People & Places

New website to help people find local food and drinks deliveries

Your Local Delivered is a free online platform that allows consumers to search local food and drinks businesses that are delivering during the lockdown.

People & Places

On lockdown: Giulia Cuccurullo, bar supervisor

We virtually caught up with Artesian bar supervisor Giulia Cuccurullo to chat Ted Talks, Campari & soda and exercise apps.

Wine

Book review: 'The Chinese Wine Renaissance', by Janet Z. Wang

Wang's book offers an unmissable source for any wine industry professional aiming to tap into China’s ever-growing interest for wine.

Wine

The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund now open for applications

Today, 6 April, marks the first day of applications with those successful being awarded a one-off £250 grant.

Wine

‘Amazing’ Margaret River vintage a light in the gloom

Early feedback from this year’s vintage suggests that 2020 is of exceptional quality.

Wine

Imbibe's favourite things in lockdown: part one

The Imbibe editorial team have been been raiding and restocking their drinks collections. These are their favourite drinks from the last two weeks.

People & Places

UK Hospitality calls on government for protection against landlords

The trade body is calling for more support of hospitality businesses after landlord retaliation during the covid-19 crisis.

Spirits & Cocktails

Book review: 'Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture', by Derek Sandhaus

An engaging introduction to baijiu, the world's biggest selling spirit, that comes with as much historical and societal context as it does entertainment.

Wine

Berkmann launches campaign to support the hospitality industry

Berkmann has launched a campaign to support the hospitality industry during the coronavirus outbreak.

Wine

Coravin launches three new models

The new models are fitted with the new SmartClamps technology, originally only found on the Coravin’s premium model, Eleven.

People & Places

National initiative to make pubs into community stores amid coronavirus lockdown

A new not-for-profit scheme, launching this week, aims to enable pubs across the nation to trade as ‘click and collect’ hubs for essential items.

Wine

Fighting back: Italian hospitality in quarantine

The coronavirus has put the Italian hospitality sector on its knees. But the industry is finding its ways to stay positive and to fight back.

People & Places

Idea-sharing online forum launches for senior hospitality executives

‘Gather’ was started by fintech startup Wi5 to encourage collaboration in the hospitality industry during the coronavirus crisis.

People & Places

On lockdown: Jack Wakelin, bartender

For the second interview of our new series, we virtually caught up with bartender Jack Wakelin, previously of Public, Sheffield, to talk daft bartending videos, natural wine and getting married.

Wine

The drinks industry's latest services during lockdown

As lockdown continues amid the covid-19 pandemic, bars, merchants and brands continue to innovate and adapt. Here are some of the latest and greatest.

People & Places

Will mental health issues prove more devastating to hospitality than coronavirus?

The nature of hospitality and the people who are attracted to work in it, means many of our colleagues and friends will be finding the current lockdown particularly tough. Help starts with us all, says editor Robyn Black.

