Ageing wine, Why and When you should

May 11, 2021

Wine ageing refers to changes in the composition of a wine after bottling in the absence of oxygen, in the barrel you would more likely hear the term ‘maturation’.

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Why ‘clean wine’ perhaps doesn’t look that clean at all…

May 11, 2021

 Leading the charge for clean wine brands is Cameron Diaz  new wine company Avaline. Founded to provide a safe haven for health-conscious wine drinkers, wines from Avaline contain ‘little to no chemicals’, and generic information on ingredients and nutrition is provided with each wine.

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The basics of wine tasting

May 11, 2021

 There are 4 basic steps to any tasting; 1. the look, 2. the smell, 3. the taste and 4. to pause and think.

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Does an older vine mean a superior wine?

April 21, 2021

For technical Tuesday this week, we're taking a look into the world of 'old vines'. A term synonymous with quality in the world of wine, but does older always mean better?

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How is Rosé wine made?

February 09, 2021

Most wine grapes produce a clear or colourless juice with the exception of very few varieties. The colour in red and rosé wine comes from phenolic compounds called anthocyanins (an antioxidant), which are found in the grape skins. The anthocyanins react with other components in the wine to form colouration pigments.

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Calling all Veganuary wine drinkers!

January 05, 2021

Why isn’t all wine vegetarian/vegan friendly? Many people are surprised to hear that a large percentage of wine is not vegan or even vegetarian friendly.

Find out more here...

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Introduction to our regions: Santorini

November 03, 2020

The island of Santorini was the location of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Known as the Minoan eruption or the Thíra (Thera) eruption. The eruption occurred around 3600 years ago, at the peak of Minoan civilization. The resulting explosion and gigantic tsunami decimated surrounding areas and began the collapse of the Minoans, 110km away on Crete. There is a popular theory that the Thíra eruption is the inspiration and source of the legend of Atlantis.

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Everything you need to know about lees in wine

October 28, 2020

Have you ever had someone talking at you about their vast wine knowledge at a dinner party? Spouting all sorts of trendy sounding terminology, maniacally swirling and looking distressed searching for that specific secondary aroma.

Throughout our upcoming series of blogs we will be exploring some of the more technical aspects of wine making and tasting. Easy to digest and packed full of useful information, you'll have the perfect rebuttals to 'Mr Swirly'.

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Amphora Wine

October 26, 2020

A blog about our amphora wines from Crete in Greece by Silva Daskalaki: what are they, how they are prepared, how they are made and how they taste...

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A bottle of wine that glows like lava!

October 22, 2020

We were checking out some sea-aged wines this weekend in Kefelonia, Greece. We went to the famous Foivos winery in Lixouri towards the east of this amazing sleepy island.

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Underground Wineries of Santorini

October 22, 2020

If you’ve not seen the inside of a traditional Greek Cavana winery in Santorini, then this is probably one of the best! These photos are from our friends at Gavalas winery in Megalochori, on the famous volcanic island (and wine region, if you didn’t know!) of Santorini

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Working together for Economo Orange Wine

August 11, 2020

We visited Domaine Economo back in 2019. Since then, we have been working together to bring an Economo Orange wine to the U.K market - a first for the winery and a first for us! This product is undoubtedly going to be the best Greek Orange Wine on the market - what else would it be when made by Yiannis Economo...

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