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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

Wine

Spotlight on Monvigliero, Barolo’s most elegant cru

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

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.

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.

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.

Wine

Spotlight on Monvigliero, Barolo’s most elegant cru

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

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.

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Are you ready for Chianti DOCG Gran Selezione? No, neither are we

In a highly controversial move, the Consorzio Chianti announced it will be following the steps of its nobler counterpart – Chianti Classico DOCG – and add the Gran Selezione at the top of its qualitative pyramid.

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.

Wine

Are you ready for Chianti DOCG Gran Selezione? No, neither are we

In a highly controversial move, the Consorzio Chianti announced it will be following the steps of its nobler counterpart – Chianti Classico DOCG – and add the Gran Selezione at the top of its qualitative pyramid.