Where fine wine and food collide
While Ireland does not have a long standing history of viticulture, the inaugural Dublin Wine festival is certainly whetting our appetites for the finer things in life. The concept is simple – purchase a €5 wristband from a participating venues to receive a 30% discount on the festival wines. Each participating venue is also running a festival ‘Dublin Wine Experience’ to complement their festival wines. These range from a post-work aperitivo, with complimentary nibbles, to wine-based cocktails, food and unusual wine pairing offerings. Participating venues are gathered in four neighbourhood hubs – the City Centre hub; The Georgian Dublin hub; the Liffey Side hub and finally the Green Luas hub which allows you to explore the city and enjoy self-guided wine trails around the city.
City Centre Hub: With participating venues including Coppinger Row, l’Gueuleton, Drury Buildings, the PortHouse, Saba, Stanley’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, Super Miss Sue and Whitefriar Grill, the city-centre is spoilt for choice. Don’t forget to take the 10 question wine quiz at the Whitefriar Grill’s Dublin Wine Experience – each correct answer docks 10% off your bill so if you are the consummate wine connoisseur you may dine for free!
Georgian Hub: Participating venues include Diep le Shaker, Dunne & Crescenzi, Eastside Tavern, Ely Winebar, House and KC Peaches Wine Cave. This is a charming way to explore Georgian Dublin (albeit via wine establishments!). The Dublin Visitor Centre’s Top Tip :If you are strolling around the Georgian Hub, take some time out and enjoy the beautiful parks and classic architecture.
Green Luas Hub: If you would like to venture out from the City Centre & explore some of Dublin’s Southside, why not check out the restaurants on the Green Luas Hub? Venues include Ananda, The Butcher Grill, Camden Kitchen, China Sichuan, l’Officina, the Port House, Ibericos, Rio Rodizio, Rock Lobster and Tribeca Restaurant & Winebar. A trip along the Green Luas line has never been so much fun.
So much choice and so many amazing venues -which one will you chose?