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Fuel for thought

01-11-2011 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Tastings

Grappa, so the old gag went, came in two styles: leaded and unleaded. But a revival of the artisanal distillery scene has turned this into a high-class – and hugely varied – category. Cin cin! says Norman Miller

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Discover the Origin 2012

01-11-2011 | Category: Tastings Wines

Get involved with an exciting campaign to promote authentic Protected Designation of Origin food and drink, as Discover the Origin returns for 2012. A series of free masterclasses will focus on world renowned Ports and the iconic wines of Burgundy and the Douro Valley

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A Sidecar Named Desire

01-11-2011 | Category: Tastings

There’s no shortage of classic cognac cocktails – but which brands and styles work best? Andrew Catchpole joins a bevy of tasters as they go in search of mixing heaven

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Biodynamics descend on London

24-10-2011 | Category: France Tastings Wines News

The UK's biggest dedicated tasting of biodynamic wines

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A tale of two tastings

13-09-2011 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails England Tastings Events Wines

Bibendum to host events timed to fit in with sommeliers' schedules

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Wine List of the Year 2011

05-09-2011 | Category: Tastings Competitions Events

With the shortlist of hopefuls drawn up, Chris Losh sat in as the judges deliberated over the winners of the 2011 Louis Roederer Wine List of the Year

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Mosel Riesling: Knowing Your RS From Your Elbow

01-09-2011 | Category: Germany Tastings White only

Will it be a sweet success story pairing a selection of St Urbans-Hof’s off-dry Mosel Rieslings with modern European food? Andrew Catchpole finds out

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Beer Guerilla: Best of British

01-09-2011 | Category: Beers Tastings Opinions

His original plan foiled by looters, Will Beckett calls in his very own A-Team to a secret underground lair (the decidedly un-secret Hawksmoor) and kicks off his very own beer-based Battle of Britain

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White Rhone: Singing in the Rhone

01-09-2011 | Category: Tastings White only

It might be best known for its reds, but the Rhone’s whites have an awful lot to offer too, as Clinton Cawood and a team of tasters discover

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Sommelier Wine Awards: Wines of the Year 2011

01-09-2011 | Category: Competitions Red only White only Rosé only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

This year’s Imbibe Live event at Earls Court saw over two dozen sommeliers tasting some of the top wines from this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards competition to find out which bottles received the ultimate accolade. Chris Losh recorded the results

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Absinthe: The Mighty Louche

01-09-2011 | Category: Cocktails Tastings Matching

Another day, another new absinthe brand...After years of promising to be the next big thing, absinthe’s time may have arrived. Clinton Cawood gathers a high-alcohol-tolerance panel to put a dozen to the test

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Tasting & matching: Premixed Cocktails

01-09-2011 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Mixers & Soft drinks Tastings Opinions

Premixes are the Vauxhall Astra of the barworld: as sexy as corduroy, but practical? Hell yeah! Nushi Wijewardena and a team of bartenders put a stack of time-saving contenders to the test.

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G-Day's landing

30-08-2011 | Category: Tastings Events Grenache

Second International Grenache Day to be held on 23 September

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Best of the SWA 2011 best

07-07-2011 | Category: Wines News Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

More 2011 Sommelier Wine Awards winners announced

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King of Spain

01-07-2011 | Category: Spain Tastings Red only

Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Priorat all make much of their aristocratic roots. Clinton Cawood joins a team of tannin-hardened sommeliers to put their top wines to the test and find out which region has the strongest claim to the Spanish throne

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