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New Wines

November 23rd, 2017

We have had a lot of new wines that have come in over the last few months. Sometimes we don’t always communicate them all as they tend to come in all at once at various stages in the year. So here is a quick summary, and I will break it into regions.

Bordeaux – fresh from a recent trip to see old friends in Bordeaux, we also found some great wines at a range of price points. We met our old friend Gavin Quinney at Chateau Bauduc and his wines are still tasting superb.

Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc with Gary Gubbins

Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc with Gary Gubbins

Most of the Bordeaux is in next week but Already in is
A fantastic Pomerol from Bordeaux called Chateau l’Enclos Its a 2014 so is approachable after decanting.

Arriving next week are

Cap St Georges from St Emilion

X de Larrivaux from the Haut Medoc region at a great price.

Have you had a Puisseguin St Emilion – if not, try the wonderful Chateau Rose Mayat Puissegion St Emilion

We have a lovely Entre Deux Mers and Bordeaux Superior from a new vineyard called Chateau Belleview ( great labels )

A WoW St Emilion Grand Cru from 2010 ( a wonderful vintage ) – for those who like them big, an 8th Generation family make this wine. Chateau Laniote St Emilion Grand Cru 2010.

Gary Gubbins and Mr de la Filolie of Chateau Laniote

Gary Gubbins and Mr de la Filolie of Chateau Laniote

The star might be Chateau Lalande St Julien ( but i am a sucker for a good St Julien ). This is also on the Bottle offers and a steal at 20% off bringing it down to €32

If you are looking for a wine to put away for a while, then the Chateau Grangeneuve Pomerol 2015 could be the one.

What is in now is ….

A great Gran Reserva called Marques de Somera at a small price

The Fantastic organic range from Tempore in Aragon – these are among our best new wines for a long time and some of them are included in our bottle offers this Christmas. Check out the range here.

The top wine from our very popular Albarino producer. The Sobre Lias Albarino is perfect for those richer dishes.


To join the Chablis and Chablis 1er Cru we also now have the Petit Chablis from Chateau de Chemilly – a gentler introduction to the joys of Chablis and Chardonnay.

Our good friends at Viranel have released a new 100% Syrah from the best plots called 1551 ( the year the family aquired the land ).

Have you seen the new label on Rendez Vous – great present for the Red head in your life and its in the Gold Case.


We have 3 new wines ( including an organic one ) from a new producer from Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo called Collefrisio. The Morrecine wine is part of the bottle offers and is down to €11.99 as part of a mix of 12. There is also the organic wine and treat yourself with the Vignaquadra wine.

We also have a new Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore from Poggio al Tesora ( owned by the Allegrini family ). – its a treat but WoW.

New Zealand

For those of you who like Central Otago Pinot Noir ( ala Two Paddocks ) then you’ll love Burn Cottage ‘Moonlight Race’ Pinot Noir.


We have a lovely cheap and cheerful Malbec called Santuario. Delicious

There are at least another 20-30 wines that are on the shelf but are not on the web, so the best thing is to call in and have a wander.

We will have 3 different tastings between now and Christmas. FOr more details on this, click here.

Wine Tastings for Christmas

November 23rd, 2017

Traditionally we have done a big night where we have opened loads of wines but not everyone can make it on that night so this year we will split it up and open different wines over 3 weekends. With the exception of the first one, which is at a specific time, the others will be a walk through style. We’ll have the wines open for the weekend ( from 2pm on Friday and including Sunday ).

If there is something in particular you would like to taste, please drop us a line. It is very much a drop in but if you are coming and could let us know, it would be great as we can prepare properly – and yes, you can come to all 3 events.

And YES – we will have special pricing on the wines that are open for tasting WHEN THEY ARE OPEN

Tasting 2
When ? Friday ( from 2pm) / Saturday / Sunday Dec 8/9/10
Where ? Red Nose Wine
Wines on show

X de Larrivaux from Haut Medoc in Bordeaux
Carlos Serres Crianza from Rioja in Spain
Belleview Red – a Bordeaux Superior from the great 2015 vintage
Belleview White from Entre Deux Mers in Bordeaux
Pallazzi – our new Pinot Grigio Gargenaga mix from Italy
Pur Rouge – a new biodynamic Cotes du Rhone from France
Corgo de Regua White – try something different from the Douro in Portugal
Valencay from Sebastien Vaillant – as the prices of Sancerre soar, you should try this from nearby – delicious.
Les Sablons from Ventoux in the Rhone Valley – a great wine from the near neighbour of Chateanueuf du Pape
Bodegas Sommos Taoz Reserva – a wine full of the promise of Christmas. taste it to find out what that means.

