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

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Made For Drink launches #HospitalityBond campaign

The snack producer hopes to encourage people to visit their local pubs and bars to get funds back into the hospitality industry.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Buckingham Palace gin launched

The gin has been infused with botanicals from the Queen’s gardens.

News |  Beer & Cider

Little Pomona launches Table Cider

The new cider is designed to celebrate the drinkability of cider and its affinity with food.

News |  Beer & Cider

Diageo recovery fund goes live in the UK today

The fund is part of the $100m global ‘Raising the Bar’ campaign. In the UK, the move includes support in the form of permanent sanitiser dispense units, medical grade hand sanitiser and a range of PPE for outlets.

News |  People & Places

Good luck to everyone working in hospitality this weekend from all of us at Imbibe

There are many concerns about working in newly re-opened pubs, bars and restaurants, but in hospitality, looking after people safely has always been what you do best, says Imbibe editor, Robyn Black.

News |  People & Places

Soho streets to be pedestrianised this summer

Some are calling it ‘the Summer of Soho’.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Paper bottle for wine or spirits launched

The Frugal Bottle is a 750ml bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade liner to hold the liquid.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Proof Drinks is offering free stock to help venues re-open

The support packages will have a retail value of £250,000.

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.

News |  People & Places

Good luck to everyone working in hospitality this weekend from all of us at Imbibe

There are many concerns about working in newly re-opened pubs, bars and restaurants, but in hospitality, looking after people safely has always been what you do best, says Imbibe editor, Robyn Black.

News |  People & Places

Soho streets to be pedestrianised this summer

Some are calling it ‘the Summer of Soho’.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Paper bottle for wine or spirits launched

The Frugal Bottle is a 750ml bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade liner to hold the liquid.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Proof Drinks is offering free stock to help venues re-open

The support packages will have a retail value of £250,000.

News |  People & Places

AA launches free ‘Covid Confident’ accreditation

Available to all hospitality venues that pass the AA’s criteria the initiative is aimed at instilling consumer confidence in venues as lockdown is lifted.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Canned ‘short’ cocktail range launches to the on-trade

The company behind the new brand, Niche cocktails, promises to be ‘really considerate around supply processes and payment terms,’ to help hospitality businesses.

News |  Wine

Government is misleading consumers over Brexit wine costs, WSTA says

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) says claims that that EU wine importation costs would be nil or negligible are ‘astonishing’.

News |  People & Places

Greene King spends £15 million on making its pubs safe for re-opening

However chief executive Nick Mackenzie warns that many pubs across the UK ‘will not be financially viable or able to open for operational reasons with the current restrictions in place’.

News |  People & Places

AA launches free ‘Covid Confident’ accreditation

Available to all hospitality venues that pass the AA’s criteria the initiative is aimed at instilling consumer confidence in venues as lockdown is lifted.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Canned ‘short’ cocktail range launches to the on-trade

The company behind the new brand, Niche cocktails, promises to be ‘really considerate around supply processes and payment terms,’ to help hospitality businesses.

News |  Wine

Government is misleading consumers over Brexit wine costs, WSTA says

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) says claims that that EU wine importation costs would be nil or negligible are ‘astonishing’.

News |  People & Places

Greene King spends £15 million on making its pubs safe for re-opening

However chief executive Nick Mackenzie warns that many pubs across the UK ‘will not be financially viable or able to open for operational reasons with the current restrictions in place’.