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2017 wine tastings

Wine tastings are a wonderful way to sample and compare many different wines all at once. Professionals and wine enthusiasts can develop their knowledge of the market and offerings, while wine fans can try out new wines and regions. Professional wine events will often feature masterclasses and private tasting sessions, but the doors are usually opened to the public later in the day. For a small entrance fee, wine fans get get to talk to experts, meet winemakers and enjoy some good wines. 

If you know of a wine event taking place in 2017, please get in touch so that I can add it to this listings page.

August 18th - Dublin - Wine mystery tour


Julie Dupuoy returns to Donnybrook Fair for a wine tasting evening of wines from lesser known regions, which will surprise you with their flavour and taste. Each wine will be accompanied by a matching canapé specially created for the evening by Donnybrook Fair Executive Chef Niall Murphy.
Tickets cost €60 and available here.

September 9th - Dublin - Raclette & wine tasting


Join Cavern Baggot Street at this fantastic event to experience the wonderful world of Raclette cheese and wine. Sophie Jo Wasson, owner of The Ploughman's Daughter, of Eatyard Food Festival fame and Racelette maker extraordinaire, will run a masterclass on the history of Raclette and most importantly, a tasting of the traditional Swiss melted cheese on potatoes and pickles, as well as a Raclette from farmhouse Irish cheese. Alongside this, you'll get to taste 2 reds and 2 whites chose by Garret, owner of Baggot Street Wines and Cavern Wine Bar that will accompany the cheese perfectly.
For further information, call 085 808 8266, or buy tickets here.

September 21st - Dublin - New World wine gems


Julie Dupuoy, current number three best sommelier in the world, brings a tasting of wonderful gems of new world wines in Donnybrook Fair. Each wine will be accompanied by a matching canapé specially created for the evening by Donnybrook Fair Executive Chef Niall Murphy.
Tickets cost €60 and available herehttps://www.donnybrookfair.ie/21-09-17-new-world-wine-gems.

October 5th - Dublin - SPIT


If you love wine and are interested in out of the ordinary wines and tasting wines made with less intervention at the winery, then SPIT is the wine tasting for you.  SPIT is a window to wines with a strong and unique sense of identity and gives you an opportunity to discover more about wine culture.
Tickets cost €30 each (Early Bird €25 available until August 14th), available here.

November 10th & 11th - Dublin - O'Briens Winter Wine Fair


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