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Top 5 tips to buy good Bordeaux wine
Top 5 tips to buy good Bordeaux wine

By Sophia Luckett on May 04, 2021

Top 5 Tips for Bordeaux WinesBordeaux wine can be fantastic - but there's a whole whack of generic, flavourless stuff to wade through to find it.Here's some basics to look out for on wine labels to get you s...

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How are wine corks made? The fascinating process
How are wine corks made? The fascinating process

By Sophia Luckett on Apr 09, 2021

Not all wine corks are created equal. Their primary purpose is to preserve the wine for long term storage, but which ones are the best to do this? Check out the vid for the lowdown on how the corks are made...

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Wine production size - does it matter?
Wine production size - does it matter?

By Sophia Luckett on Mar 15, 2021

The wine pictured proudly states its production size of 4,500 bottles on the back label. Let’s put that number into context. There were 26,400,000 bottles produced of Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon...

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Why do we have wine and cheese together? Wine and cheese pairing
Why do we have wine and cheese together? Wine and cheese pairing

By Sophia Luckett on Feb 22, 2021

Why are wine and cheese the just so flipping good together? They're a power couple, an operatic duet, a right and left silk glove, a French and Saunders combo. There is science behind the dreaminess.  Th...

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How to find a good bottle of Cava
How to find a good bottle of Cava

By Sophia Luckett on Jan 18, 2021

How do you buy a good bottle of Cava? Super duper handy information right here There's a nifty colour coding on the foil caps to help you know what's going on inside the bottle.The circular label over the fo...

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Why does your Extra Dry Sparkling wine taste sweet?
Why does your Extra Dry Sparkling wine taste sweet?

By Sophia Luckett on Dec 17, 2020

Why does your extra dry sparkling wine taste sweet?   Let's dive into sparkling wine labeling terms and get to the bottom of this conundrum. After most sparkling wines are made, they then have the 'dosage' added to them. It involves topping off the wine with a mixture of the base wine, sugar, and a smidge of th preservative sulfur dioxide. The mixture is called a liqueur d’expédition (this is bound to come up on a crossword one day and you'll thank me)

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Cru Bourgeois Supérieur meaning
Cru Bourgeois Supérieur meaning

By Sophia Luckett on Nov 25, 2020

Cru Bourgeois Supérieur - this is a cool new thing to know. Following on from my recent video about Bordeaux wine labels, here's another tasty morsel to look out for when calling on the Claret. 

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Bag in a box wine - is it any good?
Bag in a box wine - is it any good?

By Sophia Luckett on Nov 16, 2020

How do you feel 'Cardbordeaux'? AKA Boxed wine Or a magnum sized wine-in-a-bag: The Bagnum? Once upon a time in university it was pretty standard fare. But have you dabbled since then?The last 5 years have s...

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French wine tops: what the colours and letters mean
French wine tops: what the colours and letters mean

By Sophia Luckett on Sep 22, 2020

Just like milk colour tops, French wine tops tell you details about the wine inside. Do you know the difference between the letters and colours on the capsule? 🟢🔴🔵 Snuggle in. Here’s the lowdown:Let’s start...

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Keep your wine glasses in perfect nick

By Sophia Luckett on Sep 14, 2020

Hello, sparkly-glass police here Top tip: when cleaning glasses in a dishwasher, never use detergent.  All you need is a short wash and plenty of rinse aid. The hot water will remove all the smudges and fi...

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How much should you spend on a bottle of wine?
How much should you spend on a bottle of wine?

By Sophia Luckett on Sep 08, 2020

How much should you spend on a bottle of wine? The simple answer is: if you’re looking for something ‘good’ then spend at least £10Here’s why £10 should be your baseline. Below is a break down of what costs ...

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Why your nose is Sherlock Holmes
Why your nose is Sherlock Holmes

By Sophia Luckett on Aug 19, 2020

When it comes to wine, think of your nose as Sherlock Holmes. Your mouth is Watson, it can detect some clues and isn’t bad at the overall picture. But Holmes... he’s another incredible level.Your nose hones ...

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