Spirits & Cocktails

Handle with care: experimentation in mixology

The rise of experimentation in mixology may make the consumer experience more exciting, but it can also make it more dangerous. Camper English highlights the ingredients that bartenders should watch out for as they craft their daring drinks

People & Places

Pierre Brunelli on becoming a Master Sommelier

We caught up with recently awarded Master Sommelier Pierre Brunelli to talk blind tasting, studying far from London and how to mentally prepare for the MS programme.

Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi and Revolución de Cuba launch Aventura rum

Bacardi and Revolución de Cuba have launched a limited-edition rum.

Mixers & More

Book review: 'Fizz: The Beginners Guide to Making Natural, Non-alcoholic Fermented Drinks', by Barbara Serulus

Antwerp-based food journalist Barbara Serulus' practical book is filled with recipes and tips about non-alcoholic fermented drinks.

Wine

Whites drive Burgundy exports to UK, while reds take a dive

According to the BIVB, Burgundy’s white wines have enjoyed significant growth in the UK.

People & Places

Industry pays tribute to legend Gary ‘Gaz’ Regan

We ask bartenders for their tributes to one of the industry's brightest stars, who passed away on 15 November 2019.

People & Places

Burger & Lobster takes on stereotypes with colourless cocktail menu

Burger & Lobster has launched a five-strong colourless cocktail range to tackle marketing stereotypes associated with famous drinks.

Wine

Chemical winefare: Pesticides in wine

As the number of alleged pesticide-related illnesses and deaths mount, Linda Johnson-Bell argues the case for the organic, biodynamic and safer future of winemaking

Wine

Dr John Forrest's uncompromising lower-abv wines

The Doctors' range comprises four wines whose lower-abv is achieved through alternative trellising and leaf removal techniques to slow down sugar-building within the berry.

Beer & Cider

Local heroes: British beer and food pairings

British beer and food are longstanding bedfellows, yet they’re often overlooked when it comes to food and drink pairing.

People & Places

Spencer Matthews launches ultra low-abv gin

British TV personality Spencer Matthews has unveiled his new 1.2% abv CleanGin.

Beer & Cider

BrewDog set to open mini-hotel chain Kennels

Scotland’s BrewDog is launching the first in a series of new city centre mini-hotels, named BrewDog Kennels, which will feature shower beers, record players, guitars and rental bikes.

Spirits & Cocktails

Hendrick’s Absinthe launches to the on-trade

The first batch of Hendrick’s Absinthe has been produced with just 4,000 bottles available exclusively to the UK on trade.

People & Places

Nine Lives bar launches canned cocktails alongside new sustainable menu

South London’s Nine Lives bar has unveiled two pre-mixed highballs and its new cocktail menu.

Promotion

Harvest time cocktail challenge - Galvin at Windows

To celebrate autumn, Imbibe calls on four bartenders to create some seasonal serves with an international twist

