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Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines… What’s the Difference?

There are lots of labels thrown around in the wine world these days…organic…biodynamic…natural… but lots of wine drinkers are confused.

If your eyes have already glazed over with the complexity of the wine vocabulary, more technical terms can feel like an overload. So, let’s get clear and simple.

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How to Pair Your Wine

If there’s one area that is guaranteed to get novice wine lovers scratching their heads it is which bottle to serve with which food. Pairing wine is the art of complementing your meal with exactly the right choice of red, white, rose or even bubbly.

Unfortunately, if you think the simple mantra of red goes with red meat and white goes with chicken and fish, is the only thing you need to know, it’s time to think again. Here’s our quick guide to get you started.

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The Financial Market and how it affects the Wine Market

People often take to investing in wine rather than stocks and shares because of the way this market has performed and grown reliably over the years. Others simply use it as a way of diversifying their investment portfolio – a case of not keeping your eggs all in one basket.

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Sommelier Tips: Choosing Wine for a Dinner Party

It’s customary when you’re invited to a dinner party to bring something along as a gift. For most people, traditionally this usually means buying a bottle of wine. This can cause all sorts of problems, especially if you want to impress but don’t know your fellow guests very well. Different wines go with different meals and some people prefer reds to whites and vice versa.

Ideally, you don’t want to head down to the supermarket and choose the cheapest bottle of plonk you can find (unless you’re a student).

So what’s the best thing to do?

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Should You Decant Your Wine?

You might think that it’s simply done for affect. Most of us, undoubtedly, open a bottle of wine, leave it to breathe for a bit and are content with that. But should you be decanting your wine? And, more importantly, does it make any difference to the taste?

If you’re serious about your wine and want to get the best out of it, learning a little more about decanting should be on your list of things to do. Most wine experts say that you should decant if possible. The good news is that it’s not a difficult to do.

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Modern Wine and Food Pairings

Wine and food pairings are generally a matter of personal preference although there are some guidelines that we follow to ensure the best dining experience possible.

The idea is to complement your food with a good bottle of wine so that our taste buds aren’t overpowered and that the true taste of both the wine and the food come through.

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3 comments on How to ‘Blag Wine Knowledge at a Dinner Party’

How to ‘Blag Wine Knowledge at a Dinner Party’

Have you ever sat at a dinner party while one of the guests expertly dissects the wine? Have you been confused by the amount of detail that goes into the description?

Don’t know your Chardonnay from your Pinot Noir but still want to impress those around you?

Here’s our quick guide to blagging it and sounding a like a true wine connoisseur. 

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A Brief History of Wine

The next time you walk down the supermarket aisle looking for wine or visit a vineyard in the heart of France, spare a thought for the history associated with all those bottles. Wine making is one of the oldest professions and has been around since we started congregating together in communities.

Why anyone decided to turn those grapes into an alcoholic treat is anyone’s guess. Perhaps it was just chance when various grapes and berries were left to ferment and someone was brave enough to taste the end results.

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