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Wine Sale

  • Top picks from our Italian Wine Sale

    With our Italian wine sale kicking off this Friday the 9th , I thought now would be the perfect time to take a whistle-stop tour through Italy’s wine regions and look at some of the wines produced therein.

    We start our journey in the Northwest, in the region of Piedmont which is home not just to Italy’s finest reds; Barolo and Barbaresco, but also to one of the country’s best whites in Gavi, which can be just about the most refreshing of Italian white wines with clear lemon, ripe apple and pear fruit, and an underlying stony-mineral character. An extremely elegant white, la Battistina (€11.95 down from €14.95) is easily one of the best examples of Gavi in Ireland. Enjoy it with Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken.

    La Battistina Gavi would be perfect with a delicious lemon and herb roasted chicken.

    Moving across to the Northeast, we come to the Veneto region, this vinous powerhouse produces more wine at D.O.C. level (Quality equivalent to AC in France) than any other region in Italy. This of course includes lots of white and sparkling wine, but the region is most famous for its red wines made using dried grapes. Porta Nova (€14.95 down from €20.45) is a big, bold, chunky Ripasso with loads of sweet, ripe, dark fruit, clever use of oak and that distinct 'sour cherry' Amarone tang. The velvet smooth texture means that this wine can quite easily be enjoyed on its own, but to see it at its best, I would serve it alongside a meaty Italian dish such as Tagliatelle al Ragù or even better with Veal Osso Bucco.

    Veal Osso Bucco would be perfect with Porta Nova Ripasso.

    Staying east but moving down the Adriatic coast to the Marche region of central Italy we have, Marotti Campi's  Albiano Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (€10.95 down from €14.95) which has refreshing citrus fruits, zesty acidity and complex minerality as its hallmarks, when well-made like this example, Verdicchio is one of the very best whites Italy produces. Serve alongside Linguini with Clams for a match made in Heaven.

    Lorenzo Marotti Campi amidst his Verdicchio vines.

    Crossing west again we come to the Tuscany region, home to what is perhaps Italy’s most renowned wine in Chianti. Made by the award-winning winemaker, Stefano Chioccioli, Volpetto Chianti Riserva (€11.95 down from €19.95), is modern Chianti at its best, packed full of juicy, ripe red-berried fruit, nice touch of oak and above all silky smooth. It's a superbly made wine that will appeal to everyone, not just fans of Italian reds. This is a wine that is crying out to be paired with slow-roast shoulder of lamb.

    Volpetto Chianti Riserva is crafted by the award-winning winemaker, Stefano Chioccioli.

    We finish our journey deep in the South in the heel of Italy. From the Puglia region, Luna Argenta (€12.95 down from €18.95) is made using the Apassimento method (borrowed from the Veneto), whereby the grapes are partially dried prior to vinification. This yields a wine with intense aromas of crushed black berry and black cherry with notes of vanilla and cinnamon spice, these aromas follow through on to the palate along with hints of mocha/chocolate, with this wine’s wonderfully rich style braised lamb shanks would make for a delicious pairing.

    The sun-drenched vines of the Puglia region yield super-ripe fruit.

    Our Italian wine sale continues right through Saint Patrick’s weekend and finishes at 10.00pm on Monday the 19th.

    *Please note, prices quoted are valid from March 9th – 19th 2018, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.

  • Our Finest Wine Sale of the Year

    Our famous annual Fine Wine sale starts Monday 4th of December, the buying for which started this time last year believe it or not. Our objective when sourcing and selecting the wines is to offer a combination of iconic wines from exciting producers from the classic regions and to hunt down a few somewhat “off-piste” options that may not be as expensive as the classics but are still great examples of their grape and region and in our view are also fine wines.

    We have fifty wines on offer and as usual, all the classic fine wine regions are very well represented; Cru Classé Bordeaux, Fine Burgundy (red and white), Barolo, Brunello and Rioja to name but a few. Between them, these wines have garnered multiples of Parker Points and Decanter Medals. The sale represents and ideal opportunity not only to find something delicious to drink on Christmas day but to invest for future drinking, why not buy something to lay down to enjoy at Christmases to come.

