The Corkscrew was originally founded by Peter Foley. The first shop opened in 1978 on Aughrim Street. Peter has worked in the wine trade for over 40 years and in that time he managed the Irish Division of the very prominent Berry Bros and Rudd Wine Merchants. Berry’s was a high quality wine shop with an ideal city-centre location. However they closed their doors in Ireland, leaving a void in the market that only something similar could fill. Fortunately Peter and his son Paul realised this and embarked on a mission to find a location in the heart of Dublin so they could continue to source brilliant wines that people got excited about.
The Corkscrew as you know it first opened its doors at Number 4 Chatham Street on March 24th, 2004. Despite its modest size premises it boasts a huge selection of quality wines that offer individuality and value. It has became known as “The biggest little wine shop in Dublin”. Over the years it has grown from strength to strength, primarily down to excellent customer service and the extensive wine knowledge of the staff. Today Paul Foley continues to manage and own The Corkscrew and is as passionate about all things wine as he was 17 years ago.
Our Philosophy is quite simple: to select wines that demonstrate the character and independence that we demand, and wines that deliver quality style and individuality regardless of price.
Terrific everyday wines, new world icons, established classics - they all have a place on our shelves.
We are the biggest little wine shop in Dublin. We boast the largest selection of Lebanese wine in the country and one of the best selections of Champagne. At present we source 40% of our own stock and are proud to deal with small boutique growers who are as passionate about their product as we are. We have something to suit everyone’s taste in store.
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- Shop Red Wine | White Wine | Sparkling | Fine Wine | Port & Sweet
- Wines for your Wedding
- Wine Investments
- Cellar Planning & Management