Tastings news

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Does rum need a new categorisation system? Imbibe investigates

Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of bartenders put some potential new rum categories to the test.

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Cape expectations: Best-value South African wines

There’s probably nowhere else in the wine world that delivers as much bang for the buck as South Africa – particularly once you move a little upmarket

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Indigo Wine portfolio tasting: The best of Spain

Indigo showcased its portfolio of artisanal wines last week at the China Exchange in London.

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Beaujolais and beyond: Imbibe's top picks from the Louis Latour tasting

Last week, Louis Latour Agencies brought its annual portfolio tasting to the OXO Tower, showcasing the selection of wines and cognacs in its range.

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Italian rosé: Top picks for a diverse wine list

The diversity of indigenous grapes, climates and styles that Italy has to offer is reflected in the plethora of different rosés produced across the pe

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Friends of Napa wine tasting: Imbibe's top picks

We often see Napa wine country as the world’s stronghold of powerful Cabernet Sauvignons and oaky Chardonnays; but at the Friends of Napa tasting we d

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Imbibe wine tasting: Grenache comes into its own

Previously hidden in blends, more single-varietal Grenaches are hitting the UK.

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Albariño tasting: Imbibe puts Galicia's A-list grape to the test

Often grown within sight of the crashing Atlantic, the zesty, textured wines of Spain’s north-west have ‘seafood wine’ written all over them.

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

Italian rosé: Top picks for a diverse wine list

The diversity of indigenous grapes, climates and styles that Italy has to offer is reflected in the plethora of different rosés produced across the pe

News |  Wine

Friends of Napa wine tasting: Imbibe's top picks

We often see Napa wine country as the world’s stronghold of powerful Cabernet Sauvignons and oaky Chardonnays; but at the Friends of Napa tasting we d

News |  Wine

Imbibe wine tasting: Grenache comes into its own

Previously hidden in blends, more single-varietal Grenaches are hitting the UK.

News |  Wine

Albariño tasting: Imbibe puts Galicia's A-list grape to the test

Often grown within sight of the crashing Atlantic, the zesty, textured wines of Spain’s north-west have ‘seafood wine’ written all over them.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Latest mezcals to market: we taste the smoke bombs and the refined minimalists

With new brands and expressions arriving on a seemingly weekly basis, the UK’s mezcal scene is more exciting than ever.

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Gimme some skin: Tasting orange wine

Orange wines have been a huge hit in the US, but they’ve generally been slower to take off over here.

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To acidity and beyond: Tasting Riesling

Beloved by sommeliers but often overlooked by customers, Does German Riesling live up to the hype? Clinton Cawood joins a tasting panel of somms on a

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Jascots Autumn tasting: Imbibe's top picks

From organics to a zero-alcohol sparkling wine, the Jascots Autumn tasting certainly captured the zeitgeist this seasonDescregut Memòria, Gran Reserva

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Latest mezcals to market: we taste the smoke bombs and the refined minimalists

With new brands and expressions arriving on a seemingly weekly basis, the UK’s mezcal scene is more exciting than ever.

News |  Wine

Gimme some skin: Tasting orange wine

Orange wines have been a huge hit in the US, but they’ve generally been slower to take off over here.

News

To acidity and beyond: Tasting Riesling

Beloved by sommeliers but often overlooked by customers, Does German Riesling live up to the hype? Clinton Cawood joins a tasting panel of somms on a

News |  Wine

Jascots Autumn tasting: Imbibe's top picks

From organics to a zero-alcohol sparkling wine, the Jascots Autumn tasting certainly captured the zeitgeist this seasonDescregut Memòria, Gran Reserva