Monthly Archives: April 2011
In our blog article last week, “Wine Advisor Debate – Blends vs single varietal wines” we discussed the differences between wines made from a single variety and those which do not always carry the names of the grapes on the … Continue reading
I’ll start today by throwing out a few facts about Chardonnay that you may or may not know. It is the second most widely planted grape variety in the world, but the widest of the noble varietals (an old French … Continue reading
6am Train Journeys, Tweeting for Tea and Josh Groban – It’s all in a Day’s Work for the Social Media Team….
Following various updates about our tastings, involvement in charity projects and April Fools jokes, this week we thought we’d give you a sneak peek into the world of the Social Media team here at VW HQ. Introducing Antonia and myself, … Continue reading
There was a time when ‘blend’ was a dirty word as people often assumed it was the bin ends from a winery blended together to form a cheap wine of inferior quality. Whilst there may be bottles out there which … Continue reading
At Virgin Wines we advocate looking away from the mainstream regions in the wine world, and promoting the lesser known, where we can make your sterling go further! Another tactic we employ is the importance of vineyard site selection. We … Continue reading
The team – Top Dog: Tracy Ayres Marketing: Sandi Puttock Creative: Paul Greathead & Michael Anderson New Business: Sarah McLean & Michelle Benson In the beginning… The third installation of the Virgin Wines gang – VW AU was born late … Continue reading
Here in the UK, we’ve become accustomed to a seemingly-endless supply of Australian wine hitting our shelves, year in, year out. Buttery Chardonnay? You’ve got it. Jammy Shiraz? Bring it on. Millions and millions of cases of it.
I think a G’day would be appropriate, as a born and bred Sydney-sider myself, I am well and truly representing the Aussies at Virgin Wines. My name is Whitney and I’m a fresh member of the Merchandising Team and responsible … Continue reading
Mark Ribaudo here (some call me Head Honcho America, Captain America or just plain-old Wine Director), signing in from the US. I am helping lead the charge in the States with the launch of Virgin Wines. Lots of balls in … Continue reading
In our blog article last week, “Wine Advisor Debate – Celebrity Wines – Blockbusting Beverages or Marketing Gimmick?” we discussed the differences between celebrity endorsed wines and those actually made by the famous faces in question. Having provided you with … Continue reading
At Virgin Wines, we are predicting that today’s profiled grape will be making some waves over the coming months. We are adding new wines to our portfolio that will champion the virtues of this wonderful, often overlooked variety… Cabernet Franc!