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What is a great Christmas wine?

What is a great Christmas wine? 2020 Whatever you're planning to eat on the big day, we've got you sorted with some great wine pairings you'll want to return to after the obligatory post dinner nap... Ben @winehack - 30 November 2020To find out what is a great Christmas wine, we…

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Soave

Gianni Tessari Soave Soave is an often forgotten wine damaged by the 1980's restaurant scene, but can you now find an excellent example? We look at Gianni Tessari and find out...Ben @winehack - 8 June 2020Soave, like Chianti, is another Italian great that suffered some serious reputational damage in the great…

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Old World vs New World – Sauvignon Blanc

Old World vs New World Sauvignon Blanc Over the years in the shop I’ve fielded many wine questions, differences between old and new world are often the most common. Are they really any different? Would a Sancerre taste the same as a Marlborough New Zealand? Well, in a word… no.Ben @winehack…

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What’s in a bottle of wine – cost breakdown

Price of wineHow much of the price of a bottle of wine is actual wine?The marketplace for wine can be pretty competitive and people are often extremely price sensitive.  It’s easy to assume that you get what you pay for, but is that always true?Once logistics, duty, the bottle itself, margin…

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