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Two Glasses of Wine

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of wine… A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very …

The Golden Star of Rias Baixas: Valdamor Albarino 2007

Education is a big part of our identity. With this slender Spaniard we hope to encourage a few to experiment a little. If you’re into your whites (or want to get into them) and are willing to try something other than another Chardonnay or Sauvignon, the Valdamor Albarino (2007) is sure to convert you, and …

Curious Moroccan Lamb Tagine

From the creator of Curryous Curries comes this exquisite Moroccan dish, which is perfect with our Vouvray Demi Sec. An easy dish to prepare (given a bit of time of course), it brings the aromas and flavours of this beautiful country right into your kitchen. Forget the restaurant, become the restaurant. Moroccan Lamb Tagine Serves …

Curious party blows a fuse

Set to take Bandon, Cork and Ireland by storm, the Curious party had been meticulously planned to perfection. The heat lamps were set, the food was plated and the wine was waiting to be opened. Half an hour before our first guests arrived we were plunged into darkness. Panic set in. Should we get our …

Do you love, I mean really love, your corkscrew?

About ten years ago my wife was given a Pulltap’s waiter’s friend corkscrew by an old college friend who’d just started with one of the big drinks companies in Dublin. For the uninitiated, the waiter’s friend is so-called because it is, definitively, the choice of professional waiters – (a) because they’re small and fit in …

Hair Off the Dog Recovery Pack Contest

Despite the very best of intentions and previous vows to never go there again, we have a sneaking suspicion one or two of our more loyal newsletter readers may be be feeling a tad sore in the head and altogether sorry for themselves by the time Christmas and New Year are over. To that end, …

Perfect Wines for a Perfect Christmas Dinner

Don’t panic, but there are only 25 days until Christmas. While we can’t cook for you, or wrap the presents under your tree, we can help you out with some suggestions for wine accompaniments to the all important Christmas dinner. Perfect aperitif is a New Zealand Riesling – preferably just off-dry, i.e. just a hint …

Monthly Love: November

November’s been a smashing month at Curious. Since we’ve taken the site out of soft launch and into the big, bad public marketplace, we’ve had amazing feedback from such a wide range of people. We’re having a great time on Twitter, making friends with wine lovers around the globe and having excellent exchanges about everyone’s …

A Night to Remember

Last night we delved head first into our first wine tasting event. Celebrating the launch of Curious Wines, this one had to be a bit special, and indeed it was! With our stock of New Zealand’s best just off the boat, forty special guests got tucked into twelve different Kiwi wines, including nine whites in …

Dievole’s Testament to Faith

Following on from our post covering the investment opportunity of Amon-Ra, we turn our attention to a wine that many people hold closer to their hearts than their wallets. Duemila Dievole La Nativita (Chianti Classico) is a very special 1998 Tuscan vintage. On the 17th of November 1999, in a private audience with winemaker Mario …