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New Zealand Winegrowers 'sommit' scholarships announced

New Zealand Winegrowers has announced the three successful UK and Ireland sommeliers chosen to participate in this year's Sommit Scholarship.The progr

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Straight from the tasting room: autumn portfolio tastings

With autumn portfolio tastings in full swing, this week we checked out Red Squirrel, Walker & Wodehouse and Armit Wines.

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New Zealand wine exports up by 10%

Sharing similar export success as the UK (albeit on a somewhat different scale), global New Zealand wine exports are reported to be up by 10% in the l

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All about a boy: Southern Hemisphere wines

From floods to fires, and outstanding Cabernets to sadly soggy Sauvignons, this extreme El Niño year was a vintage that certainly covered the full gam

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Antipodean specialist Hallowed Ground closes for business

Specialist Australia and New Zealand wine importer Hallowed Ground is closing for business, with its agencies moving over to several bigger distributo

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New Zealand sommelier summit extended to UK and Ireland

New Zealand Winegrowers has allocated three spaces to the UK and Ireland for its annual summit held with international sommeliers in New Zealand.The o

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Seresin joins Louis Latour Agencies

One of Marlborough’s best-respected wineries, Seresin Estate, has joined the Louis Latour Agencies portfolio from Armit Wines.

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Pinot Gris 'strongest challenger' to Sauvignon in NZ

After years of trying to find a 'second' white variety that can make an impression, momentum in New Zealand seems to be building behind Pinot Gris.Pin

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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Antipodean specialist Hallowed Ground closes for business

Specialist Australia and New Zealand wine importer Hallowed Ground is closing for business, with its agencies moving over to several bigger distributo

News |  Wine

New Zealand sommelier summit extended to UK and Ireland

New Zealand Winegrowers has allocated three spaces to the UK and Ireland for its annual summit held with international sommeliers in New Zealand.The o

News |  Wine

Seresin joins Louis Latour Agencies

One of Marlborough’s best-respected wineries, Seresin Estate, has joined the Louis Latour Agencies portfolio from Armit Wines.

News |  Wine

Pinot Gris 'strongest challenger' to Sauvignon in NZ

After years of trying to find a 'second' white variety that can make an impression, momentum in New Zealand seems to be building behind Pinot Gris.Pin

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Craggy Range and Louis Latour in ‘amicable separation’

Famed Kiwi winery Craggy Range is in the process of finding a new UK distributor after leaving Louis Latour Agencies.‘I haven’t got a bad word to say

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Southern stars: Southern Hemisphere vintage report

Which Southern Hemisphere wine regions will look back on 2015 with fondness and which will do their best to forget? Simon Woods runs the rule over the

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Craft Kiwis: Craft beers from New Zealand

New Zealand isn’t just setting the pace with coffee and Sauvignon Blanc – there’s some astonishing stuff going on in its craft beer scene too.

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Network provider buys majority stake in Yealands Wine Group

[caption id="attachment_12224" align="alignright" width="300"] Peter Yealands of Yealands Family Wine in the Seaview Vineyard[/caption]Network provide

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Craggy Range and Louis Latour in ‘amicable separation’

Famed Kiwi winery Craggy Range is in the process of finding a new UK distributor after leaving Louis Latour Agencies.‘I haven’t got a bad word to say

News |  Wine

Southern stars: Southern Hemisphere vintage report

Which Southern Hemisphere wine regions will look back on 2015 with fondness and which will do their best to forget? Simon Woods runs the rule over the

News |  Beer & Cider

Craft Kiwis: Craft beers from New Zealand

New Zealand isn’t just setting the pace with coffee and Sauvignon Blanc – there’s some astonishing stuff going on in its craft beer scene too.

News |  Wine

Network provider buys majority stake in Yealands Wine Group

[caption id="attachment_12224" align="alignright" width="300"] Peter Yealands of Yealands Family Wine in the Seaview Vineyard[/caption]Network provide