The World of Slurp

  1. Choosing the Perfect Champagne this Christmas

    Choosing the Perfect Champagne this Christmas Marlene Dietrich, the legendary actress of Hollywood’s Golden Age, once said “Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are round the corner”. We are inclined to agree with these wise words, especially in the current climate. There are few alcoholic drinks more synonymous with prestige and luxury than Champagne.  Read more...
  2. The Five Biggest Wine Trends of 2020 (According to Slurp’s Valued Customers)

    The Five Biggest Wine Trends of 2020 (According to Slurp’s Valued Customers) As we move towards the end of 2020, it’s important for us to reflect on what has caught the attention of our customers and to see if any particular trends have emerged during the course of the year.   The last nine months have been unusually challenging. However, we have worked hard to evolve and ensure that we are meeting the wine Read more...
  3. Tickled Pink by the arrival of Prosecco Rosé

    Tickled Pink by the arrival of Prosecco Rosé There hasn’t been too much too celebrate in 2020 but, at last, we have a very good reason to raise a glass. The very first bottles of Prosecco Rosé wine have finally arrived at Slurp, just in time for the festive period. Until now, pink sparkling wine made in Italy’s Prosecco region wasn’t allowed to be called Prosecco Rosé. Traditionally Read more...
  4. The Great Wine Dilemma: Should We Be Spending More to Get a Better Deal?

    The Great Wine Dilemma: Should We Be Spending More to Get a Better Deal? It doesn’t seem logical to suggest that paying more will give us greater value for money. But when it comes to buying wine in the UK, this is exactly what wine buyers should be considering. It is probably no surprise to you that the United Kingdom has some of the highest alcohol duty rates in Europe alongside the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Read more...
  5. South American Wines with Altitude

    South American Wines with Altitude In recent years, a trend has emerged where winemakers have been increasingly using the term “high-altitude” on their wine labels as a major selling point.  This has especially been the case in the South American wine-producing countries of Chile and Argentina which sit on either side of the snow-capped Andes mountain range.  Vines Read more...
  6. Australia’s Limestone Coast: The Secret’s in the Soil

    Australia’s Limestone Coast: The Secret’s in the Soil It is all too easy to generalise about Australian wines particularly if you remember the brash, oaky white butter-bombs and jammy, high-alcohol reds that were the height of fashion a few decades ago.  Too often, wine drinkers still perceive Aussie wines as straightforward and lacking in complexity.  However, with its vast size, enormous Read more...
  7. A Tour of Bordeaux

    A Tour of Bordeaux French wine labels are notoriously difficult for budding wine enthusiasts to understand.  Unlike their new world counterparts which state the wine’s predominant grape varieties on the label, the French traditionally specify the area where the wine was produced and make the assumption that wine buyers know which grape varieties are used in Read more...
  8. The Coming of Age of Pinotage

    The Coming of Age of Pinotage The Coming of Age of Pinotage In recent years, the fortunes of many New World wine producing countries have become inextricably linked with specific grape varieties that originate from Europe.  Despite being European grapes, Malbec is now associated with Argentina, Sauvignon Blanc has become synonymous with New Zealand and Carmenère is Read more...
  9. Care for Wild Wines: The Wine Brand Helping to Save Endangered Rhinos

    Care for Wild Wines: The Wine Brand Helping to Save Endangered Rhinos If Covid has taught us anything, it has made us appreciate the world around us and reflect upon what we have previously taken for granted.  It has been a good time to take stock and recognise that we need to make changes if we want to leave the next generation with the legacy of a more compassionate world.  However, months of lockdown Read more...
  10. Soaking Up the End of Summer with Sangria

    Soaking Up the End of Summer with Sangria For those of you who aren’t ready to put away the sun loungers and barbecue just yet, we have the perfect drink to give your end-of-summer picnics and garden bashes a sultry Spanish vibe. Nothing says fiesta like a refreshing glass of sangría, Spain’s most famous cocktail, but from where does it originate and how do you make authentic sangria Read more...

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