How to Decant Wine

Watch the accompanying video here. Storing and transporting the wine. One of the main advantages of decanting a wine is that it removes sediment from the wine, this is particularly relevant if you are serving an older bottle of wine or something that is high in tannin...

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Customer Choice winners of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, We’ve had a look back at all the tastings we’ve done this year. Along with being very proud at the amount and range of tastings we’ve done, we got thinking about the wines that have been the best received by the many attendees of our...

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Best wine gadgets for Christmas

Wine lovers can be really difficult people to buy Christmas presents for, so I’ve been told. With no one daring to buy us a bottle, gadgets often make a great alternative. Below are my top 5 wine gadgets that are perfect for Christmas. Wine Condoms –...

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3 ways to increase wine sales.

3 ways to increase wine sales. An article on the Wine and Spirit Trade Acossication website detailed the importance of wine sales in Pubs, Restaurants and Hotels. It stated that newly opened businesses are relying more and more on wine as a source of revenue, aiming...

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Appassimento: The next big thing in wine?

With Autumn just starting to show its colours, we start to notice a seasonal change in what wines people are drinking. Bottles of rose go into hiding for another year, ice cubes stop making an appearance in wine glasses and long afternoons of drinking in the sun come...

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How to blow £988 on wine, smartly.

According to a recent study by the Co-Op, the average Brit spends £19 a week on wine. This equates to £988 a year, which is quite a large sum of money when you think about it, especially when it’s just for one person. To put that in perspective, you could lease a Fiat...

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Great value alternative red wines

If you like Pinot Noir – then try Nero d’Avola Nero D’Avola is the most important and widely planted red grape variety in Sicily. Traditionally it had been used as a blending variety, this all changed at the turn of the century and it is now also being planted...

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Understanding wine labels

Producer – Unless you’ve really enjoyed a wine from the same producer before or are planning to spend a lot of money, this is the least important thing on the label. This is because it will give you no information as to how the wine will taste. The exception to this...

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