Bordeaux news

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Lucky Barrel Wine Co launches with range of Bordeaux wines aged in whisky barrels

The company is comprised of four drinks-industry experts who have worked together to release the Cabernet/Merlot blend, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé wines.

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New Crus Bourgeois classification system comes into play

The new Crus Bourgeois classification has become official and will feature on the labels for vintages 2018 to 2022.

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New Bibendum scheme brings top Bordeaux chateaux to on-trade

Bibendum is teaming up with a number of Bordeaux estates to provide a range of older vintages directly from the cellars of the chateaux to the restaurant.

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‘Everyday Bordeaux’: Are sommeliers ready for it?

Exclusive and expensive vs everyday and cheap.

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Exel Wines adds Bordeaux producer Château Castera to its portfolio

Leading Scottish merchant Exel Wines is now distributing Bordeaux producer Castera, a Médoc château located in the town of Saint Germain d’Esteuil, no

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Chateaux Margaux's Thibault Pontallier on ageing, Cabernet and terroir

The Chateau Margaux seminar and tasting at Imbibe Live sold out in, like, a millisecond.

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Top wine producers go for secondary grape varieties for affordable quality

At this year's Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA), Christine Parkinson, Hakkasan's group head of wine and the competition's head of judging, noticed a trend

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‘Bordeaux have sold their souls’: Graves maverick Loïc Pasquet lets rip

According to Loïc Pasquet, whose Liber Pater Bordeaux wines sell for thousands of euros a bottle, the left bank of the Médoc has it all wrong.There sh

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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Exel Wines adds Bordeaux producer Château Castera to its portfolio

Leading Scottish merchant Exel Wines is now distributing Bordeaux producer Castera, a Médoc château located in the town of Saint Germain d’Esteuil, no

News |  Wine

Chateaux Margaux's Thibault Pontallier on ageing, Cabernet and terroir

The Chateau Margaux seminar and tasting at Imbibe Live sold out in, like, a millisecond.

News |  Wine

Top wine producers go for secondary grape varieties for affordable quality

At this year's Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA), Christine Parkinson, Hakkasan's group head of wine and the competition's head of judging, noticed a trend

News |  Wine

‘Bordeaux have sold their souls’: Graves maverick Loïc Pasquet lets rip

According to Loïc Pasquet, whose Liber Pater Bordeaux wines sell for thousands of euros a bottle, the left bank of the Médoc has it all wrong.There sh

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Vintage harvest 2017: France hopes quality will offset smallest crop since WW2

This year's late spring front brought a crushing blow to French vineyards. Find out more in the opening round of Imbibe's northern hemisphere vintage

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 O&D named as UK importer for seven Bordeaux Petit Châteaux

Championing the smaller producer, Original & Distinctive has bagged the UK distribution rights of seven Bordeaux Petit Châteaux.The seven wines will j

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Giving us butterflies – Vins de Bordeaux announces summer pop-up

Bordeaux fans can rejoice, as Vins de Bordeaux is bringing a pop-up wine bar to Broadgate this summer, and its arrival is just around the corner.The B

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 ‘Promoting Bordeaux whites is our biggest challenge’, CIVB says

Promoting white wines in key markets such as the UK is the biggest marketing challenge Bordeaux producers face, the region’s CIVB has said.Speaking at

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Vintage harvest 2017: France hopes quality will offset smallest crop since WW2

This year's late spring front brought a crushing blow to French vineyards. Find out more in the opening round of Imbibe's northern hemisphere vintage

News |  Wine

 O&D named as UK importer for seven Bordeaux Petit Châteaux

Championing the smaller producer, Original & Distinctive has bagged the UK distribution rights of seven Bordeaux Petit Châteaux.The seven wines will j

News |  Wine

Giving us butterflies – Vins de Bordeaux announces summer pop-up

Bordeaux fans can rejoice, as Vins de Bordeaux is bringing a pop-up wine bar to Broadgate this summer, and its arrival is just around the corner.The B

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 ‘Promoting Bordeaux whites is our biggest challenge’, CIVB says

Promoting white wines in key markets such as the UK is the biggest marketing challenge Bordeaux producers face, the region’s CIVB has said.Speaking at