What We're Drinking

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

  • 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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  • 16th

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: Germany.

       GERMANY:   World Cup history  It is believed to be around the time of Roman conquer that Germany’s wine journey began, approximately 100BC.  For once it wasn’t their influence, however, that really shaped the future of Germanic viticulture, instead it was the monastic orders that established many of Germany’s finest vineyards.  T…

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  • 15th

    Jun

    The Corks Out World Cup 2014: Argentina.

       ARGENTINA:   World Cup history Vitis vinifera - the original vine that started it all - first arrived with the Spaniards in the early 16th century, they began planting them in 1551.  Two factors significantly affected the growth of the industry - the expansion of the railway from the principle wine areas - particularly Mendoza to Buenos …

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  • 13th

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: Spain.

      SPAIN: IN DEPTH.   World Cup history: Viva Espana! Now here is a nation that in the modern era is as successful on the highest stage in football as it is in its production of top quality wine.  The first vines are alleged to have been planted 3,000 years ago by those good old Phoenicians in Andalusia.  The Romans evolved the winemaking p…

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  • 13th

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: Intro & Brazil.

    Leading up to and beyond the kick off of arguably the most significant event in world sport, we have dived into our archives, racked our brains and utilised our wine knowledge to put together a full guide to the wine history, current crop and key players (producers) of the XI major wine producing countries participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup i…

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  • 13th

    Jun

    The Corks Out Wine World Cup 2014: Intro & Brazil.

    Leading up to and beyond the kick off of arguably the most significant event in world sport, we have dived into our archives, racked our brains and utilised our wine knowledge to put together a full guide to the wine history, current crop and key players (producers) of the XI major wine producing countries participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup i…

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  • 9th

    Jun

    Whisky is liquid sunshine

    “Whisky is Liquid Sunshine.” So, it’s that time of year again. Father’s day is just around the corner and I am sharing some of my top pick malt whiskies to inspire you to purchase that bottle of liquid sunshine to share with Dad this coming Sunday. Now, enjoying a whisky, to me, is all about time. Take time to choose the whisky, take time t…

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  • 25th

    May

    Chateau Musar: The Family behind the Wines.

    In this blog for Corks Out Wines I will explore the history of Chateau Musar's Hochar Family whose dynasty is alive and well some 84 years after its foundation.   Gaston Hochar: In 1930, Gaston Hochar founded Chateau Musar.  He was just 20 years old.  That alone to me is an incomprehensible feat for a young man growing up in a far from prosp…

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  • 21st

    May

    English Wine Week: HENNERS SPARKLING WINE

    Celebrate English Wine Week with Corks Out!  English wine has come a long way, and is now producing some Wine Gems! Corks Out Stores are offering great deals and offers on these gems, and also tastings in our 5 stores across Cheshire.  Over the past few weeks we have been tasting some fantastic English fizz and some great still wines too, and cho…

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  • 21st

    May

    5 Reasons why English fizz is a match for Champagne

    Edith Piaf or the Beatles? Zidane or Beckham? Roast beef or Chateaubriand? Throw in a pinch of Waterloo and a soupçon of Agincourt and we have England Vs France, ye olde rivalry that is showing the green shoots of renaissance within the world of wine. All There is a gathering storm of whispers within the wine trade declaring English sparkling …

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