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American Bar appoints first female senior bartender in 100 years

The Savoy’s world-renowned American Bar has appointed its first female senior bartender in 100 years, Phillipa ‘Pippa’ Guy.

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How do you like your wine – with a cork or screw-cap?

If you are a regular wine drinker it is almost certain that you have opened a corked bottle or two in your time. As a result of a tainted cork, the wine smells and tastes unpleasant - all musky and mouldy.

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DROUGHT CAUSES ‘EARLIEST EVER’ HARVEST IN THE DOURO

Bruno Prats told the drinks business yesterday that this year’s harvest was the earliest ever conducted in the Douro Valley, with picking at Prats + Symington starting on 28 August and ending on 21 September.

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THE WINERY OF THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING BRUCE WAYNE WOULD RUN

When winemakers a century from now look back on the technology that changed the game, one winery is going to stand out: Palmaz Vineyards in the Napa Valley. 

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PENFOLDS PARTNERS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IN VIDEO COLLABORATION

Australian wine giant Penfolds is collaborating with National Geographic on a series of videos recounting the stories behind aged wines that have been brought into its famous re-corking clinics.

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Alcohol in Bordeaux wine: Global warming is no excuse

It's up to Bordeaux winemakers to curb alcohol in their wines and global warming should not be an excuse for allowing levels to rise too high, argues John Salvi MW, drawing on the historical perspective of alcohol in Bordeaux wine.

 

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Drinks List of the Year 2017: The Finalists

The entries are in, the lists have been critiqued, and the judges have given their verdict. Introducing the shortlisted venues for Imbibe’s Drinks List of the Year 2017 in association with Maxxium

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TOP 10 NEW WAVE LONDON WINE BARS

Over the last five years, London’s wine scene has changed beyond recognition, blossoming in tandem with the small plates revolution in the capital.

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TRACES OF 6,000-YEAR-OLD WINE COULD REWRITE ITALY’S WINEMAKING HISTORY

A group of archaeologists have discovered a storage jar in Italy dating back to the Copper Age (4,000BC) containing traces of wine, dramatically predating the presumed commencement of winemaking in Italy.

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Facing a Meager Harvest, Prosecco Winemakers Win Approval to Use Non-DOC Grapes

Wineries can source from vineyards within the region, but not officially in the appellation

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