Beer & Cider

Northern Monk brings back collaborative Northern Powerhouse beer series

Northern Monk brings back collaborative Northern Powerhouse beer series

The breweries of the north are once again showing off their craft through the Northern Powerhouse beer series, launching later this month.

Promotion

Imbibe reviews WSET's Level 2 Award in Spirits

Formal spirits training can be a game-changer – we joined WSET's Level 2 Awards in Spirits course to see what it has to offer the trade.

Promotion

Enter Highland Park’s new bartender programme for a chance to win Whisky Ambassador accreditation and a trip to Orkney

A Tribe in the Wild will see bartenders battle it out for Whisky Ambassador’s BIIAB accreditation and a survival experience on Orkney.

Spirits & Cocktails

Imbibe's Spritz Challenge: Mint Gun Club

In the final instalment of Imbibe's Spritz Challenge, we make our way to Mint Gun Club for a Reyka Vodka spritz.

Spirits & Cocktails

Tea cocktails, south Indian flavours: New bar Ooty Station opens in Marylebone

South Indian restaurant Ooty London has expanded its drinks offering with a new bar, Ooty Station, featuring tea-focused cocktails.

People & Places

Au revoir Gerard Basset – hundreds turn out in tribute

Members of the wine trade, educators, journalists, friends and dozens of sommeliers gathered to pay their final respects to Gerard Basset MS MW MSc, MBA OBE.

Wine

Enter the dragon: How Ningxia is putting Chinese wine on the map

Chris Losh paid a visit to Helan to see whether this fast-growing region really could be the Chinese Napa.

Wine

Saved! Naked confirms sale of Majestic

Naked Wines has confirmed that it’s putting Majestic up for sale and has entered into ‘advanced discussions’ with potential buyers.

Mixers & More

Softs giant AG Barr invests £1m in non-alcoholic spirits brand Stryyk

Irn-Bru manufacturer and Funkin Cocktails owner AG Barr has backed no-abv spirits brand Stryyk to the tune of £1m.

Spirits & Cocktails

Imbibe's Spritz Challenge: Callooh Callay

It's time for another round of the Imbibe Spritz Challenge, this time at east London bar Callooh Callay.

Events

01 July 2019

Imbibe Live 2019

London

01 July 2019

The Snack Show 2019

London

09 September 2019

WSET Wine Education Week Launch

London

Spirits & Cocktails

Imbibe's Spritz Challenge: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

Imbibe's Spritz Challenge: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

In part two of Imbibe's Spritz Challenge, we make our way to B&H Buildings to sample a spritz made with Ketel One Botanical.

Spirits & Cocktails

Southern Comfort crowns its Southern Showdown winners

After a rowdy evening aboard the Dixie Queen on the Thames, Southern Comfort has crowned the champion of its Southern Showdown competition

Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi debuts new coconut-flavoured rum

Bacardi has added a new coconut expression to its portfolio of flavoured rums.

Wine

Think you know Beaujolais? Think again

If your perception of Beaujolais is based entirely on Nouveau, it's time you took another look at the wine style.

Beer & Cider

All shook up: When craft beer goes mainstream

With craft brewers selling out to multi-nationals and global giants acting like craft brewers, it’s a confusing time in the world of beer.

Wine

Why is the Loire Valley the cradle of France's natural wine movement?

The Loire has established itself as the centre of France’s bio/organic/natural wine movement. Jim Budd heads to Angers to find out why.

Mixers & More

New brand Larkfire launches canned water 'to enhance flavour of whisky'

New brand Larkfire has launched a canned water designed specifically for whisky.

Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live unveils features line-up for 2019 show

Imbibe Live’s final line-up of features has just been announced, and it’s packed full of some of the hottest names in the drinks industry

