Author Archives: Pull The Cork

Breaking down the German riesling labelling system

German riesling

It is a common misconception that we humans only use 10% of our brains. Neurologists frequently discredit this myth, stating that we virtually use every part of it. I guess it is the pop culture we have to thank, through films such as ‘Limitless’, for perpetuating such fiction. Whilst I never really thought much of […]

Which wine has the lowest sugar content?

sugar

Are you worried about the calories in red wine? Or the number of calories in wine in general? The rise of the anti-sugar movement over the last few years hasn’t just impacted the food industry, it’s made its way into wine as well. With so many of us following low sugar diets or omitting it […]

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? […]

Where is the Organic Wine Market Heading in 2020 and Beyond?

Wine Market

As Yazz sang in the ‘80s, the only way is up, baby.  And in 2020 the same is true of organic wines.  Organic wines have never been more in demand and as we enter this bright new decade, the world of organic wine is only going to grow in prominence.  The growth of organic wine […]

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 […]