Here are the wines you can look forward to on Saturday, thanks to the generosity of our Chilean supplier, La Fortuna (and Bubble Brothers a bit too).
Chilean wines are very successful in Ireland, with between a quarter and a fifth of the market, and the reason is that they are reliably delicious at affordable prices. These two are no exception: the Sauvignon Blanc is fruity and clean-tasting, and the Syrah has rich, smooth fruit with a smoky character quite different from, say, Australian Shirazes.
From the 2005 vintage onwards, all of La Fortuna's wines are going to be organic, which will be a strong selling point - we've all heard horror stories about some countries, chemical additives and wine - so the Sauvignon is organic already, and the Syrah's nearly there. From our next delivery on, we're having the organic certification put on the label.
A culpeo, by the way, is Pseudalopex culpaeus (it looks as though other names also apply) - a Chilean fox.
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