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A world of food and wine

Our palates have evolved to embrace cuisines from around the world. Isn’t it about time we learned to match them properly with wine?

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Is it prime time for Portuguese wine?

The Portuguese wine scene is finally coming of age, offering quality and value at all price points, writes Chris Losh

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Apple wine – is cider really a decent alternative to wine?

Cider was once seen as ‘English wine’, could it regain its reputation for sophisticated sipping? Jane Peyton meets the cidermakers determined to make it happen

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6 ciders that make great wine alternatives

Following her feature on why cider makes a great alternative to wine, we asked pommelier Jane Peyton to choose 6 of her favourites.

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Sink the pink: We put rosé wines from less classic regions to the taste test

Jacopo Mazzeo and his band of tasters find that there’s more to rosé than the famous regions. Is it time to go beyond Provence? Perhaps.

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The new Bobal: The winemakers shaking up the Spanish wine workhorse

Less aggressive production, longer maturation and larger oak barrels means that modern Bobal winemakers are refining the traditional bulk-wine grape. The Write Taste's Robin Goldsmith shines a light on those leading the way.

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The world according to James Alcock

James Alcock, from Brisbane’s The Local Larder & Wine Bar, talks to Lucy Britner about being a teetotal somm, playing the blues and working with his wife.

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Drinks packaging for the post-pandemic planet

The industry is facing big challenges, but sustainability is still big news. Robyn Black asks whether the drive for planet-friendly packaging has survived the past few months.

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

Sink the pink: We put rosé wines from less classic regions to the taste test

Jacopo Mazzeo and his band of tasters find that there’s more to rosé than the famous regions. Is it time to go beyond Provence? Perhaps.

News |  Wine

The new Bobal: The winemakers shaking up the Spanish wine workhorse

Less aggressive production, longer maturation and larger oak barrels means that modern Bobal winemakers are refining the traditional bulk-wine grape. The Write Taste's Robin Goldsmith shines a light on those leading the way.

News |  Wine

The world according to James Alcock

James Alcock, from Brisbane’s The Local Larder & Wine Bar, talks to Lucy Britner about being a teetotal somm, playing the blues and working with his wife.

News |  Wine

Drinks packaging for the post-pandemic planet

The industry is facing big challenges, but sustainability is still big news. Robyn Black asks whether the drive for planet-friendly packaging has survived the past few months.

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Still to come on imbibe.com...

Following last week's announcement that Imbibe Magazine and imbibe.com are to be wound up in December, we can confirm that while there won't be another issue of the print title we've got some exciting last features planned for here.

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That shrinking feeling: What wine lists look like out of lockdown

Circumstances forced venues everywhere to slim down their wine lists, but many are enjoying the newfound simplicity. Jacopo Mazzeo asks if we are emerging from lockdown with leaner and fitter selections?

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Thank you from Team Imbibe

We have been so touched by the many wonderful messages we have received and are so grateful to each and every one of you. We’re still around for the next month or so, so keep your eye on the website and our social feeds – we’re determined to go out with a bang!

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Editor's letter: Last orders for Imbibe magazine and Imbibe.com

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must announce the editorial team has poured its last cocktail at Imbibe towers and the shutters are coming down on 13 incredible years.

News |  Wine

Still to come on imbibe.com...

Following last week's announcement that Imbibe Magazine and imbibe.com are to be wound up in December, we can confirm that while there won't be another issue of the print title we've got some exciting last features planned for here.

News |  Wine

That shrinking feeling: What wine lists look like out of lockdown

Circumstances forced venues everywhere to slim down their wine lists, but many are enjoying the newfound simplicity. Jacopo Mazzeo asks if we are emerging from lockdown with leaner and fitter selections?

News |  Wine

Thank you from Team Imbibe

We have been so touched by the many wonderful messages we have received and are so grateful to each and every one of you. We’re still around for the next month or so, so keep your eye on the website and our social feeds – we’re determined to go out with a bang!

News |  Wine

Editor's letter: Last orders for Imbibe magazine and Imbibe.com

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must announce the editorial team has poured its last cocktail at Imbibe towers and the shutters are coming down on 13 incredible years.