We’ve been thinking about blogging for some time now, and reckon that it’s probably a better way to keep customers and those interested up to date with what we’ve got going on. We’ll continue with the Newsletter for the time being but will post some of the older ones here, that way you can easily have a read of older ones. So without wanting to start with too much repetition we would like to wish you a Happy New Year (it’s still January after all) and to give a little advance warning of the upcoming Bin End Sale which will be this February. Subscribers to our eNewsletter will have advance notice of the sale, so if you would like to be included please fill in your details in the box on the website, or send us an email ( wine@thewinestore.ie ) and we will add you to our emailing list.

We have a few bits of good news, including the four wines that were included in the Irish Times Wines of the Year by John Wilson (Friday December 2nd 2011) which will still be available at the old vat rate until the end of the month at least:

Domaine de la Renaudie, Chenin Blanc, Touraine 2009

Dominio di Bibei, Lalama, Ribeira Sacra, 2007

Domaine du Monteillet, ‘les Hauts du Monteillet’ Syrah, 2009

Domaine de la Sarabande, ‘Misterioso’ 2010 Faugères

We are also delighted to be included again this year in John and Sally McKenna’s Bridgestone Best in Ireland Guide 2012 and are equally thrilled with our parent company, Tyrrell & Co. (Wine Importers) Ltd,  being named Best Fine Wine Importer of the Year 2011 by Tomás Clancy in the Sunday Business Post (Agenda Magazine, January 1, 2012)

As mentioned on the home page of the website we have not yet applied any price increases as per the new vat rate, so you can still avail of the old prices for a little while longer.

Up coming dates for the diary include:

Tastings at ely – many tastings arranged for the New Year
Including Thursday 2nd February: Châteauneuf du Pape (€40 per head) featuring Simon Tyrrell.(This event is now sold out but contact ely using the details below to find out more of other tastings on offer)

For details of this and more see www.elywinebar.com.
Tastings start at 18:45 sharp and take place in ely bar & brasserie, IFSC.
For more information or to reserve your place please contact wineclub@elywinebar.com or call 01 678 786