What We're Drinking

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

  • 29th

    Jul

    Drink Outside The Box

    There are a lot of grapes out there that get overlooked or disregarded, and nestle in the shadows of the big names such as Sauvignon, Cabernet and Merlot. Corks Out are renowned for trying different wines, and with expert advice from our staff, you can't go wrong. So I ask one thing of you this summer; drink outside the box and shine a well deserve…

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  • 14th

    Jul

    6 ways to get good at Blind Tasting: Part 1.

    What is Blind Tasting? To "Blind Taste" is the ability to identify the glass of wine placed before you down to the region of the world it comes from, the year it was produced and the grape variety/varieties at hand.  Those at the very top of their game can often even whittle it down to the very two hands that made it or vineyard site the wine delv…

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  • 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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