What We're Drinking

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

  • 20th

    Aug

    "Charismatic California Corkers" : Bogle Winery

    Bogle Winery is a family owned and run winery, which was established in 1968 by father and son team, Warren and Chris Bogle, in California. More on The family Behind Bogle Winery. “To produce great quality wine, you must first produce great quality grapes.” More on Bogle Winery and Sustainability. At Corks Out we pride ourselves on our range …

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  • 16th

    Aug

    Lowland: But Not Low On Flavour - Auchentoshan

    Auchentoshan is a distillery in the Lowlands of Scotland. It is the only distillery in Scotland to have a third still; so it’s triple distilling every drop. Auchentoshan’s clean yet complex flavour starts with malted optic barley, which is gently kilned and completely un-peated, allowing the true and traditional Auchentoshan flavours to shine …

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  • 14th

    Aug

    Languedoc - Much more bang for your buck

    The Languedoc-Rousillon region in the south-west of France is the largest producer of grapes in the country however it is often dwarfed in reputation from it's neighbours Rhone. For this reason, if you choose carefully, you can get some excellent wines at some great prices. Many grape varieties are used which makes them very accessible, Syrah Grena…

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  • 31st

    Jul

    Chill Out Red!

    We are celebrating a wonderful summer this year that I personally want to go on forever! Summer means we drink more champagne and rose, more cider and beer but what about reds? Well I for one love the chance to enjoy a chilled glass of red on a warm day at a barbecue. The  age old adage 'drink white wine from the fridge and red wine room temperatu…

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  • 31st

    Jul

    Prosecco – Just Cheap Champagne?

    For many years now in this country Prosecco has been seen as ‘a cheap alternative’ to champagne, similar to the way Cava was (and probably still is) in the 1980’s. It’s fizzy and served in a flute and cheap, that's it, non? Non indeed!! Prosecco can be so much more. As long as you look for the right Prosecco. The Prosecco region is, traditi…

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  • 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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