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Goodbye – and thanks for all the drinks!

It’s been a wild ride but our time has come to say goodbye.

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5 minutes with: Matthew Stubbs MW on wines from Occitanie

As part of our partnership with the new Online Occitanie Wine School, we caught up with the channel’s host Matthew Stubbs MW

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From the archives: Imbibe writers share their favourite articles

With thousands of articles over 13 years to our name, picking our favourites would be a far too arduous task for this time of year. So we asked Imbibe editorial staff, past and present, to choose the one they enjoyed writing the most. And in no particular order...

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Gosset Matchmakers 2020 winners revealed!

Gosset Matchmakers is a competition like no other. Open to anyone who has been in hospitality for less than five years, teams consisting of a sommelier and a chef must work together to create an inspiring match for Gosset Champagne.

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What will sparkling wine trends look like this (very different) Christmas?

With reopening restrictions, the loss of corporate Christmas parties and consumers' drinking habits changed by Covid-19, what does this 2020 festive season look like for sparkling wines? Harry Crowther investigates and puts forward his alternatives to Champagne.

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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

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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What will sparkling wine trends look like this (very different) Christmas?

With reopening restrictions, the loss of corporate Christmas parties and consumers' drinking habits changed by Covid-19, what does this 2020 festive season look like for sparkling wines? Harry Crowther investigates and puts forward his alternatives to Champagne.

News |  Wine

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?

News |  Wine

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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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.

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.