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What does a ‘corked’ wine mean?

A wine being ‘corked’ is not a consequence of time under cork or having bits of cork floating in it, but a specific chemical (2,4,6-trichloroanisole, or TCA). This taints the wine, which it acquires through contact with a naturally occurring mold in the bark of the tree from which the cork is cut. (Technically –… Continue reading What does a ‘corked’ wine mean?

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What Is Unicorn Wine: Is It Just a Buzzword?

People who know me know that I love fluffiness. What my partner used to call “the bubble”, the warm, endorphin-filled, too-good-to-be-true feeling that makes you feel great and takes the edge off the less attractive parts of life. It’s the feeling you get when you fall in love; when you wake feeling rested after a… Continue reading What Is Unicorn Wine: Is It Just a Buzzword?

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How Does Climate Change Affect the Bordeaux Wine Region

For centuries wine producers have walked lovingly along their rows of vines, inspecting their fruit. This traditional walk has given producers an idea of when they should think about harvesting and gives them an idea of the wine they are about to make. It allows them to muse as they gaze upon their pastoral idyll… Continue reading How Does Climate Change Affect the Bordeaux Wine Region

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What Is a Red Blend Wine: Our Comprehensive Guide

No one needs to be told that today’s world is phenomenally fast-paced. Gone are the days of sending a fax and waiting for a reply, or going back even further (depending on how old you are), a memo. Today, if you don’t reply to an email within the hour, then you’re practically on your way… Continue reading What Is a Red Blend Wine: Our Comprehensive Guide

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What Is Biodynamic Wine: A Controversial Trend

Say the words biodynamic wine in any circle of sommeliers and you are introducing a cat among the oenological pigeons. There are some that love it. The “world’s best restaurant” Noma in Copenhagen is one example The three-star Michelin restaurant famously served a glass of €8 biodynamic wine with their €350 signature starter to much… Continue reading What Is Biodynamic Wine: A Controversial Trend

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Ice Wine – An Extraordinary Choice of a Drink

When it comes to wine – particularly investment level wines, there is a lot of choice. Whether you fancy a first-growth Bordeaux, feel like a delicious Burgundy with your dinner, or want to splash out on an American classic for the portfolio, we’ve got the perfect wine investment app for all those things.  Most people… Continue reading Ice Wine – An Extraordinary Choice of a Drink

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What Is a Red Blend Wine: Our Comprehensive Guide

No one needs to be told that today’s world is phenomenally fast-paced. Gone are the days of sending a fax and waiting for the reply, or going back even further (depending on how old you are), a memo. Today, if you don’t reply to an email within the hour, then you’re practically on your way… Continue reading What Is a Red Blend Wine: Our Comprehensive Guide

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8 Wine Etiquette Tips for Modern Wine Connoisseurs

So, you think you know about wine. You have downloaded your favourite wine investment app and for sure, you consider yourself a dedicated wine lover. If you do think you know all about the correct etiquette that surround fine wine, then great, you can stop reading now. However, for the uninitiated, drinking wine correctly can… Continue reading 8 Wine Etiquette Tips for Modern Wine Connoisseurs

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Sugar in Wine: How Much Is There & How It Tastes

We all eat too much sugar. Fact. Even the most health-conscious fitness fanatics eat too much sugar. It’s everywhere, and it’s almost impossible to avoid. If you eat any processed food then BAM  – I guarantee that it will be in there somewhere. It’s hidden away in our drinks, disguised in our fruit, boldly showing… Continue reading Sugar in Wine: How Much Is There & How It Tastes

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