Author Archives: Pull The Cork

Reimagining Socialising – Isolation Wine Tasting 2020

Socialising

A recent article by The IWSR stated that as social distancing was fast becoming the new norm, that anything or anyone who can offer ‘a sense of discovery, community and social giving will do well in today’s climate’.  Let’s face it, social distancing was never going to come between people and their wine, so we’ve […]

What’s the difference between filtered and unfiltered wines?

filtered

During a recent isolation wine tasting with Elliot Awin, one of the questions that was asked was:  ‘What’s the difference between filtered and unfiltered wines?’ And we thought we’d pick this thread up and run with it.  Wine is a liquid in limbo – a step on the slippery slope that runs from grape juice […]

Wine – The Saviour of Self-Isolation

Self-Isolation

Everyone keeps saying what strange times we’re living in, and it’s true. Never in living memory has the world shut down like this. Walls are being erected, markets are tumbling, travel is curtailed, work is cancelled, schools are shut and socialising is taboo.  Welcome to our new reality.  Covid-19 and the wine industry But before […]

What do you know about wine additives?

wine additives

Do you know about these common (and not so common) wine additives? Winemaking, in theory, is such an easy process – you pick grapes, crush them and let the naturally present yeast work its magic. Using the sugar from the grapes, the yeast turns the resulting liquid from grape juice into wine.  But life isn’t […]

Millennial Influence on Organic Produce

Millennials

You may not realise it yet, but the changing trends of what you eat are largely due, in part, to the rise of the generational powerhouse that is millennials. Millennials being those people born between 1980 and 2000.  More importantly, millennials represent 42% of total expenditure on all wine purchases, and by 2026 they are […]

Why you should be drinking organic champagne (and Prosecco)

organic champagne

The legend goes that champagne was first invented in the 17th century by a French Benedictine monk by the name of… Dom Pierre Pérignon (sound familiar?). On discovering his creation, he reportedly shouted to the rest of the monks, “Come quickly! I am drinking the stars!” Now, whether this urban legend is true or not […]

The Méthode Traditionelle And Organic Champagne

Traditionelle

If you’ve ever heard the term Méthode Traditionelle and wondered what it means, you aren’t alone. It’s not a phrase heard regularly in common parlance, instead, it’s a wine word associated with the process developed in the Champagne region of France, to produce bottle-fermented sparkling wines.  While the phrase Méthode Traditionelle (or the Traditional Method) […]

Valentine’s Day Is Even Happier With Free Shipping

Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is the perfect moment to show your loved one how much you care, and just when you think you’ve navigated the vast mountain that is Valentines Day planning and you’ve both sat down to dine across the romantic candlelit setting before you, one obstacle remains – The Wine List. Where do you begin? […]

Last Day For Christmas 2019 Delivery!!

Last Day

It’s that time of the year again! Last orders for nationwide deliveries is tomorrow (Tuesday 17th) at 11 am sharp, so don’t miss out!! Please note: Our offices will be closed from 5 pm on Wednesday 18th December until we re-open on Monday 6 January 2020. We have some very exciting news for you in January, and we can’t wait to share it with […]

The English Vineyard Taking On Champagne – Raimes

Raimes

Augusta and Robert are the fifth generation of the family to farm the fields now flourishing with vines and home to Raimes English Sparkling wines. Together with land farmed on the historic Tichborne Estate, the farm stretches from the protected and ecologically diverse water meadows of the River Itchen to the grassy rolling hills of the South […]

New minimal intervention, squeaky clean, delicious wines

minimal intervention

‘Being allegedly the only two (literate) students to Graduate Healesville High School in ’97, we were always destined to work together’. Behn (the Payten) drove his first Tractor at the age of 5. Troy (the Jones) was talking by the age of 1 and hasn’t shut up since. “Naturally we fell in with the wrong […]

Christmas 2019 Delivery Schedule

Christmas 2019

Your deliveries for Christmas 2019 Christmas is drawing near. To make sure we deliver the service you need, we’ve made some small changes to our delivery schedule to enable us to manage increased volumes. Last Orders will be taken on Tuesday 17th December. You can contact the team on 02037804896 until Thursday the 19th of […]

Don’t think outside the box this Christmas, think inside the box… a hamper to be specific..

hamper

We’ve only gone and made gifting a bottle of wine a thousand times better than it already is… If you’re looking to send a sustainable gift that says ‘I’m thinking of you’, one that doesn’t include a lame bunch of flowers or anything equally generic, then our Thinking Of You Hamper is the perfect present to […]

We’ve Dropped Our Delivery Prices!

Delivery Prices

You asked, we listened! We’ve found ourselves a new warehouse just in central London and we are now able to hold more stock to fulfil your orders.  The warehouse that we are using is willing to support us 100% and we’ve tried and tested them a lot over the past few months successfully, and therefore […]

Closing Dates for August Bank Holiday 2019

August Bank Holiday

As a general rule of thumb, Pull The Cork is never closed!! As I am sure you will understand, It’s the humans behind it that need a short break, however. Although we would advise that all customers stock up in advance of this 2019 August Bank Holiday weekend. We expect the week commencing Monday 19th August […]

Pull That Cork Meets Pull The Cork

Pull That Cork

At the beginning of setting up PTC, we received an email from over the water from Nancy and Peter of Pull That Cork. Since then we have both been in regular contact and we thought it would be nice to present them to the UK because they have a cracking blog and Instagram account that […]

The Hugely Talented Winemaker Frank Cornelissen

Frank Cornelissen

Just last week I was presented with the opportunity to stock these remarkable wines from an even more remarkable person – Frank Cornelissen. These natural wines from Mount Etna are incredibly hard to get your hands on and are produced in very small quantities, which presented us with a very attractive offer, especially when you […]