Reviews, guides and stories for all lovers of Wine

Welcome to a World of Wine!

Get Your Cork Out is a collaboration between wine lovers and good friends Dane Brookes and Andy Kelly. We want to share our of love of wine with you in a way that’s accessible to all, no matter where you are on your own wine journey.

This website will not only be a friendly guide to the wines that we’re drinking; we also want it to serve as a resource for all wine lovers so that you are able to taste new wines, embrace new vineyards and maybe even discover a favourite new region or grape variety.

Wine is a passion of ours and we hope this shines through in our content. As well as reviews, we will offer guides to regions & grapes, promote some outstanding smaller vineyards that deserve to be on the map and we’ll even throw a bit of history into the mix too.

So, join us with a glass of your favourite and let’s talk all things wine!

Your favourite wines from grape to glass

Guides and fact sheets

Vintage Variation & Consistency

A couple of years back, during the blissful ignorance of my wine youth, I spotted a very interesting bottle of red on Amazon and I was immediately struck by it. Its label was…different. It was quirky with a comic book style illustration and it screamed “buy me”. It was The Squid’s Fist 2016 by Some Young Punks and for around £18 It wasn’t the usual bottle I’d go for but given I had the money and it was coming up to Christmas I thought I’d give it a go.

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Restaurant Mark-Ups

Picture the scene. You’ve just turned up to a restaurant you’ve fancied for ages. You’ve had your coat taken, you’ve been seated, and you’ve been presented with the menus. The Sommelier saunters over and presents you with the wine list and you’re thinking “Go on then why not?!” and then you look at the contents…

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A Beginner’s Guide to White Wine

For many, the idea of exploring their taste in wine can be daunting. Anybody who has walked down the wine isle in their local supermarket can attest to being lost in a blur of red and white bottles everywhere.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Red Wine

For many, the idea of exploring their taste in wine can be daunting. Anybody who has walked down the wine isle in their local supermarket can attest to being lost in a blur of red and white bottles everywhere.

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Busting the Sulfite Myth

Sulfites get a bad rap. They’re often blamed for that unexplained, raging hangover after what seemed like a tame night on the wine. But are Sulfites actually that bad and are they to blame for your hangover?

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A Beginner's Guide to Sparkling Wine

For many, the idea of exploring their taste in wine can be daunting. Anybody who has walked down the wine isle in their local supermarket can attest to getting lost in a blur of red, white and sparkling wine bottles.

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Latest Articles & Reviews

Domaine Barovo Red 2017

I've tried an eclectic mix of wines this year as my palate has evolved to cope with the challenges of the WSET Level 3 but recently I've been craving a familiar tasting profile. A profile that feels like a punch in the mouth...

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Diablo Black Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Following on from the success of the Dark Red, the Diablo Black is looking to make its name as a single varietal but does it stand up to its sublime cousin?

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Alexander the Great - King, Commander, Alcoholic

Alexander the Great once said that sex and sleep alone made him conscious that he was mortal. I would add a third to that list. Wine.

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The History of English Wine

If you ask any wine lover to name the top 10 wine producing countries in the world, more often than not England won’t be on that list.

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Cask88 Full Unedited Interview

Have a listen to Sam and Andy as they talk whisky and wine for almost a full hour! The video is unedited so there's a bit of back and forth to set up the questions and Sam gets an early birthday present too...

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WINE HEAVEN - Château Lafon Rochet Saint- Estèphe 2011

There’s probably not been a more deserving inductee into our Wine Heaven list. My experience with Château Lafon Rochet goes far beyond just the standard purchase of the bottle and subsequent tasting.

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WINE HEAVEN - Nyetimber Classic Cuvee NV

I’m starting this Wine Heaven review with two confessions. Firstly, I’m not the biggest sparkling wine drinker in the world and I've got much to learn. Secondly, I have never tasted an English sparkling wine! Whilst my first confession can be forgiven, after tasting the Classic Cuvee from Nyetimber, my second one cannot.

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The Black Craft Shiraz 2018

I was recently gifted this wine by a friend and was immediately struck by the bottle. Like the majority of bottles coming from Australia, it shuns the typical picture of a chateau or region followed by the name of the wine etc. and instead aims for a modern take on a label that’s designed to jump out at the potential buyer. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. For this wine, it works and it will look good on any wine rack.

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Best Wines in the Supermarket 2020

We regularly look at wines recommended by Ned Halley in our category "Ned Said", so here's how you can get a copy of his book for 2020.