The Wine Pair is owned and managed by Portobello locals Canice and Mags McKee who turned a long held dream of working in the wine business into a reality in 2019.
Canice and Mags have curated a selection of wines and fine food products from their extensive (and very largely enjoyable) research before and since opening The Wine Pair.
Together, they have created a dynamic list with a significant focus on organic, biodynamic and natural wines from small producers who farm sustainably .
"Each wine or food is tasted and assessed to ensure it deserves a place in your home before we put it on our shelves"
Canice & Mags
Canice manages the day to day operation of The Wine Pair and is always keen to expand the range with interesting wines that have a story to tell. Prior to and since opening, Canice along with Mags spent much time over the years attendings tasting and learning about wine from visiting vineyards. Canice has WSET Level 2 Qualification.
"Mags and I developed a passion for wines and hugely enjoyed visiting artisan producers and buying our wine at some of the great independent wine shops in Dublin and felt strongly that there was space for another one in our local area.
In our first year of business and since, we learned a huge amount about what our customers enjoy. We continue to use our knowledge gained research to keep growing a range that is interesting and fresh."
Mags is our resident Wine Consultant and has a keen interest in pairing wine and food. Along with a level 3 qualification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Mags has also completed a Level 1 qualification with the Academy of Cheese.
"I had my ‘wine moment' on first tasting a ‘St Aubin Premier Cru’ in a London wine bar in the late 1990's which ignited in me both a passion and a lifelong learning experience – now qualified to WSET Level 3."