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  • 17th

    Jul

    3 days in Bordeaux

    Recently back from a Trade trip to Bordeaux and what a fantastic trip it was! The Wine Trade really know how to entertain. Of course it wasn't all entertainment,  there was a lot of hard work in the form of some serious tasting; no kidding. Without wanting to sound like a wine wuss, trying several dozen wines from the 2009 and 2010 vintages (char…

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  • 17th

    Jul

    Common Faults in Wine Part 1

      Have you ever been in a situation where you have just come home from after a long, hard day at work, opened a bottle of wine, sat down, poured yourself a glass only to find that the wine is “off”? Annoying isn’t it? Especially if you don’t have one to replace it with. Have you ever tried to convince yourself that maybe it’s not the…

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  • 17th

    Jul

    Our Food and Travel Reader Awards Nomination: Vote Here

    The Corks Out team are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for Specialist Retailer of the Year in the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2013. And now we need your support. Our lovely customers can vote for us to win over on the Food and Travel Awards website. You simply need to scroll down the Specialist Retailer of the Year category, tick Corks …

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  • 16th

    Jul

    All aboard!

    As the good ship that is Corks Out Chester is making it's final preparations before setting sail for the 7 sea's of rum tasting this Friday night, we thought it would be appropriate to publicly offer our thanks to all our willing sailor's who have booked their tickets and managed to SELL OUT the night, so thank you very much. It's seems for the fir…

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  • 12th

    Jul

    What is Ruining Your Glass of Wine?

    There are a number of outside factors that can ruin a bottle of wine, including oxidisation, mineralisation and heat damage. There is often nothing we can do about this, just sadly pour the spoilt wine away. However, there are also ways that we can ruin wine, and it is usually down to how it's served. We've come up with a list of the most common se…

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  • 11th

    Jul

    Eins, Zwei, Dry!

    When you think of German wines, do you think of sweet aberrations such as Blue Nun, Black Tower etc?? This sadly, for Germany, is a common viewpoint. However, you only need to go back 50 years or so & the white wines were considered amongst the very best in the world - then the 1970’s came along & the market became flooded with such bottl…

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  • 9th

    Jul

    Top Five Single Bottle Wines for Nights In

    There are times in life when you need just the one bottle of wine. Whether you are looking to share a decent red during a Wednesday evening meal, sip on a fruity, fresh white while curled up watching a film or celebrate a special occasion with a bottle of bubbly, no doubt you will want your wine to be something of a knock-out. Here at Corks Out, we…

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  • 6th

    Jul

    Sizzling Fizzlings!

    The Champagne & Canapé Tasting Event last night in Alderley Edge's Festival Hall was a blast! We brought the sunshine & the fizz and the good people of the village and beyond brought the smiles and the questions. It was really heartening to be asked such interesting questions at a tasting. People were comparing Champagnes and English spark…

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  • 6th

    Jul

    Rieslings to be Cheerful Parts 1, 2 and 3

    Riesling. Riesling. Riesling. It's such a lovely word. It's kind of....ooh I don't know...kind of...Rieslingy don't you think? And of course, the wines. Oh the wines. How is it possible to describe the delights inside a bottle of Riesling? Well, let's split it up into three and see where it leads us....   Part One : The Psychiatrist When you'v…

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  • 5th

    Jul

    Charlie and his Angels

    9pm … Blue Monday… I was sitting at the bar in one of my favourite restaurants in Chester, Upstairs at the Grill.  I was meeting three girls for dinner, all of which hold positions high up in leading bars and restaurants across the north- west. The ladies in question will remain nameless for as well as being dedicated professionals and leading…

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