    New to the range for this Fine Wine Sale is Brunello di Montalcino Val di Suga 2012. Wine  maker Andreas Lonardi is delighted with the results of the 2012 vintage and it has already been awarded 90 points by Wine Enthusiast this is what they had to say:

    “Inviting aromas of dark berry, fragrant blue flower and a whiff of baking spice lead the nose. The chewy medium-bodied palate offers ripe red cherry, black raspberry, tobacco and a hint of espresso framed in tight fine-grained tannins. A hint of star anise closes the firm finish. Drink 2018–2023”

    Also new to the range and just landed off the boat from the US is Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. Alexander Valley is located in Sonoma County and is one of its warmest areas making it perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is cassis laden with hints of vanilla and spice from the American oak barrels it was aged in. The tannins and ripe and firm and because of the wines fruit forward style it can be enjoyed now or laid down for another five years.

    If you love Chateau Lynch Bages, then the Echo de Lynch Bages 2012 is an excellent buy in the sale. This is the second wine of Chateau Lynch Bages, but the personality of the property can be identified in the Echo. Rich blackcurrant fruit, hints of spice and a savoury undertone are all evident. It’s still youthful, but with decanting and matched to red meats or stews it would work a treat. Alternatively buy now and store for three or four years if you like a bit more maturity.

    © Chateau Lynch-Bages

    *Offer ends close of business Sunday 10th December. In-store only. Customer quotas apply. While stocks last.

    Please note prices are correct at time of publishing, this offer will end on 10th December 2017, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.

  • Celebrate Rhône Wine Week


    We are delighted to be taking part in Rhône Wine Week Ireland (Nov. 4th -11th), there is a fabulous range of events taking place across Ireland to celebrate the diverse and distinctive wines of the Rhône Valley. We have plenty of Rhône wines on promotion this week (highlighted below) plus the opportunity to taste Rhône wines in-store so pop in and see us.

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cháteau Mont-Redon 2014 (€33.45 down to €29.95) is a big, smooth, generous red with judicious use of oak, and complex layers of very pure black and red fruits. Age-worthy but drinking beautifully now.

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blason du Rhône 2015 (€34.45 down to €19.95) is a  classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape meaning it has layers of red fruits like cherry and strawberry mixed with peppery spice and a full bodied palate. This wine will be on the tasting table in all O'Briens Stores on Saturday November 11th.

    Crozes Hermitage Cave de Tain 2015 (€19.95 down to €17.95) is a benchmark Crozes-Hermitage, so it's not a blockbuster but shows enticing aromas of raspberry and violet with light pepper and quite a fresh finish. This wine will be on the tasting table in all O'Briens Stores on Friday November 10th.

    Côtes du Rhône Villages Cave de Rasteau 2012 (€18.95 down to €16.95) is a terrific value village-level Rhône with rich, dark berry fruits, cherry, liquorice spice and savoury olive like aromas and velvety tannins.

    Lirac Château Mont Redon 2015 (€19.95 down to €16.95) Leading Châteauneuf producer, Mont-Redon, also make this superb Grenache-based wine, which is loaded with ripe bramble fruit and hints of sweet spice.

    Côtes du Rhône Guigal 2013 (€15.95 down to €13.95) Rhône royalty makes for a very reliable red with strawberry and plum fruit allied to some herbal notes and a sprinkle of pepper with smooth tannins.


    Côtes du Rhône Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles 2015 (€15.95 down to €13.95). High profile star of the Rhône, Jean-Luc Colombo's humble but silky Côtes du Rhone is a delight with attractive red fruits and liquorice-like spice.

    Côtes du Rhône Bonpas 2015 (€14.95 down to €11.95) is textbook Côtes du Rhône: medium bodied, lots of mixed berry wild fruit and virtually no tannin. So very soft and easy to drink! A brilliant all-rounder to drink with or without food. This wine will be on the tasting table in all O'Briens Stores on Thursday November 9th.


