Luke Haines

Luke Haines


After twelve years in the bar industry, Luke Haines has crossed the floor and joined the ranks of customers, giving him a uniquely balanced point of view. A blurry, off-balance, balanced point of view.

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Opinion: The sun, and other things you don't see from inside

When you leave the bar industry, as I have in the relatively recent past, there are a few things you notice.I'm not just talking about the strange, gl

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Opinion: The View From Outside

It's been a while since I wrote anything for the Imbibe site.It's a wonder they haven't come and beaten my door down, what with the relentless deluge

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Opinion: Vegan Dawn

Science has always been something of a fickle mistress to the food and drinks industry.

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Opinion: Is Alcohol Becoming Society's Whipping Boy?

It's often said that those who do not learn from history's mistakes are doomed to repeat them.So it was with the pilgrim fathers of America, puritans

Spirits & Cocktails

OPINION: Blame Bond for the ubiquitous Mojito

It was that last Pierce Brosnan Bond movie that did it.For those who are lucky enough to have forgotten Die Another Day, it saw 007 up against a Korea

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Opinion: Do ads appear so terrible because we're all too sober?

It's probably not going too far out on a limb to say that bar staff are frequently the sort of people who enjoy a drink.In fact, some of the finest dr

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Opinion: Wood is good

Because I'm a maverick who plays by his own rules – the Clint Eastwood of the bar management fraternity – I took the hour I had off the other day and

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Opinion: The Four Drunkards of the Apocalypse

I think we're all more than a little embarrassed, truth be told.It's 2015, Michael J.

Spirits & Cocktails

OPINION: Blame Bond for the ubiquitous Mojito

It was that last Pierce Brosnan Bond movie that did it.For those who are lucky enough to have forgotten Die Another Day, it saw 007 up against a Korea

News

Opinion: Do ads appear so terrible because we're all too sober?

It's probably not going too far out on a limb to say that bar staff are frequently the sort of people who enjoy a drink.In fact, some of the finest dr

News

Opinion: Wood is good

Because I'm a maverick who plays by his own rules – the Clint Eastwood of the bar management fraternity – I took the hour I had off the other day and

News

Opinion: The Four Drunkards of the Apocalypse

I think we're all more than a little embarrassed, truth be told.It's 2015, Michael J.