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Four English wineries you could support that are doing amazing things for the environment

April 8, 2020

This BIG English Wine Good Friday, we thought we’d share a few English wineries producing wine in a thoughtful and environmentally sustainable way so that you can support your local producers and make eco-friendly choices: a win-win for the planet and the industry!

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Climate Crisis and the Wine Industry

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.

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Why eco, flat wine bottles are an obvious choice for events

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.

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The trouble with wine and ecommerce

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. 

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Women and Wine: The Perfect Match

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.

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The World's Oldest Grape Wine

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.

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Eiswein or Icewine

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

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Screw Caps for Wine Bottles

November 29, 2017

How do you like your wine to be secured, with a cork or a screw cap? There are pros and cons to each. Let’s find out about them.

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Why shipping wine to your home through your door makes sense

November 1, 2017

More than ever we're harnessing the power of the internet to complete as many tasks as possible. For the wine industry, when you combine this with the known merits of direct to consumer sales, the expected growth forecast is massive.

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Trends in wine consumption in the UK

October 18, 2017

A poll recently commissioned by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) showed that now, 60% of the UK’s adults are wine drinkers and wine is the most popular alcoholic beverage. On average, it’s estimated that there are more than 30 million regular wine drinkers across the country.

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Where we've been in 2017

October 11, 2017

We’ve had an amazing start to our business venture. Where have we been over the past few months?

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A History of Wine Bottles

September 20, 2017

Humans have been drinking wine for millennia, and over the years, the wine containers have changed, as have methods of winemaking -production and transport. The world’s first winery might have been in ancient Armenia. The winery dates back to 4100 BC, and archaeologists found large earthenware containers used for storing wine.

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The environmental and economic impact of missing deliveries

September 6, 2017

Have you ever ordered an item and returned home from work to find that you’ve received a notice informing you that your parcel got as far as your front door, but was taken away because you were out? Frustrating, isn’t it?

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Why do wine bottles come in different shapes?

August 30, 2017

You can recognise wines, or wine types, by the shape of the bottles they come in. Today there are many different types of wine bottle, but there are three main ones — the Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace/Mosel bottle.

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Wine, food, flowers and more, delivered through your letterbox

August 23, 2017

In 2016, Garçon Wines invented the world’s first full-sized wine bottle that could easily be delivered through a letterbox. This wine company wasn’t the first company to flat-pack products that can be delivered through your mail slot, but it recognised the growing trend for packages that can easily drop through letterboxes.

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A History of Wine in Box

August 17, 2017

Just over fifty years ago, an Australian winemaker, Thomas Angove, filed a patent for what has become known as bag-in-box wine (with a collapsible plastic bag inside it). Some people said that it would never catch on. Even Tom Angove’s son was sceptical about his father’s invention, but it really did take off.

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