This Valentine’s Day, treat the wine lover in your life to a gift they’re sure to adore from The Wine Buff. Renowned for extraordinary wines at ordinary prices, The Wine Buff stocks a wide range of very special wines and champagnes imported directly from the world’s finest sustainable family-run vineyards. A chain of franchised wine stores, there are eleven stores in Ireland including Cork, Dungarvan, Ennis, Galway, Gorey, Kilkenny, Limerick, Nenagh, Portarlington, Sligo and Killarney, along with a store in Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux.
Gifts, including organic options, are presented in a variety of options including beautiful branded pine and card boxes. Gifts we’d love to receive include this Adesso Nero D’Avola 2020, €13.99, a full and robust wine that’s silky and smooth with gentle tannins. For that extra wow factor, why not choose the very special St Emilion Cuvée Ton, €59, from The Wine Buff’s own premium brand selection. This special batch of wine is named in memory of Ton Wouters, a good friend of The Wine Buff team. The dominant Merlot brings richness, complexity and a fullness to this wine, while the Cabernet Franc gives it an aromatic finesse and develops its aging potential.
Another great choice for Valentine’s Day is Pasión de Bobal red wine, €17.99, a multi-award-winning wine made from 100% Bobal, the widely planted but lesser known Spanish grape. In the glass it’s almost purple, with open, warm spicy aromas of blackberry, raspberry and plum. The taste is big and bold with loads of ripe, chocolate driven dark fruits, sour cherry and violet floral notes.
For some sparkle on Valentine’s Day, opt for this Cava Pasión Cuvée, €24,99, an organic and vegan cava. Aromatic and fruity, it features peach and citrus notes and additionally fine notes of light pastry. Choose from even more unique sparkling options at The Wine Buff including: Hervé Mathelin Cuvée Première Brut, €41.99, a Champagne with a light gold colour and a delicate effervescence; Josep Masachs Aromes de Celler Cava Brut, €22.99, elegant and rich with a long crisp finish; or Montaribaldi Brut Spumante Piedmont, €24.99, perfect as an aperitif.
And, if you’re cooking up some romance in the kitchen with a home-cooked meal à deux, you’ll find the perfect pairing, whatever the menu, with expert advice in store at The Wine Buff.
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