Monthly Archives: November 2011
Last week De Martino was chosen as “Winery of the Year” by the Wines of Chile Association at their annual dinner held in Santiago. The award recognised the work carried out by De Martino in areas of sustainability and innovation.
With the run up to Christmas in full flow here at Virgin Wines HQ, I thought it made sense to write a seasonal themed blog. Here are a few tips to get you through this wonderful yet often stressful period!
On the back of La Strada Sauvignon Blanc 2009 receiving 91 points from Robert Parker a year ago, they’ve done it again with the La Strada SB 2010 vintage – it received 90 points in the October edition of Wine … Continue reading
My name’s Cat and I work in Customer Services. My role involves everything from emails and order-tracking and to making sure our service is as brilliant as is always has been! I have worked at Virgin Wines for 2 years … Continue reading
We know that we’d normally bring you news from our winemakers and update you on the goings on at Virgin Wines but with all those Christmas parties around the corner, we thought we’d break from the norm and share with … Continue reading
This month saw the Virgin Wines tasting tour bring over 150 boutique wines to Norwich and Nottingham. Two packed out rooms saw over 300 customers try a wide range of wines from all over the world as well as the … Continue reading
Our Wine Buyer Andy Baker describes this as “the best Spanish red I’ve discovered this year. Harmonious and smooth.” It is one of those great wines that leaves a lasting impression and we have a perfect vintage, exceptional winemaker and … Continue reading
Dear readers, I am in a conundrum. Louise, the lady at Virgin who is responsible for the blog and always asking us contributors who’s writing something, and on what, asked me when my next piece was due. I believed that … Continue reading
This week we received a fantastic email from one of our loyal customers, Brian S, who regularly holds a wine evening with friends. Here is his story. We held our wine night on 22nd October 2011 and try to have … Continue reading
Whether your flame burns for sweet treats, fine wine, football or brilliantly arranged guitar riffs – it’s always important to keep it fuelled. After last week’s steamy debate on ‘How to Fake It for a Hot Date’, we thought we … Continue reading
Louis Cyphre, Robert De Niro’s devilish character in the 1987 Alan Parker classic Angel Heart, enquires in a legendary scene, “ Some religions think that the egg is the symbol of the soul. Did you know that? Would you like … Continue reading
We’re looking forward to a weekend of bonfires, fireworks, sparkles and that winter chill! To celebrate we are giving you the chance to win 3 bottles of our finest boutique sparkling wines. To enter, simply click on the image below. … Continue reading
So you have a hot date slotted in on the calendar. Bravo. And you want nothing more than to be sufficiently prepared – but a quick glance at your wine rack that leaves plenty to be desired, (filled with paper … Continue reading
There’s no question that provenance, and recognised and familiar regions turn people’s heads and influence their wine purchases. However, there’s a lot to be said about looking to other lesser know regions for great wines that really do deliver more … Continue reading