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VI-1 form suspension offers 'breathing space', but threat for wine trade is still 'very real'

The government has announced the temporary suspension of VI-1 import certificates for wines being shipped from the European Union until July 2021.

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The New Chile wines to add to your list from Tim Atkin MW's 2020 Chile Report tasting

Sixteen wines, 16 winemakers, two Zoom sessions. Harry Crowther joined Tim Atkin for a tasting of the best of New Chile.

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Cutting ties: What a no-deal Brexit would mean for the UK wine trade

It’s been knocked off the front pages due to you know what, but a no-deal Brexit would bring huge upheaval for those who bring wines into the UK, says Chris Losh.

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Lyme Bay Winery reports 'record alcohol levels' for Pinot Noir

The Devon-based winery is finishing up its 2020 harvest, and has found potential alcohol levels of 14.7% in its Pinot Noir grapes.

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So, what's new in the world of orange wine in 2020? We ask the on-trade

As the UK gets its first dedicated orange wine bar, Millie Milliken takes a look at how the perpetual ‘next big thing’ in wine is performing in the on-trade.

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Imbibe Live Online, part of Global Bar Week, now available on demand

Spend some time in the company of the likes of Ian Burrell, Megs Miller, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Ivy Mix and Lyndon Higginson without leaving the sofa.

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Bristol urban vineyard releases first vintage

Following its launch during lockdown, Bristol urban vineyard, Nania’s, is about to launch its first vintage as a rosé spritzer.

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In search for a central-European wine identity

The collapse of communism in 1989 revived the idea of Mittel-Europa. But is there such thing as a central European wine identity, too? Justin Keay reports.

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

So, what's new in the world of orange wine in 2020? We ask the on-trade

As the UK gets its first dedicated orange wine bar, Millie Milliken takes a look at how the perpetual ‘next big thing’ in wine is performing in the on-trade.

News |  Wine

Imbibe Live Online, part of Global Bar Week, now available on demand

Spend some time in the company of the likes of Ian Burrell, Megs Miller, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Ivy Mix and Lyndon Higginson without leaving the sofa.

News |  Wine

Bristol urban vineyard releases first vintage

Following its launch during lockdown, Bristol urban vineyard, Nania’s, is about to launch its first vintage as a rosé spritzer.

News |  Wine

In search for a central-European wine identity

The collapse of communism in 1989 revived the idea of Mittel-Europa. But is there such thing as a central European wine identity, too? Justin Keay reports.

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Wrapping up: Andrew Bewes on Hallgarten & Novum's 100,000 Glasses for Hospitality

Following Hallagarten’s month long initiative to help venues get through the Covid-19 crisis, Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with managing director Andrew Bewes to assess the results of his 100,000 Glasses for Hospitality scheme.

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Sommelier-curated wine subscription service launches

Conceived during lockdown, Private Somm is a new, sommelier-curated, monthly wine subscription service.

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Bibendum to offer WSET Level 2 courses online

Leading wine merchant Bibendum has launched an online WSET Level 2 training course.

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On National Poetry Day here’s some of our favourite poems about drinking

We’ve put together just a small selection of some of the greatest poems about imbibing we know for you to enjoy

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Wrapping up: Andrew Bewes on Hallgarten & Novum's 100,000 Glasses for Hospitality

Following Hallagarten’s month long initiative to help venues get through the Covid-19 crisis, Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with managing director Andrew Bewes to assess the results of his 100,000 Glasses for Hospitality scheme.

News |  Wine

Sommelier-curated wine subscription service launches

Conceived during lockdown, Private Somm is a new, sommelier-curated, monthly wine subscription service.

News |  Wine

Bibendum to offer WSET Level 2 courses online

Leading wine merchant Bibendum has launched an online WSET Level 2 training course.

News |  Wine

On National Poetry Day here’s some of our favourite poems about drinking

We’ve put together just a small selection of some of the greatest poems about imbibing we know for you to enjoy