Spring has Sprung: March and April Specials from Curious
More From: Curious Wines
Posted March 2nd, 2009 by Michael Kane
It’s rare we blow our own trumpet but I have to confess I get a bit excited when it comes to deciding on the next round of promotions for Curious. As ever, I’m led by the heart, and I’ve picked a country, a region and a producer that should delight anyone partaking of these very real discounts (!!) in the coming two months.
In many ways our Spanish range typifies what Curious is all about. Almost 50 wines from a whopping 19 different regions and denominacions, from under €9 to just over €30, it’s about discovery, distinction and quality and value at every price point.
Some highlights include the Decanter medal-winning Albarinos from Valdamor and Orballo; the amazing wines of Telmo Rodriguez – check out the whites of Basa and Gaba do Xil, and the red Gagos of Toro as starting points; and the astonishing everyday drinking quality of the Legado Muñoz and Artiga ranges, now under a tenner with the 10% we’ve taken off the entire category.
In an irreverant swipe at the high-brow, high-price reputation of Bordeaux, we also wanted to highlight the incredible quality that can be enjoyed for well under the €20 mark in this most famous but bewildering of wine regions.
Chateau Bauduc fits the Curious philosophy in so many ways: no-nonsense wine-making, no-nonsense labelling (horror of horrors for a Bordeaux House, they put the grape variety on the front label!), and keen-as-mustard pricing. Blake Creedon, in February 21st’s Irish Examiner, picked out the Blanc Sec Sauvignon Blanc (Gordon Ramsay’s house wine in the UK) as his favourite in our recent Cork tasting, and the red Clos de Quinze is one of the most accomplished wines I’ve tasted under 20 quid.
We’ve knocked a silly 15% off our Bordeaux range for the simple purpose to tempt people to try these fabulous wines – I guarantee those who do will be back for more.
Finally, anyone that’s come into our warehouse looking for a “nice wine around the €10 mark” is always shown the Santa Alicia range from Chile’s Maipo Valley, the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s Trophy winner for best overall Chilean producer in 2007. We don’t believe there’s a better price-to-quality ratio in the country.
“Cracking value at only €9.99 and beats the pants off anything from your local supermarket.”
If you love concentrated, fruit-filled, well-rounded reds, try the Reserva Carmenere, Malbec and Merlot, and for an extra couple of quid the Gran Reservas stand up to wines at twice the price in the supermarkets. We’ve knocked off a euro a bottle when you buy two or more.