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.

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.

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.

Events

09 September 2019

WSET Wine Education Week Launch

London

Spirits & Cocktails

Making zero the hero: Why you need no-abv drinks

Are you still hesitant to invest in your no-abv offering? Robin Honhold makes a case for stepping up your non-alcoholic serves, now.

Spirits & Cocktails

How to build a badass team with Fam's Megs Miller

What does it take to build a bar team that feels like family? Fam's Megs Miller shares her strategies.

Wine

Romain Bourger wins Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019

The head sommelier from The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire scooped the coveted title of Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019 yesterday.

People & Places

P(our) Symposium 2019: Can the bar industry avoid the fate of celebrity chefs?

Food critic Lisa Abend warns drinks professionals against falling into the same trap as the restaurant industry.

Spirits & Cocktails

Latest Scarfes Bar menu celebrates music through highballs & milk punches

The new list at Scarfes Bar translates the world of music to cocktails, from an Aretha Franklin milk punch to a Tupac Shakur highball.

Spirits & Cocktails

Why this gin launch is the face of Imbibe Live 2019

Offering a creative twist on low-abv serves, this new expression of the juniper spirit embodies the trends on show at Imbibe Live 2019.

Wine

‘Fireball’ wipes out vineyards in south of France

Last week a 'fireball' caused hottest-ever temperatures across southern France and some growers lost all their crop.

Instagram

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 #imbibeuk @matthewclarkltd #sommelier #bartender #JMoreauandFils #ontrade #wine #chablis
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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#imbibe #imbibeuk #DLOTY #cocktails #ontrade #bartender #londoncocktails #rum #gin #whisky
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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📷: @addiechinn #cocktails #londoncocktails #bartender #ontrade #cocktailmenu #milkpunch #highball
@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

#beer #craftbeer #beerandfood #Restaurant #beerlist
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
‘Lees in beer is like a band. They play all the time, gigging around, always there, but then all of a sudden people remember they're actually really good.’ Words from the mighty @igarrettoliver at today's #ImbibeLive 🍺
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They came, they somm’ed, they conquered. Congratulations to Team Bartender, who took home the trophy for the last-ever Bartenders v Sommeliers competition today after valiant efforts from both teams. Now have a drink and celebrate (as if you haven’t already...) 🏆
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Wine

Night of the living red: How Baga made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In this first instalment, we look at Portuguese Baga.

Wine

Our favourite wines from Imbibe Live 2019

From Soave to Central Otago, these are our top wine picks from Imbibe Live.

People & Places

Crucible goes on the road in the name of education

Find out what the east London bar got up to during its bartender-targeted week of events.

Jobs

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

Business Development Manager EMEA - Spirits

London & Home Counties, England

Fullers

Bar Staff - Bristol

Bristol, England

Wave Leisure

Bar & Catering Manager - East Grinstead

East Sussex, England

Mission Mars

Bartender

Lancashire, England

People & Places

Crucible goes on the road in the name of education

Find out what the east London bar got up to during its bartender-targeted week of events.

Wine

Master your vegan food & wine pairings: Top strategies from Gauthier Soho's head sommelier

Make the most of plant-based pairings with these strategies for stepping up your vegan food and wine matches from Gauthier Soho's David Havlik.

Beer & Cider

Best in show: Our top five beers at Imbibe Live

Our top picks from the UK's largest show for the drinks industry.

Spirits & Cocktails

Victory for London at the UK final of Licor 43’s Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2019

Tooting's Goldfinch bar will be heading to the global final, this autumn.

Wine

Clément Robert MS spotlights Australian wine's food-matching power to win Great Aussie Taste-Off

In The Great Aussie Taste-Off, a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier went head-to-head in an Australian wine and food-matching battle – but only one could win.