Some of these wines are already part of the Buy 2 get 10% – Buy 6 get 15% – Buy 12 get 20% deal but for the ones that are not, we will include them for the duration of the tasting ( Fri-Sat-Sun )

These tastings replace our traditional portfolio tasting ( the big night in Raheen last year ). This will hopefully allow people to get in to taste as it is starting from Friday and 2pm and runs through to Sunday ( we are open from 2 to 5 on Sundays ). There is no set time. It is a walk in, but if you are planning to come in if you could let us know, so we can be sure to get in enough cheese and crackers.

Tasting 3
When ? Friday ( from 2pm) / Saturday / Sunday Dec 15/16/17
Where ? Red Nose Wine
Wines on show – TBC

The ones you have already missed ….

First up is this Saturday from 4pm and we will have Nicolas from Chateau Viranel opening all of his wines but we will also have a range of other wines open.

Tasting 1 – with Nicolas Bergasse of Chateau Viranel
When ? Saturday November 25 at 4pm
Where ? Red Nose Wine
Wines on show – The Chateau Viranel range plus a range of new wines including Spain, Italy, Argentina, France and more … call in to find out..

Sorry for the short notice on this but we weren’t sure about Nicolas’ flight times back to France.

Nicolas Bergasse at RED NOSE WINE

Nicolas Bergasse at RED NOSE WINE

Get a Mix Case this Christmas from €60

November 22nd, 2017

Get yourself ( or somone you love ) a great mix case of wine this Christmas. Prices starting from €60

As always, we have a Silver Case ( €60), Gold Case (€80 ) and a Platinum Case at €150.

Silver Case – Buy Here

Buy a Case of Wine for €60

Buy a Case of Wine for €60

Click on the Case for details of what is in the box

Gold Case – Buy Here

Buy a Gold Case of wine this Christmas for €80

Buy a Gold Case of wine this Christmas for €80

Click on the Case for details of what is in the box

Platinum Case – Buy Here

Buy a special case of wine this Christmas

Buy a special case of wine this Christmas

If you want a 12 bottle case, just click on 2 when ordering.

Wines are liable to change as stocks expire but will always be replaced by a wine of equal or greater value

Christmas Bottle Offers

November 22nd, 2017

Every year we offer a range of wines that we discount all the way into Christmas and the New Year.


We offer a range of wines under our MultiBuy Scheme.

Buy any 2 and you get 10% OFF
and any mix of 6 gets your 15% OFF
and if you buy and mix of 12 or more you get 20% OFF.

We have broken them down into general wines, and then more premium wines. You can mix them up, so you can buy 11 of the cheaper wines and then throw in a bottle of Champagne and still get 20% OFF.

We then have the every popular 6 for €60 mix where you can mix any 6 of the wines in the list and get 6 for €60. Simple !!

Click on each of the wines to get more detail and you can also buy online.

The Wines in the list are :

From Australia
30 Mile Sauvignon Blanc from €11.19

From France
Les Sablons Ventoux Rouge from €11.99

From Italy
Mirabello Pinot Grigio from €9.59
Tenuta St Anna Prosecco Frizzante from €11.99
Collefrisio Morrecine Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from €11.99

From Portugal
Corgo de Regua Red from €11.99

From Spain
El Renegado Organic Blanco from €10.39
Marques de Alfamen Reserva Red from €11.99
Carlos Serres Rioja Crianza from €11.19
Tempore Terrae Finca Organic Grenache from €13.59

In the more premium wines, we have

From France
Sébastien Vaillant Valençay from €15.99
Terres de Truffes Ventoux from €15.99
Viranel V from €20
Chemilly Chablis 1er Cru from €25.60
Chateau Lalande St Julien from €32
Duval Leroy NV from €38.40

From Italy
Alpha Zeta Amarone from €28

from Spain
Castelo de Medina Verdejo from €11.99
Sommos Taoz Reserva from €13.59

and in the 6 for €60 mix we have wines from Chile, France, Spain and Italy

Isla Grande Chardonnay
Moulin de Gassac Classic Blanc
Moulin de Gassac Classic Rouge
Clement Bosquet Sauvignon Blanc
Glarima Red Merlot-Temp-Cab Sab
Bella Modella Pinot Grigio
Marques de Alfamen Red
CS Rioja

We also have a range of Mix Cases at various prices points that will take all the work out of it for you.

Life is much too short to drink bad wine ( especially at Christmas )