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What’s Going on with Our Wine Corks?

Posted on Thu 31st Aug 2017 at 09:04




There have been a lot of articles in the media over the past few years about cork and wine corks, posing questions like: Are supplies running low? Has the wine cork been slain by the screw top? Will any of its attempts to ‘fight back’ really work?



A prescription for good health – a glass of wine?

Posted on Thu 20th Apr 2017 at 09:54




Good news! A new study from the British Medical Journal has found that moderate alcohol consumption has a ‘protective effect’ on your heart, suggesting that those who drink in sensible amounts are actually healthier than those who abstain altogether.



Would You Wear Wine-Themed Shoes?

Posted on Mon 19th Sep 2016 at 10:51




We’ve all seen shoes – both men’s and women’s – in colours that remind us of wine. Now, however, popular training shoe manufacturer Nike has gone one step further and created trainers with a significant link to wine.



It's true: sommeliers really do have different brains

Posted on Fri 16th Sep 2016 at 10:52




Did you ever wonder how on earth sommeliers can remember so much information about wine: flavours, aromas, terroir, vintage, etc?



Is Your Wine Glass Changing Your Behaviour?

Posted on Thu 16th Jun 2016 at 11:03




It might sound a little spooky, but researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered that serving wine in a large glass makes people drink faster, and thus consume more than they would have done otherwise.



What Does Your Wine Choice Say About You?

Posted on Sun 12th Jun 2016 at 11:01




Whether you do it consciously or not, we all judge people by what they drink. Although this may seem unfair, a large scale study of 2,000 people published in 2012 demonstrates that there are clear trends that define – to some extent - red, rose and white wine drinkers.



It’s Official – Wine Makes you Happy!

Posted on Tue 31st May 2016 at 11:08




Over the past few years you may have noticed that the nation’s ‘wellbeing’ and ‘happiness’ have become a greater source of scrutiny for social scientists and even the UK Government.




Scientists have once again been hard at work to prove that government alcohol guidelines are not always correct. This new study, conducted by the universities of Helsinki and Tampere, demonstrates that people who drank a glass or two of wine with dinner were more likely to be healthy and happy.Monitoring the drinking habits of almost 2,600 people between 18 and 69, the study found that 12 per cent of people who had a glass of wine or two with dinner were the most likely to have good physical and mental health, and



Why are Wine Bottles Different Shapes?

Posted on Thu 5th May 2016 at 11:13




It might be something you’ve never really noticed, but wine comes in bottles of many shapes and sizes. (It also comes in boxes, but we’ll ignore those for now!)



When is it Time for Wine?

Posted on Mon 25th Apr 2016 at 10:42




Do you ever get that feeling, like a glass of wine is just the thing to improve your day, or celebrate reaching the weekend? You’re not alone, and a new report from wine analysts Enolytics has highlighted when we’re most likely to feel it’s time for wine.




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