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.