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Valleys of Riesling

Eden Valley and Clare Valley are accredited with producing Australia’s finest Riesling. These are generally dry, medium-bodied, with high acidity and pronounced citrus fruit notes (lime, lemon). As good Rieslings do, they will age well, developing notes of honey and toast. Some may develop smoky aromas, not unlike petrol, but don’t let that put you …

Curious Daddy

A very affordable exclusive for Fathers Day, we’re offering €5 off an already outstanding value Chateauneuf du Pape gift pack. Just enter “daddy” at checkout, and we’ll send your dearest Dad a bottle of the award winning Domaine Chante Cigale CDP, complete with a gift card, gift carton and hand delivery for €30 all in. …

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 …

Introducing Santa Alicia: Chilean Winery of the Year 2007

One of the jewels in our range, Santa Alicia has become a firm favourite with our loyal customers since we opened our doors in November of last year. And believe me, we couldn’t hide our excitement after learning we’d be stocking wine from Chilean Winery of the Year for 2007, as awarded by the International …

Curious Wines kicks off Ocean to City race

Our congratulations to Karen Wilkins, from Llanion rowing club in Wales, who won a fine mixed case of wine from ourselves. Mike joined Siubhan McDevitt from Oceantocity in Meitheal Mara to draw out the lucky entrant. Karen will have something to help take away the pain of the race. The Ocean to City race takes …

Recession Busters a hit with the critics

It was a little bit of a gamble going with the theme of Recession Busters for our third public wine tasting a couple of weeks ago in the Ambassador Hotel in Cork. Between economic armageddon, sick pigs and turmoil in the Catholic Church in Ireland, there’s a view that people should be cheering up and …

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 …

May & June Curious Picks

Those on the ball at the start of March would’ve seen the first line-up of Curious Picks, in addition to our regular special offers run across countries or individual ranges. The Picks are my personal selection of six wines every two months, chosen for their high price-to-quality ratio at their normal price, and reduced in …