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McLaren Vale Grenache is upping its game

Following his account of Australia's Grenache revolution, Chris Losh explains why the grape might be set to becoming a key variety in McLaren Vale.

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Alternative Australia: Moving away from traditional grape varieties

Climate change and shifting tastes are encouraging winemakers Down Under to look away from traditional Aussie grape varieties, finds Chris Losh.

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Yarra Valley's Giant Steps Winery joins Jackson Family Wines in Australia

The 'world-class' producer of single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir joins Yangarra Estate Vineyard and Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard in the portfolio.

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Australian Grenache 'makes your saliva glands pulse'

First it was a stalwart of the Australian fortified wine industry, then became an afterthought. Now it has entered the ‘those in the know get it’ stage of its life story, says Chris Losh.

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Penfolds unveils 2020 collection

Led by the 66th consecutive vintage of its iconic Grange label, Penfolds is about to release the 2020 Collection.

News |  People & Places

Reopening after lockdown: Lessons from the Aussies

As the reopening of bars and pubs edges closer, how can operators prepare? For advice and ideas, look Down Under.

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‘Amazing’ Margaret River vintage a light in the gloom

Early feedback from this year’s vintage suggests that 2020 is of exceptional quality.

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Australian bushfires prompt Wine Australia to form an action plan

Wine Australia, government bodies, regional wine agencies, Australian Grape & Wine, and the Australian Wine Research Institute are partnering to offer support to winegrowers affected by bushfires.

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

Penfolds unveils 2020 collection

Led by the 66th consecutive vintage of its iconic Grange label, Penfolds is about to release the 2020 Collection.

News |  People & Places

Reopening after lockdown: Lessons from the Aussies

As the reopening of bars and pubs edges closer, how can operators prepare? For advice and ideas, look Down Under.

News |  Wine

‘Amazing’ Margaret River vintage a light in the gloom

Early feedback from this year’s vintage suggests that 2020 is of exceptional quality.

News |  Wine

Australian bushfires prompt Wine Australia to form an action plan

Wine Australia, government bodies, regional wine agencies, Australian Grape & Wine, and the Australian Wine Research Institute are partnering to offer support to winegrowers affected by bushfires.

News |  Wine

Wilyabrup close to become Margaret River's first official sub-region

In Australia, the application for the establishment of Margaret River's Wilyabrup GI is in its final phase of development.

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Andrew Caillard MW: The names to look out for at the Australia Redefined tasting

Langton’s Andrew Caillard MW talks Australian wines to buy and wineries to watch.

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Star winemakers: Brendon Keys, BK Wines, Adelaide Hills, Australia

From Didier Dagueneau to Eben Sadie, every generation has its standout winemakers. We asked a team of experts to pick the stars of tomorrow – making wines you can afford today

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From bubbles to Shiraz: Top picks from Tasmania's cool climate

What was once too marginal a region to be considered apt for viticulture is now one of the New World's trendiest wine-producing areas.

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Wilyabrup close to become Margaret River's first official sub-region

In Australia, the application for the establishment of Margaret River's Wilyabrup GI is in its final phase of development.

News |  Wine

Andrew Caillard MW: The names to look out for at the Australia Redefined tasting

Langton’s Andrew Caillard MW talks Australian wines to buy and wineries to watch.

News |  Wine

Star winemakers: Brendon Keys, BK Wines, Adelaide Hills, Australia

From Didier Dagueneau to Eben Sadie, every generation has its standout winemakers. We asked a team of experts to pick the stars of tomorrow – making wines you can afford today

News |  Wine

From bubbles to Shiraz: Top picks from Tasmania's cool climate

What was once too marginal a region to be considered apt for viticulture is now one of the New World's trendiest wine-producing areas.