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Mosel Riesling: Knowing Your RS From Your Elbow

01-09-2011 | Category: Germany Tastings White only

Will it be a sweet success story pairing a selection of St Urbans-Hof’s off-dry Mosel Rieslings with modern European food? Andrew Catchpole finds out

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Beer Guerilla: Best of British

01-09-2011 | Category: Beers Tastings Opinions

His original plan foiled by looters, Will Beckett calls in his very own A-Team to a secret underground lair (the decidedly un-secret Hawksmoor) and kicks off his very own beer-based Battle of Britain

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White Rhone: Singing in the Rhone

01-09-2011 | Category: Tastings White only

It might be best known for its reds, but the Rhone’s whites have an awful lot to offer too, as Clinton Cawood and a team of tasters discover

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Sommelier Wine Awards: Wines of the Year 2011

01-09-2011 | Category: Competitions Red only White only Rosé only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

This year’s Imbibe Live event at Earls Court saw over two dozen sommeliers tasting some of the top wines from this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards competition to find out which bottles received the ultimate accolade. Chris Losh recorded the results

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Absinthe: The Mighty Louche

01-09-2011 | Category: Cocktails Tastings Matching

Another day, another new absinthe brand...After years of promising to be the next big thing, absinthe’s time may have arrived. Clinton Cawood gathers a high-alcohol-tolerance panel to put a dozen to the test

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Tasting & matching: Premixed Cocktails

01-09-2011 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Mixers & Soft drinks Tastings Opinions

Premixes are the Vauxhall Astra of the barworld: as sexy as corduroy, but practical? Hell yeah! Nushi Wijewardena and a team of bartenders put a stack of time-saving contenders to the test.

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G-Day's landing

30-08-2011 | Category: Tastings Events Grenache

Second International Grenache Day to be held on 23 September

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Best of the SWA 2011 best

07-07-2011 | Category: Wines News Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

More 2011 Sommelier Wine Awards winners announced

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King of Spain

01-07-2011 | Category: Spain Tastings Red only

Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Priorat all make much of their aristocratic roots. Clinton Cawood joins a team of tannin-hardened sommeliers to put their top wines to the test and find out which region has the strongest claim to the Spanish throne

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All That Glitters

01-07-2011 | Category: Rum & Cachaca Tastings

That golden rum in your speed rail – it’s as good as gold coins in your till. An Imbibe panel put 11 examples through their paces so that you, too, can cash in. ker-ching! says Clinton Cawood

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Discover the Origin Masterclasses

01-07-2011 | Category: Tastings Wines

A series of masterclasses have been helping the trade get to grips with a few of the wines within Europe that have the heritage and quality levels required to gain Protected Designation of Origin status. In case you missed them, turn the page to take a closer look at the wines of Burgundy and the Douro Valley...

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La Dolce Vita

27-05-2011 | Category: England Italy Tastings Events Wines

Carluccio's summer of wine

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - TORRONTES

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina White only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

No Golds but an encouraging performance from a grape that is still largely finding its feet in the on-trade

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SWA 2011: SPARKLING ROSE

01-05-2011 | Category: France Italy Sparkling Rosé only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

A poorly performing category in previous SWAs, this year sparkling rosé managed to provide a string of good examples across all the price points

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SYRAH - SHIRAZ & GRENACHE - THE REST OF THE WORLD

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile Red only New Zealand South Africa Grenache Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Good wines, good prices and a variety of styles, Syrah was one of the stand-out varieties for the New World

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