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Hatch Mansfield becomes carbon neutral

Wine importer and wholesaler Hatch Mansfield has become carbon neutral for emissions calculated in the year 2019.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Paper bottle for wine or spirits launched

The Frugal Bottle is a 750ml bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade liner to hold the liquid.

News |  Wine

New Zealand winegrowers overcome Covid-19 challenges with ‘outstanding’ harvest

Though Covid-19 lockdown measures presented challenges for the Kiwi wine industry, New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has deemed the country’s 2020 vintage ‘outstanding’.

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Chaine des Rotisseurs 2020 GB Young Sommelier awards to take place in November

The winners of the Chaine de Rotisseurs competition will be announced on 20 November at the Lanesborough Hotel, London.

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On-trade supplier Top Selection launches online retailer 9 Elms

UK merchant Top Selection is building on its on-trade portfolio with a new online retail business, 9 Elms Wines.

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On lockdown: Melody Wong, sommelier

We caught up (virtually) with Melody Wong, head sommelier at Skylon, to talk getting ready for reopening, Basque-style cheesecake, and looking after young somms.

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Kopke unveils two limited-edition Ports from 1940

Sogevinus-owned Port house Kopke has released two colheitas from the 1940 vintage.

News |  People & Places

Primum Familiae Vini launches £90,000 prize for family-owned businesses

The Primum Familiae Vini, a consortium of 12 renowned family wine businesses, has announced the creation of The PFV Prize.

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.

News |  Wine

On-trade supplier Top Selection launches online retailer 9 Elms

UK merchant Top Selection is building on its on-trade portfolio with a new online retail business, 9 Elms Wines.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Melody Wong, sommelier

We caught up (virtually) with Melody Wong, head sommelier at Skylon, to talk getting ready for reopening, Basque-style cheesecake, and looking after young somms.

News |  Wine

Kopke unveils two limited-edition Ports from 1940

Sogevinus-owned Port house Kopke has released two colheitas from the 1940 vintage.

News |  People & Places

Primum Familiae Vini launches £90,000 prize for family-owned businesses

The Primum Familiae Vini, a consortium of 12 renowned family wine businesses, has announced the creation of The PFV Prize.

News |  Wine

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.

News |  People & Places

Members’ club Trade to launch app and rebrand in covid-19 pivot

Trade, the Soho-based hospitality industry members’ club, has announced plans to rebrand as a wine bar open to the public, while launching the Trade app to provide ‘a hub for hospitality professionals’.

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Domaine du Météore unveils new organic rosé

Languedoc-based Domaine du Météore has launched a new organic rosé to the UK market.

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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

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.

News |  People & Places

Members’ club Trade to launch app and rebrand in covid-19 pivot

Trade, the Soho-based hospitality industry members’ club, has announced plans to rebrand as a wine bar open to the public, while launching the Trade app to provide ‘a hub for hospitality professionals’.

News |  Wine

Domaine du Météore unveils new organic rosé

Languedoc-based Domaine du Météore has launched a new organic rosé to the UK market.

News |  Wine

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.