While there is a noticeable market trend towards easier-drinking reds, which are generally brought to market more quickly, this shift sometimes bypasses traditional techniques like extended maceration that are key to crafting cellar-worthy wines. This reflects a broader conversation about the balance between modern consumer preferences and traditional winemaking techniques.

21st Apr 2024

A recent study has provided new insights into the origin of headaches caused by red wine consumption, potentially solving a long-standing mystery.

27th Nov 2023

When it comes to the language of rosé, some people would prefer to render it mute, others simply let it get lost in translation, interpreting it only with their eyes in order to judge it by its colour.

5th Sep 2023

Google has evolved into a modern sage, providing a vast database of knowledge to satisfy our burning questions. With a few keystrokes, we turn to Google's wisdom, gaining insights and answers, making it an indispensable source of information in our quest for understanding. Google confidently claims to possess the answers regarding wine, and now you can explore the top three wine-related inquiries frequently posed to Google, presented below for your reading pleasure!

16th Aug 2023

This is such a simple question and one we often get asked. However, there is so much more to this question that I thought it would be a great topic to unpack and address.

16th May 2023

There are no hard and fast rules about what constitutes an ‘alternative variety’ – instead, it’s a very relative concept. Alternative varieties can be defined simply as any type of wine that falls outside the mass-consumed mainstream.

15th Apr 2023

Sustainability' is a buzz word at the moment, but it can be thrown around like popcorn at the movies. These 'kernels' of information are priceless to consumers, yet continue to fall through the cracks of our understanding. I want to get a bit serious and clear here about certain practices in this industry, like weed control, which are common knowledge, but not often understood. Practices which hold viticulture back from true sustainability: protecting the environment, supporting social responsibility, maintaining economic feasibility and producing high quality wine.

17th Jul 2022

When it comes to gifting a single bottle of wine, finding a special way to present it can sometimes be a challenge, not to mention costly. While gift bags are a common choice, there are more creative ways to enhance your gift presentation.

22nd Dec 2021

This is indeed a classic case of mistaken identity, and it's not the only one of its kind. In the wine world, such mix-ups have occurred before.

16th Apr 2021

This topic always sparks lively dinner party conversations! Before we delve into personal preferences and what they might reveal about you, let's explore some interesting facts about the differences between red and white wines and how these distinctions evolved.

9th Oct 2020

The topic of wine-related headaches is indeed intriguing, and it often leads to concerns about sulphites, histamines, and tannins found in wine. However, let's delve into the facts to dispel some of the myths surrounding these potential headache triggers.

23rd Sep 2020

This is the original interview transcript (taken back in 2020) with Young Gun of Wine,offering insight into Raquel Jones' fascinating journey into the world of winemaking. It provides a glimpse into her ongoing pursuit of mastering the timeless art of winemaking.

5th Jan 2020