  • Autumnal Reds in our Annual Wine Sale

    There may still be plenty of sunshine about, but It is fair to say that autumn has now taken hold and as the leaves are falling and the evenings begin to draw in, our appetites tend to move towards richer, more robust dishes, the same goes for our wines, so I have chosen below a selection from our Annual Wine Sale, all which are suited to roasts, hearty casseroles and cosy evenings in beside the fire.

    I am starting with a Spanish wine, which is from vineyards located in the Ribota valley of the Calatayud DO at an altitude of 700 – 900m above sea level. La Multa Old Vine Garnacha (€9.95 down from €13.95) is made by Scottish wine-maker, Norrel Robertson MW, who has been making wine in Spain for over 14 years, it is full bodied with fine, soft tannins and well-balanced acidity. Soft raspberry and wild berry fruits give way to a long, smooth, spicy finish. To see it at its best, I would pair this wine with some simply grilled Lamb cutlets.

    Norrel Robertson MW, is one of only three Masters of Wine currently living in Spain

    Next up is a wine from the iconic Portuguese winemaker João Portugal Ramos. When João began his career as a winemaker, the Alentejo region was still widely unknown. Today it’s fair to say that nobody has done as much for the region’s promotion and reputation within the wine world as João Portugal Ramos. His Smart Dog Syrah (€9.95 down from €14.95) displays all the charm that makes Southern Portuguese reds so easy to love; Intense, ripe, red berry fruit undercut with some spice notes leading to a palate which is smooth with soft tannins supporting generous fruit and a full body making it an ideal partner for chunky Lamb burgers or richer pasta dishes

    João Portugal Ramos surveying the crop in one of his many Alentejo vineyards

    Staying on the Iberian Peninsula, the fiercely cold winters and hot, dry summers of the Valdepeñas region allow for great concentration to the fruit.

    From here, Dominio de Artiga Reserva's (€10.95 down from €14.95) ripe berry flavours are coupled with hints of smooth vanilla and rich cocoa, imparted by the French, American and Hungarian oak barrels in which the wine has matured. Wines like this work really well with slow roast pork loin.

    Incredible value for a Reserva level wine, Dominio de Artiga shows just how well-suited Tempranillo is to fine oak-ageing .

    Moving to the south of France now, for a Gorgeously rich vintage of one of our star wines. Gérard Bertand’s Pic St. Loup (€11.95 down from €15.95) is made with a blend of old-vine Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan & Grenache blended from various sites throughout this unique terroir within the Languedoc. It is supremely elegant with wonderful fruit purity. Silky smooth with layers of wild bramble fruit, good without food, this would be a great match for a wonderfully rich Cassoulet.

    A traditional Cassoulet Toulousain would be a perfect match for Gérard Bertrand's Pic St. Loup.

    For my last choice, I am going with a wine from Chile, and Chocalan Origen Gran Reserva Syrah (€11.95 down from €16.95) is one of the very best Syrahs coming out of Chile, thanks to the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean on Chocalan's Maipo valley vineyards.  This Syrah has also been livened-up by the addition of some Viognier which adds floral perfume and texture to the bramble fruit, liquorice and pepper. This is a wine that is crying out for a Rib-eye Steak.

    Our sale finishes up at 10pm this Sunday night, so to be sure not to miss out, why not drop into your local store.

  • Our Sale Wines in the Press.

    When putting together the line-up for our Annual Wine Sale, we were certain that we were going with the strongest selection yet, nevertheless, it is great to have that confidence re-affirmed with a huge number of reviews in the Press, some of which I have picked out below.

    Gérard Bertrand H de L’Hospitalet Sauvignon Blanc , €8.95 down from €14.95

    “Good news for Sauvignon Blanc lovers, with €6 off, this is worth stocking up on. A fresh, clean, French-style Sauvignon Blanc, this is beautifully aromatic with a fruity character and refreshing acidity.”

