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

Drinks packaging for the post-pandemic planet

The industry is facing big challenges, but sustainability is still big news. Robyn Black asks whether the drive for planet-friendly packaging has survived the past few months.

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Editor's letter: Last orders for Imbibe magazine and Imbibe.com

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must announce the editorial team has poured its last cocktail at Imbibe towers and the shutters are coming down on 13 incredible years.

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Diageo relaunches its Learning for Life training programme

The new scheme is designed to give businesses the skills and support they need to meet the demands of trading during Covid-19

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Alcohol can be sold from on-trade venues during lockdown

Newly published lockdown regulations say alcohol can be sold as takeaway or delivery if it is pre-ordered by phone or online

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Remy Savage unveils glassware collection with Nude

The six cocktail glasses have been designed with ‘modern mixology’ in mind.

News |  Beer & Cider

5 of the best of this week’s beer and cider launches

It’s been a busy week all round, not least for these new beers and ciders on the market.

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Scottish hospitality industry taking legal action over Covid restrictions

Five of the country’s trade bodies have taken the unprecedented step of legally challenging the Scottish government over the restrictions placed on hospitality businesses.

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Alcohol-free Guinness launched

Guinness 0.0 is made by cold filtration, which the brewers say protects the integrity of the stout.

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Remy Savage unveils glassware collection with Nude

The six cocktail glasses have been designed with ‘modern mixology’ in mind.

News |  Beer & Cider

5 of the best of this week’s beer and cider launches

It’s been a busy week all round, not least for these new beers and ciders on the market.

News |  People & Places

Scottish hospitality industry taking legal action over Covid restrictions

Five of the country’s trade bodies have taken the unprecedented step of legally challenging the Scottish government over the restrictions placed on hospitality businesses.

News |  Beer & Cider

Alcohol-free Guinness launched

Guinness 0.0 is made by cold filtration, which the brewers say protects the integrity of the stout.

News |  Wine

Pink Prosecco heads for the UK

Brand owner Slim Wine has created a waiting list for those wanting to get their hands on it in time for Christmas.

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Reinvent your Champagne offer for Global Champagne Day this Friday (23 October) – and beyond

A new step-by-step video guide to help bars and restaurants stand out from the crowd and add value to their Champagne sales has been launched.

News |  People & Places

London Mayor calls for 10pm curfew to be scrapped

Sadiq Khan says the policy has ‘worrying consequences’.

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‘It’s just been blow after blow’

Liverpool licensee Conor Foley talks to Imbibe about how tier 3 Covid restrictions are affecting his two venues in the city.

News |  Wine

Pink Prosecco heads for the UK

Brand owner Slim Wine has created a waiting list for those wanting to get their hands on it in time for Christmas.

News |  Wine

Reinvent your Champagne offer for Global Champagne Day this Friday (23 October) – and beyond

A new step-by-step video guide to help bars and restaurants stand out from the crowd and add value to their Champagne sales has been launched.

News |  People & Places

London Mayor calls for 10pm curfew to be scrapped

Sadiq Khan says the policy has ‘worrying consequences’.

News |  People & Places

‘It’s just been blow after blow’

Liverpool licensee Conor Foley talks to Imbibe about how tier 3 Covid restrictions are affecting his two venues in the city.