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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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Easter Holiday Food & Wine Matches

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.

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Australian Wine

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.

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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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Merlot

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.

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The 5 best ways to enjoy a glass of wine

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.

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Californian Wine

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.

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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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Pinot Noir

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.’

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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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Italian Wine

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.

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What do Brits traditionally eat and drink over the festive season?

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...

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Burgundy 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.

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Origins of Celebrating with Champagne

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.

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Chardonnay

December 20, 2017

Along with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay is one of the best known of all white grape varieties. It became very fashionable in the 1980s, when Australian producers created accessible fruit-laden wines based loosely on white Burgundy.

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