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The Pinot, the whole Pinot and nothing but the Pinot

A new Pinot Noir promotional group launched its first ever event in London a couple of weeks ago, with the aim of understanding the world’s top Pinot-

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Matt Thompsons’ full Blank Canvas now in UK

One of New Zealand’s best-known and most-respected winemakers, Matt Thompson, has finally made his full portfolio available to the UK, via Liberty.Bla

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Great red hope: Pinot Noir

Pinot is New Zealand’s undoubted star red grape, with a variety of styles and prices to suit every venue.

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Added protection for Kiwi wine GIs

New Zealand has introduced a legally-binding registration system for its wine regions that will give cast-iron protection to its appellations both at

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Modern pioneers of Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir producer Jackson Wine Estate has had to modernise its way of thinking to keep up with demand in the UK and further afield.

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Jackson Estate Pinot Noir winery opens with cellar door fit for a hobbit

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has had a penchant for mixing the old with the new since it was established over 25 years ago.

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Green Machine: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the restaurant world’s most bankable wine styles.

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More from the tasting room: A Hawke's Bay masterclass

One of the biggest topics in New Zealand – and around the world – is the pendulum-swing from traditional to modern in wine style.This is never more tr

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

Modern pioneers of Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir producer Jackson Wine Estate has had to modernise its way of thinking to keep up with demand in the UK and further afield.

News |  Wine

Jackson Estate Pinot Noir winery opens with cellar door fit for a hobbit

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has had a penchant for mixing the old with the new since it was established over 25 years ago.

News |  Wine

Green Machine: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the restaurant world’s most bankable wine styles.

News |  Wine

More from the tasting room: A Hawke's Bay masterclass

One of the biggest topics in New Zealand – and around the world – is the pendulum-swing from traditional to modern in wine style.This is never more tr

News |  Wine

The tasting room: New Zealand wine tasting

With portfolio tastings in full swing, this week we checked out a range of great Kiwi wines.

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New and 'wacky' New Zealand varieties find place on wine lists

New Zealand's 'monoculture' of Sauvignon Blanc is being nibbled at by varieties like Albariño and Grüner Veltliner, some merchants are reporting.While

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Hi-Spirits to distribute New Zealand’s Scapegrace Gin

Sazerac-owned spirits distributor Hi-Spirits has agreed a deal to distribute New Zealand brand Scapegrace Gin in the UK.The 42.2% abv gin is produced

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New Zealand's Hawke's Bay set for shake-up

Hawke's Bay – the historical homeland of New Zealand's red Bordeaux varieties – could be due for a shake-up, with high-cropping Merlot vineyards repla

News |  Wine

The tasting room: New Zealand wine tasting

With portfolio tastings in full swing, this week we checked out a range of great Kiwi wines.

News |  Wine

New and 'wacky' New Zealand varieties find place on wine lists

New Zealand's 'monoculture' of Sauvignon Blanc is being nibbled at by varieties like Albariño and Grüner Veltliner, some merchants are reporting.While

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Hi-Spirits to distribute New Zealand’s Scapegrace Gin

Sazerac-owned spirits distributor Hi-Spirits has agreed a deal to distribute New Zealand brand Scapegrace Gin in the UK.The 42.2% abv gin is produced

News |  Wine

New Zealand's Hawke's Bay set for shake-up

Hawke's Bay – the historical homeland of New Zealand's red Bordeaux varieties – could be due for a shake-up, with high-cropping Merlot vineyards repla