Category Archives: Wine World & Regions

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 […]

Raimes English Sparkling Wines: The Vineyard Taking On Champagne

Raimes English sparkling wines

Did you try Raimes English sparkling wines? 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 […]

Explore The 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 […]

Embrace Organic September With Organic Wine

Organic September

It’s that time of year again folks, yup, it’s Organic September brought to you by Soil Association, and to get you into the mood for all things organic for the month ahead, we thought we’d give you a few reasons why organic is better than conventional. We’re big supporters of all things organic here at […]

Buy Organic Wine If You’re Going to Buy Organic Food

Buy organic food and buy organic wine

If you are buying organic food, what is the reason you are not buying organic wine? If you’re investing your hard earned money ensuring that you eat well by only purchasing organic food, you are doing yourself a disservice if you aren’t then purchasing organic wine too. It’s actually incredibly surprising how few organic devotees […]

The Hugely Talented Winemaker Frank Cornelissen

Frank Cornelissen

Have you tried Frank Cornelissen exquisite natural wines? 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 […]

Winefulness: Being Mindful With Wine

Winefulness

For those of you that lead busy lifestyles and who don’t have enough time to meditate, Winefulness is for you! What is Winefulness, or wine mindfulness? Being able to be present in the moment and finding a moment of peace at the end of a hard day. Winefulness is all about learning to experience your […]

Effects of Climate Change on the Wine Industry

Climate Change

Can vineyards be an indicator of climate change? The climate has a notable effect on wine, shaping the character of the wine through the grapes. While the wine industry isn’t a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (around 0.1 per cent of global carbon emissions) with the rising temperatures, the impact of the climate and […]

The Xarel-lo varietal, Or is it Xarello or Xarel.lo?

Xarel-lo

Have you tried the amazing wines from Xarel-lo grape variety?  Or is it Xarello or Xarel.lo? How do you even pronounce it? Recently I have been trying a lot of new (to Pull The Cork) wines and have stumbled across quite a few amphorae Xarel-lo’s. When I was uploading one to the site this week, […]

Have You Tried The Wines From Ministry of Clouds?

Ministry of Clouds

              Have you tasted the incredible Ministry of Clouds wines? The wines that show balance and texture, whilst showcasing some of the best fruit quality Australia has to offer! But first things first, who are Ministry of Clouds? Ministry of Clouds is the brainchild of Bernice Ong and Julian […]

Have You Tried The Wonders From Schubert Wines?

schubert

Have you tried Schubert wines?  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. […]

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 Pairings with Comfort Food? Best Reds and Whites

comfort food

Wine pairings with 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. What […]

Introducing Craig Hawkins and Testalonga Wines

Testalonga wines

Testalonga wines – have you tried these premium South African wines? 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 […]

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

sale

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 […]

Are you a Wine Explorer? Explore Ukrainian Wines!

wine explorer

Welcome wine explorers! It’s high time we explored Ukrainian wine! I have always been a wine explorer, always keen to try new wines from all parts of the globe. And when someone asks me about my favourite wine, it’s hard to answer. Where yours might be a vintage Burgundy from your year of birth or […]

Introducing the wines of Bodegas Menade

A producer that we have grown very fond of recently – Bodegas Menade – Produced in Rueda – Enjoyed in the UK! Bodegas Menade began back in 1820 when their ancestors tended vineyards in a wide variety of sites that today form part of DO Rueda. The wine-making was produced in an underground facility in La Seca, […]

The New Website Is Live!!

New Pull The Cork Website

We have some exciting news just in time for the Christmas rush – we have constructed a more user-friendly website!! After 11 months in operation, Pull The Cork has come from strength to strength, we have taken on board the advice and feedback from our customers and supplier alike – and created a much more […]

Wines of Austria: Go Beyond Austria’s Grüner Veltliner

Explore natural Austrian wines

How much do you know about natural wines of Austria? Grüner Veltliner will always be a favourite from Austria, but the country also produces delicious blends that you’re going to want on your shelf. It’s about time you explored wines of Austria! We decided to introduce you to a diverse and magnificent world of natural […]