How To Make Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious. One of the most popular questions we get asked in December is “How do you make mulled wine?”. We’re just a couple of weeks away from Christmas now, so we thought it would be the perfect time to pop up a quick recipe. When we say quick, we really mean

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Virgin Experience Days Christmas Gift Guide

Note: This is a guest blog by our friends over at Virgin Experience Days Christmas is a time for giving, and it seems every year there’s more people to buy for than ever before. New friends, colleagues, family partners and more, but it’s important to remember those close to us who have always been there, and who (after several years

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Celebrating Thanksgiving

We love a good reason to celebrate, and no celebration is complete without a bottle of wine…or two. Thanksgiving will be celebrated on November 24th this year, and although we as a nation don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, our friends in the USA and Canada will be tucking into some turkey and pumpkin pie, so I think we need to recommend some

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Black Friday – Don’t Miss Out

Sign up to hear about our incredible Black Friday deals HERE Black Friday is very much an American import. The day after Thanksgiving marks the first day of the Christmas shopping season. It also gives us a chance to put some incredible deals in place, and boy do we have some special ones this year. You’ve all seen the hectic

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Introducing The Wine Advent Calendar

This is all totally my fault; I hold my hands up! Guilty as charged. Last December I looked on with total envy (hidden to the best of my ability!) as my daughter sprinted into the kitchen every morning of December, tucking in to numerous chocolates and goodies found within her (numerous!) advent calendars before school. It reminded me of how

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What Is Noble Rot?

It doesn’t look all that appetizing, but trust us, noble rot is vital to making some of the most delicious sweet wines in the world, including Sauternes, Tokaji, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese. Noble Rot Noble Rot, also known as Botrytis Cinerea attacks healthy ripe grapes. It weakens the skins of the grape which in turn accelerates the evaporation of the water

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Virgin Wines Live – London Review

How big?? Our London Live Event is our biggest on our calendar, 3, 3 hour sessions over 2 days. 500 people at each and 315 wines for them to try!! Where? This year we were at The Lindley Hall, RHS, a great venue! What happened? On arrival everyone is ticked off our guest list by Andy (from our Preston office/warehouse)

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Taking A Journey Through The Rhône Valley

We’re shining on the spotlight on the Rhône valley this week. It’s a region that the buyers love to drink and that tends to result in a comprehensive range of listings! It’s a wonder of a region and we love nothing more than promoting it and every given opportunity, so explore the below and click here for a few deals.

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How to survive a wine tasting – A simple 5 step guide

This weekend we’re heading to London for our National wine tasting, three events over two days. So with that in mind, I decided to take a look at how you survive a wine tasting. I heart wine tastings I go to quite a few wine tastings every year. It’s fair to say I love them. It’s not just Virgin Wines’

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International Coffee day

So it’s over to me to cover another ‘International Day’. On the saturated calendar of “days”, sandwiched in between “International paint your armpits orange day” and “Coat a neighbour’s fence in rhubarb day” there lies International Coffee day. How many “days” are there in a year now? It was the morning after “Help a duck find a Volvo day”, so

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