Now, down to business. I was in Dunnes in the Beacon doing dome food shopping and I thought I'd pick up a bottle or two while I was there. Alas, I was disappointed. The only wine I really wanted was the Gerard Bertrand Tautavel, which as I discovered here, is now selling at full price for €13-99. I like this wine, but I can't see Dunnes shifting a lot of it at this price, whereas it moved by the case when it was half price. Perhaps some sort of middle ground might be the solution?
Anyhoo, after that disappointment, I wandered across the car park to O'Briens with the express intention of picking up a couple of cheap specials, and that's what I did. The wines are as follows (l-r):
Louis Bernard Chartreuse de Bonpass Cotes Du Rhone Reserve 2006 - €9-95 reduced from €10-95. O'Briens link here. John Wilson in the IT liked it.
Chateau Remaury Minervois 2008 - €9-95 reduced from €12-45. O'Briens link here. Decanter liked it.
Reviews to follow.