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Are you having a Giraffe…?

As you may already know from our recent Wine for Dummies post, South African wines are increasingly winning high praise and recognition for their quality on the international stage, and being in the business myself, it’s obvious that Irish consumers are well aware of what this fascinating country has to offer. Long Neck produces the …

No bulls or pigs, but a few giraffes: May & June Specials

As economic doom continues to dominate every newsroom and staff canteen in the country – the only respite it seems being bulls in supermarkets and pig influenza – we’ve selected a few of our already top value wines to fight the gloom in our May and June special offers. First up is Chile, surely top …

Curious Wines joins Facebook

Since starting Curious Wines, we’ve had so much fun being a part of the ‘blogosphere’. The Wine Blog has received tremendous feedback from all corners of the blogging community, even from those who would admit that wine wasn’t their gig! Twitter has also been a blast, giving us plenty of laughs and allowing us to …

An Italian for Chablis fanatics

I’m always on the look out for good Chablis. It was at Ramore restaurant in Portrush that I first tried a Chablis. Those university days were tight enough for cash, but my girlfriend and I were out to treat ourselves. At the time, it was one of those big discoveries of my food and wine …

Wine Tasting Thursday 7th May: Curious Recession Busters

Discover everyday drinking treasures with Curious Wines Recession Busters. In the third of our public tastings in Cork we’ll be showing a selection of our best value wines, designed for everyday drinking without breaking the bank. These are wines to match the supermarkets on price, but knock their pants off on taste! Places are limited …

Cloudy Bay but half the price?

Mention the name Cloudy Bay and you’re in the company of Bugati, Mont Blanc, Gucci and all such prized possessions around the world. It’s been the trailblazer for New Zealand and can claim buckets of credit for putting this tiny winemaking nation on the map. For many, Cloudy Bay is the first word in top …

The Rising Star of Rueda

Just as its national team awoke as a sleeping giant of international football last summer, Spain has its own sleeping giants in wine terms. Most famous for the red wines of Rioja or the bubbly Cava of Cataluña, Spain is showing internationally that it’s much more than just one or two superstars. For much of …

Easter Lent-Busters from Curious

With Easter just around the corner it’s now time to start planning the long weekend and, hopefully, a lent-busting, chocolate-laden, recession-forgetting big family hooley! If (heaven forbid!) you’ve abstained from wine for lent, you can now start thinking about leaping head-first off the wagon with some perfect wine matches for a slap-up Easter dinner. We’ve …

Bordeaux 2005: A vintage in demand

It’s with good reason that I find myself writing about Bordeaux, so soon after last weeks post on Gordon Ramsay’s choice wines from Chateau Bauduc. It has aroused some discussion among Curious customers, making it more obvious than ever before of how highly people rate wine of this appellation. And it’s the 2005 vintage that’s …

Golden Ticket: Curious Wines Fundraising Offer

Sadly, no, we’re not offering you the opportunity to invest in Curious Wines. What we are doing, however, is offering you a great raffle prize for your next fundraiser. What’s In It For You: Free prize! For your raffle! What’s not to love? Wine or vouchers, whichever works best for you. Raffle tickets to give …