Forthcoming events

Events are open only to members of the Certified Dipsos.

Calendar for 2017/18
Tastings are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month from September to May. There is no tasting in the month of the trip, which is usually April. Dipso Day is held in the summer.

27 March
A recurring theme at AGMs has been a request from some members to taste more wines from the New World.  Another issue which has been frequently mentioned is blind tasting. For our March tasting you can combine these two pursuits as Dermot Nolan MW is going to present a selection of Australian wines with some of the wines being shown blind.  Dermot has promised to take us out of our Old World comfort zone, so be prepared for some unusual and interesting wines.  As it will partly be a blind tasting and in order to maintain an element of surprise Dermot hasn’t sent me a list of the wines to be tasted.


The tasting will take place upstairs at the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 (on the left hand side heading towards Fallon & Byrne from South Great Georges Street) at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 27 March.  The cost is €35 and cheques made payable to The Certified Dipsos should be sent to our Treasurer Aisling Donnelly at 65 Griffith Hall, Glandore Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Members who do not use cheques can contact Aisling by e-mail ( to make arrangements to pay by bank transfer.  If paying by bank transfer please e-mail details to Aisling as she does not have online access to the bank account and can only monitor payments by checking the monthly bank statements.

Don’t forget your tasting glasses!  Please also bring a spittoon or some receptacle suitable for use as a spittoon as unfortunately the hotel is not in a position to supply spittoons.

14–21 April: Trip to Sicily
29 May
3 June: Dipso Day and AGM (provisional date)

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