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Build your own cellar one rack at a time!

IF YOU’RE LIKE US you probably ‘cellar’ your wine in some idiosyncratic combination of fridge, wardrobe, pantry, attic and glove box; and, while those spots will do in a pinch, it’s of course much nicer if you can gather all your beloved bottles in one handy place where they can be positioned for optimal development and display. …

NEW: Rhône rangers Lavau/Maucoil

BROTHERS Frederic and Benoit Lavau (pictured above) have really taken their family domaine upmarket since taking over from their parents in 2000, switching to bottling their wines under their own name instead of letting local negotiants take the glory, and partnering too with Château Maucoil, a 40-hectare biodynamic (extreme organic) estate in famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We’ve …

LAST SECRET PARCEL OFFER THIS YEAR – 33% off!

IT’S SECRET PARCEL time again, with massive savings available to quick-clicking customers. Here’s the deal. Every so often we have a clear out. This can be end of lines, changing vintages or wines we’re just overstocked on. We slash the price and offer them on a first come, first served basis. The only catch is, …

Finca Muñoz Cepas Viejas Tempranillo 2010

VINES CAN LIVE FOR A CENTURY or longer but after the first twenty years of life they start to gradually give smaller crops. Old vine – ‘cepas viejas‘ here – is common wine label term to show that a wine comes from these notably old plants. The idea is that older vines produce a smaller …

Garage Wine Co. ‘Perverso’ (Maule, Chile) €24

Seductive multi-vintage Cab from one of Chile’s most exciting growers. ______________________________________ …

Your invite to TWO grand opening events: Cork (Oct 22nd) + Naas (Oct 23rd)

It’s been a while but we’re throwing a party! Well, two of them actually. Celebrating the opening of our shiny new Tramore Road store in Cork, we’re hosting an official grand opening on Thursday 22nd October. And, just so Kildare folk don’t feel left out, we’re running one the following night, Friday 23rd, in our …

Two Paddocks Presale Offer: Best price this year, 3 days only

Ever since we introduced Sam Neill’s Two Paddocks wines to Ireland 3 years ago, it’s fair to say demand has well and truly outstripped supply. The Hollywood star’s boutique Central Otago vineyards and winery are just that – small and exquisite! – but ever since receiving Outstanding Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition …

COMING VERY SOON: Real Cali garagistes

“TONY CARTLIDGE sat in the cab of a cement mixer on a nuclear power plant construction site in Washington, reading a book on great California winemakers… Inspired to somehow enter the wine industry he had become enamored with, he jumped into his 1960 Rambler and headed to Napa. He checked into the Motel 6 and …

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