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Saturday, 14 October 2017 13:52

Toys for cats of wine lovers

If you are a 'cat person' and a wine lover then you probably have had an experience where you are sipping your merlot and while peering over your wine glass you see your cat (or cats) staring at you, with a look that you can't quite put your finger on. For a fraction of  second you ponder giving your cat a saucer of wine and then instantly realise that its probably not a good idea. This is where Munchiecat and their catnip wine and cheese toys come into the picture.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:23

Somm by SYNEK - a smart wine dispenser

As a whole the wine industry has not see a vast amount of innovations for consumers. Much of the innovation is found in wineries or bottling plants and their impact is not (and it really shouldn't be) notable on the palette when enjoying a bottle of wine. The Somm by SYNEK challenges that, by bring an innovative and smart wine dispenser right to your counter top. In much the same was as they had done with their craft beer dispenser, the Somm is much like an automated espresso coffee machine, but for wine.

Basically, the Somm is an automated wine dispenser which controls your wine's temperature and aeration (two factors which influence the taste of wine) for the specific wine you will be pouring. It incorporates an innovative and eco-friendly packaging solution as well as a smart phone app, all in a compact an modern case design. The project on KickStarter has already been successfully funded and stretch goals are sure to still be added.

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This is certainly not your grandfather's bottle opener. Most probably not your father's either. APÉRO is the world’s first nitrous oxide powered wine opener. So easy and effortless, you'll never want to open a bottle of wine any other way! This space age looking bottle opener is designed for anyone to use and APÉRO Wine is looking to crowdfunding to bring it to market.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:02

5 Rosé wines to pair with spring

Spring is a very special season for wine loves. It quickens the anticipation for summer's longer days and warmer nights, which both make for perfect times to enjoy a glass of wine, be it a chardonnay with a crisp lunch salad or a merlot with a light dinner. But what is even more special about spring is that it is the perfect time to bring out the rosés.

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Sunday, 11 September 2016 22:27

When street art meets fine wine

Althouth this is a micro-documentary from 2012, it is still well worth watching today. The 2012 myFINBEC was the first of many creative projectS which brought international contemporary and street artists together to each produce a unique piece of artwork for limited edition wines from the winery Cave Fin Bec in Sion, Switzerland.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:59

The old and new worlds of wine

Wine is an ancient delight, enjoyed throughout the ages and today it is celebrated with the same zeal and passion as those gone before us. The basic principles of bringing wine to the table from the vineyard have remained much the same the world over, but there are two fairly clear distinctions or classifications of wines that refer to their documented history, geographic locations, different viticulture, winemaking philosophies and regulations.

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