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 |  Wine

The drinks podcasts to get you through Lockdown 2.0

As the second lockdown hits and many in hospitality find themselves furloughed once again, now is the perfect time to further educate yourself.

News |  People & Places

The realities of the business lunch loophole

Is this the return of the business lunch? We spoke to hospitality operators on how the Covid loophole is impacting their venues.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

A trio of whisky launches to get excited about

As the saying goes, good things come in threes, and there’s been a trio of whisky launches in recent days. Here’s all you need to know about them…

News |  Wine

VI-1 form suspension offers 'breathing space', but threat for wine trade is still 'very real'

The government has announced the temporary suspension of VI-1 import certificates for wines being shipped from the European Union until July 2021.

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Tales from tier 3: Bar operators tell all

As tighter restrictions are rolled out across further parts of the country, Laura Foster speaks to operators under Tier 3 about their experiences so far.

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Ali Burgess: Why I changed Petite Pois to Ever After

Laura Foster talks to the Happiness Forgets owner on why he closed his successful bistro to open a bar.

News |  Beer & Cider

Seven Bro7hers creates King of the North charity IPA

A limited-edition beer has been created by Seven Bro7hers brewery in Salford to raise funds for the most vulnerable people in hospitality.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo agrees deal to buy Chase Distillery

The purchase of the Herefordshire distillery is set to complete in early 2021.

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 |  People & Places

Tales from tier 3: Bar operators tell all

As tighter restrictions are rolled out across further parts of the country, Laura Foster speaks to operators under Tier 3 about their experiences so far.

News |  People & Places

Ali Burgess: Why I changed Petite Pois to Ever After

Laura Foster talks to the Happiness Forgets owner on why he closed his successful bistro to open a bar.

News |  Beer & Cider

Seven Bro7hers creates King of the North charity IPA

A limited-edition beer has been created by Seven Bro7hers brewery in Salford to raise funds for the most vulnerable people in hospitality.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo agrees deal to buy Chase Distillery

The purchase of the Herefordshire distillery is set to complete in early 2021.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality businesses provide free food for kids over half term

UK hospitality businesses across the country are offering free meals for children living in poverty as half term starts today.

News |  Wine

English wineries report an 'exceptional' 2020 harvest

Some good news has been issued from English wineries despite the gloom of 2020: this year’s harvest, while down on yield, is set to be fantastic.

News |  People & Places

Manchester hospitality community pulls together in face of tier 3

Bars and restaurants are offering each other kitchens, bar space and food in order to keep as many businesses open with enforced restrictions, reports Laura Foster.

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.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality businesses provide free food for kids over half term

UK hospitality businesses across the country are offering free meals for children living in poverty as half term starts today.

News |  Wine

English wineries report an 'exceptional' 2020 harvest

Some good news has been issued from English wineries despite the gloom of 2020: this year’s harvest, while down on yield, is set to be fantastic.

News |  People & Places

Manchester hospitality community pulls together in face of tier 3

Bars and restaurants are offering each other kitchens, bar space and food in order to keep as many businesses open with enforced restrictions, reports Laura Foster.

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.