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Wine tasting the way it should be done

The great Sherry ‘ambassador’ was in town on Wednesday night. César Saldaña, one of the top experts on the increasingly fashionable Sherry, was at the very impressive Grain Store at Ballymaloe to preach his word to an eager Cork audience. We didn’t just get a tasting, we got a masterclass. This was done how wine …

Curious Wines is coming to Dublin – Friday 6th November 2009

We’re hitting the road for Dublin, a year after our first, much lauded public tasting in Cork. As a result of being inundated with requests from our loyal customers in our nation’s great capital, we just had to bring the party north – and believe me, you’re going to love it. We’re delighted to welcome …

Support Cystic Fibrosis: Winner announced!

On the 8th of June we asked our readers to support a very important fund raising event. A good friend of Curious Wines, Lesley Atkins, completed a gruelling, stupidly long bike ride in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust – the 300km Vatternrundan! The Vatternrundan is a cycling event on the road around a lake …

Bandon Wine Club knows how to party

Saturday night was the last meeting of the Bandon wine club until September. Around twenty people (myself included) met up at ‘Seats Cafe’ in town, where we were all treated to homemade lasagne (it wasn’t quite BBQ weather!), a fantastic array of wines and live music, courtesy of some very talented members. It didn’t end …

10% off all New Zealand wines for 48-hours only!

Friday night saw Joyce Austin return from Auckland to present our fourth public wine-tasting, in Cork’s Ambassador Hotel, and we’ve a special 48-hour sale to mark the occasion. We had an overwhelming response to tickets, with 50 hungry wine lovers treated to an intriguing evening of world-class New Zealand wines. In a tasting of eleven …

Free case of wine if you support Lesley on her stupidly long bike ride!

Those of you who attended our Recession Busters wine-tasting last month in Cork will remember a good friend of ours, Lesley Atkins, who presented 13 stupidly good value wines on the night. Well, Lesley’s taken another of her passions to the extreme by undertaking a stupidly long bike ride in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis …

New Zealand Wine Tasting – Friday 5th June 2009

The Kiwis have a way with wine, that’s for sure. From fresh, grassy, near-tropical Sauvignon Blancs to Pinot Noir packed with fruit, this little island nation of All Blacks fame is a wine-making powerhouse. We’re delighted to welcome back Joyce Austin of New Zealand Boutique Wines, all the way from Auckland, to host a seated …

A drink to the recession

Last Thursday (7th May) we held our recession busting wine tasting at the Ambassador Hotel in Cork. Thirty-five Curious guests turned up to see what we were doing about the recession, so we featured 13 wines between €7.99 and €19.99 to show that exceptional wine can be sought at exceptional prices, particulary below that all …

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 …

Wine for Dummies: Tasting wine without being a ponce

Wine is for enjoyment first, and appreciation second, but it’s also true that learning how to appreciate wine can make your wine experience more enjoyable. The following three factors are considered to be wine tasting essentials. Appearance: This could be the first sign that a wine is out-of-condition. Dull in appearance, with a hint of …