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Sommelier picks from Australia Day Tasting 2017

With so many Aussie wines to take in at last month's annual Australia Day Tasting in London, we asked a handful of top somms for their favouritesVinte

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Price the issue for Australia's 'alternative varieties'

One of the biggest trends in Australia over the last decade – the increase of Italian and Iberian varieties – has received a mixed reaction from the o

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Barossa’s Wineries hail 'fantastic' year

A cooler, wetter year might sound like a recipe for disaster, but it's music to the ears of some of Australia's wineries .

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 Pssst… Wanna try a Grüner?

Some unexpected grape varieties add a frisson of excitement to the usual January round of tastingsThe on-trade wine buyer at the Australia Day Tasting

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Yeastie Boys brewery moves UK production to cans

New wave Kiwi brewery Yeastie Boys is to move its UK production into cans from December, beginning with its soon-to-be-launched beer, Bigmouth.Citing

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Mr Black becomes first drink to make buyers sit an exam

Aussie cold-pressed coffee liqueur Mr Black has gone all schooly on us, becoming, probably, the first drinks brand to make prospective buyers sit a 'w

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Jim Barry Wines releases Australia's first Assyrtiko

Australia's Jim Barry Wines is making wine history by producing and releasing Australia's first Assyrtiko.After 10 years of planning, and following a

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Straight from the tasting room: autumn portfolio tastings

With autumn portfolio tastings in full swing, this week we checked out Red Squirrel, Walker & Wodehouse and Armit Wines.

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 special: New make spirit

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this special episode, deputy editor Millie Milliken delves into the world of new make spirit.

News |  Beer & Cider

Yeastie Boys brewery moves UK production to cans

New wave Kiwi brewery Yeastie Boys is to move its UK production into cans from December, beginning with its soon-to-be-launched beer, Bigmouth.Citing

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Mr Black becomes first drink to make buyers sit an exam

Aussie cold-pressed coffee liqueur Mr Black has gone all schooly on us, becoming, probably, the first drinks brand to make prospective buyers sit a 'w

News |  Wine

Jim Barry Wines releases Australia's first Assyrtiko

Australia's Jim Barry Wines is making wine history by producing and releasing Australia's first Assyrtiko.After 10 years of planning, and following a

News |  Wine

Straight from the tasting room: autumn portfolio tastings

With autumn portfolio tastings in full swing, this week we checked out Red Squirrel, Walker & Wodehouse and Armit Wines.

News |  Wine

All about a boy: Southern Hemisphere wines

From floods to fires, and outstanding Cabernets to sadly soggy Sauvignons, this extreme El Niño year was a vintage that certainly covered the full gam

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Antipodean specialist Hallowed Ground closes for business

Specialist Australia and New Zealand wine importer Hallowed Ground is closing for business, with its agencies moving over to several bigger distributo

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d'Arenberg's The Old Bloke & The Three Young Blondes on its way to UK

d'Arenberg chief winemaker and wearer of colourful shirts Chester Osborn is currently visiting the UK from South Australia.

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Bancroft Wines brings Petaluma back to the UK

Bancroft Wines has been appointed exclusive agent for Petaluma, bring back the Adelaide Hills winery to the UK after four years of absence.Established

News |  Wine

All about a boy: Southern Hemisphere wines

From floods to fires, and outstanding Cabernets to sadly soggy Sauvignons, this extreme El Niño year was a vintage that certainly covered the full gam

News |  Wine

Antipodean specialist Hallowed Ground closes for business

Specialist Australia and New Zealand wine importer Hallowed Ground is closing for business, with its agencies moving over to several bigger distributo

News |  Wine

d'Arenberg's The Old Bloke & The Three Young Blondes on its way to UK

d'Arenberg chief winemaker and wearer of colourful shirts Chester Osborn is currently visiting the UK from South Australia.

News |  Wine

Bancroft Wines brings Petaluma back to the UK

Bancroft Wines has been appointed exclusive agent for Petaluma, bring back the Adelaide Hills winery to the UK after four years of absence.Established