News |  Wine

New initiative to raise money for Lebanon launched

Renowned PR practitioner Madeleine Waters has launched an initiative to raise money in the wake of the Beirut explosion.

News |  Beer & Cider

Hawkes releases This Is London cider range

The first iteration has been made from 2019's apple drive donations and the cidery hopes to continue the range by introducing a new apple mail-in box for 2020.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Smokehead to release special-edition rum cask finish

Islay single malt brand Smokehead has just unveiled Smokehead Rum Rebel, a special-edition whisky finished in Caribbean rum casks.

News |  People & Places

Proposed Property Bounceback Grant could save 375,000 jobs in first year

The grant has been proposed by UKHospitality, leisure and retail bodies to facilitate rental agreements between landlords and tenants.

News |  People & Places

New measures announced as being legal requirements in Scottish hospitality sector

Mandatory customer data collection and other measures to come into force from Friday 14 August in a effort to enable consistency across the sector.

News |  Wine

Liberty Wines adds Rafael Palacios to its portfolio

Leading merchant Liberty Wines has been appointed agent for Valdeorras winery Rafael Palacios, formerly traded by Fields Morris & Verdin.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Penryn Spirits unveils new botanical rum

Cornish distillery Penryn Spirits’ latest release, Bora, is a botanical rum explicitly aimed at gin drinkers.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Giffard launches pepper liqueur, Piment d’Espelette

The new product from the French liqueur specialist uses Espelette pepper from the Basque Country and a hint of rhum agricole from Martinique.

News |  People & Places

Exclusive: Mr Lyan’s Cub not re-opening following lockdown

Imbibe spoke exclusively to Ryan Chetiyawardana about the difficult decision to close the venue's doors for good, the Cub brand’s future, and what the industry can learn from Covid-19.

News |  Beer & Cider

West Coast IPA: UK vs US challenge

It’s the king of craft beer styles, but claims to the West Coast IPA crown are many and varied. Jacopo Mazzeo takes some time to assess and taste an array of contenders from both sides of the Atlantic, with the help of two of the UK’s most discerning beer communicators.

News |  People & Places

Behind (the) bars: Inside the Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Before Covid-19 took hold in the UK, we headed to one of 2020’s most anticipated openings, Great Scotland Yard Hotel. What we found inside doesn’t hide from its drama-filled past. Millie Milliken meets bars manager Michal Maziarz.

News |  Beer & Cider

Natalya Watson launches Virtual Beer School

The 12-week programme is available on the beer educator's new DiscoveringBeer.co.uk website which launched during lockdown.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

New Stambecco Maraschino Amaro enters the UK market

Wine and spirits company Biggar and Leith has unveiled its new amaro brand, Stambecco Maraschino.

News |  Beer & Cider

No- and low-abv beer specialist Sobersauce launches

Sobersauce is a new e-commerce service exclusively dedicated to the no and low beer category.

News |  Wine

Why South Africa’s wine farms are on their knees

With the ongoing curfew and ban on alcohol sales, the South African wine industry is experiencing seriously challenging times. Malu Lambert offers an on-the-ground report.

News |  People & Places

How bars can embrace the Eat Out to Help Out food scheme

As the chancellor’s scheme officially gets off the ground this week, Millie Milliken speaks to bars about how they are making the most of Eat Out to Help Out as they reopen their doors, from reducing menu sizes, to being creative with offers and even introducing bar food.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Glen Moray distillery’s new wine-finish whiskies

Glen Moray has unveiled three new limited edition ‘wine-finish’ expressions for its 2020 Distillery Edition release.

News |  People & Places

Best Bar None accreditation scheme to expand to Central Bedfordshire

The rigorous scheme, supported by the Home Office, assesses operational standards, policies and procedures, as well as education and training of staff.

News |  People & Places

Chase Distillery has just given hard seltzers a British twist

Last month, Herefordshire-based distillery Chase embraced the hard seltzer trend with the release of its range of Gin Seltzers. Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with James Chase to explore how the distillery developed a product tailored for the UK market.

News |  Beer & Cider

Forest Road brewery to open new site in London’s Bermondsey

Forest Road’s new brewery will open in South Bermondsey, on top the spot that used to host historical tea company, The Mazawattee.

News |  People & Places

Trade talk: How are UK venues navigating reopening during Covid-19?

As venues embark on a ‘new normal’, Robyn Black and Millie Milliken spoke to UK operators large and small to see how they are feeling about reopening.

News |  People & Places

Maxim Schulte: Life after The Savoy’s American Bar

We caught up with Maxim Schulte to discuss his decision to say goodbye to the American Bar, what he learned during his time there, and his plans for the future.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

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News |  People & Places

Trade talk: How are UK venues navigating reopening during Covid-19?

As venues embark on a ‘new normal’, Robyn Black and Millie Milliken spoke to UK operators large and small to see how they are feeling about reopening.

News |  People & Places

Maxim Schulte: Life after The Savoy’s American Bar

We caught up with Maxim Schulte to discuss his decision to say goodbye to the American Bar, what he learned during his time there, and his plans for the future.