Promotion

Competition calls all somms and pâtissiers to create Rémy Martin XO ‘dessert moment’

Rémy Martin’s world-first #remysprint competition is now open for entries, with a chance to win a five-star trip to Cognac

Spirits & Cocktails

Does rum need a new categorisation system? Imbibe investigates

Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of bartenders put some potential new rum categories to the test.

Spirits & Cocktails

Southern dram: The revival of English whisky

The mountains are lower, the mercury higher and the tartan non-existent, but English whisky is growing fast.

Spirits & Cocktails

Shakes & the City lands in Manchester for the third regional heat

The good ship Shakes & the City rolled into Manchester for its third regional heat earlier this week.

Imbibe Live

Bartenders v Sommeliers 2019: Training for the ultimate showdown

It's the 11th and final year of our BvS competition, and we kicked things off with a training day of epic proportions at Trade Soho.

Promotion

Step up your serves with Gonzalez Byass sherries

The 10 competitors in the 2019 Tio Pepe Challenge UK final proved just how much sherry can bring to the bar.

Wine

How Hawksmoor turned a £4,000 mistake into a PR triumph

Hawksmoor Manchester put a positive spin on a pricey staff error.

People & Places

P(our) announces its full speaker line-up for 2019

As the date for the P(our) Symposium in London fast approaches, Imbibe is delighted to exclusively reveal its line-up of speakers.

Wine

Cannabis-infused Canna Wine offers drinkers 'instant relaxation'

Chris Losh caught up with winemaker Jeremy Sayols Alba and his UK importer, Robert Wattie from Fairview Wines, to find out about their Canna Wine project.

Events

27 May 2019

Bar Bordeaux, Bristol

Bristol

12 June 2019

Berkmann: Parli Italiano?

London

01 July 2019

Imbibe Live 2019

London

Spirits & Cocktails

Thailand’s Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn wins Bacardi Legacy 2019

Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn of Bangkok’s Backstage Cocktail Bar clinched the title of Bacardi Legacy 2019 champion.

Wine

Unusual wines, part four: Underwater wine

Nothing sells a wine quite as well as a memorable backstory. In this five-part series, Jacopo Mazzeo explores wine styles with impressive tales to tell.

Beer & Cider

Did the Dogfish get caught in the net?

Two iconic American craft breweries, Dogfish Head and Boston Beer Company, merged in a deal valued at around $300 million

Promotion

Enter Imbibe Live’s Tapsters 2019 competition and win a trip to the Steigl brewery

Do you have the best beer and cider team in the UK? Well, here’s your chance to prove it: The Tapsters is back for its third year at Imbibe Live this July.

Mixers & More

Claire Warner on shaking up the non-alc category with Seedlip sister brand Æcorn Aperitifs

Imbibe sat down with Æcorn Aperitifs' Claire Warner to learn about her vision for the brand.

Beer & Cider

South West Orchards releases its first low-alcohol cider

British cider brand South West Orchards has unveiled its first low-abv expression, aiming to tap into the growing no- and low-alcohol market.

