Beer & Cider

Britain’s largest pub and beer company has sold in £4.6bn takeover

Greene King, the UK’s largest pub retailer and brewer, has sold to Hong Kong’s richest family.

Spirits & Cocktails

Could no-abv spirits be the next gin?

Everybody has an opinion on which category will be the next to 'do a gin'. Here, we make the case for non-alcoholic spirits.

Spirits & Cocktails

Science + Industry seeks new approach to menu development with Prototype Drinks

Manchester bar Science + Industry have launched a menu development concept called Prototype Drinks.

Spirits & Cocktails

New cocktail menus 2019: The Connaught Bar marks 11 years with Vanguard list

The iconic Connaught Bar takes inspiration from itself for its new serves.

Wine

Those Douro Boys in full

Chris Losh chooses his top wines from the Douro Boys, the estates behind the region's table-wine explosion.

Beer & Cider

Craft Beer Rising founders launch new beer festival

The creators of Craft Beer Rising have launched BrewLDN, calling into question the future of Craft Beer Rising.

Wine

Lighter life: How table wine is taking over the Douro

Chris Losh paid a visit to the Douro to meet the producers driving the region's table-wine explosion.

Spirits & Cocktails

Jonathan Downey & The Mixing Class launch Mark Ridgwell Scholarship for bartenders

London Union and The Mixing Class have introduced the first annual Mark Ridgwell Scholarship, which aims to educate bartenders in the spirit of the late industry expert Mark Ridgwell.

Beer & Cider

What méthode champenoise cider can bring to your drinks list

Alvar Roosimaa, co-founder of award-winning Estonian cidery Jaanihanso, on why we need to rethink sparkling cider.

Events

04 September 2019

Wine GB Trade & Press Tasting 2019

London

09 September 2019

WSET Wine Education Week Launch

London

Wine

Putting Kiwi Syrah 2016 to the test

We tasted a range of Kiwi Syrah wines from the epically good 2016 vintage to find out why the style is making waves.

Beer & Cider

Ten secrets to building a standout cider list

Ross Duncan, cider ambassador at The Stable, unveils the golden rules of crafting a winning cider list.

Spirits & Cocktails

Could agave spirits be the next gin?

From whisky to tequila, everybody has an opinion on the next drink to ‘do a gin’. In this series we speak to the bartenders making a case for each category.

Wine

Chief winemaker Peter Gago unveils 2019 Penfolds collection

At a recent tasting in London, Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago presented his 2019 collection.

Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo gains majority stake in Seedlip

Diageo has announced its acquisition of a 'significant' majority shareholding in non-alcoholic spirits brand Seedlip.

People & Places

Cottonopolis reveals new drinks menu & new venue

The team at Manchester's Cottonopolis have unveiled a brand-new menu and their plans for a new venue in Ancoats.

People & Places

The world according to James Watt

BrewDog co-founder James Watt talks to Adrian Tierney-Jones about Captain Planet, ketchup and the North Atlantic.

Instagram

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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‘Very few bartenders take champagne cocktails seriously,’ @mr_marcis told Imbibe’s @laufoster. It got her thinking: why have we overlooked this category in recent years, and how can bartenders step up their game? She chatted with champagne cocktail pros @pippaguy, @jose.fiero_ and Stu Hudson of @forgotten_hospitality to learn how to harness the power of ‘pagne behind the bar. Read the full story at the link in our profile🍾
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📷: @seanware for Stu Hudson and 
@janecryan’s new book Champagne & Cocktails
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You spent ages perfecting your menu – now it’s time to get a bit of recognition for the impressive list you’ve crafted. Enter our Drinks List of the Year competition today to bask in the glory of your cocktail selection. Entries close on 26 July, so get moving! 🍸🥃🍹
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Spirits & Cocktails

Tequila meets scotch, sherry & more with new brand Storywood

New tequila brand Storywood is exploring 'flavour through oak' with its agave spirits aged in scotch casks.

Wine

Night of the living red: How Palomino Fino made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In the last instalment, we look at Palomino Fino.

Wine

US investment firm Fortress to acquire Majestic Wine

American investment firm Fortress has announced it will be acquiring Majestic Wine.

Jobs

Soho House & Co

Bartender - High Road House

London & Home Counties, England

Isabel Mayfair Ltd

Bartender

London & Home Counties, England

Gaucho

Bartender - Birmingham

Birmingham, England

Pearmain Pubs

Bar and Waiting Staff - Full or Part-time - Crown, Twickenham

London & Home Counties, England

Wine

US investment firm Fortress to acquire Majestic Wine

American investment firm Fortress has announced it will be acquiring Majestic Wine.

Wine

Kiwi Rôtie: The rise of New Zealand Syrah

New Zealand Syrah is quickly gaining international recognition. Rebecca Gibb MW explains what all the fuss is about.

Spirits & Cocktails

UK finalists of 2019 Patrón Perfectionists competition revealed

These bartenders made it through intense regional heats to snag a spot in the UK final.

Spirits & Cocktails

In the Shaker: What makes a drink 'a twist on a classic'?

When does a cocktail qualify as a riff on a classic? Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller sift through serves to find some answers.

Wine

Imbibe's Favourite Things, August 2019

In Imbibe's Favourite Things, our editors pick the bottles, books and drinking experiences they're loving at the moment.