Winemaking – More Art Than Science

Winemaking is often considered more art than science but the only piece of the puzzle that is visual comes in the form of the label. There have been numerous label commissions over the years, most famous being the labels of Chateau Mouton Rothschild where a new artist paints the label each vintage. Some of the finest artist’s to grace the

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5 Grape Varieties To Try

Variety is the spice of life, or at least that’s what we’re told. At Virgin Wines, we firmly believe that experimenting is the key to unlocking your senses to a world of flavour and excitement, which is why we work hard to find the wines we know you’ll love. Whether that’s hopping over the fence from a top producer to

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Top 5 Wine Countries Flying Under The Radar

We all know that France make some delicious wines. Italy makes some perfect food wines. Chile make some incredible Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlots and Australia dominate the fruit-forward power wines. However there are so many countries making fantastic wines that fly under the radar, countries that you don’t immediately consider wine-making regions. It’s easy to forget about these as they’re not

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11 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Wine

It’s a common misconception that buying and serving wines is complicated. It’s not. It’s just that the wine world is often shrouded in myths and rumours. So forget what you’ve heard, and follow these simple tips below to get the most out of your wine purchases. Once you’ve read this, you should know where to look, what to serve and

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The Garden of France

If you asked ten people to name a wine from the Loire Valley in France, it’s quite likely that you’d get ten white wine responses, and perhaps seven or eight of those would be ‘Sauvignon Blanc’. It’s true that Loire’s wine production is predominantly made up of four varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne and Cabernet Franc.

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Wines of Germany

Germany makes some of the most thrilling wines on the planet and we’ve recently put our heads together with Wines of Germany to show our customers what a fascinating journey German wine is (Click here for offers on the German range). It has a unique approach to winemaking and produces some of the very best wines in the world. Known

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The Judgement Of Paris

If you mention the Judgement of Paris to anyone, you’re either referencing a blind wine tasting that rocked the wine world, or you’re talking about a beauty contest from Greek Mythology. As this is a wine blog rather than a Zeus fan-club, we’re going to be talking about the blind wine tasting that took place in Paris on the 24th of

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Grüner Veltliner – The Austrian Gem

If you’ve been drinking wine for a while, the chances are you know what you like. However every now and again, it’s good to try something new. I was looking for an unusual white wine that offered lots of character. Looking through our range I noticed a wine from Austria, the Weingut Sepp Moser Breiter Rain Gruner Veltliner 2012. Quite

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Smart Wine Bottle: Evolution or Unnecessary?

Yesterday we shared the news on our social media channels that a new technological advancement in the wine industry was set to hit the US market later this year. It created quite a stir and many comments were made, ranging from it being a brilliant innovation to it being a solution to a non-existent problem. The Kuvée project raised $6 million

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