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Vermò vermouth launches in the UK

The aperitif is said to have a lighter body and lower sugar content than typical vermouths.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Amaretto Adriatico liqueurs to launch in UK exclusively with Sip and Savour

The handcrafted liqueurs from Puglia come in two expressions: Bianco Liquer and Roasted Liquer.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

New Stambecco Maraschino Amaro enters the UK market

Wine and spirits company Biggar and Leith has unveiled its new amaro brand, Stambecco Maraschino.

News |  Wine

Lambrusco: Old school cool

Wine fans have had a complicated relationship with lambrusco. But, as sweet styles step aside, Damien Gabet finds a new wave of wines are appealing to a new audience.

News |  Wine

Franciacorta: Premium wine regions facing the covid-19 challenge

To overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, wine producers and regions have attempted to up their off-trade game. But what about small, premium appellations whose client base is mainly on-trade? Justin Keay virtually heads to Italy's Franciacorta to find out.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Matteo Bernardi, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Matteo Bernardi, sommelier of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Calandre near Padua, Italy, to talk smiles as uniforms, dusty books, and special-occasion wines.

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

Fighting back: Italian hospitality in quarantine

The coronavirus has put the Italian hospitality sector on its knees. But the industry is finding its ways to stay positive and to fight back.

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

Franciacorta: Premium wine regions facing the covid-19 challenge

To overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, wine producers and regions have attempted to up their off-trade game. But what about small, premium appellations whose client base is mainly on-trade? Justin Keay virtually heads to Italy's Franciacorta to find out.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Matteo Bernardi, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Matteo Bernardi, sommelier of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Calandre near Padua, Italy, to talk smiles as uniforms, dusty books, and special-occasion wines.

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

Fighting back: Italian hospitality in quarantine

The coronavirus has put the Italian hospitality sector on its knees. But the industry is finding its ways to stay positive and to fight back.

News |  Wine

Mattia Scarpazza: Five wines from northern Italy you might have missed

Petersham Nurseries’ head sommelier, Mattia Scarpazza, gives Imbibe the low-down on five of his favourite northern-Italian wines and why.

News |  People & Places

The world according to Luca Dusi

Passione Vino co–founder Luca Dusi talks cloudy prosecco, fly fishing and the time he got drunk on tiramisu.

News |  Wine

Spotlight on Monvigliero, Barolo’s most elegant cru

Imbibe tastes a lineup of recent and old Monvigliero Barolo vintages.

News |  Wine

So good it Gewürz

Oft overlooked, Gewürztraminer can make even the most well-trained sommelier come unstuck. News editor Jacopo Mazzeo gathered a panel of experts who found their preconceptions of the variety deliciously overturned.

News |  Wine

Mattia Scarpazza: Five wines from northern Italy you might have missed

Petersham Nurseries’ head sommelier, Mattia Scarpazza, gives Imbibe the low-down on five of his favourite northern-Italian wines and why.

News |  People & Places

The world according to Luca Dusi

Passione Vino co–founder Luca Dusi talks cloudy prosecco, fly fishing and the time he got drunk on tiramisu.

News |  Wine

Spotlight on Monvigliero, Barolo’s most elegant cru

Imbibe tastes a lineup of recent and old Monvigliero Barolo vintages.

News |  Wine

So good it Gewürz

Oft overlooked, Gewürztraminer can make even the most well-trained sommelier come unstuck. News editor Jacopo Mazzeo gathered a panel of experts who found their preconceptions of the variety deliciously overturned.