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Each week we publish stories about the best wines and spirits, our experts, upcoming events, and beverage industry news. And, don't miss our new IWSC Insights series, where we take an in-depth look into drinks businesses and markets around the world. Looking for recommendations? Visit our consumer website Club Oenologique to read our top 10s and reviews.

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Best 10 French Crémant to explore

While the Champenois would have you believe that no other sparkling wine exists in France, you’ll find top-quality fizz throughout France in its wine-producing regions. Here, it's known as Crémant. 

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20 best English sparkling wines to toast with this New Year's Eve

Sparkling wine has been a real success story in England and English fizzes frequently beat Champagnes in blind tastings. Here are 20 of the best bottles to pop over Christmas and on New Year's Eve.

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Sparkling Wine Trophy Winner, 2020: Black Chalk Classic Brut 2016

Now at its new home on the Fullerton Estate in Hampshire, Black Chalk's Winemaker and CEO Jacob Leadley tells us how 2020 produced an excellent vintage and his big plans for the brand in the future.

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10 Best Sherry from the IWSC 2020

Sherry ranges from bone dry to aromatic and nutty all the way to sticky and sweet. It's highly versatile and also the best-value wine on the planet, so why aren't we all drinking more of it?

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Best Barolo for winter sipping

One of the big-hitters of the Old World, Barolo is among the finest – perhaps the finest – wine to come from Italy. Discover which seven Barolos took home IWSC medals this year.

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Best five Madeira to drink now

Although Madeira often plays second fiddle to its fortified cousins, port and sherry, it has an enviable history. Discover Madeira's origins and find out why it can age for decades.

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Best Italian reds to suit any occasion

From Venetian midweek quaffers, to big-hearted fruit bombs from the south, all the way up to epic, ageworthy bottles such as Bruello di Montalcino from Tuscany, the diversity of Italian reds never ceases to amaze.

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Best 15 ports to drink this Christmas

Although one of the most traditional wine categories, port producers are encouraging people to drink its top-rated style - vintage port - much younger to take advantage of its power and explosive fruit.

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Best five Amarone from the IWSC 2020

Amarone della Valpolicella is an unparalleled, full-throttle and fruity wine from Veneto in the north of Italy made from grapes that are partially dried. Find out which Amarones wowed IWSC judges 

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Wine in cans - future or fad?

With the Prince of Wales calling on major corporations to appoint Chief Sustainability Officers as a matter of course, sustainability is likely to be THE big issue of 2021, from travel and tourism to fashion and farming. So when are wine producers going to catch up?

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