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COMPETITION: Win (the final) case of our Top 10 Wines!

CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY for Paddy O’Donoghue from Cork, the latest Curious Wine Club member to win a case of our Top 10 wines. Paddy correctly identified sprouts as being a problematic wine match – the sulphur in these repellent vegetables makes wine taste metallic. (Hey, sulphur comes from hell, doesn’t it?) We’re giving away one …

Competition – win a case of our Top 10 wines!

You might’ve seen us recently announce details of our Top 10 selling red and white wines of 2013. Well, we’re GIVING AWAY 3 cases of these same wines (red or white – you choose) to 3 lucky Wine Club members during November. The first is this week, with the other 2 cases later this month. …

CURIOUS CAPTION CONTEST – Win a night at the Blue Haven Kinsale!

The Blue Haven is offering Curious Wines’ social media friends the chance to win 1 night’s B&B for 2 with dinner at its stylish and centrally-located Kinsale hotel. To enter, simply caption the image below on any of the online platforms mentioned below. Please note (and sorry to be needy) that you have to ‘follow’, …

July competition: Brilliant Bordeaux

Celebrating 12 successive years on Gordon Ramsay‘s list of house wines, July’s competition features your chance to try the brand new vintages of the brilliant Château Bauduc. The 2011 Bordeaux Blanc Sec is a crisp, dry white, made from the 25 acres of Sauvignon Blanc vines that surround the Château. House white at Gordon Ramsay’s …

June competition: Bon Voyage

Following Mike’s jolly in the Languedoc – sorry, I mean of course, ‘work trip’ – and with thousands of us heading to France for our holiers, June’s competition will have you pointed in the right direction for your own bon voyage of sun, food and wine. Cadogan Guides’ Languedoc-Roussillon 2012 edition explores the very best …

July contest: Feeling Lucke punks?

We’re delighted to announce, via our July contest, our exclusive association with an exciting new concept to Ireland’s online marketplace: Luckebox. Luckebox is an innovative response to tough times – a fun, risk-free, value-led shopping site, offering extreme value for today’s trendiest items from gadgets to gourmet. You can follow them on Twitter @luckebox, and …

June contest: Cape of good hope?

This month, in anticipation of a World Cup frenzy in June, we’re jumping the gun and celebrating the New World’s oft forgotten hero, South Africa. (Ok, ok, we know the South Africans have been producing wine there for around 350 years but we didn’t come up with the classifications!). This month’s featured prize is the …

May Contest: Get Friendly for a Taste of Bordeaux

It’s to Bordeaux we turn our attention this month as we attempt to remove the la-de-da and introduce a bit of ooh-la-la to the world’s most renowned wine region. ‘There is no better introduction to the world’s most dazzling wine region’, declared Decanter magazine on Oz Clarke’s Bordeaux. We don’t think there’s a more accessible …

April Contest: Poncho y Vino?

Clandestine parcels aside, this month’s all about Chile, so our April contest needed a related theme. Our first thought was a big pot of Mum’s chilli con carne but transport and keeping it warm was always going to be an issue (ok, really bad play on words in any case!). Thankfully, with the unusually long …

March Contest: Taste of Spain

Sticking with our Spanish theme for the month of February, and continuing our love of matching great wine with great food, we’ve got some our most lovely Spanish wine and the Bible of Spanish Cooking to give away in this month’s competition. From Phaidon Press comes Simone Ortega’s 1080 Recipes, the definitive book on traditional …