Curious Wine Blog

Budget 2013: the GOOD news!

We'd been warned it would be a bad one but Budget 2013 exceeded expectations both in terms of reductions in personal income and further taxes on outgoings. We'd anticipated an increase in the excise duty on wine but nothing like the €1 on every bottle as of midnight last night.

Mike's Wines of 2012

Not a lot of people know this, but Mike's greatest achievement was winning a gold medal with the Irish fencing team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He's also a Michelin-starred chef, having worked as Executive Head Chef at Le Meurice in Paris in the late 90s.

Rose's Wines of 2012

Rose joined the Curious Wines team this year, bringing with her years of experience in hospitality, marketing and PR. She has played an important role in expanding the commercial side of the business, as well as buying into the values of a company that prides itself on making curious people happy.

Matt's Wines of 2012

As his parents and siblings can attest, Matt was a difficult child growing up. Excitable, restless and easily agitated, he was nicknamed ‘the not-so-genius Evil Genius’ by his younger brother, David, who's revenge was exacted on Matt’s stag weekend back in April (pictured).

New mixed cases from Curious

We launched curiouswines. ie in 2008 with the goal of making buying wine online as simple as possible. Central to this was our selection of pre-mixed cases where new customers could try us out, and established customers could always go back for the best value, carefully chosen selections in our portfolio.

Wine tasting with Borgo Magredo: Free tasting

Hot on the heels of our Italian night in Cork on Friday, we've a treat for the good people of Kinsale. This Saturday, 1st September, we'll be hosting a wine and Prosecco tasting with Francesco Riccardi of Borgo Magredo. The venue is The Stolen Pizza on Lower O'Connell Street (formerly Jola's Restaurant).

Save the Date!

Something exciting is coming to Curious, and while preparations are still under wraps, we're giving all of our wine-loving friends advanced notice to clear your calendars, dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to join us in Cork City Centre on August 30th, 2012.