What We're Drinking

Our faviourite wines of the moment. So good we are drinking them at home.

  • 11th

    Jul

    Fire Up The BBQ & Share A Glass With Corks Out...

    So, we are having some cracking weather right? Let’s Fire up the BBQ and take advantage before it takes a British turn for the worst. Here at Corks Out, we are a one stop shop for all your BBQ wine, beer and general thirst quenching needs. All you designated drivers out there, *high five to you* we have the perfect thirst quenching drop for you..…

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  • 26th

    Jun

    Sacred Gin

    Sacred Micro-distillery was established in 2009, in Highgate by Ian Hart. The Micro-distillery operates out of the back room of his house; he also distills the spirits under a vacuum in glassware, which distills at a lower temperature than a traditional pot still, the only Micro-distillery to do so... And it is situated in a Wendy-house in the d…

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  • 25th

    Jun

    What did he say?

    Glen Garioch? When said in the strong Doric dialect by a burly, shovel-handed, Scotish single malt distillery manager of 33 years it isn't quite how you'd think, it's pronounced Glen Geery and the more you drink of it the easier it is to say and that is how I think they gave it it's name. He might disagree...... With their base model the Founder's …

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  • 23rd

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: Italy.

      ITALY:   World Cup history: It was during the Greek’s occupation of Italy that the geological potential of grape growing was unearthed.  They had struggled to produce wines of exceptional quality in their country due to the overly warm climate ergo these cool climate conditions were marvelled at and their qualities unlocked, they named …

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  • 23rd

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: France.

      FRANCE: In Depth:   World Cup history: First took part in the world of wine by planting vines as far back as the 6th Century in the Phocaean era before the Romans initiated a rather robust foreign takeover and invested heavily in the future of French (Or Gallic as it was known then) wine forever. Lead from the front for a number of centuri…

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  • 23rd

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: England.

      ENGLAND.   World Cup History: The Romans may have conquered us and lives lost trying to protect our lands but they did bring us straight roads and wine, so....all is forgiven really! Ad 43 is the year the first vines were planted across much of the South of England for commercial purposes.  The climate was, annoyingly, much warmer back th…

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  • 18th

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: Chile.

       CHILE:   World Cup history The all-conquering Spanish were again responsible for planting the first vines in Chile, in the North.  Nowadays It isSantiagoand south of there that host the premier wine regions.  Santiago's first plantings came in 1554.  In the late 18th century came the first turning point in Chilean wine history when Fre…

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  • 18th

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: Australia.

     AUSTRALIA.   World Cup history: Australia’s wine journey began in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip alighted at Sydney Cove and planted the very first wines in the country using cuttings from Braziland the Cape Of Good Hope.  This tentative start was the birth of a thriving wine industry that, in a fraction over 200 years, would be export…

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  • 16th

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: USA.

        USA:   World Cup history: In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh surveyed the vast American landscape before and proclaimed that the state of the vines saw them “cover every shrub and climb to the top of high cedars”.  Attempts to bring about widespread wine production were attempted through the planting of Vitis Vinifera in 1619,Mission(A Mex…

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  • 16th

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: Portugal.

      PORTUGAL:   World Cup history: You guessed it the Romans planted Portugal's first vines as far back as the 7th Century.  Vineyards managed to survive various tribal invasions but really began to flourish once the Moors were evicted in the 13th Century.  A 7 centuries long partnership with England has played a fundamental role in the evol…

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