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Woodstock: McLaren Vale’s world beating vintners

As the son of the late Doug Collett and proprietor of Woodstock Estate, award winning winemaker Scott Collett believes winemaking is simply a “matter of getting it right”. He indulges his passion in his work, while continuing the tradition started by his father over 30 years ago. Following in his father’s footsteps, Scott completed a …

Wine Tasting: Wine Tales of the Unexpected, Friday 6th February 2009

For our first tasting of 2009, Charles Robb of Robb Brothers Wine Merchants will be in Cork to regale us with tales of the unexpected from his wine adventures around the world and, of course, let us sample some of his most curious and sumptuous finds. There will be an eclectic mix of Old and …

January specials from Curious Wines

So a New Year, and new wines to try, and whether you’re a daily tippler or a weekend splasher I hope we’ve something of interest that you can try with a little less stretch on the wallet in January. We’re unapologetic Shiraz lovers, especially in winter. I just love the full flavours, typically black fruit, …

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Curious Wines

Our blog posts have been quiet the last week, and understandably so. It’s been an encouraging month for one of Ireland’s latest entrants into the online retail scene. With online orders taking an upsurge and our warehouse in Bandon becoming the talk of the town, Curious Wines is really starting to make a name for …

Lunar Organic the next craze?

Try to imagine a long line. At one end is full-on, industrial wine making with fertilisers, fungicides and satellite images of carbon dioxide uptake rates. Yes, that’s right, the €5.99 slush on offer in the supermarket and kind of tastes like the wine you had last week. As you move along you find those who …

The Golden Star of Rias Baixas: Valdamor Albarino 2007

Education is a big part of our identity. With this slender Spaniard we hope to encourage a few to experiment a little. If you’re into your whites (or want to get into them) and are willing to try something other than another Chardonnay or Sauvignon, the Valdamor Albarino (2007) is sure to convert you, and …

Curious party blows a fuse

Set to take Bandon, Cork and Ireland by storm, the Curious party had been meticulously planned to perfection. The heat lamps were set, the food was plated and the wine was waiting to be opened. Half an hour before our first guests arrived we were plunged into darkness. Panic set in. Should we get our …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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