Beer & Cider

Lyme Bay Winery launches two new meads to on-trade

Jack Ratt Cyser and Sparkling Mead come in 330ml cans and have a 4% abv.

People & Places

Bars were the ‘star performers’ during Christmas

Sales stats show bars and wet-led pubs did better than food venues this December.

Wine

Feel the Bern: Debunking German wine clichés, part V

In this five-part series, Chris Losh debunks worn-out clichés about German wine.

People & Places

The Benevolent plans a revolution

The drinks industry charity is planning to make significant changes in what it is calling a ‘revolution, not evolution’.

People & Places

Healthy Hospo partners with Small Batch Learning to offer online wellbeing training

Courses will cover the importance of sleep, exercise and nutrition, improving physical and mental health, and how to promote healthy operations at work.

Wine

Whatever the weather, rosé is in the aether

Rosé wine is often associated with warm weather and summer sessions. But perhaps it’s time to recognise its versatility all year round, says Chris Losh.

Wine

Opinion: 'Minerality' is a cluster of wine descriptors

'Minerality' should be used as a cluster of more specific descriptors, says news editor Jacopo Mazzeo.

Promotion

Creating a classic: Speciality Drinks’ Whisky Cocktail Classic competition

Speciality Drinks’ Whisky Cocktail Classic challenges the country’s bartenders to get creative and dive deep into scotch in search of a superstar cocktail

Beer & Cider

Strongbow Dark Fruit launches low-abv version

0.5% abv cider contains no artificial flavours or colours, and is vegan-friendly.

Events

27 January 2020

Millésime Bio 2020

Pérols

28 January 2020

For the love of... By Bibendum

London

Spirits & Cocktails

Black Bottle launches first new whisky in 20 years

Black Bottle launches a 10yo whisky with a strong Islay influence.

Wine

The wine preservation systems experiment, part II: Coravin

Following nearly an entire year of testing, news editor Jacopo Mazzeo reveals the results from his wine preservation systems experiment.

Spirits & Cocktails

Winter Cocktail Challenge: Balthazar

Using Giffard rhubarb liqueur Alice Wakley of Balthazar created the French Crumble for our winter cocktail challenge.

Spirits & Cocktails

Six things we learned about no and low at our latest Industry Matters event

No and low drinks were on the menu at out latest Industry Matters event with the WSET. Find out what our expert panel thought.

Wine

Is Encruzado Portugal's signature white grape variety?

All wine-producing countries should have a red and white signature grape variety. In Portugal, Encruzado is the white counterpart to Touriga Nacional, says Justin Keay.

Spirits & Cocktails

Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2020 finalists revealed

Simon Dacey, of London’s Trailer Happiness, will be representing the UK in the final

Wine

Feel the Bern: Debunking German wine clichés, part IV

In this five-part series, Chris Losh debunks worn-out clichés about German wine.

Instagram

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Following a seminar on 'minerality', news editor @jacopo.mazzeo  reflects on the use of the term in #wine #tasting and says it should be used as a cluster comprising more specific descriptors [read the full piece via the link in bio]
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Make the most of #dryjanuary with these 10 no- and low-abv beers 🍻 .
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Looking for #noabv/#lowabv inspo & ways to maximise profits on the driest month of the year? Check out our #nolo collection of stories [link in bio]
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@wineaustralia, government bodies, regional #wine agencies, @ausgrapewine and The Australian Wine Research Institute are partnering to offer support to #winegrowers affected by #bushfires 🔥🍇🍷
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Starting the year as we mean to go on - with fantastic events, looking at key #drinksindustry trends ✨🥂🍹🍺 .
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Join us and @wsetglobal @wset_school_london on 8 January to discuss the #NoLo category and the innovations that are driving it forward into the new decade. . 
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#Christmas cocktail: old vs new part 4. Not your usual #eggnog: American Bar at @thesavoylondon Seven Tails XO Eggnog!🎄🎅
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#Christmas cocktail: old vs new part 3. Today, @tayer_elementary go full-on festive with their Christmas Pudding Old Fashioned. 🎄🎅
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Beer & Cider

Thatchers launches Zero, its first non alcoholic cider, in time for Dry January

Thatchers' new no-abv cider is made with a blend of bittersweet apple varieties

Promotion

Gosset Matchmakers 2019

Champagne Gosset’s Matchmakers 2019 competition saw some of the UK’s best young chefs and sommeliers compete for the prize. But whose food and wine match took the top spot in 2019?

Wine

Australian bushfires prompt Wine Australia to form an action plan

Wine Australia, government bodies, regional wine agencies, Australian Grape & Wine, and the Australian Wine Research Institute are partnering to offer support to winegrowers affected by bushfires.

Jobs

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

Head Sommelier - The Carlton Tower, Jumeirah

London & Home Counties, England

Dales Fine Dining LTD

Head Chef - 1783 Bar & Restaurant

North Yorkshire, England

Wine

Australian bushfires prompt Wine Australia to form an action plan

Wine Australia, government bodies, regional wine agencies, Australian Grape & Wine, and the Australian Wine Research Institute are partnering to offer support to winegrowers affected by bushfires.

Wine

Getting to grips with the Languedoc

There's so much going on in the Languedoc, but somehow the region's potential ultimately gets over-looked, says Simon Field MW.

Wine

Beaujolais' Georges Duboeuf: the wine industry bids farewell to a legend

Beaujolais hero Georges Duboeuf, who passed away on 4 January, will be remembered for his activity as a négociant and for his work to promote Beaujolais nouveau.

Wine

Imbibe launches No & Low Taste Awards – enter now!

New awards for 2020 will see no- and low-abv products showcased on Centre Stage of Imbibe Live.

Wine

Sommelier Jordan Salcito has brought a new low-abv Spritz to the UK

Jordan Salcito, beverage director for David Chang’s Momofuku restaurants in the States, has created a range of Spritzes made with organic Siclian wine.