Wine

Four decades of Vin de Constance with head winemaker Matthew Day

Head winemaker Matthew Day flew in from South Africa to showcase the ageing potential of Vin de Constance.

Beer & Cider

Craft Beer Rising's founders reveal first details of new BrewLDN beer festival

The organisers have revealed the first exhibitors for the inaugural edition of BrewLDN beer festival.

Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards open for entries: Which wines will set the pace in 2020?

You can now enter your wines for the 2020 Sommelier Wine awards.

Spirits & Cocktails

New cocktail menus 2019: Whiley & Woods launch first joint Scout list

The bartending duo have maintained Scout's sustainable ethos with a host of new flavours.

Spirits & Cocktails

The UK’s best mezcal cocktail named

Six finalists battled it out at Dalston's Hacha to see which mezcal serve would rule the day.

Beer & Cider

Rosa's Thai launches house beer with Mad Cat Brewery

Rosa's Thai PA was developed for its food-matching versatility.

Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo Scotland strikes called off

Workers at Diageo Scotland have cancelled strike action after reaching an agreement with the company.

Spirits & Cocktails

Muhu lines up CBD-infused gin

The influx of CBD products to the UK continues with new gin brand Muhu.

Promotion

Jameson & Fourpure collaborate on new Caskmates whiskey

Jameson Caskmates Fourpure Edition has arrived, available exclusively to the on-trade.

Wine

Hamish Anderson: 'South Africa is producing thrilling wine at prices few can match'

In the most eventful tasting season of the year, there’s one country getting some serious airtime: South Africa, says Hamish Anderson.

Wine

Christine Parkinson in shock split from Hakkasan

Christine Parkinson, one of the most high-profile wine professionals in the UK's hospitality industry, has left her role as head of wine at Hakkasan.

Spirits & Cocktails

Imbibe's Drinks List of the Year 2019 finalists announced

We unveil the finalists for 2019’s Drinks List of the Year competition.

Wine

Andrew Caillard MW: The names to look out for at the Australia Redefined tasting

Langton’s Andrew Caillard MW talks Australian wines to buy and wineries to watch.

Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi Legacy winning cocktails batched for the first time

You can try them courtesy of Tails Cocktails at this year's London Cocktail Week.

Wine

It's time to discover Alto Adige reds

Italy's Alto Adige is known for its whites, but the UK will be seeing more of its elegant red expressions too, says Justin Keay.

Spirits & Cocktails

Sam Boevey wins 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition

The London Cocktail Club bartender was inspired by surrealist artist René Magritte.

