Forthcoming events

Events are open only to members of the Certified Dipsos.


January – Eastern European wines

On 29 January we are taking a walk on the wild side and proposing an exploration of Eastern European wines.  Monica Murphy is busy sourcing wines and we hope to have examples from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Moldova, Georgia, Greece and maybe more!

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 29 January.  The cost is only €30 and cheques made payable to The Certified Dipsos should be sent to our Treasurer Aisling Donnelly, 65 Griffith Hall, Glandore Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Members who do not use cheques can contact Aisling by email ( to make arrangements to pay by bank transfer.  If paying by bank transfer please email details to Aisling as she does not have online access to the bank account and can monitor payments only 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.

Tastings calendar 2018/19
25 September 2018: New Zealand Chardonnay
30 October 2018: Beyond Tempranillo – long-forgotten indigenous
grapes from Spain
27 November 2018: 2006 Left Bank Bordeaux
19 January 2019: Christmas lunch
29 January 2019: Eastern European wines
26 February 2019 – tasting
26 March 2019 – tasting
30 April 2019 – tasting
May – trip (dates & destination to be confirmed)
Saturday 29 June 2019 – Dipso Day (date subject to confirmation)
Tasting venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

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