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'Rockstar winemaker' Taras Ochota has died

The Ochota Barrels minimum-intervention winemaker sadly passed away on Monday 12 October prompting an outpouring of grief from the wine world. Chris Losh remembers the man he describes as a 'cool glass of calm'.

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WSTA’s calls to remove VI-1 for imported EU wine debated in House of Lords

The proposed amendment to the Agriculture Bill would reduce the burden of wine import documentation that could come into force due to Brexit on 1 January 2021.

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10 black-owned wineries you should know about

It is a damning indictment of us all that lists like this have to be written, but written they must be until black wine professionals are on an equal footing with their white counterparts.

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Kopke unveils limited-edition rosé

Douro-based producers Kopke has launched the second iteration in its limited-edition Winemaker’s Collection.

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Melania Battiston: My top five wines made by women

The assistant head sommelier at Medlar Restaurant celebrates International Women’s Day with her top five wines and the women who make them.

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Lenz Moser: White wine, Grüner in China and climate change

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we caught up with Lenz Moser to talk about the challenges of making wine in China, its rising interest in white wine, and the effects of climate change on Ningxia.

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Alex Milner: The Cinsault whisperer

His love for Cinsault is unconditional. He empathises with it like no other winemaker does. He's the Cinsault whisperer.

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Andrew Caillard MW: The names to look out for at the Australia Redefined tasting

Langton’s Andrew Caillard MW talks Australian wines to buy and wineries to watch.

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

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Melania Battiston: My top five wines made by women

The assistant head sommelier at Medlar Restaurant celebrates International Women’s Day with her top five wines and the women who make them.

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Lenz Moser: White wine, Grüner in China and climate change

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we caught up with Lenz Moser to talk about the challenges of making wine in China, its rising interest in white wine, and the effects of climate change on Ningxia.

News |  Wine

Alex Milner: The Cinsault whisperer

His love for Cinsault is unconditional. He empathises with it like no other winemaker does. He's the Cinsault whisperer.

News |  Wine

Andrew Caillard MW: The names to look out for at the Australia Redefined tasting

Langton’s Andrew Caillard MW talks Australian wines to buy and wineries to watch.

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It's all ova now: The rise of egg fermenters

Why have egg vessels become so popular and what effect do they have on the wine? Darren Smith reports.

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Lorenzo Zonin on why we need to rethink Petit Verdot

We talk to winemaker Lorenzo Zonin about the strengths of Petit Verdot.

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Night of the living red: How Nerello Mascalese made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In this first instalment, we look at Nerello Mascalese from Sicily.

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Unusual wines, part four: Underwater wine

Nothing sells a wine quite as well as a memorable backstory. In this five-part series, Jacopo Mazzeo explores wine styles with impressive tales to tell.

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It's all ova now: The rise of egg fermenters

Why have egg vessels become so popular and what effect do they have on the wine? Darren Smith reports.

News |  Wine

Lorenzo Zonin on why we need to rethink Petit Verdot

We talk to winemaker Lorenzo Zonin about the strengths of Petit Verdot.

News |  Wine

Night of the living red: How Nerello Mascalese made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In this first instalment, we look at Nerello Mascalese from Sicily.

News |  Wine

Unusual wines, part four: Underwater wine

Nothing sells a wine quite as well as a memorable backstory. In this five-part series, Jacopo Mazzeo explores wine styles with impressive tales to tell.