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Interview: Clara Latham

Swirl meets Clara Latham, General Manager of Della Vite. Working with Seedlip, Clara created a whole new category of drink. It was called ‘the emperor’s new clothes’ – but today Seedlip is the king of the ever-growing distilled non-alcoholic…

Why do we disdain wines the mainstream like?

If the customer is always right, why is the wine establishment so snobby about mainstream and less complex wines? Guest writer Aleesha Hansel reflects. In any field, the more we learn, the further removed we are from our humble beginnings…
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Jamaican-Caribbean Food Meets Georgian Wine

Are food and wine matching too European-centric? Guest writer Aleesha Hansel ponders why food and wine paring suggestions are so standardised – and what sorts of wines work best with the Jamaican-Caribbean food of her heritage. 'Goes with…
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Almost there: virtual trade and press trips to Georgia

The National Wine Agency of Georgia had hoped to host their usual (and hugely popular) trade and press trips to Georgia this Autumn, but given the ongoing disruption to international travel, regrettably, this is not possible. However, conscious…

#PouringforAustralia - British wine and hospitality trades offer support in wake of Australian bushfires

It is so huge, and we are so small. The loss of lives, habitat, wildlife. And wine is tiny and frivolous. But the Australians I know I know through wine, and all livings are valuable, and precious to those that making them. My Australian friends…
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Video: Koshu and beyond. A tipping point for Japanese Wine.

On the 23rd October 2019 we presented two fully-subscribed Masterclasses on New Wave Japanese Wines. The first session was held at 67 Pall Mall, London’s renowned private members’ club for wine lovers, and was followed by a walk-around tasting.…
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2019 Vintage Report from Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

A harvest of “exceptional quality” for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Wines from this vintage will be the first to be made in line with new production regulations that allow for dryer…

Here's to a long, fine Summer (of Soave)...

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau The first ever #SummerofSoave is drawing to a fine, long finish. We've been working with some of the UK's best importers and most dynamic…

Beyond the "bottomless brunch" - an invitation to taste the best of Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Prosecco, Elevated The makers, vineyards and wines of Conegliano Valdobbiadene are going from strength to strength. The remarkable cooperation between thousands of stakeholders across fifteen hamlets is bringing about empowering legacies.…

Perfect pairings - the joys of Prosecco Superiore with food

If you thought Prosecco was just an aperitif wine, the evidence from a recent #SuperioreAfternoon tasting suggests that you should think again. Here, the Prosecco Superiore from Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG, whatever the style in which it’s…