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What will sparkling wine trends look like this (very different) Christmas?

With reopening restrictions, the loss of corporate Christmas parties and consumers' drinking habits changed by Covid-19, what does this 2020 festive season look like for sparkling wines? Harry Crowther investigates and puts forward his alternatives to Champagne.

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Opinion: Why no & low sparkling wine alternatives are the answer to sober celebrations

As we approach Sober October, Millie Milliken is finding new no- and low-abv fizz offerings a welcome revelation.

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Champagne Bollinger launches La Grande Année Rosé 2012 in the UK

Following the launch in February 2020, the 2012 vintage of the Champagne house’s prestige rosé has now been introduced onto the UK market.

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Dom Pérignon unveils 2010 vintage

10 years after the harvest, Dom Pérignon has released its new 2010 vintage Champagne.

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Roebuck Estates releases Blanc de Noirs 2015

West Sussex-based Roebuck Estates has introduced a new blanc de noirs sparkling wine from the 2015 harvest to the market.

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Franciacorta: Premium wine regions facing the covid-19 challenge

To overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, wine producers and regions have attempted to up their off-trade game. But what about small, premium appellations whose client base is mainly on-trade? Justin Keay virtually heads to Italy's Franciacorta to find out.

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Production of Prosecco rosé gets the go ahead

The Italian government has given the final go ahead for the production of pink Prosecco Doc.

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Champagne Krug unveils Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition

Krug's latest Grande Cuvée will be launched on the UK market 14 May.

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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Roebuck Estates releases Blanc de Noirs 2015

West Sussex-based Roebuck Estates has introduced a new blanc de noirs sparkling wine from the 2015 harvest to the market.

News |  Wine

Franciacorta: Premium wine regions facing the covid-19 challenge

To overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, wine producers and regions have attempted to up their off-trade game. But what about small, premium appellations whose client base is mainly on-trade? Justin Keay virtually heads to Italy's Franciacorta to find out.

News |  Wine

Production of Prosecco rosé gets the go ahead

The Italian government has given the final go ahead for the production of pink Prosecco Doc.

News |  Wine

Champagne Krug unveils Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition

Krug's latest Grande Cuvée will be launched on the UK market 14 May.

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DIY disgorging: Warwick Smith, Renegade Urban Winery, on his latest sparkling grenache

We talk to the founder of the east London winery, to find out why he's selling DIY riddling and disgorging bottles to customers.

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The Big English Wine Good Friday registers unexpected success

Black Chalk wine's initiative experienced a remarkable and unexpected success over the Easter weekend.

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Imbibe's Big English Wine Good Friday top picks

Today is Black Chalk's #theBIGenglishwinegoodfriday. The Imbibe team gladly took the hint and tasted some of their favourite English wines to celebrate.

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The challenge of working with Pinot Noir in champagne

Pinot Noir in Champagne is a misunderstood grape variety, says Richard Woodard.

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DIY disgorging: Warwick Smith, Renegade Urban Winery, on his latest sparkling grenache

We talk to the founder of the east London winery, to find out why he's selling DIY riddling and disgorging bottles to customers.

News |  Wine

The Big English Wine Good Friday registers unexpected success

Black Chalk wine's initiative experienced a remarkable and unexpected success over the Easter weekend.

News |  Wine

Imbibe's Big English Wine Good Friday top picks

Today is Black Chalk's #theBIGenglishwinegoodfriday. The Imbibe team gladly took the hint and tasted some of their favourite English wines to celebrate.

News |  Wine

The challenge of working with Pinot Noir in champagne

Pinot Noir in Champagne is a misunderstood grape variety, says Richard Woodard.