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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Bartenders v Sommeliers: Looking for revenge

Imbibe’s annual battle of the on-trade is back – and with the somms thrashing the bartenders last year to move into the overall lead, there’s an added

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Bartenders take the lead in Bartenders v Sommeliers

The bartender team has taken the lead in this year's Bartenders v Sommeliers competition, after the first round of challenges took place yesterday.The

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Living Ventures' Tim Bacon passes away

Tim Bacon, co-founder and chairman of bar and restaurant group Living Ventures, has died from cancer aged 52.Living Ventures chief executive and co-fo

News |  Beer & Cider

Hip Hops, the collectible beer card game

Hip Hops is a card game that ticks all the boxes: fun and easy to play, it's also educative and – the ever-important box – comes with a video that's g

News |  Beer & Cider

Insect snacks launch in the UK

What’s that crunch, you ask? Just our beer snack for the night – a handful of crispy crickets seasoned just like a Margherita pizza.Turns out crickets

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El Dorado releases Rare Collection

El Dorado is releasing the Rare Collection, a selection of three single-still, single-vintage spirits.They are made using the Demerara Distillers' thr

News |  Mixers & More

Monin launches summer drinks programme

French syrup and fruit purée producer Monin is launching a summer drinks programme to help venues make the most of the warmer months by improving thei

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Lyme Bay launches new mead aimed at on-trade

English cidermaker and winemaker Lyme Bay has launched a new sparkling mead called Yore, designed specifically for the on-trade.Made in Devon using En

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 |  Beer & Cider

Insect snacks launch in the UK

What’s that crunch, you ask? Just our beer snack for the night – a handful of crispy crickets seasoned just like a Margherita pizza.Turns out crickets

News

El Dorado releases Rare Collection

El Dorado is releasing the Rare Collection, a selection of three single-still, single-vintage spirits.They are made using the Demerara Distillers' thr

News |  Mixers & More

Monin launches summer drinks programme

French syrup and fruit purée producer Monin is launching a summer drinks programme to help venues make the most of the warmer months by improving thei

News

Lyme Bay launches new mead aimed at on-trade

English cidermaker and winemaker Lyme Bay has launched a new sparkling mead called Yore, designed specifically for the on-trade.Made in Devon using En

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

New French yuzu liqueur Enamor

Isake International has launched a new yuzu liqueur made in France called Enamor.It's produced in Cognac with a small house called Jules Bremant, and

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

JJ Whitley launches with two gins and two vodkas

JJ Whitley is a new range of spirits from drinks manufacturer Halewood International, initially launching with four spirits.There are two gins, a Lond

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Laphroaig launches new NAS Lore

Laphroaig, which celebrated its 200th anniversary last year, is launching a new no-age-statement expression called Lore.

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Pale and interesting: Provence rosé

<em>The pink boom has really established the Provence rosé brand in the mind of the consumer, yet selling it as a food match remains a challenge.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

New French yuzu liqueur Enamor

Isake International has launched a new yuzu liqueur made in France called Enamor.It's produced in Cognac with a small house called Jules Bremant, and

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

JJ Whitley launches with two gins and two vodkas

JJ Whitley is a new range of spirits from drinks manufacturer Halewood International, initially launching with four spirits.There are two gins, a Lond

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Laphroaig launches new NAS Lore

Laphroaig, which celebrated its 200th anniversary last year, is launching a new no-age-statement expression called Lore.

News

Pale and interesting: Provence rosé

<em>The pink boom has really established the Provence rosé brand in the mind of the consumer, yet selling it as a food match remains a challenge.