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Bibendum adds New Zealand's Neudorf Vineyards to its portfolio

Leading distributor Bibendum Wine has announced the addition of New Zealand wine producer Neudorf Vineyards to its on-trade and Walker & Wodehouse portfolios.

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New Zealand winegrowers overcome Covid-19 challenges with ‘outstanding’ harvest

Though Covid-19 lockdown measures presented challenges for the Kiwi wine industry, New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has deemed the country’s 2020 vintage ‘outstanding’.

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New Zealand wine industry pledges to become carbon neutral by 2050

Tapping into the celebrations for World Earth Day, the New Zealand wine industry has announced its commitment to turn carbon neutral by 2050.

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Dr John Forrest's uncompromising lower-abv wines

The Doctors' range comprises four wines whose lower-abv is achieved through alternative trellising and leaf removal techniques to slow down sugar-building within the berry.

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Te Mata unveils two new Hawkes Bay Pinot Noirs

The two new Pinot Noirs are multi-clone blends of mature-vine material grown in Hawkes Bay.

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Putting Kiwi Syrah 2016 to the test

We tasted a range of Kiwi Syrah wines from the epically good 2016 vintage to find out why the style is making waves.

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Kiwi Rôtie: The rise of New Zealand Syrah

New Zealand Syrah is quickly gaining international recognition. Rebecca Gibb MW explains what all the fuss is about.

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A touch of Kiwi: Imbibe's top New Zealand beers

With a number of New Zealand beer events currently happening around the UK and New Zealand’s national holiday just around the corner (Waitangi Day, 6

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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Te Mata unveils two new Hawkes Bay Pinot Noirs

The two new Pinot Noirs are multi-clone blends of mature-vine material grown in Hawkes Bay.

News |  Wine

Putting Kiwi Syrah 2016 to the test

We tasted a range of Kiwi Syrah wines from the epically good 2016 vintage to find out why the style is making waves.

News |  Wine

Kiwi Rôtie: The rise of New Zealand Syrah

New Zealand Syrah is quickly gaining international recognition. Rebecca Gibb MW explains what all the fuss is about.

News |  Beer & Cider

A touch of Kiwi: Imbibe's top New Zealand beers

With a number of New Zealand beer events currently happening around the UK and New Zealand’s national holiday just around the corner (Waitangi Day, 6

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London-based sommelier wins prestigious scholarship to visit New Zealand

Promotional body New Zealand Wine has awarded young sommelier Melania Battiston the prestigious New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship.Battisto

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Imbibe’s top picks from New Zealand Wine's new releases

From Chardonnay to Syrah, the crème de la crème of this year’s New Zealand wine releases demonstrates that there is great elegance and balance even be

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Latin Lessons: sommeliers taste old grapes from the New World

The growth in Italian and Spanish grape varieties has been one of the biggest developments in New World winemaking over the last 10 years.

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Berkmann Wine Cellars adds more New World to portfolio

Berkmann Wine Cellars is breathing even more life into its growing portfolio with the addition of three new wineries to its books: Babich Wines from N

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London-based sommelier wins prestigious scholarship to visit New Zealand

Promotional body New Zealand Wine has awarded young sommelier Melania Battiston the prestigious New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship.Battisto

News |  Wine

Imbibe’s top picks from New Zealand Wine's new releases

From Chardonnay to Syrah, the crème de la crème of this year’s New Zealand wine releases demonstrates that there is great elegance and balance even be

News |  Wine

Latin Lessons: sommeliers taste old grapes from the New World

The growth in Italian and Spanish grape varieties has been one of the biggest developments in New World winemaking over the last 10 years.

News |  Wine

Berkmann Wine Cellars adds more New World to portfolio

Berkmann Wine Cellars is breathing even more life into its growing portfolio with the addition of three new wineries to its books: Babich Wines from N