way to learn about wine producers and food and wine pairing.

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  6. Almost equidistant from the twin dames of Dublin hotel elegance, the Shelbourne and the Merrion, Ely started out as a mere wine bar—and oh, what a selection of wines they have, many of them by the glass. But it has quickly grown into a wonderful little eatery with organic meat and vegetables from the owner's family farm in County Clare, guaranteeing a tasty mouthful in every bite. Dishes tend to be simple—for example, their fishmongers stew with a selection of fish, chorizo, baby potatoes, and green beans—but incredibly fresh and succulent. The plate of mature Irish and Continental cheeses is the perfect finish—with a glass of wine, of course.

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