The Daisy, close relative of the Sour and the Fix, has been around since the nineteenth century, but in recent decades has gone by many other names. Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller plot the course of this essential drink, from Jerry Thomas to modern-day Savoy, via Tijuana
Want to know what restaurant punters love – and hate – about the way you guys do your job? Victoria Moore doles out slaps and kisses to the deserving as she gives us a customer’s eye view of waiter service
Barely any businesses in the on-trade have committed to paying their staff the living wage, and the industry’s record on rates of pay is simply abysmal. Richard Woodard examines an issue that shames the profession
To get ahead of the curve you need to ditch your Carrie Bradshaw Cosmo and start dabbling with mushroom cocktails. Mine’s a Porcini-tini, says Alice Whitehead
All but abandoned 30 years ago, Priorat’s wildly beautiful vineyards have since become some of the most sought-after in Spain. Tim Atkin MW hears a tale of wolf-pleasing hippies and their love of licorella
Big bottles, big ambitions… and a big future for cider. Susanna Forbes and a team of tasters look at the producers making ciders that aim to challenge the grape’s food-matching supremacy head on
From the giddy heights of Côte-Rôtie, to the more affordable wines of Saint-Joseph, the Northern Rhône is a sought-after region for on-trade reds. Clinton Cawood joins a tasting panel in a quest for Syrah heaven
It’s not just gin – there’s been plenty of energy in the tonic category of late, too. Clinton Cawood joins a panel of bartenders, and learns that with great choice comes great responsibility…
A quality tea offering doesn’t just add great theatre to the dining experience, it can be a real money-spinner, too. Julie Sheppard looks at the move from PG Tips to GP hits
We’ve counted the votes, vetted the hopefuls and teed up our judges, so now it’s time to present the nominees for Imbibe Personality of the Year 2015
From parcel delivery on draft to paperbacks with your pint, the number of pub owners diversifying their offering in order to pull in the punters is on the rise. Alice Whitehead pops down to her local for a half and a haircut
What's in this year's limited edition collection...
Reports suggest beer is 2014’s big winner
UK brewers remove 1.9b units of alcohol from the market between 2011 and 2013
We spent the year tasting our way around the world of wine, from Turkey to Swartland, and through a herculean number of spirits.