The World of Slurp

  1. Malbec: Catapulted from Humble French Roots to Global Super-Stardom

    Malbec: Catapulted from Humble French Roots to Global Super-Stardom If you ask people to name a wine from Argentina, their initial response is usually “Malbec” and with good reason.  In the past few decades, the country’s most widely planted red grape variety has become as synonymous with Argentina as tango and gauchos.  Currently, Argentina accounts for around 75% of Malbec production and interest Read more...
  2. The Lowdown on Alcohol-Free and Low-Alcohol Drinks

    The Lowdown on Alcohol-Free and Low-Alcohol Drinks If you have decided to go booze-free this January, you are not on your own.  According to research by British Charity Alcohol Change UK, 6.5 million people were planning to take on Dry January this year.  Initially launched back in 2013, the initiative attracted just 4000 participants. However, it has fast become an annual event on the Read more...
  3. CAN SALA – Raising a Glass to the Best Bubbly of 2020

    CAN SALA – Raising a Glass to the Best Bubbly of 2020 Would you be surprised to hear that the best sparkling wine in the world is not Champagne but Cava?   This may seem unlikely given Champagne’s reputation but, after spending two days assessing sparkling wines from across the globe, judges with some of the finest palates in the world selected Can Sala Cava Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2008 Read more...
  4. Sweets for Your Sweet: A Guide to Christmas Dessert Wines

    Sweets for Your Sweet: A Guide to Christmas Dessert Wines Once you’ve devoured the turkey, polished off the pigs in blankets and reluctantly ingested those last few sprouts, what could be more traditional than finishing your lunch with a classic Christmas pudding and an equally decadent glass of dessert wine?  Sweeter wines have fallen somewhat out of fashion as wine consumers have rebelled Read more...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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