Category Archives: Wine

Is Organic Wine Sulphite Free?

Organic Wine

Organic farming is farming which uses no synthetic chemical products. Organically certified wine is wine that is produced from 100% organically grown grapes and the wine is manufactured without the use of any chemicals. So it stands to reason therefore, that organic wine must be sulphite free. But hold on, don’t jump to any conclusions […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why you should switch from beer to wine

beer to wine

Which is better, wine or beer? This age-old debate has become incredibly dull since the answer is abundantly clear. The fact that wine just tastes better than beer goes without saying, so we’ve not included that as one of our reasons. However, if you’re on the cusp of switching from beer to wine, but aren’t […]

Histamine Free Wine? Is It a Thing?

Histamine

Those with Histamine Sensitivities Stick to Natural wine! Do you experience unexplained headaches when drinking wine? Does your face flush when you drink red wine? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you could be experiencing an allergic reaction. What is histamine? According to mindbodygreen.com Histamine is a chemical involved in your […]

Biodynamic Wines; Gut Oggau has Conquered our Hearts

gut oggau

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a wine by its label? Not really, but Gut Oggau, which is produced by Eduard Tscheppe & Stephanie Tscheppe Eselböck by Lake Neusiedl in Austria’s Burgenland province, possibly comes closest to making this true. Before starting the winery, Eduard made conventional wine with his […]

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 […]

We’re Having an Easter Egg Hunt

easter egg hunt

Easter Weekend Discount Codes Happy Easter & Long Weekend! For a bit of fun, we’re running a little Easter Egg Hunt of our own this weekend. It’s no Hampton Court Palace Easter Egg Hunt, and unfortunately there are no Lindt gold bunnies but we’ve hidden ten ‘easter eggs’ (aka. discounted products) on the single bottles page on the […]

Elisabetta Foradori on Lezèr – a Key Figure in Italian Winemaking

Foradori

Elisabetta Foradori – Serious Natural Wines From Italy’s Trentino  Near San Michele all’Adige, on the right bank of the Adige River, a wide plain unfolds beneath the mountains: its name is Campo Rotaliano. This is where the Teroldego, one of the country’s best grapes, thrives. It is no coincidence that this striking landscape marks the […]

Meet the Steve Jobs of the Natural Wine Industry

Steve Jobs

When we think of the name Steve Jobs, we can’t help but think of what the man brought not only to Apple but the entire digital device industry. It’s a name synonymous with not only innovation and creativity but also an understanding of what the customers want that blew the competition out of the water. […]

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 […]

Join The English Wine Wave With Nutbourne

Nutbourne

English wine has been evident in the press a lot quite recently, so here we are ready to introduce to you a hidden secret – Nutbourne Vineyards!   How did Nutbourne Vineyards start? Nutbourne is unique, they are a pioneer in the UK wine industry, with 20 acres of vines being planted with Germanic varieties […]

Drinking Wine in a Positive & Healthy Way with Eve Kalinik

We recently interviewed a leading nutritional therapist – Eve Kalinik. A natural wine lover and author of Be Good to your Gut and we are delighted to share her thoughts here below.   What prompted you to go down the nutritional therapy route? It sounds like such a cliché but it was really personal health […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day – The Wonder Women

Women

Today, Friday 8th March is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we are highlighting two of our favourite incredibly talented female winemakers and grape growers that we are lucky enough to work with. Below is two of the most influential female winemakers that are turning out some incredible wines at the moment.   Marta Pedra Marta […]