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Curious Wines expanding the range!

Just three months after opening the doors to the Curious Wines Warehouse, we’re already expanding the range. January 2009 has seen the addition of 18 new wines to the Curious portfolio, all of them now available on the website with, as ever, free delivery anywhere in Ireland. After amazing feedback from customers on the Lunar …

Dignité Viognier: A Worthy White Partner

In the second part of our two part series on Dignité, we take a look at the signature white of winemaker Eric Monnin. As discussed in our first post ( Dignité: Langeudoc’s Latent Potential Unleashed ), Eric’s fascinating story revolves around making ‘Garage’ wine – top quality wine in minute quantities. Fast forward from that …

Northern Rhône’s Great Wine Bargain

Crozes-Hermitage, a wine appellation in the beautiful northern Rhône wine region of France, is the largest appellation in the Rhone Valley. Its regulations are less demanding than that of Hermitage, of which some of you may know produces incredible wine with prices to match. Most of the wines produced in Crozes-Hermitage are red and made …

Dignité: Langeudoc’s Latent Potential Unleashed

Syrah du Monde is the world’s top competitions for assessing Syrah and aims to find wines showing the best Syrah varietal character. Organised by the Forum Oenologue, a panel of international judges assessed 384 wines from 23 countries, following strict judging conditions and criteria. In the 2008 awards, the Dignité Syrah 2005 received a silver …

Woodstock: McLaren Vale’s world beating vintners

As the son of the late Doug Collett and proprietor of Woodstock Estate, award winning winemaker Scott Collett believes winemaking is simply a “matter of getting it right”. He indulges his passion in his work, while continuing the tradition started by his father over 30 years ago. Following in his father’s footsteps, Scott completed a …

Wine Tasting: Wine Tales of the Unexpected, Friday 6th February 2009

For our first tasting of 2009, Charles Robb of Robb Brothers Wine Merchants will be in Cork to regale us with tales of the unexpected from his wine adventures around the world and, of course, let us sample some of his most curious and sumptuous finds. There will be an eclectic mix of Old and …

January specials from Curious Wines

So a New Year, and new wines to try, and whether you’re a daily tippler or a weekend splasher I hope we’ve something of interest that you can try with a little less stretch on the wallet in January. We’re unapologetic Shiraz lovers, especially in winter. I just love the full flavours, typically black fruit, …

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Curious Wines

Our blog posts have been quiet the last week, and understandably so. It’s been an encouraging month for one of Ireland’s latest entrants into the online retail scene. With online orders taking an upsurge and our warehouse in Bandon becoming the talk of the town, Curious Wines is really starting to make a name for …

Lunar Organic the next craze?

Try to imagine a long line. At one end is full-on, industrial wine making with fertilisers, fungicides and satellite images of carbon dioxide uptake rates. Yes, that’s right, the €5.99 slush on offer in the supermarket and kind of tastes like the wine you had last week. As you move along you find those who …

The Golden Star of Rias Baixas: Valdamor Albarino 2007

Education is a big part of our identity. With this slender Spaniard we hope to encourage a few to experiment a little. If you’re into your whites (or want to get into them) and are willing to try something other than another Chardonnay or Sauvignon, the Valdamor Albarino (2007) is sure to convert you, and …