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Spring Specials: 20% off Chilean Wines

SOUTH AMERICA’S LARGEST WINE EXPORTER CHILE has a global reputation for its great-value, impeccably-made, fruit-driven wines. See what all the excitement is about with Maipo-based, former Chilean Winery of the Year Santa Alicia (from just €8.79!) and premium desert winery Tabali. Browse all our Chilean Specials HERE. And, introducing our brand new, artisan supplier The Garage Wine Co. …

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Spring Specials: 20% off Italian Wines

SPRING HAS SPRUNG (biblical floods notwithstanding) and Curious Wines is here to ease you into more temperate times with a raft of tempting specials. All are live now and ready to ship. Details of all the promos will follow before the weekend, but let’s start with Italy, and it’s all change for Oenotria (‘land of …

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Two Paddocks acquires new vineyard in Cromwell Basin

TWO PADDOCKS VINEYARDS have this week acquired their fourth vineyard, this one in Bannockburn. Sam Neill says “We’ve been quietly looking around for something good in this neck of the woods for quite a while now and we were very fortunate that the opportunity came up of buying a small vineyard that we’ve always admired …

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Customer Questions #4: Why are wines so high in alcohol these days?

Alcohol has gone up, hasn’t it? I’m not imagining it? No, you’re not – wine alcohol-by-volume (ABV) levels have indeed crept up in the past couple of decades: 12% used to be standard for many red table wines; now that would be seen as anaemic, and 13%-15% is more typical. I suppose – as The …

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Ports, Sherries and Stickies at Curious this Christmas

Santa Alicia Late-Harvest Muscatel €9.99 €7.99 Azul Ruby Port €14.99 Ruby, the most extensively produced Port style, is youthful, fiery and fruit-driven. No need for bottle ageing or decanting; just pull the cork and go. (See also Niepoort Ruby Port, our top-selling fortified wine.) Bleasdale ‘The Wise One’ Grand Tawny €19.99 €16.99 A lusciously-indulgent wine that is …

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Last orders for Christmas – one-week call!

It’s your one-week call: last orders for guaranteed delivery before Santa comes is 1pm Thursday 19th December! We’ve over 100 wines on special, multi-buy offers, mixed cases, wine gifts, fine wines and press-reviewed wines galore. So if you want the tastiest, best value wines from across the world on your (or someone else’s) doorstep this Christmas, you’re …

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Curious staff picks, Part 2: Mike & Matt

Mike Kane Chief Taster / Glass washer / Floor sweeper / Not a lot else Kanu Rifle Range Red €11.99 €9.49 “As the esteemed Kanu’s entry red, this is designed and packaged as a bit of a table wine. It’s multi-grape and multi-vintage, meaning they can supplement this year’s juice with more mature stuff left …

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Christmas indulgences over €20

Sparkling Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz €26 €22 ***SOLD OUT*** Quirky, quintessentially-Australian style that is fizzy and jam-packed with sweet black fruit. “Just how a wine of such quality can be produced for such a measly price is frankly beyond me.” Tyson Stelzer, wine journalist. Duval-Leroy Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2004 €61 100% Chardonnay with characteristically chalky, mineral notes …

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Curious staff picks, Part 1: Rose & Paul

Rose McKenna Wine Evangelist, Commercial Sales Real Castelo Rueda 2012 €12.99 or €9.99 for 2+ “Must admit, this was my wine of the year last year too – it’s that good! But it’s not just me: my mum, sisters and friends adore it as well. And it’s the first wine I recommend to restaurants and …

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Christmas indulgences under €20

White ‘Les Murelles’ Bourgogne Chardonnay 2009 €18.49 or €15.99 for 2+ *NEW* A classy offering with slinky flavours of peach, hazelnut, lemon and honey. 2009 has proven to be an absolutely stunning vintage for white Burgundy – buy with confidence! Castelo de Medina Rueda Verdejo Selección 2011 €16.99 The bodega’s head winemaker Carmen Blanco says this …