Laura Foster

Laura Foster


Former-Imbibe deputy editor Laura Foster fell into the booze industry in 2006 and hasn't been able to get back up out of it since. She’s written for a number of food, drink and lifestyle titles, including Munchies, The Daily Telegraph, Stylist, Whisky Magazine and Business Insider, and also won the Alan Lodge International Young Spirits Writer award in 2013. She likes walking her hound in the countryside, causing mischief and singing all the parts to Bohemian Rhapsody at karaoke. Find her @laufoster

News |  People & Places

Iain Griffiths: White male bar owners should positively discriminate

One of the drinks industry's most alternative thinkers takes to Barschool to talk grassroots diversity, damaging language behind the bar and how bartending isn't a lifelong career.

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'Bars and pubs should be welcoming spaces for everyone': Lily Waite, The Queer Brewing Project

An advocate for queer and trans representation in the beer industry, Lily Waite discusses her experiences in the on-trade, how she uses beer for positive change and what more she wants to see the industry do to make the LGBTQ+ community feel safe.

News |  Wine

Long read: What the no- and low-abv category's rise during lockdown means for the on-trade

Retail sales of no- and low-alcohol drinks has risen exponentially during the coronavirus pandemic. What does this mean for the UK pubs, bars and restaurants?

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London Cocktail Club and its amazing queer culture

We spoke to both employers and employees at the bar about its continuing work to represent the LGBTQ+ community.

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Long read: Tales from the LGBTQ+ hospitality community

To celebrate Pride month, Imbibe spoke to some members of the LGBTQ+ community about their experiences working in the drinks industry. Here’s what they had to say…

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Book review: 'The Curious Bartender's Whiskey Road Trip', by Tristan Stephenson

The bartender and authors seventh book is one to add to your Christmas present list.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Book review: 'The World Atlas of Gin', by Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley

A useful book that any self-respecting bartender should have on their shelves.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Ardgowan launches Coppersmith blended malt

Ardgowan Distillery has released Coppersmith, the first in a new series of limited-edition whiskies.

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

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Long read: Tales from the LGBTQ+ hospitality community

To celebrate Pride month, Imbibe spoke to some members of the LGBTQ+ community about their experiences working in the drinks industry. Here’s what they had to say…

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Book review: 'The Curious Bartender's Whiskey Road Trip', by Tristan Stephenson

The bartender and authors seventh book is one to add to your Christmas present list.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Book review: 'The World Atlas of Gin', by Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley

A useful book that any self-respecting bartender should have on their shelves.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Ardgowan launches Coppersmith blended malt

Ardgowan Distillery has released Coppersmith, the first in a new series of limited-edition whiskies.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beer Hawk launches refrigerated deliveries

Online retailer Beer Hawk has launched a refrigerated delivery service that keeps beer at below 6°C.

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Cottonopolis reveals new drinks menu & new venue

The team at Manchester's Cottonopolis have unveiled a brand-new menu and their plans for a new venue in Ancoats.

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How to nail hospitality with NoMad’s Pietro Collina

Pietro Collina of NoMad and Eleven Madison Park gave us his top tips on crafting a standout hospitality experience for guests.

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P(our) Symposium 2019: Jeffrey Morgenthaler wants you to stay behind the bar

Once you've had success as a bartender, what's the best way to contribute to the industry? According to Jeffrey Morgenthaler, it's staying behind the stick.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beer Hawk launches refrigerated deliveries

Online retailer Beer Hawk has launched a refrigerated delivery service that keeps beer at below 6°C.

News |  People & Places

Cottonopolis reveals new drinks menu & new venue

The team at Manchester's Cottonopolis have unveiled a brand-new menu and their plans for a new venue in Ancoats.

News |  People & Places

How to nail hospitality with NoMad’s Pietro Collina

Pietro Collina of NoMad and Eleven Madison Park gave us his top tips on crafting a standout hospitality experience for guests.

News |  People & Places

P(our) Symposium 2019: Jeffrey Morgenthaler wants you to stay behind the bar

Once you've had success as a bartender, what's the best way to contribute to the industry? According to Jeffrey Morgenthaler, it's staying behind the stick.