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Marvellous Malbec

Discover the delights of marvellous Malbec and celebrate World Malbec Day with us.

10 Things that will Ruin your Wine | Wakefield Wines

Occasionally you will get a bottle of wine that is flawed. There are a few reasons why this might happen, but usually it is not the fault of anyone in particular. However, there are some ways you can accidentally ruin your wine.

French vs American Oak - What's the Difference

Both American oak and French oak are species of white oak. While there are many different types of white oak, three species are most used for the production of barrels used in winemaking (this craft is known as cooperage). These are Quercus Alba, Quercus Petraea and Quercus Robur.

Aerating vs Decanting Wine - What's The Difference

We often get asked about whether decanting or aerating a wine is actually necessary. So in this post, we’d like to share some information on these very beneficial pieces of...

A Guide to Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, the ‘King of Grapes’

Boasting lots of tannin, great acidity and rich aromas; Cabernet Sauvignon is a true Australian classic.

Worlds Apart: The “Old World” vs. “New World” Approach to Winemaking

In the world of winemaking, no two wines are created the same but did you know they are created in different worlds

How to Match Wines with Chinese Food

Pairing wines with Chinese cuisine can be tricky to master. Here are our tips for combining the two in a better manner.

Better with Age? The Mysteries of Wine and Time

Does a wine actually improve with age? There are certainly enough clichés floating around linking wine and ageing – ‘ageing like a fine...

Easy Hacks to Chill Your Wine

Did you know even if you are a wine aficionado, there is a very good chance that you are drinking...

Why is Optimum Drinking Temperature So Important?

It is quite normal for the majority of people to serve their wine without really thinking about the...

Flavour Assassins: What Not to Pair With Your Glass of Wine

They say that wine trembles with fear when capers, chili and asparagus are about. But all hope is...

The Wine List & The Sommelier: 10 Tips

Navigating a wine list can be an intimidating thing. Don't worry; your sommelier is there to help....

Enhancing Your Wine

Did you know you have more control over how much you enjoy a nice bottle of wine apart from just...