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On National Poetry Day here’s some of our favourite poems about drinking

We’ve put together just a small selection of some of the greatest poems about imbibing we know for you to enjoy

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On International Coffee Day, Licor 43 reveals its Bartenders & Baristas Challenge finalists

Competitors have to show their creativity pairing Licor 43 and coffee in the annual competition

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Penrhos Spirits steps into the non-alcoholic market

Penrhos Spirits has launched its first no-abv distilled expression, Zero Raspberry.

News |  People & Places

‘The world upside down’: How curfew is affecting the on-trade

'The guys trying the hardest are taking the biggest hit.'

News |  People & Places

Nearly half of hospitality operators believe their businesses will fail by mid-2021

There will be significant venue closures if government guidelines don’t change and sector-specific support isn’t improved, say independent pub, bar and restaurant operators.

News |  People & Places

Industry asks Prime Minister for more help

The Jobs Support Scheme will not help ‘stave off hundreds of thousands of redundancies’ and the 10pm curfew needs to be reviewed, say two open letters from hundreds of hospitality businesses.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Copalli launches new cocoa-flavoured rum

Belizean rum distillery, Copalli has unveiled today a new cocoa-flavoured expression.

News |  Beer & Cider

Lucky Saint low-abv beer launches on draught nationwide

The company says that the launch follows 'increased demand and a successful launch of draught across London'.

News |  Wine

Alternative Burgundy: Imbibe puts Mâcon+ to the taste test

As prices of white Burgundy keep rising, Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of tasters turn to the Mâconnais to assess quality and value of Mâcon+ wines.

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Cancel the Curfew campaign launches ‘to keep the hospitality industry alive’

Hospitality professionals across the UK have joined forces to launch Cancel the Curfew, a campaign calling for the termination of the 10pm hospitality curfew instated by the government last Thursday.

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American Bar all stars unite for London Cocktail Week event

The Last Dance will bring together Declan McGurk, Erik Lorincz and Maxim Schulte.

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Ming River launch seeks to lure in new drinkers to baijiu

Distributor Hi-Spirits says Ming River is the world’s first baijiu to be focused on export markets.

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Doña Sofía launches CBD soft drinks range

Start-up CBD brand, Doña Sofía has introduced its first range of CBD-infused soft drinks to the market.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diplomático introduces ‘super-premium’ rum suited to cocktails

The new expression has a bold, spicy character that asserts itself in stirred-down drinks.

News |  Wine

Takeaway alcohol sales up a third in lockdown, according to Just Eat data

And the 10pm curfew is fuelling yet more demand according to one UK bottler, which is reporting a spike in demand following the introduction of the curfew last week.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

New Monkey 47 gin is aged in Japanese Oak

Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut 2020 has spent six months in Mizunara barrels and has been launched to celebrate the brand’s 10th birthday

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Caviar-infused vodka finally hits the market

Spirits brand L’Orbe has unveiled its first expression, Vodka x Caviar.

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La Hechicera unveils banana-flavoured rum

Colombian rum brand La Hechicera has launched Serie Experimental No. 2, a new rum infused with banana peel.

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The Scotch Whisky Association commits to diversity and inclusivity

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is launching a Diversity and Inclusivity Charter to help the Scotch whisky industry embrace equal opportunities, diversity and inclusivity.

News |  Wine

Opinion: Why no & low sparkling wine alternatives are the answer to sober celebrations

As we approach Sober October, Millie Milliken is finding new no- and low-abv fizz offerings a welcome revelation.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cool Cocktails: Beets, by Tjoget, Stockholm

Ben Reed at Cocktail Credentials digs beneath the surface of this standout drink from Stockholm for the latest in the series of Cool Cocktails – where elevated drinks are more than the sum of their liquid parts.

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Cocktails in the City raises £15,000 for The Drinks Trust

With more than 1,500 guests, 5,000 cocktails and 30 bars, the event ran in keeping with government guidelines and was a huge success.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

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Cool Cocktails: Beets, by Tjoget, Stockholm

Ben Reed at Cocktail Credentials digs beneath the surface of this standout drink from Stockholm for the latest in the series of Cool Cocktails – where elevated drinks are more than the sum of their liquid parts.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cocktails in the City raises £15,000 for The Drinks Trust

With more than 1,500 guests, 5,000 cocktails and 30 bars, the event ran in keeping with government guidelines and was a huge success.