Category Archives: Health

6 Reasons You Should Try Natural Wine 

natural wine

Natural wine can be divisive amongst those who consider themselves oenophiles. And yes, not all natural wines are great examples of the category, but that is the case the wine world over – even in the same cellar there will be great years of one wine and poor years of the same one. Such is […]

Vegan Wine: The Debate Continued

Vegan Wine

There was a debate recently on the Natural Wine Forum, a page set up on Facebook to give organic, biodynamic, red, white, rosé and orange low intervention wines from all over the world the love they deserve.  The natural wine movement has been the biggest game-changer in the 21st-century wine world (according to Decanter) and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Vegan Wines For Your Veganuary

vegan

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 plant-based foods for the month of January. Why did you decide to go vegan? Giving a vegan lifestyle 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, resorting to watery alcohol free wheat […]

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? Are they dangerous?

sulphites

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!

rewards

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Undiscovered wines of Greece

wines of Greece

For one of the oldest wine producing wine regions in the world, the wines of Greece haven’t risen quickly. Greece has been known for producing wines that don’t necessarily give it a good name – to name one; Retsina…Retsina is a uniquely flavoured wine to say the very least! A wine that is made using pine […]

Why drink Vegan, and where can I find Vegan wine?

Free Run Juice Samurai Chardonnay

These days there are many more people out there that are conscious about their health, and who are also conscious about what’s in the glass, what’s on the label, and what additives etc are actually added in the making of that given wine. ‘Wines that are suitable for vegans’ is in a basic term, alcohol […]

Which Wines Are The Best For Your Health?

The Best For Your Health

That question you are probably asking yourself every Monday night – ‘Which Wines Are The Best For Your Health‘? These health benefits should inspire you to pour a glass of our sustainable wine tonight. You may have heard that wine offers health benefits… Some of what you hear may be wishful thinking or the exaggerated […]

What is natural Wine?

Natural Wine

The natural wine movement is now reaching new heights, both in terms of production and consumption, and there are still a lot of people out there, especially those that we are preaching to that still don’t know a lot about natural wine. I think now it’s time to define these wines so consumers know that what […]

Understanding Wine Pricing

Understanding Wine Pricing

Understanding Wine Pricing This week, a news notification alerted me to an article on wine from my preferred news source. A respectable wine expert was promoting organic wines and finished the article with a list of wine suggestions and where to buy them. It got my attention… I noticed however that more than half of […]

Sustainable wines are on the march!

Sustainable wines are on the march

Last week it was announced that mainstream bar chain, All Bar One as per immediately, will focus on organic wines for all their outlets This is remarkable since one does not expect the All Bar One clientele would venture much beyond wine labels such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cab-Sauv and Merlot. Large, please. Clearly, the […]

Why do some wines give you a Headache?

Why do some wines give you a Headache

A common question these days – Why do some wines give you a Headache? Aside from drinking too much, there could be a legitimate reason for your pain! Some people believe that post-wine headaches are caused by sulphites but this myth has since been debunked by experts. Instead, we should be pointing the finger at Histamines. Histamines […]