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March/April 2012

01-03-2012 | Category: Tastings Matching Competitions Events News

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Come Wine With Me: Alliance Wine

01-03-2012 | Category: Tastings Matching Wines

Our new food and wine matching series kicks off with Alliance Wine unveiling a succession of hopeful food wines to a group of eager sommeliers. Spit bucket, camera, action! says Chris Losh

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Pisco Inferno

01-03-2012 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Tastings

From young and clear to aged and amber, taking in weird infusions on the way, South America’s answer to grappa has been slow to make its presence felt elsewhere. well, now the UK’s bartenders had better get ready to boogie, says Henrietta Clancy

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L'Autre Cabernet

01-03-2012 | Category: France Tastings Red only

Loire Cabernet Franc can be elegant, well-priced and food-friendly. Clinton Cawood calls together an Imbibe panel to see whether the grape can stand on its own two feet and achieve the same success as its big brother cabernet Sauvignon

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Beer Guerilla: Bringing the bling to your brew

01-03-2012 | Category: Beers Tastings

The glitz and the glamour of the beer world is on display, as Will Beckett heads to the Playboy Club for, er, research...

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Come Wine With Me: Leader Board

01-03-2012 | Category: Tastings Wines

The leader board

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Pick a style, any style

01-03-2012 | Category: Gin Tastings

Since gin regained its cool, not all that long ago, the new launches have been relentless, as has the emergence of new styles within the category. Clinton Cawood joins a panel of bartenders to try to make sense of it all

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Tasting & matching: New World Sparkling

01-01-2012 | Category: Tastings Opinions Sparkling

With most Brits firmly off splurging and back to counting the pennies, there has probably never been a better time to consider adding some extra New World fizz to your list. Andrew Catchpole joins a panel of sommeliers to see what’s on offer and work out how you could sell it

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Tapas in Bars: The bites are right

01-01-2012 | Category: Tastings Matching

Tapas-style cuisine is taking off across the UK, and it’s no longer limited to restaurants. James Wilmore talks to the bars and pubs who are finding that sharing plates makes business sense

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Hip to Sip

01-01-2012 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails France Tastings Matching

There’s a battle going on for premium position on the digestif trolley, and it’s one that doesn’t favour the little guy. Our panellists strike a blow for the underdog with a flight of 15- to 20-year-old Armagnacs. Clinton Cawood report

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Red Heat

01-11-2011 | Category: Tastings Wines New Zealand

In New Zealand’s warmer North Island, there is a growing feeling that the best reds are being made not with Cabernet and Merlot, but Syrah. Rebecca Gibb heads to Hawke’s Bay and discovers a battle between winemaking idealism and hard-nosed pragmatism

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Fuel for thought

01-11-2011 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Tastings

Grappa, so the old gag went, came in two styles: leaded and unleaded. But a revival of the artisanal distillery scene has turned this into a high-class – and hugely varied – category. Cin cin! says Norman Miller

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Discover the Origin 2012

01-11-2011 | Category: Tastings Wines

Get involved with an exciting campaign to promote authentic Protected Designation of Origin food and drink, as Discover the Origin returns for 2012. A series of free masterclasses will focus on world renowned Ports and the iconic wines of Burgundy and the Douro Valley

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A Sidecar Named Desire

01-11-2011 | Category: Tastings

There’s no shortage of classic cognac cocktails – but which brands and styles work best? Andrew Catchpole joins a bevy of tasters as they go in search of mixing heaven

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Biodynamics descend on London

24-10-2011 | Category: France Tastings Wines News

The UK's biggest dedicated tasting of biodynamic wines

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