Lucy Britner

Lucy Britner


Lucy has been a drinks journalist for 14 years. She holds a WSET diploma in wine and spirits and this year became a Keeper of the Quaich. Lucy was one of the founding editors of World’s 50 Best Bars and her work has appeared in many food and drinks titles. She also has a special interest in future insights and has written many pieces on how new technologies and trends will impact the drinks industry. Her favourite drink is the one in her hand. 

News |  Mixers & More

Mix up, look sharp: What's next for the mixers category?

Mixers sparked an entirely new category of posh tonics for premium gin, moved into more exciting flavours and then turned their attention to dark spirits. But where can the category go next, asks Lucy Britner.

News |  People & Places

The world according to James Alcock

James Alcock, from Brisbane’s The Local Larder & Wine Bar, talks to Lucy Britner about being a teetotal somm, playing the blues and working with his wife.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Hard enough: Will hard seltzers last this side of the pond?

The hard seltzers category has taken the US by storm, but can its success be replicated in the UK? Lucy Britner reports.

News |  Wine

Gosset Champagne to release Brut 12 Ans de Cave a Minima

Champagne producer Gosset has revealed plans to launch a 12-year-aged non-vintage cuvée.

News |  Wine

Vinum ex machina: Technology and wine

From preservation systems to pricing apps and Instagram brags, Lucy Britner investigates the impact of technology on the world of wine service.

News |  People & Places

The new experience: How experiential venues are adapting during covid-19

From virtual events to deliveries, as well as not operating at all, we explore the new experience economy.

News |  Beer & Cider

Yeastie Boys create a beer for Japanese restaurants

The indie brewery has joined forces with Japanese food producer Zen-Noh to create Komé Biru - a ‘craft pale ale’ for Japanese restaurants.

News |  Wine

Gusbourne lines up latest vintages

Kent-based Gusbourne has released the latest vintages of its Blanc de Blancs and Brut Reserve.

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

Vinum ex machina: Technology and wine

From preservation systems to pricing apps and Instagram brags, Lucy Britner investigates the impact of technology on the world of wine service.

News |  People & Places

The new experience: How experiential venues are adapting during covid-19

From virtual events to deliveries, as well as not operating at all, we explore the new experience economy.

News |  Beer & Cider

Yeastie Boys create a beer for Japanese restaurants

The indie brewery has joined forces with Japanese food producer Zen-Noh to create Komé Biru - a ‘craft pale ale’ for Japanese restaurants.

News |  Wine

Gusbourne lines up latest vintages

Kent-based Gusbourne has released the latest vintages of its Blanc de Blancs and Brut Reserve.

News |  Beer & Cider

Heineken SmartDispense saves 100m pints of water

According to Heineken, venues that use SmartDispense system have helped to save 100m pints of water and 360 tonnes of keg CO2 over the past six years.

News |  People & Places

The world according to Luca Dusi

Passione Vino co–founder Luca Dusi talks cloudy prosecco, fly fishing and the time he got drunk on tiramisu.

News |  Wine

2019’s top tech initiatives in the drinks industry

From augmented reality to harvest machines and music partnerships, the drinks industry is embracing all kinds of new technology.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

2019’s top sustainability initiatives

With the end of the year behind the corner, we look back at some of the biggest and best sustainability initiatives to appear in 2019.

News |  Beer & Cider

Heineken SmartDispense saves 100m pints of water

According to Heineken, venues that use SmartDispense system have helped to save 100m pints of water and 360 tonnes of keg CO2 over the past six years.

News |  People & Places

The world according to Luca Dusi

Passione Vino co–founder Luca Dusi talks cloudy prosecco, fly fishing and the time he got drunk on tiramisu.

News |  Wine

2019’s top tech initiatives in the drinks industry

From augmented reality to harvest machines and music partnerships, the drinks industry is embracing all kinds of new technology.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

2019’s top sustainability initiatives

With the end of the year behind the corner, we look back at some of the biggest and best sustainability initiatives to appear in 2019.