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'Rockstar winemaker' Taras Ochota has died

The Ochota Barrels minimum-intervention winemaker sadly passed away on Monday 12 October prompting an outpouring of grief from the wine world. Chris Losh remembers the man he describes as a 'cool glass of calm'.

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Unexpected pleasures: The grapes moving beyond their homelands

Indigenous and lesser-known grape varieties are seemingly on the move, providing interest and intrigue outside of their traditional homes.

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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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‘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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Clément Robert MS spotlights Australian wine's food-matching power to win Great Aussie Taste-Off

In The Great Aussie Taste-Off, a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier went head-to-head in an Australian wine and food-matching battle – but only one could win.

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Two tribes: Conventional vs natural wine in Australia

Nowhere is the battle between ‘scientific’ and ‘natural’ winemaking more intense than in Australia.

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Bleasdale caps great year with Max Schubert Trophy in Adelaide

A bargain Bleasdale Vineyards Shiraz from Langhorne Creek region has outshone big-name rivals from more famous regions to take the top award at the Ro

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

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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.

News |  Wine

Clément Robert MS spotlights Australian wine's food-matching power to win Great Aussie Taste-Off

In The Great Aussie Taste-Off, a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier went head-to-head in an Australian wine and food-matching battle – but only one could win.

News |  Wine

Two tribes: Conventional vs natural wine in Australia

Nowhere is the battle between ‘scientific’ and ‘natural’ winemaking more intense than in Australia.

News

Bleasdale caps great year with Max Schubert Trophy in Adelaide

A bargain Bleasdale Vineyards Shiraz from Langhorne Creek region has outshone big-name rivals from more famous regions to take the top award at the Ro

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Waltzing Touriga: Mediterranean grapes making it big down under

Italian, Spanish, Greek and Portuguese varieties are attracting a growing band of followers Down Under.

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‘One of the great vintages’ – Voyager Estate’s Steve James on Cab, clones and 2018

Considering he has almost boiled himself alive, Voyager Estate's Steve James is in remarkably good shape.The manager of winemaking for the Margaret Ri

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Cracking the code to genetic diversity in wine

Broadening the gene pool is the best way of ensuring healthy vines, and with pressure on to reduce the use of pesticides, it’s something that’s of gro

News |  Wine

Waltzing Touriga: Mediterranean grapes making it big down under

Italian, Spanish, Greek and Portuguese varieties are attracting a growing band of followers Down Under.

News |  Wine

‘One of the great vintages’ – Voyager Estate’s Steve James on Cab, clones and 2018

Considering he has almost boiled himself alive, Voyager Estate's Steve James is in remarkably good shape.The manager of winemaking for the Margaret Ri

News |  Wine

Cracking the code to genetic diversity in wine

Broadening the gene pool is the best way of ensuring healthy vines, and with pressure on to reduce the use of pesticides, it’s something that’s of gro