Category Archives: Wine

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 […]

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!!

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 user-friendly […]

What is Sustainable winemaking?

Sustainable

Sustainable winemaking is the catch-all term for several winemaking practices that minimise damage to the environment and, as a result, the end consumer.   In most cases, this means that the winemaker will use only organic products and pesticides in their vineyards eschewing the use of chemical solutions. But whilst organic winemaking is the top […]

Go Beyond Austria’s Grüner Veltliner

Austria

Grüner Veltliner will always be a favourite from Austria, but the country also produces delicious Pinot Noir, Gelber Muskateller, Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Sauvignon Blancs and blends that you’re going to want on your shelf. Meinklang uses the highest form of agriculture and this is one that preserves itself fruitfully and thus becomes independent. Embedded in a steppe […]

Pull The Cork’s Halloween themed wines

Halloween

Once you’ve closed the door for the final time to trick or treaters, because it’s their bedtime, and anyone else that is still out knocking on the door is either a lawbreaker or too old to be trick or treating, what do you do? It’s 8 pm, all the sweets (and kale) are gone, but […]

Organic Wine Sees a 280% Growth In Europe!!

Organic wine

Some exciting news for all us Organic Wine lovers!! A large supermarket chain stated recently “We have seen a really strong increase in demand for organic wines in the last year”. According to the latest report from accreditation body the Soil Association, the UK organic food and wine market worth £2.2 billion, with supermarket sales rising […]

Volcanic wine from Central Europe?! What? – Introducing Pivnica Brhlovce

volcanic wine

Ever tried a sparkling volcanic wine from Slovakia?? Brhlovce village, a UNESCO heritage site located in heart of Slovakia, and located on the slopes of stratovolcano Sitno, which erupted 5 million years ago, is a little gem of the Slovakian natural winemaking scene. Jan Zaborsky, a winegrower and winemaker that runs Pivnica Brhlovce. The cellars […]

Five Healthy Autumn Recipes

autumn recipes

Five healthy autumn recipes and the sustainable wines to pair them with The evenings here in London are drawing in rapidly. Only a month ago the sun was setting at a leisurely, life inducing 8 pm. Now it’s gone soon after 6 pm. The sun is regressing to a childhood bedtime, the sky has snapped, […]

What you need to know about the natural sparkling wine – Pet Nat

Pet Nat

What are these “pet nat” sparkling wines my trendy friends keep talking about? Recently dubbed as ‘hipster bubbles’ by wine lovers, Pet Nat (short for Pétillant Naturel) is a natural sparkling wine. Being a fully naturally made wine this means it has been made with minimal intervention from the winemaker – during production, who instead […]

The surprising secret about biodynamic wines

biodynamic

I have to confess to being relatively new to this wine thing. So I was thrilled when Pull the Cork founder James Nathan asked me along to a wine tasting this week in his high-and-low search for wines you’ll love. And all because, once upon a time, James sold me an £8 bottle of red […]

Understanding the Ardèche Par Nature approach

Par Nature

Recently we have been lucky enough to have taken on a cracking collection of everyday drinking wines from Ardèche Par Nature. The vineyard is situated on the southern side of the southern part of Ardèche on the Rhone Valley’s right bank. Par Nature is operated by Vignerons Ardechois, which when it started back in the twelfth […]

Top 5 under-reported benefits of natural red wine

natural red wine

Wine, or variants of it, have been around for millennia, with the earliest version of Pull the Cork around over six thousand years ago in Armenia – well, a winery producing natural red wine – which is what we sell. That cave was also the site of the oldest brain, the earliest shoe, and a […]

What is Biodynamic Farming In The Vineyard?

biodynamic farming

Biodynamic Farming is all about the complete sustainability package. For biodynamic farmers, agriculture is a sacred endeavour and the foundation for all well-being. The roots are ecological, ethical, social and spiritual. The aim is to regenerate the health and vitality of the soils, gardens and land; the integrity of our food; and the health and wholeness of the […]

Wine Stain Removal Guide

wine stain

From catastrophe to chemistry My flat warming was in full flow, around 30 guests, 400 square feet, that pleasant buzz of lively conversations taking place when a friend and his girlfriend arrived totally off their trolley from their office drinks party. Both introduced their presence in a gloriously shouty and socially inappropriate manner. Within moments, […]

Introducing The Single Estate Sicilian Organic Winery – Santa Tresa

This week we took on an amazing wine from the award-winning Sicilian Organic wine estate – Santa Tresa The ancient Santa Tresa estate near Vittoria in south-east Sicily was purchased by Stefano Girelli and his sister Marina back in 2002 with the aim of restoring the land to its former glory and to convert the estate […]

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