Friday, October 07, 2011

Baggot St Wines

Winos: (above) 1. Sharon Lalor & Jemma Ellison; 2. Michael Hayes & Sarah Leahy;
(below) 3. Natalie Svitele & Carol Leonard; 4. Caroline Byrne & Alex Gibson.

(Pix. Mark Stedman / Photocall)

Today sees a team of four staff taking in yet another delivery of stock to fill the heavily laden shelves and fridges at Baggot Street Wines in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Proving a long established fact that opening a new business during a recession is not only possible but successful, the last nine weeks since re-opening the doors of 17 Upper Baggot Street has been welcomed by locals and regulars accompanied by the healthy sound of the ringing of tills.

Situated in a prominent position in the middle of Upper Baggot Street, Baggot Street Wines offers oenophiles of D4 a treasure trove of wine and considerably more. With over 150 Craft Beers, more than 200 specialist and mainstream brands of Spirits, 650 boutique wines from small eclectic wineries along with showcasing new and exciting regions of wine production, whilst rejuvenating some great established areas from around the world.

Speaking today at the opening event, owner Garret Connolly said, “It was a case of the ‘phoenix rising from the ashes’ resulting from the closure of Oddbins, who I had worked with for over 11 years, to opening the doors of Baggot Street Wines as an owner. The ethos of the place is to engage in the local community and create a warm atmosphere and be accessible to customers whilst providing what they want.”

For information and updates about the wines, beers and spirits stocked at Baggot Street Wines log on to their Facebook page and follow on Twitter @BaggotStWines