Festival will officially launch on April 15th.

Festival will officially launch on April 15th.

Great Irish Beverages has launched a new festival for wine lovers, set to take place in Dublin this April 20th – 25th.

Consisting of five new city-wide drinks festivals, Great Irish Beverages is a celebration of the range of drinks that the best Dublin bars, restaurants and hotels serve today.

25 of the city’s best bars and restaurants came on board for the first two festivals, Dublin Cocktail Fest (October 13–18) and Dublin Whiskey Fest (February 16–21), making both a huge success. The lineup of festivals is expanding first Dublin Wine Fest (April 20–25), to be followed by the Dublin Gin & Tonic Fest in June and Dublin Cider Fest in August.

Festival-goers can buy wristabands at participating venues that entitles them to a 30% discount on at least two festival wines. Already, over 20 venues have signed up for the Wine Fest.

Each bar/restaurant will also offer a Dublin Wine Experience for the week of the festival to complement their festival wines. This might be an aperitivo hour (e.g. 5pm – 7pm) featuring a wine-based cocktail; it might be a flight of wines; or maybe wine with a tapas-sized food pairing etc. Festival-goers will vote online for the festival’s Best Dublin Wine Experience, with a cash prize for the winning venue.

There will be an official festival launch in ely chq on Wednesday 15th April.

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