Saturday, March 7, 2009

First Post

Hi Folks,

for a long time I've wanted to do a blog but have never felt that I had anything interesting enough to talk about, well now I do ( I hope). If you drink a lot of wine, and I do, then you'll often go "I remember this one time I had this lovely XXXXXXXX that got in YYYYYYYY, don't know what it was called but it was very nice and was only ZZZZZZZZ."

So I have decided that very bottle I (and my lovely SO*) drink, I will post a review , a picture of the label, where I got it and how much. If you are on the lookout for bargains maybe I can help out.

Yesterday I went to Lidl on the Grange road with the intention of getting some cheap booze. I got 5 bottles of Red, 6 bottles and 4 cans of beer for €50. We have drunk two of the cheapest wines so far (€5 & €6) and in the next post I'll be reviewing these.

Note1: This blog is not about cheap wine, per se, but on finding good value wine, that can be bought in the greater Dublin (southside) area. For example I recently drank a bottle of Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz which is approx €30 (£20 oop North) and while not being cheap is a fab wine and well worth the money.

Note2: I am not in the wine/restaurant trade, I'm just a normal guy/geek who likes wine a lot, I drink a lot of beer also so I may do the odd beer-related post.

*my lovely, long suffering wife


  1. good job Conor, - making a mental note to check in before the next trip to supermarket.

    suggest you link / look for a link with these guys, run by Jean O'Brien a family friend,


  2. James - Thanks for that, will do.

  3. Just found your blog today, looks great!

    Best of luck keeping up your blogging momentum.