[Updated 12th November]
There are lots of upcoming wine events in Dublin that are open to the public – let’s spread the love and spread the word. Here are some of the bigger events that I recommend:
O’Briens Winter Wine Fair
Times: Friday 13th November 18.00 – 21.00, Saturday 14th 13.00 – 16.00, 17.00 – 20.00
Venue: Round Room, Mansion House, Dublin 2
Tickets €20 / €15 / €20 on the O’Briens website
They say: This year there will be over 50 of the world’s most renowned wineries represented and you will have the opportunity to meet the winemakers, and taste up to 250 wines. All proceeds from the ticket prices go towards our charity partners Jack & Jill Children’s foundation.
I say: Fantastic event, so many great wines to taste that it pays to plan out in advance which ones you want to try. The tables get busier towards the end of the evening so it’s good to get there on time and start tasting!
Honest 2 Goodness Christmas wine tasting
Time: Thurs 26th November 19.30 – 21.30..
Venue: H2G Café, 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Dublin 11
Tickets €30 (Wine Club members) or €35 (Non-Wine Club members) book by email
They say: Our Christmas Wine Tasting will take place on Thurs 26th of November, where you will be tasting unmissable Christmas Wines carefully selected by us to ensure that whatever you are planning to have over the Christmas, we will have some great suggestions for the wines to match, from party wines to the one special bottle for that Christmas Day dinner!
We will also be serving H2G Canapes and nibbles. We hope to have our usual Jazz Band with us for the Christmas Tasting evening, they haven’t confirmed for sure just yet…
I say: H2G import a fantastic selection of wines, mainly from Europe, and often family producers who follow organic or sustainable practices. If the Jazz Band play you won’t know whether to sip your wine or tap your feet! See my write up of the big tasting last summer here.