Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd


As a freelance journalist, Claire has written about pretty much any topic you can imagine, from which are the best sausages, to how to flood-proof your home. However, her writing on drinks began when she landed a job as a features writer for the Publican magazine in 2007. Adjusting to a lifestyle of sampling the best drinks from around the world was tough, but someone had to do it. Having left the title in 2011, today Claire focuses on drinks and travel writing for both consumer and trade titles. Aside from searching the globe for the best drinks, and the nicest spots to consume them, she also judges global brewing competitions and keeps an eye on the business moves of the on-trade.

News |  Beer & Cider

BBPA distributes 200,000 ‘Cut Beer Tax’ beer mats

Over 200,000 beer duty themed beer mats have been distributed to pubs across the country, as the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the TaxPaye

News |  Mixers & More

Whitbread boosts revenue by 7.4%

Coffee shop, pub, restaurant, and hotel operator Whitbread has reported a revenue boost of 7.4% to £1,671m in the six months to 31 August 2017.Overall

News |  Wine

English wine producers plead for duty freeze 

The English wine industry has the potential to 'follow in the footsteps of New Zealand' but is being crippled by high taxes, according to producers an

News |  Beer & Cider

BrewDog seek up to £50m in latest crowdfunding round

Scottish brewer BrewDog is seeking to become the 'biggest equity crowdfunded business of all time' as it looks to its supporters to raise £10million,

News

Women missing out on top hospitality jobs

Despite making up 54% of hospitality workforce, women in the industry are underrepresented when it comes to claiming top roles, says luxury hospitalit

News |  Beer & Cider

America’s small brewers launch $213 billion crowdfunder to buy AB InBev

American craft brewing trade group, The Brewers Association has launched a cheeky campaign to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev in a bid to highlight how many

News

Revolution shareholders reject Stonegate bid

The battle for Revolution Bars Group looks to be over as shareholders voted to reject Stonegate’s £101.5 million cash offer.A court meeting and the ge

News

Autumn budget: Calls for duty reduction renewed

Trade groups have begun lobbying government for a freeze to wine, spirit and beer duty ahead of the budget on 22 November, saying any further increase

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

News

Women missing out on top hospitality jobs

Despite making up 54% of hospitality workforce, women in the industry are underrepresented when it comes to claiming top roles, says luxury hospitalit

News |  Beer & Cider

America’s small brewers launch $213 billion crowdfunder to buy AB InBev

American craft brewing trade group, The Brewers Association has launched a cheeky campaign to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev in a bid to highlight how many

News

Revolution shareholders reject Stonegate bid

The battle for Revolution Bars Group looks to be over as shareholders voted to reject Stonegate’s £101.5 million cash offer.A court meeting and the ge

News

Autumn budget: Calls for duty reduction renewed

Trade groups have begun lobbying government for a freeze to wine, spirit and beer duty ahead of the budget on 22 November, saying any further increase

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Consumers to spend £0.5bn in on-trade this Christmas

Consumers celebrating Christmas are set to spend an additional £562m this year on drinks out-of-home, according to data and insights company, CGA.The

News

Stonegate confirms final offer, as Deltic steps away from Revolution deal

Stonegate has declared its £101.5 million cash offer for Revolution Bars, despite pressure from rival bidder Deltic who announced on Tuesday it was st

News

Revolution dismisses third merger offer by Deltic

The bidding war for Revolution shows no sign of slowing down as the bar group rejected a secondoffer from Deltic Group yesterday, only for Deltic to i

News

Revolution rejects Deltic’s takeover offer

Stonegate’s £101.5m plan to purchase Revolution seems to be back on track as rival Deltic Group's latest advances have been rejected by the bar operat

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Consumers to spend £0.5bn in on-trade this Christmas

Consumers celebrating Christmas are set to spend an additional £562m this year on drinks out-of-home, according to data and insights company, CGA.The

News

Stonegate confirms final offer, as Deltic steps away from Revolution deal

Stonegate has declared its £101.5 million cash offer for Revolution Bars, despite pressure from rival bidder Deltic who announced on Tuesday it was st

News

Revolution dismisses third merger offer by Deltic

The bidding war for Revolution shows no sign of slowing down as the bar group rejected a secondoffer from Deltic Group yesterday, only for Deltic to i

News

Revolution rejects Deltic’s takeover offer

Stonegate’s £101.5m plan to purchase Revolution seems to be back on track as rival Deltic Group's latest advances have been rejected by the bar operat