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!
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 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
October 11, 2017
We’ve had an amazing start to our business venture. Where have we been over the past few months?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.