Wine Delivery is on the Rise
Jul18

Wine Delivery is on the Rise

Being able to order wine online and have it delivered directly to your door is a benefit to many, especially those with a busy lifestyle. Asides from not having to worry about carrying heavy crates from the supermarket to your car and into your home, it’s a great service to use if you’re hosting a party. It’s a service that’s quickly increasing in popularity (and it’s easy to see why!) On another note, it’s an attractive gift to send...

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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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7 Unexpected Health Benefits of Drinking Wine
Aug17

7 Unexpected Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

As far as simple pleasures go, there’s little that beats unwinding at the end of a hard day with a glass of wine. While there’s obvious risks from overindulging – those awful hangovers should be enough of a deterrent – could there also be some unexpected health benefits hidden inside that bottle of Malbec? It’s certainly true that wine – particularly red wine – contains a number of antioxidants, such as quercetin and resveratrol,...

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10 Tips for Buying a Gift for a Wine Connoisseur
Jul09

10 Tips for Buying a Gift for a Wine Connoisseur

We all have that one friend who is obsessed with wine. They know just about everything there is to know about each and every bottle out there. From the grape to the fermentation process, they’re down with the lingo and know all the tricks to sniffing out a decent bottle for every meal. Although you appreciate their fine taste in wine, it makes it a nightmare to buy a gift. If you’re not a wine expert yourself, it can be a bit...

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Champagne vs. Prosecco: What’s the Difference?
May22

Champagne vs. Prosecco: What’s the Difference?

  Have you often wondered what the difference between champagne and prosecco is – apart from the price tag of course? Or have you been reprimanded by that wine snob at work for referring to prosecco as champagne? In light of this much debated topic, here is your ultimate guide to the differences between both bottles of fizz: Some Facts about Champagne: It is made with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes A standard...

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Birthday Gift Guide: 10 Best Birthday Hampers
May16

Birthday Gift Guide: 10 Best Birthday Hampers

Are you planning a special birthday surprise? Or just need a birthday gift for a colleague? Navigating through the jungle of online gifts can be frustrating and tiring. Too many options to choose from, and you never know if your gift will be appropriate for the recipient? If you’re like most people and leave your birthday gift shopping till the last minute, you’ll be happy to know that here at Serenata we can arrange a...

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