Julie Sheppard

Julie Sheppard


Julie is managing editor of Imbibe and joined the team in 2006. She has written about drinks for the past 16 years in a varied career that includes treading grapes in the Douro and foraging for juniper in Northumberland. When she's not hanging out with the on-trade, Julie writes about food, drinks and travel for Time Out, Square Meal, Conde Nast Traveller, Waitrose Food Illustrated and Waitrose Drinks

Beer & Cider

Tap 13 zero-waste tap bar launches in Tooting

With sustainability continuing to be a key concern for many consumers, the new wave of environmentally conscious venues is gathering speed.

Wine

Billecart-Salmon launches a £1000 Bicentenary Cuvée

As a celebration of its 200th anniversary, Champagne Billecart-Salmon has launched a prestige Bicentenary Cuvée.

News

The grass is always greener: Brands championing sustainability

We might all love them, but most drinks are not, sadly, all that eco-friendly.

Wine

Extra Special: Champagne and food pairing

The Champenois like to tout the food friendliness of their extra brut champagnes.

Wine

Adrian Bridge: 'Many people’s perception of port is old colonels in men’s clubs'

'Tis the season when port sales soar, so what better time to catch up with Adrian Bridge, CEO of The Fladgate Partnership, producers of Taylor’s, Crof

Wine

Champagne Louis Roederer releases Cristal Vinothèque 1995

Champagne Louis Roederer has unveiled a rare, limited-edition release of its prestige cuvée Cristal.

Wine

First Cava de Paraje Calificado wines launch in UK

Cava producers gathered in London to launch the first release of wines under the new Cava de Paraje Calificado (Qualified Single Estate Cava) quality

Wine

Champagne Lanson launches Noble Cuvée 2002

Champagne Lanson has unveiled two new expressions of its prestige Noble Cuvée from the 2002 vintage.

Wine

Adrian Bridge: 'Many people’s perception of port is old colonels in men’s clubs'

'Tis the season when port sales soar, so what better time to catch up with Adrian Bridge, CEO of The Fladgate Partnership, producers of Taylor’s, Crof

Wine

Champagne Louis Roederer releases Cristal Vinothèque 1995

Champagne Louis Roederer has unveiled a rare, limited-edition release of its prestige cuvée Cristal.

Wine

First Cava de Paraje Calificado wines launch in UK

Cava producers gathered in London to launch the first release of wines under the new Cava de Paraje Calificado (Qualified Single Estate Cava) quality

Wine

Champagne Lanson launches Noble Cuvée 2002

Champagne Lanson has unveiled two new expressions of its prestige Noble Cuvée from the 2002 vintage.

News

Far flung gin reaches for exotic botanicals

Got a thirst for travel? New Far Reaches Gin is a London Dry style, made in London, that’s pulled in botanicals from five different continents.

Spirits & Cocktails

Take me out: giving on-trade venues the off-trade factor

For a growing number of venues, adding an off-trade element to their business has been a good way of driving interest and loyalty as well as extra pro

News

Far flung gin reaches for exotic botanicals

Got a thirst for travel? New Far Reaches Gin is a London Dry style, made in London, that’s pulled in botanicals from five different continents.

Spirits & Cocktails

Take me out: giving on-trade venues the off-trade factor

For a growing number of venues, adding an off-trade element to their business has been a good way of driving interest and loyalty as well as extra pro