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Are Smartphones strangling the industy?

15-07-2014 | By: Garry Clark | Category: Opinions

I read an article on Grubstreet this morning that suggested that Smartphones are making life tougher for restauranteurs, my experiences would seem to  support that claim. » More

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Take a chance

12-06-2014 | By: Chris Losh

The other morning I was stumbling around trying to sort out breakfast, clear away the previous night’s old wine glasses » More

Wine & Bread

Moving on.

28-05-2014 | By: Garry Clark | Category: News

After 10 years at the Chester Grosvenor, its time to move on to pastures new.  » More

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An inconvenient vermouth

30-04-2014 | By: Clinton Cawood | Category: Opinions Spirits & Cocktails Business Service Fortified Tastings

Weathering the tidal wave of aromatised wine » More

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Provoking Portman

29-04-2014 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Scotland Opinions Beers England

Why Brewdog needs to grow up » More

Gonzo Cru Classé

The one Bon Jovi moment

24-04-2014 | By: Gergely Barsi Szabó | Category: Opinions People South Africa Red only

Insane Cabernet Franc fuelled ride through the Stellenbosch night » More

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Michael Cox

14-04-2014 | By: Chris Losh

Last week the wine trade gathered at Southwark Cathedral to remember one of its own. » More

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The sensory approach

19-03-2014 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Service England

A little sampling goes a long way » More

Corinthia cocktails

Battle of the bubbles

07-03-2014 | By: Stefano Cossio | Category: Opinions Champagne Sparkling Italy

Choosing the Mini over the Ferrari » More

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Elliot Ball

Boots on the ground

Elliot began working behind the stick to support a Psychology degree, but soon found the barstool to be a more gratifying arena for stress-relief than the therapist’s recliner. After graduating, he stuck to… » More

The Baron

The Blind Tiger

A self-confessed booze hound whose promiscuity leads him from one fleeting spirituous meeting to the next with time and space but an inconvenience to his imbibing. While Madame Genievre remains his favourite he… » More

Gergely Barsi Szabó

Gonzo Cru Classé

Gergely Barsi Szabó got his first sommelier job when he arrived in London a few years ago. As he puts it, 'At Le Bouchon Breton they gave me the wine list, pushed me to the floor, and pretty much that was it.'… » More

Ian Burrell

On the rum

Self-described 'Rum Ambassador' Ian Burrell is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on cane spirits. When he's not travelling the world unearthing new distilleries, he can be found managing the… » More

Clinton Cawood

Imbibe News & Online Editor

A member of the Imbibe editorial team since 2008, Clinton has been writing about drinks since he moved to the UK in 2006 from his native South Africa. He's partial to all things agave, is dependent on good coffee… » More

Garry Clark

Wine & Bread

Currently the sommelier at a five-star hotel in the North West, Garry has previously worked at Gleneagles, Amaryllis (Gordon Ramsay’s Glasgow Restaurant), Malmaison in Glasgow, Hilton Glasgow, and several Moat… » More

Stefano Cossio

Corinthia cocktails

Stefano Cossio is head bartender at Bassoon bar in the Corinthia Hotel. Born in Udine, Italy, in 1978 he started his career after catering college in his home town, inspired by a cocktail book found in a drawer… » More

David Coveney

Battling with the giants

Breaking into hospitality with the Hotel du Vin and working around some of the best sommeliers and bartenders in the country, David was in good stead for his future. After a brief encounter with an exceptionally… » More

Mark Deamer

The spirit of wine

A first job as a sommelier at Maggiore's restaurant paved the way for a glittering career for Mark Deamer, who has now been involved with the wine and spirits world for 20 years. From there he went on to become… » More

Peter Dorelli

American bar manager

Manager of the Savoy’s iconic American Bar for more than 20 years, Peter Dorelli has had a major hand in shaping the world-famous cocktail culture that London has today. The former president of the UK Bartenders’… » More

Jo Eames

Peach Pubs

Eames has been wine buyer for Peach Pubs since it first opened the doors at the Rose & Crown in Warwick in 2002. Eight years later, Peach has 13 pubs, mainly in market towns across the Midlands and South East… » More

Howard Graham

The business side of leisure

Having been an accountant and consultant to the restaurant sector for more than 25 years, Howard has just become a director and a shareholder in a new restaurant called Wallace & Co in Putney – the name reflects… » More

Chee Hui

HK House

Chee Hui has been running HK House, a successful Chinese neighbourhood restaurant, for the past eleven years. Initially involved with design and front of house, his interest quickly expanded to all things vinous… » More

Alice Lascelles

Bars & Spirits Editor of Imbibe

Alice Lascelles is a founding editor of Imbibe and also the spirits and cocktails columnist for The Sunday Times and The Times. She has been writing about drinks for more than a decade during which time she's… » More

Chris Losh

Imbibe Editor

After five years working on My Weekly magazine (during which time he learned how to write horoscopes and make things out of mince) in 1995 Chris Losh entered the world of drinks writing and, despite all advice… » More

Niall McCann

Licensing - a cocktail of ideas

Niall NcCann is a specialist licensing solicitor at one of the most highly regarded law firms in the leisure sector, Joelson Wilson LLP. He has considerable experience of dealing with the whole ambit of licensing… » More

Peter McCombie

Taster, tutor and judge

As a leading restaurant wine consultant Peter has chosen wine and trained staff for a host of five star hotels, members clubs and London’s best restaurants, not to mention the Cliff in Barbados. He lectures for… » More

Fergus Muirhead

A sommelier story

Fergus Muirhead is head sommelier of Restaurant Story, having previously re-opened Michelin-starred Tom Aikens restaurant in Chelsea and opened The Northall in The Corinthia Hotel. He was chosen as one of the… » More

Christine Parkinson

From food to wine

Christine Parkinson started her career in the kitchen, and moved into management after 3 years as Head Chef. Responsibility for 39 restaurants eventually convinced her to follow her passion and concentrate on… » More

Ronan Sayburn

A master of wine lists

Master Sommelier and previous winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition, Ronan is the Director of Wines and Spirits for the Hotel du Vin group. Born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, he’s been involved… » More

Justine Trickett

Through the lens

At the barely-legal age of eighteen, Justine Trickett started working for Oddbins in her home town in Yorkshire, before moving to London for university, studying photojournalism whilst working at various London… » More

Scott Tyrer

Leeds bartending

'Everyday is a school day' is the motto Scott Tyrer has stood by for the entirety of his professional career in the north of England. Though still a fairly new player on the mixology scene this motto has yet to… » More

Morgan Vanderkamer

Canadian sommelier

Head sommelier at the Butler's Wharf Chophouse, when Morgan isn't reading wine books she spends her time travelling. She enjoys dining out around London, as well as yoga and running. Certified with the Court of… » More

Naren Young

A New York bartender

Naren Young likes a drink or two. Sometimes three. When he's not staying out way past his bedtime propping up the bar at New York's countless watering holes, he's probably travelling the globe, propping up the… » More

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