Robyn Black

Robyn Black


Robyn Black has been sipping, slurping and writing about drinks for well over a decade. In that time she has worked for The Guardian, the Drinks Business, The Grocer, Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Inapub, covering both the on- and off-trades.

In a bid to bring some gravitas to her career, she has aced several drinking qualifications including the WSET Advanced course; twice completed Beer Academy, and is reigning champion at the annual Black Christmas Quaffing Competition.

In her spare time she enjoys looking at paint charts, smelling roses, eating crisps and playing UNO in the pub. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @MsRobynBlack

Spirits & Cocktails

Salcombe Gin to create ‘world’s first crowdsourced gin’ to raise funds for the NHS

Gin fans are invited to join master distiller, Jason Nickels, next Thursday (9 April) at 7pm on Instagram Live where they can co-create the gin during a live distillation.

People & Places

National initiative to make pubs into community stores amid coronavirus lockdown

A new not-for-profit scheme, launching this week, aims to enable pubs across the nation to trade as ‘click and collect’ hubs for essential items.

People & Places

Will mental health issues prove more devastating to hospitality than coronavirus?

The nature of hospitality and the people who are attracted to work in it, means many of our colleagues and friends will be finding the current lockdown particularly tough. Help starts with us all, says editor Robyn Black.

Wine

The drinks industry pulls together to help

With Pernod Ricard’s announcement last week that the company will be donating £250,000 to hospitality charity The Drinks Trust, we take a look at the suppliers and operators trying to help the industry during the coronavirus crisis

Beer & Cider

Book review: 'Beer: Taste the Evolution in 50 Styles', by Natalya Watson

Editor Robyn Black reviews beer sommelier Natalya Watson's first book.

Spirits & Cocktails

William Grant & Sons to supply 5m litres of ethanol for hand sanitiser

The drinks company is shifting production at three of its distillers for the next eight weeks to help fight the spread of covid-19.

Spirits & Cocktails

8 virtual distillery tours to entertain you during coronavirus lockdown

Already sick of your own four walls? Why not take a virtual busman’s holiday and visit some of the world’s most famous distilleries from your living room?

People & Places

Screach has created a free online hub for pubs seeking information

Resources will help pubs navigate the coronavirus crisis, including how to turn a pub into a takeaway.

Beer & Cider

Book review: 'Beer: Taste the Evolution in 50 Styles', by Natalya Watson

Editor Robyn Black reviews beer sommelier Natalya Watson's first book.

Spirits & Cocktails

William Grant & Sons to supply 5m litres of ethanol for hand sanitiser

The drinks company is shifting production at three of its distillers for the next eight weeks to help fight the spread of covid-19.

Spirits & Cocktails

8 virtual distillery tours to entertain you during coronavirus lockdown

Already sick of your own four walls? Why not take a virtual busman’s holiday and visit some of the world’s most famous distilleries from your living room?

People & Places

Screach has created a free online hub for pubs seeking information

Resources will help pubs navigate the coronavirus crisis, including how to turn a pub into a takeaway.

Beer & Cider

Brewgooder aims to facilitate a round of beer for all 1.2m NHS workers

The craft brewer has created One On Us a platform that allows people to donate a four-pack of its beer and a message of support for anyone working in the NHS during the current coronavirus crisis.

Beer & Cider

Despite the enforced coronavirus shut down pubs are still helping their communities

‘Pubs have survived for hundreds of years by adapting to the changing world around them’, said Pub Aid co-founder Des O’Flanagan.

Beer & Cider

Brewgooder aims to facilitate a round of beer for all 1.2m NHS workers

The craft brewer has created One On Us a platform that allows people to donate a four-pack of its beer and a message of support for anyone working in the NHS during the current coronavirus crisis.

Beer & Cider

Despite the enforced coronavirus shut down pubs are still helping their communities

‘Pubs have survived for hundreds of years by adapting to the changing world around them’, said Pub Aid co-founder Des O’Flanagan.