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97 points Parker and Halliday: Limited Time Case Deal

Glaetzer Amon-Ra 2012 A MODERN ICON of Australian wine, Ben Glaetzer’s Amon-Ra Unfiltered Barossa Valley shot to prominence around a decade ago with a succession of high scores and high praise from critics around the world, including Robert Parker, James Halliday and Stephen Tanzer. Jay Millar, writing in Parker’s Wine Advocate, scored the 2006 vintage a …

Hello sunshine – Ramsay and Stein’s *other* favourite Bordeaux!

Grab a glass of sunshine WITH THE SUNSHINE comes the opportunity to delight in one of our favourite year-round pink tipples. Also on the lists of Gordon Ramsay and Rick Stein, Château Bauduc’s Bordeaux Rosé spends much time in the shadow of its celebrity white stablemate – largely, it must be said, because of our …

Mature “petit chateau” Bordeaux from the best vintage in a generation

Great value, mature Bordeaux WE FIRST GOT OUR HANDS on this cracking wee Côtes de Bourg in 2012 and just gushed over the richness and generosity of fruit. It was the first time we really got the fuss over the Bordeaux vintage par excellence 2010, and it quickly became a favourite with you as well, …

Abadia do Seixo Albariño, Rías Baixas, 2015

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Sommos Gewurztraminer is WOTM over on Flavour.ie!

“Gewurztraminer, most associated with Germany, or France’s Alsace, is a brilliant-but-Marmitey white wine – love it or hate it. Full of character (overburdened, some might say), wines made from Gewurzt are full bodied and exotic, often with hefty alcohol and noticeable sweetness. The flavours are distinctive and memorable – think lychee, mango and Turkish Delight …

Thank you and farewell, Aimé Guibert

WE WERE DEEPLY SADDENED to hear of the passing of a true legend of the wine world at the weekend when the founder of Mas de Daumas Gassac, Aimé Guibert, died at home in Aniane at the age of 91. Aimé’s contribution to wine, particularly in the Languedoc, cannot be overstated, creating the region’s first …

Natural Born Winner Iniesta

BEING LIVERPOOL FANS we haven’t had much to be joyful about recently but we were chuffed to bits last Saturday as friends of Curious, familia Iniesta, celebrated an incredible eighth Spanish league medal for their boy Andrés, captain of all-conquering Barcelona. Bodegas Iniesta is no trite celebrity endorsement, the family winery was established in the …

Free The Mad Hairy Fella!

WE’RE HAVING A MINOR DIFFERENCE OF OPINION with one of our Spanish suppliers, Ego Bodegas, over the naming of one of their extremely popular wines and we need your help to sway them. Meet Gorú. That’s the mass of hair above that shares a name with the winery’s organic label, confusingly also called Gorú. The …

Villarei Albariño Sobre Lias, Rías Baixas 2014 – on promo at €16.80

EXCITING, wooded Albariño that bagged a GOLD MEDAL at the prestigious International Wine Challenge! ________________________________ …

Danger here: Tempranillo meets Pauillac in this unputdownable Rioja

Anyone know the Spanish for ‘boreen’?… AS TOM PUYAUBERT drove us down what can only be described a long, winding, dusty boreen, miles from the main road through endless rows of craggy old vines, I asked the question, “how on earth did you ever come across these plots, Tom?”. The plots I was referring to …