Category Archives: Wine World & Regions

5 Fantastic Food and Organic Wine Pairings

Corporate Wine Tasting Events

Some food and organic wine pairings just work even better than others. We all know there are certain pairings that just work well together – gin and tonic, salt and vinegar, Ant and Dec, organic wine and cheese.  But organic wine doesn’t come in just one flavour, and so what works for one type of […]

The Greatness of a Mixed Wine Case

mixed case

You’ve seen the supermarket shelves, you’ve been to the off-license, they’re floor to ceiling, wall to wall mass-produced wine. You can’t differentiate between bottles because you can’t try them and how do you know if the wine is going to be good or bad when all you have is a label to go on?  You […]

What’s the Difference Between Filtered and Unfiltered Wines?

What's the Difference Between Filtered Wines and Unfiltered Wines?

‘What’s the difference between filtered wines and unfiltered wines?’ This was one of the questions that was asked during a recent isolation virtual wine tasting with Elliot Awin. 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

What Goes Into Sustainable Wine? 

Sustainable Wine

So what is it that makes a wine sustainable? You might not think that the wine industry plays much of a role in the destruction of our planet, but viticulture and vineyards really do need to be given a long hard look at, as long as wine remains popular. Why? Because most vineyards are treated as […]

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 […]

Wild Fermentation – Embracing Individuality in the Wine World

Fermentation

There is a topic on the lips of oenophiles the world over – fermentation. In particular, wild fermentation.  Wild fermentation is synonymous with natural wine. Industrial fermentation is what the rest of the wine-producing world does.  Now, wine doesn’t require any additional yeasts or additives to get it to ferment and produce that wondrous liquid […]

If You Embrace Wonky Veg, Why Not Embrace Natural Wine?

Wonky

You may be wondering what on earth the link between a wonky carrot and a bottle of natural wine is, but bear with us.  The nation has fallen in love with wonky veg We have seen food campaigners in recent years highlight the plight of the 795 million people who inhabit our little green planet, […]

Why Buy Organic Food if You’re Not Going to Buy Organic Wine?

Organic Food

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 truly follow through all the way on their quest to only nourish their bodies with organic […]

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 […]

8 Ways To Open a Wine Bottle (Including If You Don’t Have a Corkscrew)

Corkscrew

The vast majority of wine bottles these days are either sealed with a screw cap or a cork, (wine in a box doesn’t count). And whilst screw caps make for easy opening, a lot of wineries are opting for the cork preservation method again, after a brief hiatus caused by low-quality cork manufacturing in the […]

Being Mindful With Wine | Winefulness

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 […]

Our Guide to Vegan Wines: What Is Vegan Wine?

What is vegan wine

If you’re a vegan or you’re thinking about becoming vegan, there are so many things you have to think about in order to live a fulfilling vegan life.  And who would have thought, of all the things you have to contend with when you adopt a vegan lifestyle, that there can be animal products in […]

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Wine

Health Benefits

Not a day seems to go by when we aren’t bombarded with various news articles proclaiming the detrimental effects of drinking wine. Just when you think you’ll never imbibe another drop again, the pendulum swings the other way and a piece of science lauding the health benefits of wine is released, and we consumers are […]

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 […]

What’s Holding Back the Mother’s Day Wine Industry?

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! And for many sons and daughters, the question of what to buy mother dearest on this important occasion weighs heavy on their minds. What, after all, does one get the woman who has everything? “A nice bottle of wine!” your musing mind may suggest… But all-too-often we shout […]

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 […]