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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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Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blends are the biz
Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blends are the biz

By Sophia Luckett on Aug 11, 2020

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (NZSB) = can of lilt; let’s wear Hawaiian shirts and get tropical. So if you’re more of a savoury lover and prefer green pepper over guava but you love the spritzy acidity of a NZ...

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Wine lover - Are you an acid junkie?
Wine lover - Are you an acid junkie?

By Sophia Luckett on Aug 07, 2020

Do this 3 second wine quiz to find out more about your style of wine!The ACID test 🍋Understanding your personal preference for acid levels in your wine is key to working out what wines please you (and which ...

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***This Post Contains Sulphites*** The lowdown on sulphites in wine
***This Post Contains Sulphites*** The lowdown on sulphites in wine

By Sophia Luckett on Aug 01, 2020

***This Post Contains Sulphites*** What’s the Sulphite lowdown?  I’m often asked, so here’s what gazillions of internet articles have told me & I’ve streamlined.  Why are sulphites in wine? All wines na...

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Do you really need to decant wine?
Do you really need to decant wine?

By Sophia Luckett on Jul 29, 2020

Why decant wine? Two main reasons: to get some oxygen into the wine allowing it to flex its muscles or to get rid of any sediment in the bottle. The latter is less necessary nowadays, wines are usually filt...

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Mis en bouteille - what's it mean?
Mis en bouteille - what's it mean?

By Sophia Luckett on Jul 29, 2020

According to the Urban Dictionary, the term Mis en bouteille (Meez on Bootay) is 'a date of the ut-most intense pleasure with one’s companion that is described as fine as wine' e.g. A friend may ask, “ What ...

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The truth about pink Champagne
The truth about pink Champagne

By Sophia Luckett on Jul 29, 2020

Do you know how pink Champagne is made? Be prepared - it's an eyebrow raiser 😲⠀One wouldn't be judged for assuming it's made like most rosés: red grapes are crushed and left to soak (macerate) on their skins for a couple of hours; depending how long you macerate the darker the colour of your rose. ⠀⠀But pink Champs has got it's own thing going 

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The best way to store open wine
The best way to store open wine

By Sophia Luckett on Jul 28, 2020

What do you do with leftover wine? Here’s a little #bluepeter style vid for you to help you get longer life out of your wine. 💪🍷You may be thinking: who has leftover wine?🤔 That is a fair question.Here’s why you might 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽

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