Category Archives: Wine

Have You Tried The Wonders From Schubert Wines??

schubert

Well, I hadn’t either until not too long ago and now I want to keep trying them!! SCHUBERT WINES is the dynamic vision of Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling, graduates of the esteemed Viticulture and Oenology University of Geisenheim, Germany. Both Kai and Marion were born and raised in Germany. Kai had the experience of […]

The Best Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day For Wine Lovers

valentine

During the month of February, anyone that buys wine, subscriptions, or accessories from us will receive a nice little discount, it’s all about sharing the love! Make sure you use the code WINEFORMYLOVE. This credit can be applied towards an upcoming subscription payment, or you can use it in our online Pull The Cork Shop to […]

Wine Trends To Watch Out For In 2019

wine trends

In the last year, we’ve seen various wacky trends in the wine industry. From the continuous love for Rosé to the rise in the popularity of sustainably produced wines. The majority of wine consumers are now millennials, and as result, they’re shaping the future of the wine industry. We can officially say that 2019 will […]

Animal Products In Wine, Can Vegans Drink Wine?

Vegans

I imagine you’re probably asking yourself, Isn’t wine just made with grapes? The answer to that is of course – yes, wine is made with just grapes, but there are different processes when making wine which makes a wine suitable for vegans or not. What is the ‘fining process’, and how does it work? In […]

One Very Busy Wine-maker! Pieter Walser of Blank Bottle Winery

Blank Bottle

Pieter Walser is not your average winemaker. Working with just one assistant and a couple of part-time cellar hands, he produces 33 different wines using grapes from 68 vineyards. He manages the packaging and designs the labels for all of these wines, and can be viewed as a sort of Doc Green-like experimenting, roving negociant, a plate-spinning lunatic who continues to slake […]

Wine Pairings with Your Favorite Comfort Food

comfort food

As the weather draws in, many of us find ourselves working longer hours, not seeing daylight, and giving up on new years resolutions, so, therefore, craving steaming piles of macaroni and cheese and heaps of comfort food whilst snuggled up on the sofa with the right wines to match. The inclination to brave the weather […]

Introducing Craig Hawkins and The Wines of Testalonga

Testalonga

Craig Hawkins the winemaker at Testalonga is in a pretty brilliant place right now, he’s just released his new vintage to the world!! He and (wife) Carla are now ensconced in Bandits Kloof in Piketberg, the northern reaches of the Swartland; He finally has a dedicated winery with plenty of space and a steady supply […]

We’re Having a Wine SALE – Up To 40% Off!

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After a spectacularly enjoyable first year in 2018, we are bringing you our huge (in price, not size) sale! Browse through our best selling wines and producers of 2018, and grab yourself a bargain, our highlights include wines from the ever popular natural wine producer Gut Oggau, the incredibly talented Slovakian producer; Slobodne, and the […]

Our Vegan Wines For Your Veganuary

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Never heard of veganuary? Well neither had I until last week. It’s pronounced (vee-GAN-uary) and as you can probably guess, it’s a New Year’s resolution to eat only vegan meals for the month of January. Why did you decide to go vegan? Giving a vegan diet a try for a month can demonstrate some true […]

Try Some Low Alcohol Wine Instead!

low alcohol wine

Having worked a large part of my legal drinking life in the wine trade, I have never been able to take part in Dry Jan – so for me, there has always been the alternative route, which is either drinking less – which in my role is pretty impossible, or try lower alcohol wines! Giving […]

How to Drink Consciously – Drink Quality not Quantity

drink consciously

As we concentrate on the sustainable, environmental and health segment of the wine market, January is the perfect time to be thinking about drinking consciously rather than in quantity like over Christmas. So let’s focus on the lower alcohol, lower tannin & sulphates and more sustainably produced wines. If you’re like me, and you love overindulging at Christmas, […]

What are sulphites in wine, and are they dangerous?

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What are sulphites in wine? Sulphites in wine are chemical compounds (sulphur dioxide, or SO2) that occur naturally, to a varying degree, in all types of wine. Because sulphites act as both a wine’s preservative and enhancer, many vintners purposely add sulphites at key moments of the winemaking process to quickly halt on-going fermentation or […]

A Christmas Thank You!

christmas

Thank you for being such a massive support to Pull The Cork, and have an amazing Christmas! As some of you might know, starting a business from scratch needs an incredible amount of hard work, determination and passion, and from this, there is a lot of learning. At Pull The Cork, we have encountered some incredible […]

Pull The Cork Delivery Changes

As some of you might know, starting a business from scratch needs an incredible amount of hard work, determination and passion, and from this, there is a lot of learning. At Pull The Cork, we have encountered some incredible things this year and met a lot of fun people along the way, and I am sure […]

The press reports “another challenging year” but we see it as a sign!

press

A recent article in the press reports that consumers are drinking less wine now than ever before and that 2018 has been a challenging year for the wine trade. Mainstream wine sales might be down, but organic wine sales are on the rise. Consumers are beginning to be more conscious about what they are drinking, […]

How to Pair Wine With a Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast Sandwich

I understand that you might be like, does this guy really drink at breakfast….? My answer to that is, rather than the word ‘drink’, I use the word ‘enjoy’. Just like a Bellini, having a glass of low alcohol wine at breakfast, on a nice relaxing weekend is just perfect! After all the weekend is […]

Christmas Delivery Dates

What is the last date for guaranteed UK delivery in time for Christmas? For Christmas deliveries, we strongly advise that you place your orders before the 18th December to ensure that you receive them in time for the big day. As we rely on third-party couriers to deliver our sustainable wines, we strongly recommend that […]

The Christmas Wish list Wines

Wish list

Do you need help with picking the right bottle or case of wine to give this Christmas? We’ve created this list of amazing wines with fantastic stories to give as present this year: to your loved ones or to yourself! Enjoy the festive season ahead.   We have the best Malbec in the world – […]

FREE HOLIDAY!!

Holiday

Only joking, I was just trying to grab your attention, but it worked, so please do keep reading!   What do you think about our exciting new letterbox wine model that we will announce in 2019?? This model eliminates the use of glass and is made from recycled materials. These bottles may look less solid than glass but […]

Are you a Wine Explorer?

wine explorer

A question I get asked almost every week; what is your favourite wine? Where yours might be a vintage Burgundy from your year of birth or a lovely creamy Chenin from Stellenbosch, I don’t have one…I have always been a wine explorer, always keen to try new wines from all parts of the globe, this is why […]

Black Friday Sale – Limited-Time 15% OFF + A Free Gift!

Black Friday

This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, take advantage of some major wine sales to stock up your cellar. Here are the top deals available on the platform where wine can be shipped directly to you! What actually is Black Friday?? The shopping event was actually started by shoppers. It was first observed in Philadelphia which would always […]

What is “Col Fondo”?

Col Fondo

This is a phrase that will come into the public eye very soon, and this is honestly something I have only been made aware of recently. Col Fondo wines are something that are hotting up to be the next big thing in the sparkling wine world! Anyone with a relative knowledge of languages will know that […]

We are Crowdfunding on Indiegogo!!

crowdfunding

As everyone likes a surprise, we’ve got one for you!! We are now officially crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Indiegogo is a platform to fund ingenious, work-in-progress products and ideas. Although contributing to a campaign is not the same as purchasing a product, when you support a crowdfunding project, you help bring ideas to life! We want […]

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