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France likely to experience its earliest harvest on record

A mild winter and warm spring look to be pushing France towards its earliest harvest on record.

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Sogevinus releases four 2018 vintage Ports

Sogevinus has announced the release of four 2018 vintage Ports: two single quintas and two classic vintage Ports.

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Quinta do Noval declares 2018 vintage

Quinta do Noval 2018 Vintage Port is described as being 'wonderfully ripe, full and exuberant, spicy on the nose, with very fine long tannins and a classic Noval purity and elegance'.

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Taylor's port declares 2018 vintage for third year in a row

Fladgate Partnership-owned Taylor's Port has announced today the declaration of the 2018 vintage.

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Sogrape declares 2018 vintage for its Sandeman, Offley and Ferreira estates

According to Sogrape oenologist Luís Sottomayor, '2018 is one of the best, if not the best, vintage years I have witnessed'.

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‘Amazing’ Margaret River vintage a light in the gloom

Early feedback from this year’s vintage suggests that 2020 is of exceptional quality.

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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.

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Whites drive Burgundy exports to UK, while reds take a dive

According to the BIVB, Burgundy’s white wines have enjoyed significant growth in the UK.

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 special: New make spirit

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this special episode, deputy editor Millie Milliken delves into the world of new make spirit.

News |  Wine

Sogrape declares 2018 vintage for its Sandeman, Offley and Ferreira estates

According to Sogrape oenologist Luís Sottomayor, '2018 is one of the best, if not the best, vintage years I have witnessed'.

News |  Wine

‘Amazing’ Margaret River vintage a light in the gloom

Early feedback from this year’s vintage suggests that 2020 is of exceptional quality.

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

Whites drive Burgundy exports to UK, while reds take a dive

According to the BIVB, Burgundy’s white wines have enjoyed significant growth in the UK.

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Champagne and port: Is vintage dead?

Changes in climate, viticulture and advances in winemaking are transforming champagne and port production. So why not make vintages every year? Richard Woodard takes a closer look

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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.

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Krug unveils latest vintage champagne

Krug's latest vintage champagne reflects 2006' hot weather and heavy rainfall.

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Burgundy hopeful for ‘very fine’ vintage despite expecting low yields

The trade organisation for Burgundy wine claims that the 2019 vintage will be small but 'very fine'.

News |  Wine

Champagne and port: Is vintage dead?

Changes in climate, viticulture and advances in winemaking are transforming champagne and port production. So why not make vintages every year? Richard Woodard takes a closer look

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 |  Wine

Krug unveils latest vintage champagne

Krug's latest vintage champagne reflects 2006' hot weather and heavy rainfall.

News |  Wine

Burgundy hopeful for ‘very fine’ vintage despite expecting low yields

The trade organisation for Burgundy wine claims that the 2019 vintage will be small but 'very fine'.