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Domaine d’Aurensan releases unique Armagnac made from ‘phantom grapes’

Made by distillery Domaine d’Aurensan, Le Carré des Fantômes is an innovative single-plot Armagnac made with a blend of the brandy's six rarest grape varieties.

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St-Rémy brandy unveils Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish edition

French brandy St-Rémy has launched the fifth expression of its Cask Finish Collection aged in oloroso Sherry casks.

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Camus to release double-matured Cognac that underwent 'sea maturation'

Cognac producer Camus is set to unveil Caribbean Expedition, a special double-matured release that traveled by tall ship between France and the Caribbeans.

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France likely to experience its earliest harvest on record

A mild winter and warm spring look to be pushing France towards its earliest harvest on record.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 to be released earlier than usual

With the complications brought by the global pandemic and the likelihood of an early harvest due to the exceptionally warm weather, Beaujolais Nouveau winegrowers and négociants have decided to approach this year's vintage with more flexibility.

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Cap Gin launched for World Gin Day (13 June)

The London Dry Gin is made in France with botanicals sourced in Provence.

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European wine v covid-19: Problems and solutions

Declining sales, lack of workforce in the vineyard, and surplus wine are threatening the European wine industry. What are the proposed solutions to ensure it gets through the coronavirus crisis?

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Château de Pommard unveils Route des Grands Crus online experience

Château de Pommard is launching a series of three 90-minute long virtual experiences on the famous Route des Grands Crus.

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

News |  Wine

Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 to be released earlier than usual

With the complications brought by the global pandemic and the likelihood of an early harvest due to the exceptionally warm weather, Beaujolais Nouveau winegrowers and négociants have decided to approach this year's vintage with more flexibility.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cap Gin launched for World Gin Day (13 June)

The London Dry Gin is made in France with botanicals sourced in Provence.

News |  Wine

European wine v covid-19: Problems and solutions

Declining sales, lack of workforce in the vineyard, and surplus wine are threatening the European wine industry. What are the proposed solutions to ensure it gets through the coronavirus crisis?

News |  Wine

Château de Pommard unveils Route des Grands Crus online experience

Château de Pommard is launching a series of three 90-minute long virtual experiences on the famous Route des Grands Crus.

News |  Wine

Beaujolais: The price is right

Light red wines may be having a moment in the sun, but most will cost more money than you’re willing to part with. However, from Saint-Amour to Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais’ 10 crus have the goods when it comes to buying bargains. Chris Losh reports.

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‘Natural wine’ legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature

If you've had it with coronavirus updates, finally here's some other news for you - Vin méthode nature is now France's official labeling term for what has been thus far commonly know as 'natural wine'.

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The perfume-inspired gin on the quest for ultimate sustainability

Comte de Grasse’s 44°N gin mixes age-old perfume extraction techniques, unconventional distilling methods and local, rare botanicals.

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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.

News |  Wine

Beaujolais: The price is right

Light red wines may be having a moment in the sun, but most will cost more money than you’re willing to part with. However, from Saint-Amour to Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais’ 10 crus have the goods when it comes to buying bargains. Chris Losh reports.

News |  Wine

‘Natural wine’ legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature

If you've had it with coronavirus updates, finally here's some other news for you - Vin méthode nature is now France's official labeling term for what has been thus far commonly know as 'natural wine'.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The perfume-inspired gin on the quest for ultimate sustainability

Comte de Grasse’s 44°N gin mixes age-old perfume extraction techniques, unconventional distilling methods and local, rare botanicals.

News |  Wine

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.