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Is Encruzado Portugal's signature white grape variety?

All wine-producing countries should have a red and white signature grape variety. In Portugal, Encruzado is the white counterpart to Touriga Nacional, says Justin Keay.

News |  Wine

Symington's Graham launches 1940 Single Harvest port

1940 Single Harvest is the latest release from Graham's The Cellar Master’s Trilogy, which pays tribute to the port house's three generations of master blenders.

News |  Wine

Symington ramps up mechanical harvest trials as picker numbers dwindle

As part of a long-term solution to tackle the falling numbers of available pickers, Symington Family Estates has been trialing a mechanical harvester designed for steep vineyards.

News |  People & Places

Bar Douro's Max Graham on his quest to revive port

Wine bar and restaurant owner sees white, tawny and vintage ports as the fortified wine's winning cards.

News |  Wine

Lighter life: How table wine is taking over the Douro

Chris Losh paid a visit to the Douro to meet the producers driving the region's table-wine explosion.

News |  Wine

Night of the living red: How Baga made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In this first instalment, we look at Portuguese Baga.

News |  Wine

Unusual wines, part one: Vinho de Talha, Alentejo, Portugal

Nothing sells a wine quite as well as a memorable backstory.

News |  Wine

Noval’s Christian Seely on blends, declarations and his ‘wine of shame’

On a flying visit to the Gonzalez Byass UK tasting in London earlier this week, Imbibe caught up with the always entertaining Christian Seely, head of

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

Lighter life: How table wine is taking over the Douro

Chris Losh paid a visit to the Douro to meet the producers driving the region's table-wine explosion.

News |  Wine

Night of the living red: How Baga made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In this first instalment, we look at Portuguese Baga.

News |  Wine

Unusual wines, part one: Vinho de Talha, Alentejo, Portugal

Nothing sells a wine quite as well as a memorable backstory.

News |  Wine

Noval’s Christian Seely on blends, declarations and his ‘wine of shame’

On a flying visit to the Gonzalez Byass UK tasting in London earlier this week, Imbibe caught up with the always entertaining Christian Seely, head of

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

That Boutique-y Rum Company launches with aged rums, long-lost classics and the odd curveball

Atom Brands has launched That Boutique-y Rum Company (TBRC), offering aged rums and long-lost distillery classics, as well as the curveball that’ll ch

News |  Wine

World’s largest cork producer Amorim buys new wine estate

Portugal’s Amorim family has acquired Tabodella, an old estate in the classic Dão region.Located in Silvã de Cima between two valleys – Pereiro valley

News |  Wine

Excitement grows for 2016 ports as Symington and Noval both declare

[caption id="attachment_47142" align="alignright" width="300"] The Symington family 'took risks' in 2016[/caption]Excitement is building in the Douro

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Top tasting picks: Wines from Spain 2018

It was a tasting with a view at this year’s Wines from Spain event, which took place high above the capital in the Sky Garden.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

That Boutique-y Rum Company launches with aged rums, long-lost classics and the odd curveball

Atom Brands has launched That Boutique-y Rum Company (TBRC), offering aged rums and long-lost distillery classics, as well as the curveball that’ll ch

News |  Wine

World’s largest cork producer Amorim buys new wine estate

Portugal’s Amorim family has acquired Tabodella, an old estate in the classic Dão region.Located in Silvã de Cima between two valleys – Pereiro valley

News |  Wine

Excitement grows for 2016 ports as Symington and Noval both declare

[caption id="attachment_47142" align="alignright" width="300"] The Symington family 'took risks' in 2016[/caption]Excitement is building in the Douro

News |  Wine

Top tasting picks: Wines from Spain 2018

It was a tasting with a view at this year’s Wines from Spain event, which took place high above the capital in the Sky Garden.