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Low Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic Wines: Are They Worth It?

The idea of low alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages has been around for a good thirty or forty years. The problem in the early days was that the range of drinks available, as well as their quality, left a lot to be desired.

Today, with better winemaking processes and greater public demand driving developments, things are certainly beginning to change. It’s much easier to find both low alcohol and non-alcoholic wines on supermarket shelves or available online. And the quality really has improved.

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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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Out with the Old in with the New?

All over the world, there are different vineyards which incorporate various winemaking practices and growing techniques. The concept of old and new world wines is something that is commonly mistaken.

Old world wines come from the original wine growing regions within Europe. Whereas new world wines come from everywhere else like Australia, Argentina, the USA, the list goes on.

But, what is the real difference?  And are you better matched to the old world or the new world?

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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.

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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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