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The challenge of working with Pinot Noir in champagne

Pinot Noir in Champagne is a misunderstood grape variety, says Richard Woodard.

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Ruinart champagne announces new eco-friendly packaging

The new packaging uses no plastic and is entirely recyclable.

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Opinion: Scene change in Champagne

Climate change is having a real effect on champagne production. How can we safeguard the future of the world’s favourite sparkling wine, asks Richard Woodard?

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Winter Cocktail Challenge: Balthazar

Using Giffard rhubarb liqueur Alice Wakley of Balthazar created the French Crumble for our winter cocktail challenge.

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Gosset Matchmakers 2019

Champagne Gosset’s Matchmakers 2019 competition saw some of the UK’s best young chefs and sommeliers compete for the prize. But whose food and wine match took the top spot in 2019?

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Four of our favourite new sparkling wines

From no-abv fizz to tank-method sparklers, we’ve lined up some of the best releases that made our taste buds tingle over the past few months.

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Champagne and port: Is vintage dead?

Changes in climate, viticulture and advances in winemaking are transforming champagne and port production. So why not make vintages every year? Richard Woodard takes a closer look

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The latest vintage of Bruno Paillard's ‘nothing more beyond’ prestige cuvée is out

Champagne Bruno Paillard has launched the latest vintage of its top prestige cuvée, Nec Plus Ultra.

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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Gosset Matchmakers 2019

Champagne Gosset’s Matchmakers 2019 competition saw some of the UK’s best young chefs and sommeliers compete for the prize. But whose food and wine match took the top spot in 2019?

News |  Wine

Four of our favourite new sparkling wines

From no-abv fizz to tank-method sparklers, we’ve lined up some of the best releases that made our taste buds tingle over the past few months.

News |  Wine

Champagne and port: Is vintage dead?

Changes in climate, viticulture and advances in winemaking are transforming champagne and port production. So why not make vintages every year? Richard Woodard takes a closer look

News |  Wine

The latest vintage of Bruno Paillard's ‘nothing more beyond’ prestige cuvée is out

Champagne Bruno Paillard has launched the latest vintage of its top prestige cuvée, Nec Plus Ultra.

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Krug unveils latest vintage champagne

Krug's latest vintage champagne reflects 2006' hot weather and heavy rainfall.

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Chief winemaker Peter Gago unveils 2019 Penfolds collection

At a recent tasting in London, Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago presented his 2019 collection.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bubble trouble: Rethinking the champagne cocktail

How can bartenders go beyond the French 75 and up their champagne cocktail game? Laura Foster investigates.

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Amorim to release sparkling wine corks with no-TCA guarantee

Cork stopper brand Amorim has announced a new technology that guarantees sparkling wine stoppers with no TCA taint.

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Krug unveils latest vintage champagne

Krug's latest vintage champagne reflects 2006' hot weather and heavy rainfall.

News |  Wine

Chief winemaker Peter Gago unveils 2019 Penfolds collection

At a recent tasting in London, Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago presented his 2019 collection.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bubble trouble: Rethinking the champagne cocktail

How can bartenders go beyond the French 75 and up their champagne cocktail game? Laura Foster investigates.

News |  Wine

Amorim to release sparkling wine corks with no-TCA guarantee

Cork stopper brand Amorim has announced a new technology that guarantees sparkling wine stoppers with no TCA taint.