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

Wine in Wartime Part One: Napoleon

In the first part of our Wine in Wartime Series, I comb through a single piece of correspondence between Napoleon and his War Administration relating to wine, it's storage and even its mixing.

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Bodacious Vinho 2019

My first supermarket wine in a while and a wine that comes highly recommended from our old friend Ned Halley. What could possibly go wrong?

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2020 In Review

In a year quite like no other, I look back at some of the highs and lows for Get Your Cork Out and the wine world at large.

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Summer Writing Competition 2020 - Fattoria di Montemaggio

I recently submitted an entry into Jancis Robinson's Summer Writing Competition 2020. The theme was around Sustainability and there was only ever going to be one winery I wanted to showcase...

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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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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.