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

News |  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.

News |  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.

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Extra Special: Champagne and food pairing

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

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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

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Champagne Louis Roederer releases Cristal Vinothèque 1995

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

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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

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Champagne Lanson launches Noble Cuvée 2002

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

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

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

News |  Wine

Champagne Louis Roederer releases Cristal Vinothèque 1995

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

News |  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

News |  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.

News |  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

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Champagne Billecart-Salmon unveils new look and three new cuvées

Ahead of its 200th anniversary in 2018, Champagne Billecart-Salmon has launched its latest vintages and announced a rebranding with new packaging.The

News

Tim Etherington-Judge on the launch of Healthy Hospo

Imbibe catches up with Tim Etherington-Judge about the launch of Healthy Hospo, to find out more about this ground-breaking wellness platform for the

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.

News |  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 |  Wine

Champagne Billecart-Salmon unveils new look and three new cuvées

Ahead of its 200th anniversary in 2018, Champagne Billecart-Salmon has launched its latest vintages and announced a rebranding with new packaging.The

News

Tim Etherington-Judge on the launch of Healthy Hospo

Imbibe catches up with Tim Etherington-Judge about the launch of Healthy Hospo, to find out more about this ground-breaking wellness platform for the