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‘This book offers an unmissable source of information for any wine industry professional aiming to tap into #China’s ever-growing interest for #wine’ says news editor @jacopo.mazzeo about @jzwinepeek ‘The Chinese Wine Renaissance’ 📚🍷 [link in bio]
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#bookreview #book #drinksindustry #sommelier #ImbibeBookClub #China #WineinChina
UK drinking habits change as we all #stayhome: New figures from on-trade data firm CGA and retailer @masterofmalt suggest our tipples of choice are changing as #lockdown continues 🔎 [link in bio] #covid19
New website @yourlocaldelivered to help people find local food and drinks deliveries 🚚🙏
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Social media strategist Charlotte Spencer is the mind behind Your Local Delivered, a free online platform that allows people to search local food and drinks businesses that are delivering during the lockdown [link in bio]
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#covid19 #coronavirus #delivery #stayhome
#OnLockdown: @millie_milliken virtually caught up with @artesianbarlondon bar supervisor @giuggifoca to chat Ted Talks, @campariuk & soda and exercise apps 💙 [link in bio] #covid19 #lockdown
Today, 6 April, marks the first day of applications for @drinks_trust’s #ontrade hardship grants, with those successful being awarded a one-off £250 grant 🙏🙏
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The #charity has fundraised over £400,000 to date to support #drinksindustry professionals affected financially by the #coronavirus pandemic. Applications closed on Friday (10 April) [link in bio]
Another week, another fantastic programme of virtual events - check out our ‘events’ page for the best (virtual) #ontrade happenings 🍷🍺🍹 [link in bio]
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Highlights this week include @hospolive with @claire_scullion_mvad @thealtkitchen @madame_cami_vidal @lamaisonwellness @clausmeyerdk; @no3gin with @nicolesykesxo @annasebastian3; @theboozebrain with @philipsduff @oldduffgenever @freya_etc @fix8onthis @jonnickoll @eriklorincz @maximschulte @marlenestg @htheoria; @cointreau @cointreau_us; #BacardiMasterclass with @mikecheongsg @iamjonasax @origratch @mrhighballer; @67pall_mall’s virtual #wine club; @bigdropbrewco Living Room Pub Quiz; @salcombegin’s crowdsourced gin creation; @hedonism_wines virtual #wine tasting . . . . . . 
#drinksindustry #hospitalityindustry #corona #covid19 #coronavirus #covid
‘An engaging introduction to #baijiu, the world's biggest selling #spirit, @dlsandhaus’ 'Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture' gives the reader as much historical and societal context as he does entertainment’ says @millie_milliken 📚 #book #ImbibeBookClub [link in bio]
In a world rather short of good news, it seems that @margaret_river_wine’s growers, at least, have something to celebrate. Early feedback from this year’s vintage suggests that 2020, which is now nearly all safely fermenting in the region’s wineries, is of exceptional quality. 🍇 [link in bio] #wine
The @imbibeuk editorial team have been reporting in their PJs for the last two weeks. They've also been raiding and restocking their #drinks collections. These are their favourites from the last two weeks... ❤️🍺🍷🍹 [link in bio]
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#lockdown #coronavirus #covid19 #stayhome .
1. @elbandarravermut Vermut 
2. @theshrubandshutter Clarified Aviation and Nuclear Daiquiri 
3. @thesuntavernbg Bottled Boulevardier
4. @dornochdistillery Thompson Bros Single Malt New Make Spirit (via @whiskyexchange)
5. @innisandgunn_ Islay Whisky Cask Amber Ale 
6. @chateauksara Old Vine Caribbean 2018 . 
What have you been drinking/loving? Let us know in the comments! #drinksinisolation
‘We need legal protection to buy time for under-pressure businesses. Otherwise, they will fold, and even more jobs lost,' says Kate Nicholls, chief executive of @ukhospitality in the trade body's latest letter to the #government. ✉️ [link in bio]
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#corona #coronavirus #covid19 #hospitalityindustry
Think you deserve a treat to help you digest being stuck at home? #Wine preservation system firm @coravin_uk might have the right solution for you, as it releases its latest models: Three, Five, and Six. 🍷🍷 [link in bio]
London-based merchant @berkmann_wine has announced a new campaign in support of the hospitality industry, #help4hospitality 🍷[link in bio]
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On joining the scheme, hospitality outlets will be given a voucher code for them to share with their mailing list. By using the code on the order's checkout, people will be offered a 5% discount while Berkmann will donate 12.5% of the order value to the outlet of their choice.
People & Places

Speciality Drinks and The Whisky Exchange launch cocktail kits

‘Bring the Bar Home’ initiative invites bars, restaurants and hotels to create kits to send out to customers during the coronavirus lockdown.

People & Places

On lockdown: Michael Frank Driscoll, sommelier

For the first of our new series of interviews with hospitality professionals in lockdown, we caught up with Michael Frank Driscoll, head sommerlier at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, New Forest, to talk Disney+, keeping up with wine studies, and the future of hospitality.

Wine

'Uncorked' reviewed: Sommeliers have their say

We asked sommeliers to review the new American Netflix film about a young man following his dream of being a master sommelier.

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Accolade Wines Limited

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Surrey, England

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Berkshire, England

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Hampshire, England

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Senior National Account Manager Off-Trade - Premium Spirits

England

Wine

'Uncorked' reviewed: Sommeliers have their say

We asked sommeliers to review the new American Netflix film about a young man following his dream of being a master sommelier.

Wine

The drinks industry pulls together to help

With Pernod Ricard’s announcement last week that the company will be donating £250,000 to hospitality charity The Drinks Trust, we take a look at the suppliers and operators trying to help the industry during the coronavirus crisis

Spirits & Cocktails

Top free online learning tools for bartenders during lockdown

If you’re struggling to fill the days that stretch ahead during coronavirus, these free online courses for bartenders will keep you sharp.

Beer & Cider

Book review: 'Beer: Taste the Evolution in 50 Styles', by Natalya Watson

Editor Robyn Black reviews beer sommelier Natalya Watson's first book.

Spirits & Cocktails

William Grant & Sons to supply 5m litres of ethanol for hand sanitiser

The drinks company is shifting production at three of its distillers for the next eight weeks to help fight the spread of covid-19.