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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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shiny glasses The Drink Talking
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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