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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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Albariño – the perfect summer drink

The very fashionable Albariño has a number of similarities with Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc: its popularity on retail shelves, its flavour profile, and it’s also great value for money.

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The undervalued red Rioja

When talking about ageworthy wines from classic regions, Bordeaux, Rhone, Burgundy and California come to mind, and rightly so. But one wine which always seems to be forgotten is Rioja.

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Touriga Nacional, a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon

The king of Douro, Touriga Nacional, is probably the key ingredient in top Vintage Port, and more recently it’s being used to produce some top-notch table wines.

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Judge profile: Nick Oakley

Nick Oakley is director of Oakley Wine Agencies, a leading specialist in Portuguese and Spanish wine

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Portugal’s underrated whites

When talking about Portuguese wines, a couple of things come to mind: for reds, Port and the big and chunky offerings from the Douro.

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Misunderstood Madeira

Madeira is one of the world’s most underrated and misunderstood wines. Christelle Guibert puts forward her case on why we should be drinking it more.

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The Tour de France through a glass

The world's biggest and most challenging bike race is now under way, and many sports fanatics will be following this annual event.

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Top wines of Spain and Portugal unveiled in latest IWSC results announcement

The latest wine results of the IWSC 2019 have been announced, awarding the very best wines in Spain and Portugal

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Riesling outside Germany

Riesling’s historic and cultural links to Germany mean that for many drinkers the two are indelibly linked. However, its remarkable virtues as a terroir-sensitive grape mean it has been enthusiastically adopted in other climatically-suited areas of the world.

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Judge profile: Alex Hunt MW

Alex joined the wine trade as a van driver for Oddbins while studying Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Oxford

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