Investing in Wine – a Short Guide to Vintage Wines
Dec20

Investing in Wine – a Short Guide to Vintage Wines

The wine boom first began in the mid-1980s, when prices for finer beverages began to rise. Today it’s a serious sport for investors. If you have money to spare, vintage wines could be your ticket to an early retirement. To put this into perspective, it was only in October that the most expensive lot of wine ever sold went under the hammer. 114 bottles of Romanée-Conti Burgundy were purchased for an incredible £1,035,000 –...

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What does your wine preference say about you?
Nov06

What does your wine preference say about you?

Let’s face it, whether you’re a professional or a university student, life always looks that little bit better with a glass of your favourite wine in your hand. And well, nothing looks more elegant than a glass of white or red – or even rose if you’re feeling particularly fruity. So it’s of no surprise that wine hampers are selling out like hotcakes, especially as it’s thought your wine preference actually reflects your personality;...

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Your Cheat Sheet to Wine Tasting
Sep09

Your Cheat Sheet to Wine Tasting

Do you want to kick start your exploration of wine? Well, we’ve got you covered! Learning to taste wine is no different to learning to really appreciate music or art in the way that the pleasure you receive is proportionate to the effort you make. In order words, the more you fine tune your sensory abilities the better you’ll understand and enjoy the nuances great wines can express. If your stomach normally sinks when you share a...

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Calories in wine – how much is in your glass?
Sep03

Calories in wine – how much is in your glass?

For many of us, there’s nothing better than a nice soothing glass of wine at the end of a hectic day. But would you have that second or third glass if you knew how many calories you were knocking back? Well, new research has actually revealed that the vast majority of us have no idea just how many calories are in our precious vino and unwittingly drink ourselves fatter in the process. The highest calorie wines also tend to have the...

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10 most expensive wines in the world
Aug23

10 most expensive wines in the world

Are you thinking of picking up a bottle of wine for your dinner tonight? Who can blame you! There’s nothing better than a nice glass of red with a thick steak or a glass of crisp white with a bit of monkfish but while most of the time we’ll settle for a medium-grade vintage sometimes it’s worth splashing out and enjoying something at the top end of the scale. While the prices of the wines on this list are, well, astronomical, they are...

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