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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, preferably with that trademark spice, whether from its adopted home in Australia, it’s traditional home in France and the Rhone, or from the growing number of other countries now producing their own great versions.

We’ve an across-the-range 10% off all Shiraz/Syrah, single varietal and blends, to help warm those cockles in January and February. My top recommendations would be the Barossan Heartland or Earthworks, the simply amazing Vin de Pays Dignite, or, for a bit more, this incredible Crozes Hermitage.

Following the success of our New Zealand Tasting back in November, we thought our Kiwi range would make a great January special, to get over those post-Christmas blues and allow people to try something a bit different. Renowned for world-beating whites – try a Riesling or a Pinot Gris if you’re bored with Sauvignon Blanc – there’s also some very exciting reds, with Syrah and Pinotage in our range beyond the now established and sublime Pinot Noir.

Given the consistency and quality benchmark of New Zealand, they tend not to get discounted as much as other countries, but try 15% off in January as a New Year treat.

In terms of individual ranges discounted, we’ve extended the €2 off on our Lunar Organic Domaine du Chateau d’Eau, largely due to the amazing feedback received in December from delighted new customers. Particularly if you’re looking for a bit of a detox without (heaven forbid) total abstinence, these biodynamically driven wines have been a big hit with organic lovers in West Cork.

For the same reasons, we’ve put the Decanter silver medal winning Orballo Albarino on special. Customers trying a bottle have been coming back and buying by the case from our Bandon warehouse so it’s about time the rest of the country discovered this cracker from Rias Baixas in Spain.

Finally, we thought we’d add a little thank-you to the (frankly) humbling number of people who have joined the Curious Wines Club, by offering an extra bottle in our already great value mixed cases. So, if you’re a member just order as normal and we’ll pop in your free bottle, or if you’re not sign-up and you’re automatically eligible.

Wishing you a happy journey in your 2009 wine adventures,

Mike

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