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Gallagher brothers urged: 'unite the clan' 06.09.13

FEUDING rock star brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher have been invited to swap the grapes of wrath for an award-winning wine sent all the way from Australia to Ireland in their honour.
A top vineyard Down Under has sent cases of 'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon in the hope the rock star brothers will sample it at a big family reunion in Co Donegal beginning this weekend.
Woody Nook Wines in Western Australia dispatched the classic full-bodied wine after reading that the former Oasis stars had been invited to hug and make up at the Gallagher Global Gathering in Gortahork in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
Winery proprietor Jane Bailey said she hoped the brothers would not 'look back in anger' but raise a glass of their namesake vintage to end their long-running dispute.
I was thumbing through the West Australian newspaper and spotted the headline 'Rock duo offered oasis of calm' with a photo of Liam and Noel Gallagher and read the story of the Gallagher Global Gathering taking place in September.
"I said to myself 'Oh my goodness - Gallagher's Choice - wouldn't that be the most perfect wine for the occasion?" she beamed.
The wine - named after Jeff and Wynn Gallagher who founded the vineyard in 1982 - has picked up top honours at London's prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition.
Jane and her husband Peter recently travelled to Co Donegal to meet the festival organisers. They also gifted a special limited edition 2010 magnum - from a batch of just 332 bottles - to be presented to the Gallagher Global Award recipient at a special gala dinner during the festival.
Hundreds of Gallaghers are expected to attend the gathering which kicks off today and runs until September 15.
Special guest will be Benny Gallagher of Gallagher and Lyle's 'Breakaway' fame who will give a master class for songwriters and headline the concert finale.
Clan chief Adrian Gallagher coyly said he could not divulge whether one or both of the former Oasis duo had accepted their invitation. But it is widely hoped the Manchester rock stars will, as 'Braveheart' put it, "unite the clans".
"The clan invites all Gallaghers and their friends to come to Co Donegal - the original Gallagher homeland - to celebrate our shared heritage from the live language and music to the local history and genealogy," he said.
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