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 |  Wine

South African Sparkling Mead hits UK

Van Hunks Brut and Brut Rosé meads are made with just three ingredients: honey, yeast and water.

News |  People & Places

Furlough fraud – have you been affected?

The whistle blower-protection charity, Protect, says that 20% of calls in relation to furlough fraud have come from those in the hospitality sector, so we asked Michelle Sloane, partner at law firm RPC for some advice for employees and employers.

News |  People & Places

Exclusive: The Drinks Trust launches Trust Water to raise funds

100% of the profits from the new water brand will go to the hospitality charity.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Benriach unveils new portfolio of single malts

The 120-year-old Speyside distillery has also given its whisky range a new look.

News |  People & Places

Imbibe columnist Nate Brown opens new bar

Nebula is a neighbourhood pizza, beer and cocktail joint on the Hackney Road due to open this weekend (Saturday 12 September).

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Final bar list for Cocktails in the City announced

Got your ticket for this year’s Cocktails in the City: Community Spirit Edition trade session yet? Imbibe is the official trade media partner for the event’s first ever trade session, which is taking place this Friday 11 September in London’s Bedford Square Gardens.

News |  Wine

‘Optimistic’ start to Germany’s 2020 harvest

The country’s vintners say the fruit promises fruit-driven white wines and colour-intensive red wines.

News |  Wine

BAME Wine Professionals initiative launched

The new scheme aims to shine a light on wine talent in the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and has been created by Mags Janjo of MJ Wine Cellars and Jancis Robinson MW.

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

Imbibe columnist Nate Brown opens new bar

Nebula is a neighbourhood pizza, beer and cocktail joint on the Hackney Road due to open this weekend (Saturday 12 September).

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Final bar list for Cocktails in the City announced

Got your ticket for this year’s Cocktails in the City: Community Spirit Edition trade session yet? Imbibe is the official trade media partner for the event’s first ever trade session, which is taking place this Friday 11 September in London’s Bedford Square Gardens.

News |  Wine

‘Optimistic’ start to Germany’s 2020 harvest

The country’s vintners say the fruit promises fruit-driven white wines and colour-intensive red wines.

News |  Wine

BAME Wine Professionals initiative launched

The new scheme aims to shine a light on wine talent in the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and has been created by Mags Janjo of MJ Wine Cellars and Jancis Robinson MW.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cotswolds Conker Spirit launches a decaf cold coffee liqueur

Conker Decaf Cold Brew Liqueur has been two years in the making and is made from speciality coffees from Brazil and Columbia.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Chef Niall Keating brings out a gin with Salcome Gin

Restless is the fifth gin in the brand’s Voyager series and is the first gin to be made with kombucha, according to the company.

News |  Beer & Cider

First female renter warden of the Worshipful Company of Brewers appointed

The honour goes to Katherine Smart, global technical director at Guinness brewer Diageo.

News |  Wine

Journey’s End launches foundation

The South African winery aims to tackle hunger and extreme poverty in the wake of Covid-19.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cotswolds Conker Spirit launches a decaf cold coffee liqueur

Conker Decaf Cold Brew Liqueur has been two years in the making and is made from speciality coffees from Brazil and Columbia.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Chef Niall Keating brings out a gin with Salcome Gin

Restless is the fifth gin in the brand’s Voyager series and is the first gin to be made with kombucha, according to the company.

News |  Beer & Cider

First female renter warden of the Worshipful Company of Brewers appointed

The honour goes to Katherine Smart, global technical director at Guinness brewer Diageo.

News |  Wine

Journey’s End launches foundation

The South African winery aims to tackle hunger and extreme poverty in the wake of Covid-19.