Category Archives: Organic Wine

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Pull The Cork Wine Certification

Wine Certification

Recently we’ve been getting into all kinds of debates on how the Wine Certification should be addressed, and how categories and filtering should be presented, so we’ve made some changes, and feel that this is the right way to tell you why… Farming Practices Organic According to the Soil Association, organic farming is a form […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winery Interview With Cantina Orsogna

Cantina Orsogna

Please introduce yourself and Cantina Orsogna: Cantina Orsogna, created in 1964, is a cooperative company of 450 partners. It is the largest producer of organic and biodynamic wines in the south centre of Italy. It has more than 1.100 hectares of vines, 80% is certified organic, and 30% is certified biodynamic (biodynamic viticulture) by Demeter. […]

Have You Tried The Wines From Ministry of Clouds??

Ministry of Clouds

Ministry of Clouds is the brainchild of Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood, which has achieved cult status in a short amount of time due to their beautifully crafted wines. They produce wines which speak of the lands that they come from, providing a sense of season and place. Each wine is naturally fermented in individual […]

Have You Tried The Wonders From Schubert Wines??

schubert

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. Kai had the experience of […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On Stage With Mellisa Hemsley

Mellisa Hemsley

For those of you that are new to our blog, Pull The Cork and the world of sustainable wine – Pull The Cork is increasingly quickly building to be the pivotal online platform for sustainable wine for all types of wine-lovers. Below is me (James) on the right, and Rob – Rob runs a wine […]

Dilute your budget, not your wine…

supermarket

Supermarket wine is a bit like Coca-Cola – the same taste, every year, at the same price. Everywhere. It is the opposite to the wine our customers buy from this platform. Our wine is small production, natural and sustainable. It is wine. Unlike commercially manufactured wine products, which are sometimes diluted from concentrate, our wine is what you […]

Introducing you to the wines of Château Léoube

Château Léoube

You Win Some, You Lose Some Starting a start-up is hard work, starting a start-up in the wine trade – a highly competitive market – it’s next to impossible. Trying to interact and please everyone is hard work – but if like us you thrive from hard work and pleasing people, then, in the long run, […]

Give your summer an organic twist !!

Château Léoube
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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 […]