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Sarah Abbott MW introduces The Old Vine Conference

This month, we talked to our founder, Sarah Abbott MW, about another passion project: The Old Vine Conference. Together with Leo Austin and Alun Griffiths MW, she has founded this non-profit with the aim of creating a definitive category for…
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Translating Italian wine: Laura Donadoni

"...wearing all that weight Of learning lightly like a flower." Tennyson, from 'In Memoriam A.H.H. 1850'. Swirl meets Laura Donadoni, The Italian Wine Girl. A US-based wine educator, writer, marketer and influencer, she's got 51k…
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Interview: Christina Rasmussen

Swirl meets Christina Rasmusen, head of content and co-founder of Little Wine. Christina, together with her business partner Daniela Pillhofer, is on a mission to change the way we learn about wine. "Learning about wine shouldn't be like going…

Time to crown unsung heroes?

As the world of wine evolves so too should wine education. There has been a lot of talk recently about the British educational curriculum not teaching wider history, and most noticeably skimming over the less-than-desirable aspects of the British…

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…

Conegliano Valdobbiadene's "Prosecco Hills" become a UNESCO world heritage site

UNESCO was in Baku, Azerbaijan, last week for a major assembly, and the much-anticipated announcements on the latest rare and singular corners of our world and culture to be awarded World Heritage status. A quick read through the list of…
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