    Corinna Hardgrave, Irish Independent, Sept. 3rd

    Château Cilorn , €14.95 down from €19.95

    “Elegant cherry fruits underpinned by a fine acidity and light tannins on the finish.”

    John Wilson, The Irish Times, Sept. 9th

    Xovial Albariño, €9.95 down from €16.95

    “An absolute steal. The crisp structure of Albariño pairs beautifully with oysters and white fish, and the classic flavours of apple mean this is also a perfect match with mussels.”

    Corinna Hardgrave, Irish Independent, Sept. 9th

    Follow Corinna's advice and pair Xovial Albariño with oysters for a real treat!

    Gérard Bertrand Pic St Loup €12.95 down from €15.95

    “Medium blend of Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. Great purity and elegance on the palate with waves of bramble fruit and silky-smooth tannins. Unbelievable value.”

    Matthew Nugent, The Irish Sun, Sept. 9th


    Gérard Bertrand Domaine de Villemajou €15.95 down from €20.95


    "A multi-layered red from with some bottle ageing which has added character to this handpicked Carignan, Grenache and Syrah blend.Very smooth, soft tannins and gamey notes on the palate. A rich, full-bodied red."

    Matthew Nugent, The Irish Sun, Sept. 9th

    Gérard Bertrand Hospitalet Red €16.95 down from €19.45

    “Again, another very approachable red blend – this time Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah in equal measures. A fruit forward wine with delicious soft black summer fruit flavours.”

    Matthew Nugent, The Irish Sun, Sept. 9th

    Gérard Bertrand's stunning Château l’Hospitalet.

    Château Mauvesin Barton, €22.95 down from €27.95

    “You can feel the power in the plush Merlot which dominates this blend. Happily, the Cabernet heart also shines through with leather tones and flickers of deep dark plum over a lengthy, evolving finish.”

    Tomás Clancy, the Sunday Business Post, Sept. 10th.

    Irish Wine Geese Family, the Bartons have been at the heart of Bordeaux for 10 generations, Château Mauvesin-Barton is their latest acquisition.

    Château Bentejac, €8.95 down from €17.95

    “Probably the best value basic claret around just now, the value for money being underlined by the fact that the price is down from the original €17.95…… Great with grilled steak and also with soft cheeses.”

    Tom Doorley, Irish Mail on Sunday, Sept. 10th

    Our Annual Sale continues until Sunday, September 24th  but as some of these wines may sell out, be sure not to leave it too late to visit your local O'Briens store.

  • Stunning Whites in our Annual Wine Sale

    In my blog last week, I picked out a selection of reds from our annual wine sale, so it is only fit and proper that this week I should turn the spotlight on to some of the Stunning Whites included in the line-up.

    To start off, I have picked a Pinot Grigio From the Friuli region of Northeast Italy where Pinot Grigio tends to be richer and more complex.  Puiattino (€11.95 down from €17.95) is a great example of this style, with a fresh and grassy nose with hints of green apples, leads to a palate which has a touch of honeyed richness but is dry, crisp, and steely on the finish.

    Puiattino's Pinot Grigio vines grow on the rolling hills of the Collio region, in the Province of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

    We cross over to Chile for my next selection, Novas Viognier (€9.95 down from €16.95) which is made with 100% organically grown grapes from Chile's No.1 organic estate’s vineyards located 300 metres above sea level. This is an extremely aromatic, richly flavoured white with peach and apricot fruit, all kept in check by the refreshing acidity.

    Back to Europe now, and the next wine is from the Rías Baixas region of Northwest Spain. Rías Baixas, unlike most other Spanish regions, has a Cool Climate with significant rainfall thanks to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.  Xovial (€9.95 down from €16.95) is a Classic Albariño, citrus and floral aromas, with a touch of stone fruit, all beautifully balanced with the vibrant zingy acidity.

    To ensure vine health in the cool and rainy Rias Baixas region, the vines are trained across pergolas, promoting free movement of air and preventing excess moisture from building up.

