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Scraping the Top of the Barrel: Curious Picks

Putting our money where our mouths are once again, we’re introducing another way of extending your wine adventures and discovering new delights, without breaking the bank. Curious Picks are my personal recommendations on wines to try from the Curious cellar, each with a 100% genuine discount aimed unashamedly at tempting wine fans, in the full …

Spring has Sprung: March and April Specials from Curious

It’s rare we blow our own trumpet but I have to confess I get a bit excited when it comes to deciding on the next round of promotions for Curious. As ever, I’m led by the heart, and I’ve picked a country, a region and a producer that should delight anyone partaking of these very …

Heartland Shiraz a big hit with judges & consumers

Heartland Shiraz continues to achieve that magical double: popularity with both wine experts and the general consumer. The Heartland range comes from the same man responsible for the 100 Parker Point Amon-Ra. In our humble opinion, Ben Glaetzer (pictured left) is one the world’s best winemakers. The magical double was made official when the 2004 …

Curious Wines: Best Commercial Website

Friday the 13th turned out to be a very lucky day indeed for Curious Wines. Dressed to the nines in ballgowns and penguin suits, we took off for Dublin and the 7th Annual Digital Media Awards, where we scooped some great sites and big brands to bring home the award for Best Commercial Website. If …

Big Guns come out Blazing for Curious Tasting

As promised by the title, “Wine Tales of the Unexpected”, it was a night of unexpected wines with unexpected stories, hosted in the resplendent wine cellar of the Hayfield Manor in Cork. What was also unexpected was the incredible value for money received for €15 a head. The big guns came out for this event. …

Bio-dynamic Chablis by Brocard, naturally…

Following on from our pre-Christmas post (Lunar Organic the Next Craze?) and the addition of the glorious new wines to our list, it’s fitting to look at a newbie that practices bio-dynamic farming. Not quite hocus pocus potions, monthly moon cycles or religious sacrifices, but a method that utilises the principles of organic farming. Jean-Marc …

Curious Wines expanding the range!

Just three months after opening the doors to the Curious Wines Warehouse, we’re already expanding the range. January 2009 has seen the addition of 18 new wines to the Curious portfolio, all of them now available on the website with, as ever, free delivery anywhere in Ireland. After amazing feedback from customers on the Lunar …

Dignité Viognier: A Worthy White Partner

In the second part of our two part series on Dignité, we take a look at the signature white of winemaker Eric Monnin. As discussed in our first post ( Dignité: Langeudoc’s Latent Potential Unleashed ), Eric’s fascinating story revolves around making ‘Garage’ wine – top quality wine in minute quantities. Fast forward from that …

Northern Rhône’s Great Wine Bargain

Crozes-Hermitage, a wine appellation in the beautiful northern Rhône wine region of France, is the largest appellation in the Rhone Valley. Its regulations are less demanding than that of Hermitage, of which some of you may know produces incredible wine with prices to match. Most of the wines produced in Crozes-Hermitage are red and made …

Dignité: Langeudoc’s Latent Potential Unleashed

Syrah du Monde is the world’s top competitions for assessing Syrah and aims to find wines showing the best Syrah varietal character. Organised by the Forum Oenologue, a panel of international judges assessed 384 wines from 23 countries, following strict judging conditions and criteria. In the 2008 awards, the Dignité Syrah 2005 received a silver …