Instagram

Did you know this year Imbibe Live turns 10 years old?! We can't believe it either! Get your ticket today because it's going to be the best one yet... link in bio....
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The sun was out for the northern heat of Shakes & the City in Manchester today. Teams Leicester, Manchester and Leeds faced off for a place in the final at Imbibe Live, and in the end Leeds triumphed. We’ll see them on 2 July at London Olympia. Keep an eye out for the write up of the heat on imbibe.com #cocktails #imbibelive
Today we watched @chelsiebailey_bartender smash it in the semi-finals of @bacardi.legacy. ‘The simple drinks are often simply the best drinks,’ she says. Best of luck to all the competitors as @bacardi unveils the eight finalists tonight! Stay tuned ✨
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COMPETITION TIME: Do you have the best beer and cider team in the UK? Well, here’s your chance to prove it: The Tapsters is back for its third year at Imbibe Live this July. The prize? A two-day trip for you and your team to the historic @stieglbrauerei in Salzburg, Austria – not to mention some serious kudos. Enter via the link in our bio.
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Think you're raising the (back) bar? Well you can now - @speciality_drinks is having a portfolio tasting of their newest & most exclusive whiskies & spirits. Interested? Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2YhPGGc (13/05/19 | 12-5pm | RSA Vaults, London)
As the global finals for Bacardi Legacy fast approach, we want to wish the UK representative @chelsiebailey_bartender good luck in her quest to bring the trophy back. Whatever happens, she’s run a fantastic campaign. #BacardiLegacy #rumreverie
We’ve been up in Edinburgh for the Scottish heat of Shakes & the City today. Following some very creative ‘concepts’ and a lot of laughs, we’re pleased to announce that Team Dundee have made it through to the national final, which will take place at Imbibe Live on 2 July. Read all about this heat’s shenanigans on Imbibe.com tomorrow! #imbibelive #cocktails
Yesterday we got a first taste of @cocacolaeu’s new Signature Mixers range, designed to pair with dark spirits. Each of the four flavours was developed by a different bartender (👋 @alexjslawrence @mrmaxvenning @pippaguy @adrianachia_ @antonionaranjo88) and riffs on the classic Coca-Cola recipe. We’re excited to see what the on-trade makes of them. Read all about the range at the link in our profile 🥃
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We've been in Normandy to experience the story behind @maisonsassy! Thank you to co-founders Xavier and Pierre-Emmanuel for two days of learning about (and drinking) Sassy Cidre. Want to try it for yourselves? The guys will be at this year's @imbibeuk Live! .
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The first heat of Shakes & the City went off with a bang in London today. With a challenge to create a drink inspired by a key event in their home city’s history, we were transported to Carnival with Team West London, the Blitz with Team East London and the Great Fire of London with Team Central London; but it was Birmingham who ultimately triumphed with their celebration of the city’s first Pride event. We’ll see them in the final on Centre Stage at Imbibe Live! #imbibelive #cocktails
Passionate about crafting environmentally friendly cocktails? Show off your best serve by entering the @slanewhiskey SuSLANEability Cocktail Competition, and you could win a trip to Ireland to see the Slane distillery’s sustainable methods in action! More details at the link in our profile 🥃
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The new @super.lyan at the @kimptondewitt in Amsterdam shows a different side to the Lyan empire. ‘Late-night cocktails have always been our bread and butter,’ says @mrlyan. ‘This daytime offering isn’t something we’ve done in the past.’ Imbibe’s @millie_milliken paid the bar a visit to learn about the vision for the venue from the man himself. Oh, and she might’ve sampled a few Cosmos on tap, too... Read her full story now on imbibe.com, link in our profile🍸
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Beer & Cider

South West Orchards releases its first low-alcohol cider

British cider brand South West Orchards has unveiled its first low-abv expression, aiming to tap into the growing no- and low-alcohol market.

Beer & Cider

We need to rethink how beer is presented to women, study confirms

Women & beer interest group Dea Latis has released the findings of a study into female attitudes and behaviours towards beer

Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 – Year of the Sparklers

Spain was down, Italy took the top spot and sparkling wines were the stand-out success at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019.

Jobs

Bancroft Wines

Customer Service Assistant

Central London, England

Coca-Cola European Partners

Account Executive (Grocery), Manchester

Lancashire, England

The White Brasserie

Bartender - Orpington

Kent, England

The White Brasserie

Bartender - Horsham

East Sussex, England

Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 – Year of the Sparklers

Spain was down, Italy took the top spot and sparkling wines were the stand-out success at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019.

Mixers & More

The key to great coffee is terroir, says Difference Coffee founder Amir Gehl

In celebration of UK Coffee Week 2019, we sat down with Difference Coffee founder Amir Gehl to chat terroir, coffee’s third-wave movement and how even Starbucks is scared.

People & Places

The world according to Elly Owen

Paul Ainsworth at No6’s Elly Owen talks to Chris Losh about dragons, surfing and the peril of gobstoppers.

Spirits & Cocktails

Kopparberg puts its fruity stamp on pink gin

Kopparberg has introduced its first pink gin, flavouring the juniper spirit with its signature strawberry and lime flavours.

Mixers & More

Coca-Cola unveils range of bartender-developed premium dark-spirit mixers

Coca-Cola has announced the launch of a range of bartender-crafted mixers developed for pairing with dark spirits.