Gaëlle Laforest


Gaëlle joined the Imbibe team in 2014 on the day before Imbibe Live, which taught her she could survive pretty much anything. She grew up surrounded by wine in her native French lands, but has grown quite partial to beer, peated whisky and all things agave since crossing the Channel. She also loves food which <a href="http://twitter.com/gaellelaforest">her tweets</a> make quite obvious.

News

Nailing the no show: Booking systems

Customers making a reservation but not turning up costs the on-trade tens of thousands of pounds a night.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

London's LAB bar to close and re-open as new bar

We're not sure we can handle the loss of any more iconic London bars for a while.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Indie Brands brings over single-estate mezcals

There's a new mezcal over here, and another one on the horizon, courtesy of Indie Brands.El Jolgorio covers two ranges of mezcals hailing from Oaxaca.

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Yaguara brings its Branca to the UK

Just in time for the Rio Olympics, you'd think... Not quite.

News |  Wine

Antipodean specialist Hallowed Ground closes for business

Specialist Australia and New Zealand wine importer Hallowed Ground is closing for business, with its agencies moving over to several bigger distributo

News |  Beer & Cider

Carlsberg Crafted range grows with new beers and ciders

Carlsberg has launched its 2016/2017 Crafted range – its portfolio of world, craft and speciality beers.New additions to the range include 17 draught

News |  Wine

Enotria&Coe partners with London Restaurant Festival

Enotria&Coe announced today that it's to become the first ever wine partner for the London Restaurant Festival, taking place throughout October.This w

News |  Mixers & More

Botonique, soft drink for wine drinkers

Botanique is a new soft drink that targets wine drinkers with its botanical-led flavour profile.It's actually made using alcohol, which serves to extr

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 |  Wine

Antipodean specialist Hallowed Ground closes for business

Specialist Australia and New Zealand wine importer Hallowed Ground is closing for business, with its agencies moving over to several bigger distributo

News |  Beer & Cider

Carlsberg Crafted range grows with new beers and ciders

Carlsberg has launched its 2016/2017 Crafted range – its portfolio of world, craft and speciality beers.New additions to the range include 17 draught

News |  Wine

Enotria&Coe partners with London Restaurant Festival

Enotria&Coe announced today that it's to become the first ever wine partner for the London Restaurant Festival, taking place throughout October.This w

News |  Mixers & More

Botonique, soft drink for wine drinkers

Botanique is a new soft drink that targets wine drinkers with its botanical-led flavour profile.It's actually made using alcohol, which serves to extr

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Clean sweep for London at Tales of the Cocktail

London took home no less than eight gongs at this year's Spirited Awards, held at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans over the weekend.London bars wo

News |  Mixers & More

Botanic Lab launches on-trade exclusive drinks

Health drinks brand Botanic Lab has launched three new drinks under the name Botanics, to be rolled out exclusively to the on-trade.These raw, cold-pr

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Snack attack: Tasting & matching beer snacks

Bar snacks are a great way to add interest and profit to your business, but getting the right match is crucial.

News

Imbibe Live 2016 the most successful yet

We saw a lot of you last week – almost 12,000 of you, actually, as Imbibe Live experienced its biggest and most successful edition to date.Imbibe Live

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Clean sweep for London at Tales of the Cocktail

London took home no less than eight gongs at this year's Spirited Awards, held at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans over the weekend.London bars wo

News |  Mixers & More

Botanic Lab launches on-trade exclusive drinks

Health drinks brand Botanic Lab has launched three new drinks under the name Botanics, to be rolled out exclusively to the on-trade.These raw, cold-pr

News

Snack attack: Tasting & matching beer snacks

Bar snacks are a great way to add interest and profit to your business, but getting the right match is crucial.

News

Imbibe Live 2016 the most successful yet

We saw a lot of you last week – almost 12,000 of you, actually, as Imbibe Live experienced its biggest and most successful edition to date.Imbibe Live