Instagram

Our summer issue has arrived – and like the sessions we’ve created for Imbibe Live, the features within its pages cover a lot of ground. @katemalczewski talks to women in the on-trade about the issues holding them back from career progression, and asks how we can all do better. @clintc1 goes on a quest to find the next category to ‘do a gin’. @laufoster learns what makes a cracking Champagne Cocktail. @petebrownbeer explores fruit ciders, @chrislosh sips table wine in the Douro and @denechauddeferal demystifies the Pornstar Martini. All that, and there’s a cheeky sneak peak of #ImbibeLive, celebrating its 10th birthday this year... Look out for your copy, landing in a venue near you soon 📭
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GIVEAWAY 🥂👏: The team at @lavenham_brook is giving away a bottle of its Suffolk Bacchus 2017 to one lucky winner. The wine took home gold at this year’s @sommelierwineawards comp, so you know it’s good! To enter, simply 1) like this post, 2) tag a friend – especially a bartender or a somm – in the comments and 3) follow @lavenham_brook✨
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The winner will be announced on 26 June, so get tagging! #sommelier #imbibe #imbibeuk #ontrade #competition
To celebrate the launch of its much-anticipated Level 3 Award in Spirits course, @wsetglobal has partnered with Imbibe (that’s us!) to create the WSET Spirits Challenge. For the chance to win a spot on a Level 2 Award in Spirits course (worth £410!), simply register and answer three questions. Entries close 3 July – follow the link in our bio to enter 📚
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As cask makes an overdue comeback, Mitch Adams from @Euroboozer & Imbibe Live Beer Ambassador, looks at five other styles, comparing the then & now to find where the modern icons have come from & what the future might hold [3:45pm, 2 July at #ImbibeLive].
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Ready to step up your whisky knowledge? @highlandparkofficial is here to help with its new bartender engagement programme. A Tribe in the Wild will see bartenders battle it out for Whisky Ambassador’s BIIAB accreditation and a @beargryllssurvivalacademy experience in Orkney. Do you have what it takes? Hit the link in our bio for the full details on how to get involved 🥃
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#ImbibeLive Ambassadors Mitch Adams and Tom Oliver are back in serious training for a Beer v Cider Smackdown. Will it be beer or will it be cider that tops out against the taste-fuelled creations of our chef? You decide at 1:30pm on 2 July.
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GIVEAWAY 🎊🍾: Our friends @angelchampagneofficial are giving away three bottles of their champagne to three lucky winners. The Angel Brut, Angel Brut NV and Angel Rosé were all awarded a Gold Medal 🏅at the @sommelierwineawards, so you're in for a treat.
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Winners will be announced on 24 June. Good luck! #sommelier #champagne #giveaway #prize #goldmedal #luxury
Pietro Collina from the acclaimed NoMad in NYC brings his unique approach to #ImbibeLive at 1:30pm on 1 July. Learn how to add that touch of magic and transform your customer's visit into that once-in-a-lifetime, jaw-dropping experience.
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Join Monica Berg of @tayer_elementary, and Alex Ruas from @behindbarsagency at 1:30 on 2 July at #ImbibeLive for an interactive session exploring the behaviour and the future of bar design. An unmissable talk on the whys and hows of designing better bars.
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Live like a Bartender, Train like an Athlete - @labforfitness's head coach Miguel López will share his top tips on how to maintain mental and physical health whilst working in the bar industry. Join him at 12pm on 2 July at #ImbibeLive
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Rum: Beyond Origin - What does it take to truly understand rum? Can you trust origin alone? Or should you consider raw material & production method? Trailer Happiness's Sly Augustin brings you up to speed with this fast-changing category. (12:30, 2 July, #ImbibeLive)
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We’re going Public with Jack Wakelin of @p_u_b_l_i_c_ as he talks about his approach to menu creation and how to make the most out of the city, from using local produce to collaborating with other local businesses. Join us on 2 July at #imbibelive .
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Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live unveils features line-up for 2019 show

Imbibe Live unveils features line-up for 2019 show

Imbibe Live’s final line-up of features has just been announced, and it’s packed full of some of the hottest names in the drinks industry

Wine

Amathus named as distributor for Britain's first saké brewery Kanpai

Amathus Drinks has secured the UK distribution rights for the products of Peckham-based saké brewery Kanpai London.

Spirits & Cocktails

Imbibe's Spritz Challenge: The Coral Room

Imbibe challenged four bartenders to create the ultimate spritz. First up, we head to The Coral Room.

Wine

The Ritz's Matteo Furlan conquers Best UK Sommelier competition

After a long day of trying tests, The Ritz's Matteo Furlan was awarded the coveted title of Best Sommelier UK.

Jobs

William Grant & Sons

Tullamore DEW Visitor Centre Assistant Manager

England

Travelbound

Bar Supervisor - France

England

Kindred Hospitality Ltd

Bartender

London & Home Counties, England

Coca-Cola European Partners

Account Executive (Grocery) - Gatwick, Crawley & Worthing

Hampshire, England

Wine

The Ritz's Matteo Furlan conquers Best UK Sommelier competition

After a long day of trying tests, The Ritz's Matteo Furlan was awarded the coveted title of Best Sommelier UK.

Promotion

Burgers and Bulleit – food matching with whiskey cocktails

Boost your barbecue and pimp your fried chicken, because Bulleit Frontier Whiskey reckons it’s time to up your food-matching game with some delicious

Spirits & Cocktails

'Most people don't start out making good whiskey': Wild Turkey's Eddie Russell on pushing the bourbon envelope

Imbibe sat down with Wild Turkey distiller Eddie Russell to talk about the challenges of bourbon production.

Spirits & Cocktails

Lindores Abbey releases limited edition of Aqua Vitae

Lindores Abbey has released a limited edition expression of its Aqua Vitae.

People & Places

Guardians of the north: The renaissance of the northern bar scene

The northern bar scene is booming, with world-class venues opening – and thriving – across the region. But why? And why now?