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English wineries report an 'exceptional' 2020 harvest

Some good news has been issued from English wineries despite the gloom of 2020: this year’s harvest, while down on yield, is set to be fantastic.

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Lyme Bay Winery reports 'record alcohol levels' for Pinot Noir

The Devon-based winery is finishing up its 2020 harvest, and has found potential alcohol levels of 14.7% in its Pinot Noir grapes.

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Burgundy hails 'early and even' harvest

Despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Burgundy's winegrowers claim that this year's ‘historically’ early harvest has led to high quality must.

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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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How lockdown didn’t stop Argentina’s wine harvest

Health and safety measures, picker location tracing, and on-site living quarters: Argentina’s bodegas have worked hard to protect their 2020 harvests during Covid-19. Sorrel Moseley-Williams reports.

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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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South Africa 2020 vintage set to yield 'exceptional wines'

Wines of South Africa claims that this year's crop is likely to turn into remarkable wines.

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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.

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

How lockdown didn’t stop Argentina’s wine harvest

Health and safety measures, picker location tracing, and on-site living quarters: Argentina’s bodegas have worked hard to protect their 2020 harvests during Covid-19. Sorrel Moseley-Williams reports.

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 |  Wine

South Africa 2020 vintage set to yield 'exceptional wines'

Wines of South Africa claims that this year's crop is likely to turn into remarkable wines.

News |  Wine

‘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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Whites drive Burgundy exports to UK, while reds take a dive

According to the BIVB, Burgundy’s white wines have enjoyed significant growth in the UK.

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Symington ramps up mechanical harvest trials as picker numbers dwindle

As part of a long-term solution to tackle the falling numbers of available pickers, Symington Family Estates has been trialing a mechanical harvester designed for steep vineyards.

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Burgundy hopeful for ‘very fine’ vintage despite expecting low yields

The trade organisation for Burgundy wine claims that the 2019 vintage will be small but 'very fine'.

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UK wineries pray for dry weather in weeks before vintage

As harvest time approaches, UK wineries hope clement weather will allow the grapes to reach full ripeness.

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Whites drive Burgundy exports to UK, while reds take a dive

According to the BIVB, Burgundy’s white wines have enjoyed significant growth in the UK.

News |  Wine

Symington ramps up mechanical harvest trials as picker numbers dwindle

As part of a long-term solution to tackle the falling numbers of available pickers, Symington Family Estates has been trialing a mechanical harvester designed for steep vineyards.

News |  Wine

Burgundy hopeful for ‘very fine’ vintage despite expecting low yields

The trade organisation for Burgundy wine claims that the 2019 vintage will be small but 'very fine'.

News |  Wine

UK wineries pray for dry weather in weeks before vintage

As harvest time approaches, UK wineries hope clement weather will allow the grapes to reach full ripeness.