Wine

Night of the living red: How Gamay made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In this third instalment, we look at Gamay.

People & Places

P(our) Symposium 2019: Jeffrey Morgenthaler wants you to stay behind the bar

Once you've had success as a bartender, what's the best way to contribute to the industry? According to Jeffrey Morgenthaler, it's staying behind the stick.

Spirits & Cocktails

Premium liqueur strikes again with new macademia flavour from Brookie's

Cape Byron Distillery, producer of Brookie's Gin, has rolled out its macademia liqueur in the UK.

Spirits & Cocktails

Bubble trouble: Rethinking the champagne cocktail

How can bartenders go beyond the French 75 and up their champagne cocktail game? Laura Foster investigates.

Spirits & Cocktails

Harness nature to better your bar and yourself, say Claire Warner, Rob Wood & Pippa Guy

In their session at Imbibe Live, three industry experts discussed how getting outdoors can lead to more inventive drinks and improved wellbeing for bartenders.

Wine

Amorim to release sparkling wine corks with no-TCA guarantee

Cork stopper brand Amorim has announced a new technology that guarantees sparkling wine stoppers with no TCA taint.

People & Places

Stonegate snaps up Ei Group's 4,000 outlets in £1.3bn deal

Slug & Lettuce owner Stonegate has purchased Ei Pub Group, making it the largest pub operator in the UK.

Wine

Hamish Anderson: The rise of no abv calls for a new kind of somm

The growth of the no-abv category is radically changing your drinks take – and the people you should hire to manage your beverage offering, says Hamish Anderson.

Wine

Site specific: The cruisation of wine

Cruisation is wine's most influential and widespread trend in recent years. Jacopo Mazzeo explains its origins and how it's affecting our perception of quality.

Beer & Cider

Titanic beer v cider tussle ends in draw at Imbibe Live

Tom Oliver snatched a draw from the ever-inventive Mitch Adams in this year’s Beer v Cider food pairing challenge at Imbibe Live.

Beer & Cider

Moves like Jaega: Meet the brewer changing the face of craft beer

From her inventive brews to her passion for making beer accessible, Jaega Wise is at the forefront of craft today. We caught up with her to chat everything from sours to sexist advertising.

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Stars around the world: Disaronno unites global bartending community

Disaronno's The Mixing Star programme aims to bring the bartending community together through interactive technology – here's how it works.

Wine

‘I felt like I was walking on air’ – Chiara Sieni, £1,000 winner of Imbibe’s blind-tasting competition

This year at Imbibe Live we challenged somms to a blind-tasting competition. Chris Losh talked strategy with Chiara Sieni, the comp's winner.

Wine

A sommelier's dream: Tasting iconic wines at Imbibe Live

Our roundup of the best vintages from Pol Roger, Trimbach and Opus One tasted this year at Imbibe Live.

Wine

Night of the living red: How Nerello Mascalese made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In this first instalment, we look at Nerello Mascalese from Sicily.

Beer & Cider

How to build a standout beer list for your restaurant

Stewart Cumming of Brighton's Curry Leaf Cafe unveils the golden rules of compiling a winning restaurant craft beer list.

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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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From her inventive brews to her passion for making beer accessible, @wildcardbrewery’s @jaegawise is at the forefront of today’s craft movement. For our summer issue, @jacopo.mazzeo caught up with her to chat about everything from sours to sexist advertising – and her secret to making great beer. Read the full story at the link in our profile 🍻
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GIVEAWAY 🎉: Want to get your hands on a bottle of J. Moreau & Fils Petit Chablis 2017? Of course you do – it’s a @sommelierwineawards gold-winning wine! To enter, 1) like this post, 2) make sure you’re following us @imbibeuk and 3) tag a bartender or a somm friend in the comments. Winner announced 19 July 🥂
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Imbibe’s Drinks List of the Year Awards celebrate the best cocktail and spirits lists in the UK – and this year, we could be celebrating yours! Enter your venue’s list through the link in our profile🍸
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Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. We look forward to sharing even more content with you – watch this space! Love team Imbibe ❤️
The latest menu from @scarfesbar translates the world of music to cocktails, from a milk punch inspired by Daft Punk to a highball styled after Tupac. Imbibe’s @laufoster got the lowdown on the new list from director of bars @martinsiska85 – read all about it at the link in our profile 🎵
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@franklinandsons enjoyed a great Imbibe Live, partnering with the finest London bartenders to showcase their versatile Flavour Collection. Here's Pedro Paulo (@ppauloldn) creating his serve Fairy Garden using the brand’s Rosemary Tonic Water with Black Olive 🌿
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Think you’ve got the best drinks list in the land? Then it’s time to put your money where your menu is, and enter Imbibe’s Drinks List of the Year competition! With categories including Classic Drinks List of the Year, Hotel Drinks List of the Year and more, there’s a category for most every venue. Entries close 26 July – get all the details at the link in our bio ✨
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Thank you to @biopacltd who provided us with non-plastic cups and sustainable equipment (plates, cutlery and napkins) for #ImbibeLive. Get in touch with them if you're looking for sustainable solutions for your establishment. #sustainability
Congratulations to Team Birmingham, winners of Shakes & the City 2019! Thanks for a fantastic #ImbibeLive – we’ll see you next year 💫
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How to build a successful craft beer list for a restaurant? Stewart Cumming of @curry_leaf_cafe had all the right answers today at Beer to Dine For, one of the most insightful beer sessions of this year's #ImbibeLive

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Unsurprisingly, most spittoons were still empty at the end of the @pol_roger masterclass at #ImbibeLive. This 1998 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill had something to do with it... #wine #sommelier #champagne #winegeek #sparklingwine #winegram #instawine #winetasting #winelover
Spirits & Cocktails

Supporting small agave producers: London Mezcal Week returns for 2019

We caught up with London Mezcal Week co-founder Thea Cumming to learn what's in store for agave.

Spirits & Cocktails

The key to a better no-abv cocktail? Sustainability, says Robin Honhold

Without the rich world of booze, no-abv drinks can be a bit one-dimensional. Robin Honhold explains how sustainable practices can make 'em better.

Spirits & Cocktails

Why should we look beyond rum's origin? Sly Augustin explains

The owner of Notting Hill's Trailer Happiness explains the factors that have had a surprising impact on the rum category.

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Spirits & Cocktails

Why should we look beyond rum's origin? Sly Augustin explains

The owner of Notting Hill's Trailer Happiness explains the factors that have had a surprising impact on the rum category.

Beer & Cider

Lagunitas’ Grant Caunter: Where’s the craft beer market going?

Where is the craft beer market is going? Adrian Tierney-Jones talks beer styles, low abv and new trends with Lagunitas' Grant Caunter.

Spirits & Cocktails

New cocktail menus 2019: The Stafford’s American Bar explores American history

Short-but-sweet leaflets, lengthy manuals, decks of cards – cocktail menus come in many forms.

Spirits & Cocktails

Hannah Lanfear: Make the most of your margins

Spirits educator Hannah Lanfear shares her top tips for managing the numbers that keep your venue afloat.

Beer & Cider

Big Drop revamps flagship lager recipe

Ipswich-based low-abv brewery Big Drop has announced the redesign of the recipe for its flagship lager.