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How to Use the ParkersGuide Like a Pro

Robert Parker has excellent taste in wine. Well, not only does our website stock many of the bottles which he rates, but we’ve included his score next to them too, so you can see just how good the vino really is. Ingeniously, you can also search and filter those wines by specific categories. That doesn’t just mean you’ll get a really good bottle of wine, but the absolute best possible wine available for your needs. We have the technology. Simply open up the ParkersGuide, and learn how to get the most from our website. (more…)

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Tour the Map of Burgundy with our Wine

If you fancy a Continental holiday, Burgundy is a lovely part of France. Its main road, the A6, runs right through the wine growing areas too, which makes it ideal for stopping off at vineyards along the way. Although, maybe your driving companion should be a teetotaller. Going through the Burgundy map from North to South, you’ll quickly notice that there’s a huge variety in the region’s wines. (more…)

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How to Save Money Making Your Own Wine Filter

There are quite a few wine gadgets on the market. Many of them are completely useless, and that’s certainly true of a wine filter. There are only a few circumstances where you might need one. Even then, the wine will be perfectly drinkable without it, and so rather than shelling out, you might as well just make your own filter at home with a few basic bits of kit. (more…)

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How to buy good wedding wine on a budget!

Worried about your wedding wine? Buying wine for a wedding can feel like a tough job, particularly when you’re on a budget. Planning your wedding is a lot of work, and it’s an expensive business, too. The good news is that buying wedding wine doesn’t need to be a nightmare. With a little bit of guidance and some idea of what you want, it’s really nothing to worry about. We’ve got together a simple guide to buy the best wedding wine without spending a fortune. (more…)

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Ever wonder how a wine corker machine works?

Making wine sounds easy. Grow a few grapes, convert their sugar into alcohol and away you go. All natural. Straightforward. Winemaking is a lot more than that, though, and these days wineries can look more like factories or laboratories given all the machinery on-site. From the wine corker to the optical sorter, there’s a whole industry that provides much-needed technology to wineries. All of a sudden, things sound a little more complicated. (more…)

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Does Wine Freeze Even If I Put it in a Freezer?

Sort of. Wine freezes at -6? to -9?, and commercially available freezers go as low as -18?. It’s certainly doable. Yet the alcohol in the wine means that it still doesn’t freeze as solidly or readily as water does, and so it would hold its shape only for a while in the freezer. Riesling ice cubes are possible after some time in the deep freeze, but a Riesling ice sculpture wouldn’t be. Even though it’s true that wine does freeze, wine connoisseurs should know that freezing a bottle has its drawbacks. (more…)

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Love Every Bottle You Buy with the Robert Parker Collection

Wine can get expensive. And if you hate a bottle, you’re only going to feel worse for remembering the price tag attached to it, but you can avoid that sting if you take the advice of a good wine critic, like Robert Parker. In fact, Mr Parker has reviewed a huge number of wines over the years. We even have a section on our website which collects those bottles together here, which makes it so much easier to sort the wine you’ll love from the wine you won’t if you’re not sure what to choose. (more…)

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3 good reasons to buy a wine saver

Have you ever considered buying a wine saver? The wine saver market is surprisingly complicated, and you can get anything from a cheap little stopper to a complex piece of cutting-edge technology like the Coravin that’ll set you back at least a few hundred euro. Whatever the style and no matter how advanced the technology, the basic idea is the same: A wine saver will protect your wine from going bad once opened. (more…)

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A primer on Primitivo wine

Primitivo wine is a regional specialty of Puglia in Italy, though it has a much wider reach throughout the wine world. The grape that Primitivo wine comes from is grown in various regions throughout the world, and often under different names. What the Italians call “Primitivo” is “Zinfandel” to the Americans, and the tongue-twisting “Crljenak Kaštelanski” and “Tribidrag” in Croatia. If it sounds complicated, don’t fret: Primitivo wine is really pretty simple, and our guide will tell you everything you need to know. (more…)

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How to explore Spanish wine on a budget

Spain makes some of the best wine in the world. From superstar regions like Rioja and Ribera del Duero to legendary producers like Vega Sicilia and Pingus, Spanish wine has no shortage of fanfare. Exploring Spanish wine is a fun and rewarding pursuit, but be warned: fine wine and a tight budget can be a dangerous mix! Rockstar regions and icon producers are great, but your wallet will go a lot further by moving a little off the beaten track and exploring some of Spain’s hidden gems. (more…)

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