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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 …

On y’er bike in Marlborough

In May 2008 my girlfriend and I stumbled across the greatest show on earth. Ehhh, no, it wasn’t a live Bruce Springsteen concert or a European night at Anfield. It was a country. A country which we fell head-over-heels in love with for its stunning landscape, accessible wildlife, friendly people and of course, world beating …

Curious Prawn Flambe

We’re not just winos, you know – with the Curious Blog well under way, we’re adding a recipe for you to try at home every week. So allow us to seduce you (yes, just like those Marks and Spencer ads) with the tastiest food and wine combos to come out of our very own kitchens. …

Curious Goes Live

So the curiously named Curious, our brand spanking new wine blog, is live. Eight months from setting pencil to the grand plan for Curious Wines – including the vision of a website to set the standard in Irish wine retailing – our fabulous and enduringly tolerant web designer had had enough of my nit-picking and …

Amon-Ra a Better Bet Than The Stock Market?

With the property market going bang and Bank of Ireland shares being worth about as much as a penny chew, it’s time for investors to revise their portfolios. If anyone watched “Beat the Bank” with Duncan Bannatyne on BBC2 it would seem that some of the best investments come in the form of art and, …

The Curious Christmas Survival Kit Contest

While you may be panicked to discover there are only 39 days until Christmas, this is nothing like the panic you’ll experience when you’re invited to drop by half a dozen holiday parties at the last minute and realise you’ve no gift for your host or hostess. (Your mammy would slap you and you know …

Wine Tasting: New Zealand’s Hidden Gems

Curious Wines are delighted to welcome Joyce Austin of New Zealand Boutique Wines all the way from Auckland to Cork to host a seated tasting of New Zealand’s most exciting new wines. This is part of a series of special tastings to celebrate the launch of Curious Wines, and our New Zealand night promises a …