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Mas Buscados Tinto 2014 - Wine of the Week from O'Briens

Mas Buscados Tinto 2014 – Wine of the Week from O’Briens

Wanted: Paco Oso, Paco Toston and Paco Lagarto. Their “crime”? Producing the grapes behind Mas Buscados Tinto 2014, a Tempranillo and Petit Verdot blend from Castilla in Spain, a Vino de la Tierra geographic indication known for its diverse and palate pleasing good value wines. Fun fact: “Mas Buscados Tinto” is Spanish for “Most Wanted Red”. In a …

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Elegance and Refinement: Discover the Fourth Wave of South American Wines

Elegance and Refinement: Discover the Fourth Wave of South American Wines

South American wines have come a long way. Prolific and well established Chile and Argentina are leading, but up and coming neighbours are finding their own voices with the improved quality that technology and sovoir-faire bring. Last year Peru took home Gold at the Mundus Vini Award in Germany while Uruguay earned Silver at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards. This …

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Wine of the Week from O'Briens: Urlar Pinot Noir 2012

Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Urlar Pinot Noir 2012

Life is full of coincidences… From namesakes with an uncanny resemblance, to people that have repeatedly survived a lightning strike, from those who find a wedding ring decades after loosing it, to those who re-encounter a long-lost cat miles away from home. Randomness, destiny or our ability to reflect on things and give them meaning? It’s impossible to …

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Delighfully Unusual Eastern European and New World Wines Arriving to Aldi

Delighfully Unusual Eastern European and New World Wines Arriving to Aldi

Last week we were invited to the Aldi Wine Festival where we had the opportunity to taste over two dozen new wines that will be available at Aldi Ireland starting next Sunday 21st of August. While your usual suspects -France, Italy and Spain- were well represented with Circuit du Rhone Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne 2014, Palmento Nero D’Avola …

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Top Picks from SuperValu's Specially Sourced Wines

Top Picks from SuperValu’s Specially Sourced Wines

SuperValu’s annual Specially Sourced Wine Event took place on the 23rd of June and the occasion allowed us to discover carefully selected wines that combine quality with reasonable prices. Only a dozen wineries were present at SuperValu’s Secret Garden, the enchanting location in which the evening was hosted, and proud representatives of each were eager offer …

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Top Picks from Lidl's Limited Edition Italian Wines Summer Range

Top Picks from Lidl’s Limited Edition Italian Wines Summer Range

From the 13th of June and only while stocks last, Lidl will be featuring a special summer offer of Italian wines that compliment their Italiamo range of foods. Master of Wine Richard Bampfield vouches for the quality of a selection that we had the opportunity to try in advance and that will surely fly off the shelves. The …

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Aldi’s Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc wins Gold at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards

Aldi Wine Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc wins Gold at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards

Aldi Wine Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2015 was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards. The wine is available in nationwide, priced €8.99, and comes from the Casablanca Valley in Chile. Recently featured at Aldi’s Summer wine range tasting, the award winning wine is light an refreshing, with the crispy acidity that …

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Lidl Wines Recognised with 9 Awards at the 2016 International Wine Challenge

Lidl Wines Recognised with 9 Awards at the 2016 International Wine Challenge

The 33rd edition of the International Wine Challenge, one of the world’s most prestigious competitions for the wine industry, saw nine bottles of Lidl wines rewarded. All the participant wines are blind tasted by an expert team of judges that evaluate them on their faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Each medal-winning wine is tasted on …

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Value Meets Quality: Highlights from the Aldi Summer Wine Taste

Value Meets Quality: Highlights from the Aldi Summer Wine Taste

Last Tuesday we had the pleasure to attend Aldi Summer Wine Tasting at the Cliff Town House on D2. The German company, known for matching quality products and affordable prices reflects these values on its 2016 summer wine portfolio. Here are a few of the afternoon’s favourites: Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut 12% ABV, €19.99 Pale gold …

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