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People & Places

On lockdown: Michael Frank Driscoll, sommelier

For the first of our new series of interviews with hospitality professionals in lockdown, we caught up with Michael Frank Driscoll, head sommerlier at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, New Forest, to talk Disney+, keeping up with wine studies, and the future of hospitality.

Wine

'Uncorked' reviewed: Sommeliers have their say

We asked sommeliers to review the new American Netflix film about a young man following his dream of being a master sommelier.

People & Places

'I hope we won't be forgotten in the midst of all of this': Graft Wine's Nik Darlington

As doubts remain as of whether more should be done to help wine importers during the coronavirus outbreak, we caught up with Graft Wine's Nik Darlington to help unravel the doubts and assess how the supply chain is dealing with the crisis.

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Melania Battiston: My top five wines made by women

The assistant head sommelier at Medlar Restaurant celebrates International Women’s Day with her top five wines and the women who make them.

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.

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Book review: 'Wine Girl', by Victoria James

America's youngest sommelier Victoria James exposes the truth behind being a woman in wine in this new must-read book.

Wine

Paul Fauvel wins UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020

Paul Fauvel, head sommelier at The Lanesborough has been named winner of the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020.

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The inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Scholarship goes to L’Enclume's Lise Donier-Meroz

Lise Donier-Meroz of L’Enclume restaurant in Cumbria was crowned inaugural winner of the Gérard Basset Travel Scholarship 2020.

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.

Wine

Book review: 'Wine Girl', by Victoria James

America's youngest sommelier Victoria James exposes the truth behind being a woman in wine in this new must-read book.

Wine

Paul Fauvel wins UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020

Paul Fauvel, head sommelier at The Lanesborough has been named winner of the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020.

Wine

The inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Scholarship goes to L’Enclume's Lise Donier-Meroz

Lise Donier-Meroz of L’Enclume restaurant in Cumbria was crowned inaugural winner of the Gérard Basset Travel Scholarship 2020.

Wine

Finalists of inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Bursary Scholarship revealed

The winner of the scholarship will receive a prize of £5,000 to visit a winemaking country of their choice.

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

Finalists of inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Bursary Scholarship revealed

The winner of the scholarship will receive a prize of £5,000 to visit a winemaking country of their choice.

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.