Richard Woodard


News |  Wine

The challenge of working with Pinot Noir in champagne

Pinot Noir in Champagne is a misunderstood grape variety, says Richard Woodard.

News |  Wine

Opinion: Scene change in Champagne

Climate change is having a real effect on champagne production. How can we safeguard the future of the world’s favourite sparkling wine, asks Richard Woodard?

News |  Wine

Champagne and port: Is vintage dead?

Changes in climate, viticulture and advances in winemaking are transforming champagne and port production. So why not make vintages every year? Richard Woodard takes a closer look

News |  Wine

The latest vintage of Bruno Paillard's ‘nothing more beyond’ prestige cuvée is out

Champagne Bruno Paillard has launched the latest vintage of its top prestige cuvée, Nec Plus Ultra.

News |  Wine

Krug unveils latest vintage champagne

Krug's latest vintage champagne reflects 2006' hot weather and heavy rainfall.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Southern dram: The revival of English whisky

The mountains are lower, the mercury higher and the tartan non-existent, but English whisky is growing fast.

News |  Wine

‘It’s critical’ – Ruinart’s cellarmaster on the element everyone in Champagne is talking about

Can you name the three key elements in champagne production? Fruit, sure. Yeast, sure.

News |  Wine

Jitka Auermüllerová of 67 Pall Mall wins UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019

Jitka Auermüllerová from 67 Pall Mall in London was named winner of the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019, beating runners-up Christopher Parker, of

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

News |  Wine

Krug unveils latest vintage champagne

Krug's latest vintage champagne reflects 2006' hot weather and heavy rainfall.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Southern dram: The revival of English whisky

The mountains are lower, the mercury higher and the tartan non-existent, but English whisky is growing fast.

News |  Wine

‘It’s critical’ – Ruinart’s cellarmaster on the element everyone in Champagne is talking about

Can you name the three key elements in champagne production? Fruit, sure. Yeast, sure.

News |  Wine

Jitka Auermüllerová of 67 Pall Mall wins UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019

Jitka Auermüllerová from 67 Pall Mall in London was named winner of the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019, beating runners-up Christopher Parker, of

News |  Wine

Get Chardie: The rise of blanc de blancs champagne

Champagne has seen a plethora of blanc de blancs launches over the last year.

News

Rise of the machines: EPOS systems to the rescue

Forget totting up columns of figures and stuffing wads of notes in a drawer.

News |  Wine

Maison Bruno Paillard launches its first zero-dosage champagne in over three decades

A successful zero-dosage champagne relies on a number of factors, including the liberal use of reserve wines and the right picking dates to ‘domestica

News |  Wine

Gosset introduces limited-edition Grand Blanc de Meunier

Champagne Gosset has created a 100% Pinot Meunier champagne, aged for 10 years before release.Only 5,000 bottles of Gosset Grand Blanc de Meunier have

News |  Wine

Get Chardie: The rise of blanc de blancs champagne

Champagne has seen a plethora of blanc de blancs launches over the last year.

News

Rise of the machines: EPOS systems to the rescue

Forget totting up columns of figures and stuffing wads of notes in a drawer.

News |  Wine

Maison Bruno Paillard launches its first zero-dosage champagne in over three decades

A successful zero-dosage champagne relies on a number of factors, including the liberal use of reserve wines and the right picking dates to ‘domestica

News |  Wine

Gosset introduces limited-edition Grand Blanc de Meunier

Champagne Gosset has created a 100% Pinot Meunier champagne, aged for 10 years before release.Only 5,000 bottles of Gosset Grand Blanc de Meunier have