Journal

Wintery Whites | A Lesson on Lees

'tis the season of chilly evenings and hearty stews that carry us through hibernation. Here's a guide to discovering and drinking White Wines that'll keep you warm - thanks to beautiful flavours and textures. We explore what it means to age a White Wine 'on lees', and how oak will define your cold-weather wines.

5 Minutes with...Beatrice Bessi

Tom sat down with Chiltern Firehouse's Head Sommelier to hear a little more about what hospitality - and wine - means to her. Introducing, Beatrice Bessi.

October | The Monthly Edit

Our summery of all that's good in food and wine for the month ahead, celebrating the delights of home comforts - and a Cocktail Week that's been extended to cover the entirety of October.

Grape Variety Deep Dive | Ribolla Gialla

There are over 10,000 single grape varieties in the world and Italy is home to a whopping 2,000 of those. Safe to say we are spoilt for choice when it comes to Italian wine, but this vast variety can also be a little daunting when it comes to making a selection. So, we are here to guide you through the abyss! Welcome to our guide to the world's native grape varieties.

Floral Wines | What's behind a bottle's bouquet?

From rose to violet and honeysuckle to blossom, floral wines possess aromas that confuse our olfactory functions more than most wines. But where do the confusion - and the aromas - really come from?

Producer Spotlight: Pfaffl Winery

Sustainability Certified and multi-award winning, the Pfaffl Winery has gone from strength to strength as it's produced wines across the generations. Fully family-run and focused on celebrating the traditions of Austria's wine history, Pfaffl create stunning wines under an inspiring philosophy that is constantly evolves as more opportunities to respect and protect their land, and the wider planet arise. Dora sat down with Heidi, General Manager of this Austrian gem, to discuss family history, heritage, winemaking techniques and traditions, and, of course, what's in their beautiful bottles - one of which graces our Autumn Season Subscription Case.

Can Sustainability Exist in the Spirits Industry?

Sustainability has long played a role in shaping the way we shop when it comes to wine. Strangely, even the most conscious of consumers seem to lower their standards when it comes to selecting spirits. We think that's largely due to a lack of education on and awareness around spirit producers working hard to place sustainability at the heart of their distilleries. Tom sat down with some of the producers we're fortunate enough to work with, to dig into the philosophies shaping their bottles.

September | The Monthly Edit

Your September dose of seasonal picks - what to drink, what to cook with and where to eat. Welcome to our latest edition of Sociovino's monthly picks, this month focusing on sustainability, celebrating wineries and distilleries with an eye to the future - small producers, big flavours, low impact and still no fuss. We're also celebrating the latest edition to the Sociovino famiglia - our Seasonal Subscription, which launched at the start of the month.

5 Minutes with...Anton Rodriguez

Meet Anton Rodriguez, photographer to some of London's biggest names - from top restaurants, including Lyle's, Manteca, and Flor, to top Chefs, Actors and brands with one thing in common: impeccable taste. We've been lucky enough to work alongside Anton with Sociovino, so we wanted to get to know the man behind the camera a little better.

George Williams AKA Fed By George | Our Autumn Chef

Over lockdown, chef George Williams went from sitting on his sofa wondering how to spend his time, to delivering thousands of...

Organic Wine: 6 Myths Debunked

With sustainability sitting front of mind, as more and more people make conscious decisions when it comes to their environmental impact, organic wine sales are on the rise. We're here to debunk the many myths that have grown up around organic wine - here's what drinking organic does and doesn't mean.

The Best Bottles for your Barbecue - Red, White & Rosé

With only a few weeks of barbecue season remaining, here are our team's tips for the best bottles to pair with the delights coming off your grill before it's time to box it up for Autumn.