January 22, 2020
January 2020 signposts not only a new year but a new decade, a decade in which the latest UNEP report warns that failure to cut global greenhouse gas emissions by a mammoth 7.6% each year will thwart our ambition to remain within the vital 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement.
October 17, 2019
With an increasing number of UK festivals striving to be more sustainable with the materials they choose, now more than ever has it become a necessity to ensure that the right materials are being used responsibly, taking into account ease of recyclability after use as well as the carbon footprint.
August 12, 2019
The continued growth in ecommerce retail sales is both a challenge and an opportunity for many businesses. Yet, when it comes to wine ecommerce, sales are relatively small in comparison: online sales account for around only 4% of the total off-trade wine volumes in western Europe.
March 21, 2018
Easter… It’s egg-hunting season and we’re loving it, and we hope you’re loving it too! In this blog post we want to present a combination of traditional Easter foods, in the form of a menu, and how we think they would best match with different types of wines.
March 14, 2018
Australia has become synonymous with New World wine and is now arguably one of the best-known and most popular wine producing countries on the planet. One would think that this is due to the hot climate that most of the continent enjoys, but much of Australia’s best wines come from its coolest areas.
March 7, 2018
Throughout history, women have been erroneously associated with excesses of wine. It is understandable that after all these restraints, women are still a minority in the world of wine, but during recent years, the presence of women has grown enormously.
March 1, 2018
Merlot wines are often easier to drink than ‘heavier’ wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. It is one of the red wines drunk most frequently in the UK. This is due largely to its fruity lushness, which underlies its reputation as a crowd pleaser.
February 21, 2018
We all love a glass of wine. Who doesn’t? So we’ve decided to bring together the best five ways of enjoying a glass of wine we could think of.
February 14, 2018
Without doubt, California is the most important wine-producing region in the United States. Over the past 50 years, the region has become somewhat of a wine phenomenon. This success is, in no small part, down to abundant sunshine and rich topsoil.
February 7, 2018
New archaeological studies have changed our ideas about where and when was wine first made from grapes. The first non-grape wine we know about so far was produced in the Henan province, in China. It was made from rice, honey and an unknown fruit.
January 31, 2018
Compared to many other black grapes, Pinot Noir is lightly pigmented and the wines it produces can be deceptively pale. But when it’s great, as Robert Parker, the US wine critic, says: ‘Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world.’
January 24, 2018
If you’ve never tasted Eiswein, or as it’s called in North America, Icewine, you should sample it. It isn’t wine with ice, as the name might suggest, but wine made from grapes which were left on the vines well after other grapes were harvested. Grapes for Eiswein are picked when the first frost’s frozen them
January 17, 2018
aly is one of the world’s biggest wine producers, making more wine than any other country in the world in 2008 at 45 million hectolitres. The Italians are also the greatest consumers of wine per capita.
January 10, 2018
In the UK people tend to drink whatever they like all year round, but what are the typical drinks especially enjoyed at Christmas and New Year? There's more to it than just mulled wine...
January 3, 2018
Burgundy, located in France, is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. The wines of Burgundy can be exceptional and that’s mostly down to a favourable combination of natural factors.
December 27, 2017
When the Benedictine monk, Dom Perignon (1638–1715) made his first batch of wine, he was not trying to make fizzy wine; it was supposed to have been still and he actually tried to get rid of the bubbles. Had he succeeded, we may not have champagne as we know it today.