    Moving to the Southern French Languedoc region now. From a small family-owned, organically-farmed estate located at Limoux, high in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Domaine Begude 'le Bel Ange' (€10.95 down from €16.95) is a Chardonnay and Chenin blend with beautiful pure pear and apple fruit and a fresh as a mountain stream zesty finish.

    Domaine Begude's owners left behind a hectic City life in london to follow their dream; making great wine in the South of France.

    For my final choice, we have to go back to the Southern Hemisphere and Marlborough, New Zealand in particular. Needing no introduction Simon Waghorn’s Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc is a firm favourite at O’Briens, however, his Awatere Sauvignon Blanc (€16.95 down from €22.45) is an extra special Astrolabe taken from several cool climate vineyards within the Awatere Valley subzone.  It is marked out well-defined minerality & acidity, flavours of lime zest, elderflower and fresh herbs with a dry, savoury finish and it is a real treat for Sauvignon fans.

    Of course, the wines I have chosen above are just some of my own favourites, there are over 100 wines included in the sale, why not browse the full list here, or even better, drop in to your local O’Briens store where there will be a selection of sale wines available to taste all week long.



  • The Best from Down Under

    Our Australia & New Zealand Wine Sale Starts today Wednesday, July 12th and runs until 10 pm on Wednesday, July 12th.

    We have 20% - 35% off over 130 exciting wines included in the sale line-up, far too many to detail here but I have chosen a few of my favourites below, these wines are from some of the finest vineyards in the Southern hemisphere and should illustrate just how wonderful the wines from Australia and New Zealand can be. As you might expect given the time of year and the regions covered, I have included some BBQ food matches for the wines, but needless to say, all four are equally delicious on their own.

    To start, we are looking at New Zealand, and in particular, the region & grape variety that put the country on the wine map; Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

    Made by former Cloudy Bay chief winemaker, Eveline Fraser from a single vineyard in Marlborough, Insight Sauvignon Blanc (€12.32 down from €18.95) wine has amazing levels of intense fruit and a depth of minerality not often seen outside Sancerre, this is not only different to most rival Marlborough Sauvignons but miles better! The pungency of this wine calls for a full-favoured dish such as Thai spiced seafood kebabs.

    When an Iconic Sancerre producer such as Henri Bourgeois, decides to make Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand you can expect good things. The French influence can be seen in the restraint and elegance of Petit Clos Sauvignon (€14.95 down from €19.95) but it also carries hallmark pungent Marlborough bell pepper and grassiness. Simply grilled prawns with a squeeze of lemon juice would perfectly complement the elegance of this wine.

    Grilled prawns; perfect with the Petit Clos Sauvignon

    Australia’s most famous region; the Barossa Valley is home to Torbreck Vintners, who pride themselves on their ancient gnarly vines, their Old Vines GMS (€16.95 down from €22.95) has a terrific depth of ripe dark fruit supported good oak. Finishing on sweet, ripe fruit this the perfect wine to match up with Moroccan Spiced Lamb chops hot from the Barbeque.

    Old Vine Mourvédre soaking up the South Australian sunshine in one of Torbreck's Barossa vineyards

    From the cooler Adelaide Hills region, the family-owned Longview Vineyard’s flagship Yakka Shiraz (€14.95 down from €19.95) is a model of cool restrained fruit, balance, and complexity, yet still, displays lush ripe fruit. This truly is a stunning Shiraz, but you don’t just have to take my word for it, the 2015 vintage has just picked up a Silver Medal at the International Wine Challenge 2017. To see this wine at its best, serve it alongside a chargrilled Rib-eye Steak.

    A juicy rib-eye is the Yakka Shiraz' best friend

    Among others, the Insight Sauvignon and Yakka Shiraz will be available to taste in your local O’Briens store this weekend.

  • Gérard Bertrand, Champion of Biodiversity

    Picking up awards is nothing new for master-winemaker Gérard Bertrand, but I know the latest one is one he will particularly cherish.

