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  • Cool-Climate Australia

    With our wine sale finishing after this weekend, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at one of our producers Longview, who are well represented in the sale with three delicious wines on offer.

    Longview is a stunning family owned Australian vineyard located just outside the historic township of Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills. Set on undulating slopes reminiscent of classic ...

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  • September Wine Sale

    With over 100 wines in our September sale, ranging in price from €6.99 ( Andes Peaks Syrah down from €8.99 ) up to €62 ( Bollinger Special Cuvee Rosé down from € 77 ), we have something to suit all pockets.

    The range of wine styles on offer number too many to name here, but suffice it to say that we have something to suit every palate too!

    So why not po...

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  • Why choose Biodynamic?

    Wines produced from biodynamically grown grapes are often described as being super-organic.

    But that doesn’t really tell us too much about what actually goes on in a biodynamic vineyard, so I thought it might be useful to sum up a few of the key points.

    To start out we need to think of biodynamics as an holistic philosophy rather than just a set of agricultural practic...

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  • What’s in a name?

    You say Syrah, I say Shiraz, is there anything more to differentiate between these two than just spelling and pronunciation?

    Well I suppose the answer to that question is both yes and no.

    Wines labelled as either are produced using the exact same grape variety, but depending on the climate in which the grapes were grown these wines can taste very different indeed.

    To start out...

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  • Sancerre Savvy

    Sancerre has been around for a long time as the Loire Valley was probably cultivated by the Romans and Sancerre is one its main appellations. Famously the home of Sauvignon Blanc, the vines are grown on a chalk soil which is similar to the soils of Champagne and Chablis. Located in the central vineyards of the Loire Valley, near the river, this chalk soil along with the hot summers and long col...

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  • Days Of Wine And Roses

    After more than six months of buying trips, tastings and blending sessions, July is one of the most exciting times of the year because our new wines start to arrive. Some of these wines were only being conceived when the bunches were ripeningon the vines last autumn and some were planned over a year ago. To see them finally arrive on Irish shores, often for the first timecreatesa real ...

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  • Something to ‘Bellow’ about

    South African wines sometimes get a bit of a bashing in this country, things you hear about the wines are ‘harsh, alcoholic, burnt etc.’ and indeed some of the cheaper South African wines could hardly be described as attractive.

    However the more serious estates have always made great wines, wines that win trophies all over the world and are widely considered among some of the most exci...

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  • After The Gold Rush

    Two of the world’s biggest wine competitions released their winner’s lists this week and we are delighted to say that a bunch of O’Brien’s exclusive imports picked up medals including several gold.

    Firstly one of the oldest and biggest; London based International Wine Challenge released its results and this saw four of our wines pick up gold.

    Perennial achiever Gérard Bertra...

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  • World Sauvignon Blanc Day 2013

    Today is the 4th International Sauvignon Blanc Day so it seems highly appropriate to have a good look at what this ultra-fashionable grape variety is capable of producing.

    From its origins around the Gironde estuary (Bordeaux and its environs) and its long standing history as the chosen varietal of the upper Loire (Sancerre etc.) Sauvignon Blanc has blossomed into an international grape tha...

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  • Mountain Wines

    Navarra is one of Spain’s oldest and most unique wine regions. The vineyards here cover the foothills of the Pyrenees and benefit from a continental climate moderated by Atlantic influences. Here the practice of blending “noble grapes” such and Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with the native Tempranillo has formed the stylistic profile of Navarran wines. There are many good very estates here b...

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