Instagram

The @fernetbranca Barback Games features bars backs and their accomplices taking on a series of rigorous challenges. Come support your colleagues on 29 September and see who will be crowned UK winner, moving on to compete in the European final at Bar Convent Berlin! RSVP through the link in our profile – with complimentary Fernet drinks, food and entertainment, you won’t want to miss it ✨
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The Pornstar Martini has become a go-to drink across the UK (and seems to be stirring up even more controversy than usual as of late!). But where did it come from, how should you twist it, and what the hell do you do with the passion fruit anyway? For our summer issue, @denechauddeferal looked at the guilty secrets of an X-rated hit. Read the full article at the link in our bio 🍸✖️
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#imbibe #imbibeuk #ontrade #drinksindustry #cocktails #pornstarmartini #classiccocktails #bartender @cocktailmasterclass @londoncocktailclub @jjgoodmanbartender @genuineliquoretteldn
This Friday, @pxplusfestival kicks off  at Duchess Farms, and the festival team has kindly offered our readers free tickets. The weekend has an incredible drinks line-up – you don’t want to miss it! Hit the link in our bio to get your free tickets 👏
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Yesterday we gathered a team of somms at @seacontainersldn to test out some well-priced reds for our next issue – 113 well-priced reds, to be exact 😳 We’re excited to share this one with you in our autumn issue, due out next month 🍷
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@jacopo.mazzeo @romain.de.courcy @mattia_into_wine @michaelfiducia.uk_ @victoriaswinesecrets @the_dipsomaniac #imbibe #imbibeuk #ontrade #somm #wine #sommelier #winetrade
Edit – COMPETITION ALERT 🚨: @funkincocktails has extended the deadline for its Innovation Champion competition! You now have until Tuesday 20 August to submit your entries – get the details at the link in our profile 👏
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This week, managing editor @millie_milliken travelled to Finland to visit the guys at @kyrodistillery. Their story is truly remarkable and their liquids are even better. As well as the award-winning Napue gin, their whisky is making waves in Finland (and beyond). There's an exciting new distillery being built too – we can't wait to see what their future holds 🥃
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Last year, the team at @cottonopolis_manchester took home Imbibe’s overall Drinks List of the Year award thanks to their cocktail menu inspired by Japanese idioms. Now, they’re leaving the list behind to launch a brand-new menu inspired by Japanese aesthetics – and they’ve revealed plans for a new pub/restaurant in Ancoats. @laufoster caught up with ops manager @doomy_doom to get the full story – read all about it at the link in our profile ✨
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Last night we slid into the sunshine-yellow booths of @lyan.cub to get a taste of the creative, sustainability-focused menu the team has developed. Our liquid highlight of the evening was a refreshing scotch and apple cocktail, topped with a delightfully palate-cleansing, pucker-inducing ball of apple. @thesbagliato’s low-abv, low-sugar approach to drinks dovetails beautifully with the veg-focused dishes – an excellent example of collaboration between bar and kitchen. Thanks for hosting 🌿
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Bars in London and across the country are making the most of cognac in cocktails. To celebrate, @cognac_official took a group of the UK’s best bartenders on a tour of some of the capital’s top bars to explore inventive cognac serves. Get the rundown on the cognac cocktail tour at the link in our profile 🥃
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Over the weekend, @katemalczewski made her way to Peckham to pay a visit to @gosnellsmead’s bar upstairs at @coalrooms. There was a lovely, delicate mead made with single-source honey, as well as a burgundy-barrel-aged liquid that had a robust, sherry-like character. But this Sour mead, part of the producer’s new canned range, was a standout: with a streak of floral sweetness and a powerful pucker, it could very well be a game-changer for how mead is perceived. Read all about the new canned range at the link in our profile 🍯
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Excellent news: The deadline to enter our Drinks List of the Year awards has been extended to 2 August. That means you still have one week to send us your menu, so you can be in with a chance of bringing home a trophy and grinning uncontrollably like last year’s lovely winners. Get the details at the link in our profile 👀
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Happy International Tequila Day! New research from @patron shows that tequila cocktails are on the rise, but consumer knowledge of agave spirits is still lagging. Apparently only one in ten drinkers know that tequila can have a whisky-like colour! Hit the link in our profile to read our full article on the findings, and share your agave knowledge with your customers tonight in the form of some damn good tequila drinks 💥
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Wine

Why Bibendum's tasting was really not another bl**dy one

With its innovative Not Another Bl**dy Tasting, Bibendum has shaken things up in the wine trade.

Wine

Low-abv sparkling wine Wild Life Botanicals launches

0.5% abv Wild Life Botanicals Nude and Blush are made in Cornwall.

Spirits & Cocktails

Could scotch be the next gin?

Scotch has a solid following, but will it reach gin's levels of popularity?

Jobs

The Cut

Bartender

London & Home Counties, England

Richmond Fellowship

Alcohol Practitioner

Derbyshire, England

Vintage Inns

Bar Staff - Swallows Return

East Sussex, England

Vintage Inns

Bar Staff - Swallows Return

East Sussex, England

Spirits & Cocktails

Could scotch be the next gin?

Scotch has a solid following, but will it reach gin's levels of popularity?

Beer & Cider

SIBA’s James Calder responds to Wetherspoon’s slashed beer prices

The SIBA chief exec expressed concerns over Wetherspoon's low prices.

Spirits & Cocktails

‘First-ever’ Cuban dry spiced rum lands in the UK

Norwegian brand The Island Rum Company has brought what it claims is the 'first-ever' Cuban dry spiced rum to the UK on-trade.

Wine

UK wineries pray for dry weather in weeks before vintage

As harvest time approaches, UK wineries hope clement weather will allow the grapes to reach full ripeness.