50 Shades of Grapes – What Gives Wine Colour? A Beginners Guide

20th January 2018

50 Shades of Grapes – what gives wine colour? From elegant whites to deep burgundy reds, we all know that wine comes in lots of luscious colours. But what actually gives wines these beautiful colours? Here’s how it works! The basics: So… we’ll start out easy. Typically, dark grapes make red wine, light grapes make…

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What’s Behind the Magnum Bottle Wine Trend?

1st November 2017

There’s a growing trend for serving wine in magnums and bigger bottles – and it’s not just about making a splash! Here’s why big wine bottles are big news: 1. Big on impact Big wine bottles have a touch of theatre, and create a sense of excitement. If you’re celebrating and want to put the…

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Why Do Wine Bottle Sizes Have Such Odd Names?

1st October 2017

Jeroboams, rehoboams, methuselahs, nebuchadnezzars… big wine bottle sizes have some pretty odd names. But why? The answers are sadly lost in the mists of time. But here’s some of what’s known or suspected about some of the unusual names attached to big bottle sizes. Magnum comes the Latin word for ‘big’. So far, so simple!…

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