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News |  Wine

Alternative Burgundy: Imbibe puts Mâcon+ to the taste test

As prices of white Burgundy keep rising, Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of tasters turn to the Mâconnais to assess quality and value of Mâcon+ wines.

News |  Beer & Cider

West Coast IPA: UK vs US challenge

It’s the king of craft beer styles, but claims to the West Coast IPA crown are many and varied. Jacopo Mazzeo takes some time to assess and taste an array of contenders from both sides of the Atlantic, with the help of two of the UK’s most discerning beer communicators.

News |  Wine

Wine tastings should return, survey finds

A survey launched by a number of UK PR agencies, generic bodies and wine logistics companies to explore the future of trade tastings in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown, found that industry professionals are keen for wine tastings to return.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The sweetest thing: Premium liqueurs tasting and workshop

A number of interesting new products have recently hit the market, often at some premium price points. Clinton Cawood and a team of bartenders put a selection through their paces.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

White smoke: Mezcal and cigar tasting

It’s not just dark spirits that can pair with cigars – we found mezcal makes a mean match too.

News |  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.

News |  Wine

Glass acts: finding value reds

Entry-level red wines are the workhorses of any wine list but nailing your offer isn’t easy. Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of somms are here to help you out.

News |  Beer & Cider

Shine a light on dark beers

Who said dark beers must be heavy? For this tasting we put together a selection of brews that blend complexity from the use of dark malts with great drinkability.

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

White smoke: Mezcal and cigar tasting

It’s not just dark spirits that can pair with cigars – we found mezcal makes a mean match too.

News |  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.

News |  Wine

Glass acts: finding value reds

Entry-level red wines are the workhorses of any wine list but nailing your offer isn’t easy. Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of somms are here to help you out.

News |  Beer & Cider

Shine a light on dark beers

Who said dark beers must be heavy? For this tasting we put together a selection of brews that blend complexity from the use of dark malts with great drinkability.

News |  Wine

Why Bibendum's tasting was really not another bl**dy one

With its innovative Not Another Bl**dy Tasting, Bibendum has shaken things up in the wine trade.

News |  Wine

English still wine: Tasting the stellar 2018 vintage

In England, 2018 was described as the vintage of a generation. To find out if it's true, we called in a selection of bottles and invited a panel of somms to try it out.

News |  Wine

A sommelier's dream: Tasting iconic wines at Imbibe Live

Our roundup of the best vintages from Pol Roger, Trimbach and Opus One tasted this year at Imbibe Live.

News |  Wine

Seven ways to nail the blind tasting with Jan Konetzki

The scoop from the star sommelier's Palate Training session at Imbibe Live.

News |  Wine

Why Bibendum's tasting was really not another bl**dy one

With its innovative Not Another Bl**dy Tasting, Bibendum has shaken things up in the wine trade.

News |  Wine

English still wine: Tasting the stellar 2018 vintage

In England, 2018 was described as the vintage of a generation. To find out if it's true, we called in a selection of bottles and invited a panel of somms to try it out.

News |  Wine

A sommelier's dream: Tasting iconic wines at Imbibe Live

Our roundup of the best vintages from Pol Roger, Trimbach and Opus One tasted this year at Imbibe Live.

News |  Wine

Seven ways to nail the blind tasting with Jan Konetzki

The scoop from the star sommelier's Palate Training session at Imbibe Live.