Hi wine lovers! We all love enjoying a glass of wine, but there’re some things we have to learn in order to get the most out of the flavour and characteristics of the different types of wines we drink. In this blog post we will try to better explain how to choose the perfect glass wine shape for different types of wines.

Parts of a Wine Glass

The first thing we have to know are the different parts that make up a glass wine, and how each of them collaborates to make our wine drinking experience better. …


Called Pinot Gris because of its greyish-blue colour, this wine is also well known as Pinot Grigio because of its Italian connection.

Pinot Grigio is currently enjoying a phase of popularity in the UK as it’s a light and unassuming dry wine that goes well with many foods.

It does well in cool climates, matures early and retains high sugar levels. Thought to be a mutant of Pinot Noir, it’s often blended to enrich and lighten the flavour of Pinot Noir.

Countries of Production

Pinot Gris originates in Burgundy. However, due to poor yields during the 18th and 19th centuries, it fell out…


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. (Just in time to give you some inspiration for these holidays!)

Appetizers

We think of Easter and we think of family, laughter, oh! And eggs. Boiled eggs are one of the most common foods to cook during Easter. Cooking them as deviled eggs is one of the traditional ways to prepare them during…


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. Within the continent, there are many sub-climates, many of which are ideal for growing grapes. This combined with the expertise and knowledge built up in the winemaking industry has meant that, in 2002, Australia became the fourth largest exporter of wine in the world. …


With motive of 8th March being International Women’s Day, this week’s blog post is dedicated to the women that have changed the wine industry, and those that have changed the world.

History of Women and Wine

Throughout history, women have been erroneously associated with excesses of wine. Women who drank alcohol were wrongly linked with adultery, promiscuity and indiscriminate sexuality.

The ancient Egyptians believed in a strong link between wine and spirituality, and considered it to be “the gift of gods”. When upper-class men were placed in their tombs, wine was commonly found amongst the objects that were placed in with them, in order to…


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. The generally softer tannins are also one reason it is commonly blended with the more tannic Cabernet Sauvignon to create smoother wines. In cold or damp soil Merlot thrives better than Cabernet Sauvignon, and ripens up to 2 weeks earlier.

It is an attractive blue-black grape. Until recently its precise parentage was uncertain. But genetic…


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.

On your own

Late night after work, can you think of a better plan than pouring yourself a glass of wine and taking a relaxing bath? Wine is not only meant to be enjoyed on special occasions, but also on a regular basis, and why not, on your own. Whether you are relaxing watching Netflix, taking some time for yourself, cooking or doing chores, a glass of wine makes everything better.

With your bae

Good food, romantic…


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. The industry has also become hugely sophisticated, often leading in the application of new techniques. This is true whether the organisation involved is a massive operation churning out millions of gallons of low-priced wine, or a ‘boutique’ winery run by enthusiasts producing small quantities of very high quality wine. …


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. It is difficult to be precise with the type of fruit that was used as the evidence we have is from residue found in potsherds. The residue has been radiocarbon-dated and dates back to between 7000 BC and 6600 BC.

Wine made from grapes was thought to come from, what now is, Iran. This wine was…


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.’[1]

The downside is that Pinot Noir can be a bit more expensive than other wines, as it is notoriously difficult to grow successfully. It is susceptible to many diseases, in particular, Grey Rot. Furthermore, quality can be adversely affected by high yields.

The grape mutates easily and several of the resulting varieties have…

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