    Just last week the French press recognised Gérard Bertrand as a "Champion of Biodiversity" and awarded him the Trophy of Socially Responsible Leadership.

    Gérard Bertrand received the Trophy for Responsible Leadership 2017 in the Societal category, awarded by the French press group, Les Echos.

    The competition rewarded French business leaders most active in corporate responsibility.

    The jury was composed of eight corporate responsibility specialists and chaired by Jean-Paul Bailly, Honorary Chairman of Groupe La Poste (The French postal service). The Chairman’s notes are as below.

    “The societal difference Gérard Bertrand makes is rooted in his continuing environmental commitment, that bears concrete societal implications, within a global philosophy for his wines, from production to marketing and communication. Gérard Bertrand, Champion of Biodiversity.”

    In receiving the award Gérard said:

    "This award and the acknowledgement of a leading publication in the French economic press is an invaluable encouragement. It confirms our strategic choices and our ambition to promote the values and the excellence of the wines of the South of France

    If you would like to try some of Gérard’s wonderful wines the could be no better time as the entire range in on sale from now until 10.00pm on Sunday, June 18th.

    Also if you are visiting Taste of Dublin this weekend be sure to drop by the O’Briens stand where we will be running a series of Gérard Bertrand masterclasses where you’ll enjoy 3 delicious wines, a comfy seat and a short chat about the regions and grape varieties!

    Each masterclass lasts only 15 minutes and they take place every half an hour.  The price is 3 florins per masterclass and guests will also receive a coupon to redeem in O’Briens after the event. Places are based on a first-come first-served basis as they tend to book up quickly so make sure to pop over to our stand when you arrive to avoid disappointment!

    To give you a flavour of the event I have picked out below just some of the wines which will be on show at Taste of Dublin, but if can’t make it in, you can still sample some of the wines by visiting your local O’Briens store, all of which will have some of Gérard’s wines on the tasting tables this weekend.

    Picked from a plot of Sauvignon on Gérard Bertrand's multi-award winning Château L'Hospitalet and surrounding vineyards, 'H' de l'Hospitalet ( €11.96 save 20%) is a beautifully aromatic expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Seriously impressive.

    The stunning Château l'Hospitalet

    Hedonism (€15.95 buy one get one ½ price) is a delicious, berry-scented, organic, dry-Rosé. Bursting with fruit on the palate & quite full-bodied for a Rosé but all very well-balanced.

    Gérard Bertrand's Château de la Grange ( €13.56 save 20%) is located in the coastal area of La Palme, in the Aude department. The grapes are grown using organic farming methods, and thanks to the proximity to the coast the vineyard enjoys all the benefits of a micro-climate with cool, fresh winds, resulting in an expressive, highly aromatic wine bursting with ripe bramble fruit.


  • Perfect Pink Wines

    As I write, the sun is beating through the office window, and with this in mind, I have decided to return to the topic of Rosé for my blog today.
    Regular readers will by now that I am a huge fan of Rosé wines, the main reason being that can be such good wines for food-matching, particularly with the grilled fish, barbecues and salads filling our tables just now.
    I have chosen four wines below which should illustrate what a wonderfully diverse wine style Rosé can be.
    The most classic region for Rosé has to be the South of France, so to start I am going with a new wine from the Languedoc region, Gérard Bertrand's  Hedonisme is a delicious, berry-scented, organic, dry-Rosé.  Bursting with fruit on the palate & quite full-bodied for a Rosé but all very well-balanced.

    A simple grilled chicken salad will allow Gérard Bertrand's Hedonisme Rosé to shine.

    We cross the Pyrenees into central Spain for my next choice, which is made from the most traditional grape used for Rosé; Garnacha (or Grenache in the south of France), but apart from the choice of grape variety, Naranjas Azules is anything but traditional.
    In the winery, these black Garnacha grapes are handled in exactly the same way as if making a white wine, yielding a very pale pink Rosé that remains deliciously crisp and dry. For food matches think tapas such as Seafood Paella or Prawns Pil-Pil.


