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We've put together a range of resources, guides and top tips for wine lovers. Whether you are a seasoned wine expert or are just starting out on your wine journey, there is always more to learn. From information about the growing and wine making process through to tips on how to understand more about the quality and price of the wine in your glass, we hope you will find our Cork Out Guides interesting.

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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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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