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Saturday 20 January 2018

Dail wine is a real vintage as it sells out

A general shot of wine - Dail wine has sold out
A general shot of wine - Dail wine has sold out

Niall O'Connor, Political Correspondent

AN Oireachtas-branded wine has sold out since going on sale in Leinster House earlier this month.

The majority of the approximately 440 bottles were bought by visitors as Christmas presents, a spokesman revealed.

Thirsty politicians and their guests were given |the opportunity buy either |a bottle of Merlot or a bottle |of Sauvignon Blanc from |both the Dail bar and the restaurant for €21.

The wine was also on sale in a gift bag during the run-up to Christmas for a reduced price of €15.

And those willing to splash out a bit more could purchase a mixed case of 12 bottles for €140.

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The Dail wine was such |a big hit with customers, Oireachtas authorities ran out of stock sooner than |they had anticipated.

“The Oireachtas restaurant has availed of a service (at no extra cost) provided by the suppliers of the restaurant house wine |to replace the label on our existing house wine to one tailored for the Houses of the Oireachtas,” a spokesman told the Herald.

“The wine is the same but has a Houses of the Oireachtas label. This is a common enough practice in the restaurant industry.

“The wine has been on sale for a few weeks now and approximately 440 bottles have been sold between the restaurant and bar.

“Most of them have been bought by visitors to the House for use as gifts.”

Irish Independent

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