    The name Naranjas Azules (Blue Oranges) is a reference to the un-expected and this un-orthodox method of winemaking, also un-expected, the eye-catching pink box doubles as a water-proof wine cooler!

    Next up is Italy and the region of Lake Garda in particular, Bertarose is a blend of the local grape variety Molinara and Merlot, both of which are grown on the gently sloping hills which sit above the Lake.

    Anyone who has visited this area will surely agree with me that this must be one of the most picturesque locations in which to grow grapes.
    I like to think that all this natural beauty can’t but have inspired the winemakers in delivering a rich, full-flavoured Rosé bursting with ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit, this is a must try - a sumptuous Rosé that over-delivers in every way.

    Barbecued pork chops with a simple marinade of lemon and garlic would be the perfect partner for this wine.

    Molinara vines overlooking the Stunning lake Garda

    For my final selection, we have to head south, nearly 9,000km in fact to the South African region of Stellenbosch.
    It is here that Delheim craft their wonderfully exotic Rosé, using their national grape variety Pinotage and just a splash of Muscat. This wine sits firmly in the 'bursting with fruit' camp, just off-dry in style and packed with ripe raspberry and cherry flavours.

    All that fruit makes this wine a great match for lightly-spiced Asian dishes.
    If ever a wine deserved to be called ‘Sunshine in a Glass’ this is it!

    Delheim's beautiful Stellenbosch Estate

    All of the wines above are included in our buy one get one ½ price promotion all summer long.

  • French Favourites

    Our French wine sale begins this Wednesday, May 10th and is running for two full weeks right through until Wednesday the 24th, so there can be no better time to pick up a few bottles of your favourite French wine or even to try something new.

    With over 300 wines covering a wide variety of wine styles, there's something here to suit everyone.

    To get you thinking, I have highlighted just a few of my French favourites below, but to see the full range, click here or even better why not drop into your local O'Briens Store.

    This beautiful Domaine Begude winery is the passionate labour of love for English owners Catherine and James Kinglake. The organically farmed 29-hectare estate located 300 metres above sea level makes delicious aromatic white wines and stunning Pinot Noirs but their real speciality is Chardonnay. With the name referencing postcode of the cool climate region of Limoux, their deliciously refreshing and delicate “Terroir 11300” (€14.36 down from €17.95 save 20%) has zesty citrus freshness coupled with apple and pear notes; fine structure & pleasing minerality.

    Organic Chardonnay vines take pride of place at the stunning Domaine Begude in Limoux.

    Based in Faugères, the charming Domaine la Sarabande is owned by an Irish wine goose Isla Gordon and her Australian wine-making husband Paul. After meeting and working together in New Zealand, they headed back to Europe to create their own wines. Their Misterioso (€13.56 down from €16.95 save 20%) has aromas of dark cherries and some lifted glazed fruit characters. The palate is again dominated by dark fruits but there are some attractive strawberry characters combined with fine tannins. The wine finishes dry but very well-balanced acidity helps to lengthen the palate.

    One of the Loire valley’s very best producers, Langlois-Chateau is owned and run by Champagne House Bollinger, whose quality charter is applied rigorously to all the wines of this great estate. Their Château Fontaine-Audon (€17.56 down from €21.95 save 20%) is consistently one of the best Sancerres on the market, thanks to its soils rich in "Silex" (Gun-Flint) it ticks all the right boxes; mineral driven, intense fruit and beautifully balanced, and this vintage has an extra level of ripeness to the fruit.

    The "Silex" rich soils of Château Fontaine-Audon

    Germain Croisille, is the winemaker at Cahors’ Château les Croisille, which his parents Bernard and Cécile founded in 1979. Working with organically-grown fruit he produces thoroughly modern and food-friendly Malbecs, marked out by their freshness, acidity and minerality. His Silice cuvée (€15.16 down from €18.95 save 20%) has delicious ripe black-berried fruit complemented by sensitive use of oak.



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