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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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Chemical winefare: Pesticides in wine

As the number of alleged pesticide-related illnesses and deaths mount, Linda Johnson-Bell argues the case for the organic, biodynamic and safer future of winemaking

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Two tribes: Conventional vs natural wine in Australia

Nowhere is the battle between ‘scientific’ and ‘natural’ winemaking more intense than in Australia.

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Diary of an accidental winemaker, part three: Getting technical

Think making small batches of wine in a foreign country sounds glamorous, even romantic? If you weren't already otherwise convinced by parts one and t

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Diary of an accidental winemaker, part two: Mamma Mia, here we go again

In part one of this series, part-time winemaker Chris Boiling was easyJetting off to his vineyard.

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Natural wines: The risks and rewards of ditching sulphur

The use of sulphur (or not) in wines can be as divisive as Brexit, with about as much middle ground.

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New evidence suggests Georgia is world's oldest wine region

Georgia has been declared the official birthplace of wine.

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

Diary of an accidental winemaker, part two: Mamma Mia, here we go again

In part one of this series, part-time winemaker Chris Boiling was easyJetting off to his vineyard.

News |  Wine

Natural wines: The risks and rewards of ditching sulphur

The use of sulphur (or not) in wines can be as divisive as Brexit, with about as much middle ground.

News |  Wine

New evidence suggests Georgia is world's oldest wine region

Georgia has been declared the official birthplace of wine.

News |  Wine

G-Force: sommeliers on Grenache plus our favourite new-wave growers

Old Vines, high-altitude vineyards, granite soils and hands-off winemaking are transforming Grenache from a blowsy, boozy boor into a thrillingly eleg

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G-Force: the revolutionaries treating Grenache like Pinot Noir

Old Vines, high-altitude vineyards, granite soils and hands-off winemaking are transforming Grenache from a blowsy, boozy boor into a thrillingly eleg

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Pushing boundaries: classifying the Danube region

Darren Smith looks to the flurry of activity in Austria's Danube region to gain insight into vineyard classification, as one group of producers brings

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G-Force: sommeliers on Grenache plus our favourite new-wave growers

Old Vines, high-altitude vineyards, granite soils and hands-off winemaking are transforming Grenache from a blowsy, boozy boor into a thrillingly eleg

News |  Wine

G-Force: the revolutionaries treating Grenache like Pinot Noir

Old Vines, high-altitude vineyards, granite soils and hands-off winemaking are transforming Grenache from a blowsy, boozy boor into a thrillingly eleg

News |  Wine

Pushing boundaries: classifying the Danube region

Darren Smith looks to the flurry of activity in Austria's Danube region to gain insight into vineyard classification, as one group of producers brings