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Billecart-Salmon celebrates 200 years with top-end cuvée

You have to really pull out all the stops for a 200th birthday, and Billecart-Salmon is doing just that this year.

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Bollinger's RD 2004 offers 'incomparable freshness for such age'

After 13 years ageing in its cellars in Reims, Bollinger has released its 2004 RD.After the tightly-wound, violin-string acidity of the previous RD, f

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Brexit to blame? Champagne shipments down by 11%

Champagne shipments to the UK slumped last year, with volumes down 11% and revenues falling by nearly 6%, official figures from the Comité Champagne s

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Extra Special: Champagne and food pairing

The Champenois like to tout the food friendliness of their extra brut champagnes.

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The winners of Gosset Matchmakers visit Champagne

Last year, chef Ambra Papa and sommelier Raphael Laurent of Petersham Nurseries won Gosset Matchmakers.

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Charles Heidsieck unveils Blanc des Millénaires 2004

Champagne Charles Heidsieck has launched Blanc des Millénaires 2004, the first new vintage for the cult all-Chardonnay cuvée in almost a decade.Althou

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Krug launches latest rosé cuvée Édition

Krug has launched the latest Édition of its rosé cuvée – the 21st since the expression was first bottled in 1983.The release marks the extension of th

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Champagne Bureau, a vintage performance

A tasting of vintage champagnes with Japanese food emphasised the versatility of this sought-after styleThe SommeliersJohanna Bénitah, Clos Maggiore;

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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The winners of Gosset Matchmakers visit Champagne

Last year, chef Ambra Papa and sommelier Raphael Laurent of Petersham Nurseries won Gosset Matchmakers.

News |  Wine

Charles Heidsieck unveils Blanc des Millénaires 2004

Champagne Charles Heidsieck has launched Blanc des Millénaires 2004, the first new vintage for the cult all-Chardonnay cuvée in almost a decade.Althou

News |  Wine

Krug launches latest rosé cuvée Édition

Krug has launched the latest Édition of its rosé cuvée – the 21st since the expression was first bottled in 1983.The release marks the extension of th

Promotion

Champagne Bureau, a vintage performance

A tasting of vintage champagnes with Japanese food emphasised the versatility of this sought-after styleThe SommeliersJohanna Bénitah, Clos Maggiore;

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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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Champagne Deutz launches new vintages ahead of its anniversary

Ahead of the 180th anniversary of Champagne Deutz in 2018, the house has released two new vintage cuvées.

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Olivier Krug on the house's latest release and the importance of the on-trade

Earlier this month Krug announced the launch of its 2004 vintage champagne, we sat down with Olivier Krug to discuss the latest release and why the on

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Tough weather conditions lead to lower yields in Champagne

As the 2017 harvest drew to a close, it looked unlikely that maximum yields would be achieved in every part of Champagne.

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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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Champagne Deutz launches new vintages ahead of its anniversary

Ahead of the 180th anniversary of Champagne Deutz in 2018, the house has released two new vintage cuvées.

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Olivier Krug on the house's latest release and the importance of the on-trade

Earlier this month Krug announced the launch of its 2004 vintage champagne, we sat down with Olivier Krug to discuss the latest release and why the on

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Tough weather conditions lead to lower yields in Champagne

As the 2017 harvest drew to a close, it looked unlikely that maximum yields would be achieved in every part of Champagne.