Tips and Tricks

We like to share wine tips and tricks so that you can have the best experience with your wines.

Our Simple Scoring System

There are lots of different ways of comparing wines - people talk about the nose, the legs and length, the clarity and colour. Tasting and scoring wines can be complicated and experts tend to use a 100-point scale. We like to keep it simple.
1. I won't finish this glass
2. I'll finish the glass, but I won't have another one
3. I'll have another glass
4. I'll buy a bottle
5. I'll buy a case

Helping your wine studies

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If you’re taking your WSET Level 3 Advanced exam, read my tips HERE

Handy accessories and luxuries

Avina Champagne Stopper

Avina fizz stopper    Strong leak-proof sparkling wine preserver. Keeps the fizz in your bubbly and safe for sideways bottle storage. Suitable sealer for Champagne, Prosecco and Cava.

Pulltex AntiOx Stopper

AntiOx wine stopper The AntiOx stopper is a revolutionary new system for preserving wine and it is extraordinarily simple to use. Simply push firmly onto the bottle to close and pull off to pour. The seal is tight and the filter inside the stopper actively disrupts the oxidising process. In tests, the AntiOx showed almost no deterioration in flavour over 10 days and it markedly outperformed vacuum systems tested over the same period. For optimal performance, please keep the bottle in vertical position.

Brix Collection £14

This gourmet chocolate collection includes a 4oz brick of each blend and tasting notes and pairing guides all packed into a beautiful presentation case with wax seal.


Made for Drink £3

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Premium bar snacks, available in Chorizo Thins, Duck Fritons, Salami Chips and new Patacones Plantain Chips.


The Wine Show VacuVin Rapid Ice Active Cooler £8.50

Impatient for that wine to cool? This helps to solve the problem. The drink will be chilled after 5 minutes and stays cool for hours.

The Wine Show VacuVin wine servers

(2pack) £5

Pop into the wine bottle and pour without spilling. No more dribbles.


Stainless Steel Double Walled Wine Cooler £10

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Keep your wine cool with this premium wine cooler - no need to use ice.


Flight Tree £15

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Own your very own flight tree! A great gift for a wine lover who has everything.  


All accessories are available at our pop-up wine bars, or can be delivered for free to Marlow addresses, or can be collected from Majestic Sonning. We can ship to UK addresses - please ask for price per delivery.