Instagram

@pierre_brunelli_ms on blind tasting, studying far from London and how to mentally prepare for the @court_of_ms_europe programme 📖🍷 #wine .
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‘How he could maintain real friendships with thousands of bartenders around the world I’ll never know, but so he did’ #rip #gazregan
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The #drinksindustry pays tribute to the one and only @gazregan feat.
@hannahlanfear82, @jeffmorgen, @agodragos, @hungrybartender, @laurenmote
Love #whisky? Explore the fundamentals online with @EdinWhiskyAcad’s introduction to whisky certificate. Save 20% when you use the code WHONOSEWHISKY before the end of Jan 2020. 🥃🤓 .
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Click the link in our bio to find out more #scotchwhisky #scotch #education #careerdevelopment
@hawksmoor, @lyaness and more - the Imbibe team reviews the latest cocktail menus 🍹🍸
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BIG NEWS - @hendricksgin has launched Hendrick’s Absinthe. We got a first taste... 🍸💚 #drinkindustry #bartenders .
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Did someone say AI-made #gin? 🤖🍸 #AI #drinksindustry .
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Big brewer news... 🍺 @asahisuperdry withdraws @grolsch_global from the UK & Ireland
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Shining the light on dark beers 🍻🔎 #beer .
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We blind-tasted brown beers and the results are in! feat. @krombacheruk @west.beer @jamesclaybeers @biercraftlondon @shepherdneame @tinyrebelbrewco @eebriauk @northernmonk @redemptionbrewing @weirdbeerbrewing @harviestounbrewery @titanicbrewery @stpetersbrewery
Nominations for the 10th Imbibe Personality of the Year awards are now open! 🎈🎉🎊
And to celebrate, we have two new awards to give out 👏👏. Submit your nominations via the link in our bio👆! #imbibepoty2020 #ukdrinksindustry #drinksindustry #awards #nominations #bars #restaurants #pubs #people #industryawards #bartenders #sommeliers #imbibeuk
#tbt to these celebratory @highlandparkofficial Salted Honey Old Fashioned at #DLOTY2019. 🍹🍸
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It can be a steep climb to the top for women in the in-trade. Jackie McNamara is on a mission to change that and get more women in hospitality industry boardrooms. 🙌💪 Link to the story in our bio
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#equality #womeninbusiness #ontrade
And the winners of this year’s Drinks List of the Year awards are... 🍾🍹
- Rum List of the Year: @lakikane - Group Drinks List of the Year: The Liars Group
- Themed Drinks List of the Year: @lab22cardiff - Whisky List of the Year: @brigadiersldn - Hotel Drinks List of the Year: American Bar @thesavoylondon - Gin List of the Year: @the_leafy_elephant - Classic Drinks List of the Year: @anthracitemartinilounge - Avant Garde Drinks List of the Year: @watd_nq - Overall Drinks List of the Year 2019: Blue Bar @the_berkeley .
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A big thank you to our sponsors @copenhagendistillery @euroboozer @franklinandsons @highlandparkofficial @londonessenceco @makersmark @neropremiumvodka
Beer & Cider

Book review: 'Fine Cider', by Felix Nash

For the first time, cider is given the sort of treatment normally reserved for wine, says Susanna Forbes.

People & Places

Joe and Daniel Schofield: Building a brand, opening a bar and good vermouth

We sat down with Joe and Daniel Schofield to talk about their projects, guest shifts and life on the road.

Promotion

Rediscover Rioja

Spain’s most famous wine region might have centuries of heritage behind it, but it’s always evolving. What does that mean? That there are some real treasures out there for the bounty-hunting sommeliers among you.

Jobs

The Breakfast Group

Cocktail Bartender- London

London & Home Counties, England

Cosy Club

Bartender - New Opening (Cosy Club) - Nottingham

Nottinghamshire, England

Puttshack

Cocktail Bartender - Puttshack Bank

London & Home Counties, England

TGI Friday's

Bartender - Liverpool

Lancashire, England

Promotion

Rediscover Rioja

Spain’s most famous wine region might have centuries of heritage behind it, but it’s always evolving. What does that mean? That there are some real treasures out there for the bounty-hunting sommeliers among you.

Beer & Cider

Asahi withdraws Grolsch from the UK & Ireland

After 25 years Asahi and Molson Coors have agreed to end the joint venture agreements.

Spirits & Cocktails

Behind the scenes at Imbibe's Drinks List of the Year 2019 judging

Imbibe's Editorial Director, Eleanor Dallaway, went behind the scenes at the Drinks List of the Year 2019 judging and has pulled together some recommendations on what to do - and what not to do - to impress the judges

Wine

Champagne and port: Is vintage dead?

Changes in climate, viticulture and advances in winemaking are transforming champagne and port production. So why not make vintages every year? Richard Woodard takes a closer look

Wine

Symington ramps up mechanical harvest trials as picker numbers dwindle

As part of a long-term solution to tackle the falling numbers of available pickers, Symington Family Estates has been trialing a mechanical harvester designed for steep vineyards.