Sales of the very top New World wines might still lag behind those of their big-name European counterparts, but, as Andrew Catchpole discovers, there are signs that the balance could finally be starting to shift
With sparkling wine a firm fixture in the uk, Imbibe gathered a panel of experts to discuss putting more fizz into higher quality sales. Andrew Catchpole reports
The final act of this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards took place amid the buzz and bustle of Imbibe Live, where our judges tasted through the 50 contenders to decide our 2014 Wines of the Year
They came in their hundreds, and one by one they fell until only a handful remained. Chris Losh looks at the select few who picked up the top awards in this year’s competition
Forget serves over ice or pints at the bar, we say cider’s natural place is at the dining table. Food matching expert Mitch Adams shares his top tips
While often contentious, creating new appellations can sometimes make sense
Is the emergence of mono-product bars the beginning of the end for cocktails?
Lighter, fresher and more versatile than Scotch, Irish whiskey is on a roll, with new distilleries, new serves and new expressions appearing on an almost weekly basis. Neil Ridley savours the craic
Wine prices may continue to creep upwards, but £50 remains a crucial price point on a wine list. We put the country’s top sommeliers to the test, asking them to submit their best wine under this magic mark, then blind tasted the lot at Imbibe Live. Clinton Cawood reports
These are exciting times for Irish whiskey, with innovation and new distilleries but also the rebirth of some classic old styles. Clinton Cawood puts a selection of the Emerald Isle’s finest in front of a panel of tasters
Our intrepid cocktail explorer Tom Walker puts maraschino through its paces as he has The Last Word...
No lager, no food, no bar… and no bigger than your living room. Alice Whitehead looks at the rise of the micropub to find out why these half-pint sized venues are making a big noise
The likes of Twitter and Facebook have made it easier than ever to forge strong connections with your customers. Social Media guru Susanne Currid tells you how to go about turning your bill payers into cheerleaders
Recent legislation ushers in a long-overdue shift in power from pubcos to tenants. But, as Claire Dodd reports, some are already wondering whether the new measures go far enough
Beavertown’s Logan Plant talks to Will Hawkes about Wolves, Glastonbury and curry on toast