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.

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One from the list: Nightjar, London

Nightjar is a bar that needs no introduction.

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Customers need more guidance on wine, says Crown Cellars

Crown Cellars has launched its first wine report, which reveals that pubs should do more to engage with customers and help them navigate wine lists.Th

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Paris' Little Red Door on Evocative menu and new venue

What's happening in bars across the Channel? Quite a lot these days, thanks to a few venues you can rely on to continually push forward the Parisian d

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Erik Simonics wins UK round of South Africa Sommelier Cup

Erik Simonics, sommelier at The Savoy in London (pictured right), was announced yesterday as the UK winner of the Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup.

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Time Out announces London Bar Awards winners

Last night saw Time Out present its first London Bar Awards, with Punch Room at The London Edition winning twice in the night.This was the first year

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Britvic launches zero-abv soft drink Thomas & Evans No.1

Britvic is the latest to jump on the ‘quality adult soft drink’ bandwagon, with the launch of a new incubator for zero-abv drinks, called WiseHead Pro

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Flavoured e-cigarettes London Fox launch

London Fox is a new brand of e-cigarettes whose flavours echo the world of cocktails.

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Coles Trading brings Pierre Lecat Cognac into the UK

Pierre Lecat Cognac is the latest addition to Coles Trading's portfolio, with its spirits available to the UK on-trade from 1 June.While the Lassoudiè

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

Time Out announces London Bar Awards winners

Last night saw Time Out present its first London Bar Awards, with Punch Room at The London Edition winning twice in the night.This was the first year

News |  Mixers & More

Britvic launches zero-abv soft drink Thomas & Evans No.1

Britvic is the latest to jump on the ‘quality adult soft drink’ bandwagon, with the launch of a new incubator for zero-abv drinks, called WiseHead Pro

News

Flavoured e-cigarettes London Fox launch

London Fox is a new brand of e-cigarettes whose flavours echo the world of cocktails.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Coles Trading brings Pierre Lecat Cognac into the UK

Pierre Lecat Cognac is the latest addition to Coles Trading's portfolio, with its spirits available to the UK on-trade from 1 June.While the Lassoudiè

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Portobello Road Gin to open new distillery

Portobello Road Gin, the brainchild of Leelex's Ged Feltham, Paul Lane and Jake Burger, has announced it will open a multi-million pound distillery on

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Seedlip launches second expression, Garden 108

Non-alcoholic distilled spirit Seedlip has already launched a second expression, making the most of the success of its first product, Spice 94.The new

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Terry Kandylis wins Moët Sommelier of the Year

Terry Kandylis from London wine members club 67 Pall Mall is the Moët Sommelier of the Year 2016.He beat Jess Kildetoft from MASH and Coq d’Argent’s O

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Funkin launches spiced and smoked syrups

Funkin has taken inspiration from the kitchen for its two latest syrups, Jalapeño and Smoke.The brand said the popularity of barbecue and Mexican rest

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Portobello Road Gin to open new distillery

Portobello Road Gin, the brainchild of Leelex's Ged Feltham, Paul Lane and Jake Burger, has announced it will open a multi-million pound distillery on

News |  Mixers & More

Seedlip launches second expression, Garden 108

Non-alcoholic distilled spirit Seedlip has already launched a second expression, making the most of the success of its first product, Spice 94.The new

News |  Wine

Terry Kandylis wins Moët Sommelier of the Year

Terry Kandylis from London wine members club 67 Pall Mall is the Moët Sommelier of the Year 2016.He beat Jess Kildetoft from MASH and Coq d’Argent’s O

News |  Mixers & More

Funkin launches spiced and smoked syrups

Funkin has taken inspiration from the kitchen for its two latest syrups, Jalapeño and Smoke.The brand said the popularity of barbecue and Mexican rest