Clinton Cawood

Clinton Cawood


Clinton has been writing about drinks since landing in the UK in 2006 from his native South Africa, where he’d already put in more than a few hours on both sides of the bar. He now covers all aspects of the industry for a number of publications, with a particular interest in spirits and the on-trade. He's partial to all things agave, and dependent on good coffee. He's still not a morning person.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Vodka tasting: Pure & premium

Having the right house-pour vodka is as important as ever, but what about the price points above that? Clinton Cawood joins a panel of tasters as they explore vodka’s upselling potential.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

5 of the latest spirits offerings in the UK

A ginger beer cask finished whiskey, Four Pillars Modern Australian gin and new Everleaf expressions are among some exciting new offerings.

News |  People & Places

Paul Robineau named Young Sommelier of the Year

The results of The Chaine des Rotisseurs GB are in, naming the best young sommelier and chef in the country.

News |  People & Places

Coffee brand sets up fundraising initiative

Solo Coffee has created The Tipping Point to benefit drinks industry charity, The Drinks Trust.

News |  People & Places

Wellbeing packs from Speciality Drinks back in stock

Hospitality staff can once again apply for packs containing food and other essentials as second lockdown gets underway.

News |  People & Places

Sales up in pubs pre-lockdown

Ordering system OrderPay reports an increase of 125% in sales on Wednesday 4 November, compared to previous week – but sales still down 30% due to curfew.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality industry innovates as second lockdown begins

With the last lockdown proving the industry's ability to turn on a dime, this time around proves no different.

News

Furlough extended until March 2021

As England enters its second lockdown today, an extension to furlough support has been announced.

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 |  People & Places

Wellbeing packs from Speciality Drinks back in stock

Hospitality staff can once again apply for packs containing food and other essentials as second lockdown gets underway.

News |  People & Places

Sales up in pubs pre-lockdown

Ordering system OrderPay reports an increase of 125% in sales on Wednesday 4 November, compared to previous week – but sales still down 30% due to curfew.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality industry innovates as second lockdown begins

With the last lockdown proving the industry's ability to turn on a dime, this time around proves no different.

News

Furlough extended until March 2021

As England enters its second lockdown today, an extension to furlough support has been announced.

News |  People & Places

Pubs diversify to survive pandemic

When the going gets tough, the tough pivot. Two village pubs have started providing essential local services.

News |  People & Places

The Africa Centre seeks restaurant and bar operator for new home

The charity is looking for someone to transform the ground floor of its new site into a pan-African restaurant.

News |  People & Places

Imbibe Live Online: 11 ways to market your hospitality brand online

With the second lockdown looming, boosting your online presence might be more important than ever. Luckily, at Global Bar Week recently we brought together a panel of experts to discuss how venues can maximise their online presence to engage customers, drive footfall and build loyalty

News |  Beer & Cider

Fresh draught beer delivery service launches in east London

Draught Drop offers growlers of fresh draught beer from craft breweries in east London.

News |  People & Places

Pubs diversify to survive pandemic

When the going gets tough, the tough pivot. Two village pubs have started providing essential local services.

News |  People & Places

The Africa Centre seeks restaurant and bar operator for new home

The charity is looking for someone to transform the ground floor of its new site into a pan-African restaurant.

News |  People & Places

Imbibe Live Online: 11 ways to market your hospitality brand online

With the second lockdown looming, boosting your online presence might be more important than ever. Luckily, at Global Bar Week recently we brought together a panel of experts to discuss how venues can maximise their online presence to engage customers, drive footfall and build loyalty

News |  Beer & Cider

Fresh draught beer delivery service launches in east London

Draught Drop offers growlers of fresh draught beer from craft breweries in east London.