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Long read: The cocktails emerging after lockdown

Julian de Féral surveys the recently reopened-bar landscape to see how his pandemic predictions – formulated three months ago – are holding up in reality behind the bar.

News |  Wine

Christmas 2020 - what does it hold for UK bars?

The Christmas trading period has never been so important – or unpredictable. Kate Malczewski explores the measures to make the 2020 festive season both safe and prosperous behind the bar

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

10 of the most exciting recent spirits launches in the UK

From vintage Cognacs and limited-edition whiskies, to Norfolk and wine-barrel-aged gins, we've rounded up some of our favourite launches this week.

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bar alumni join forces to create Easy Social Cocktail Co

Imie Augier, Hebe Richardson and Nate Brown have created a range of bottled cocktails and hard seltzers in east London.

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi to elimate '3,000 tons' of plastic with new bottle design

New 100% biodegradable bottles breaks down in 18 months by swapping crude oil for seed oil.

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 |  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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bar alumni join forces to create Easy Social Cocktail Co

Imie Augier, Hebe Richardson and Nate Brown have created a range of bottled cocktails and hard seltzers in east London.

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi to elimate '3,000 tons' of plastic with new bottle design

New 100% biodegradable bottles breaks down in 18 months by swapping crude oil for seed oil.

News |  People & Places

BREAKING: New government support for hospitality businesses and jobs revealed

Cash grants of up to £2,100 per month for every businesses under tier 2 restrictions, plus changes to the Job Support Scheme and doubling the grants for the self employed.

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 |  People & Places

Manchester hospitality community pulls together in face of tier 3

Bars and restaurants are offering each other kitchens, bar space and food in order to keep as many businesses open with enforced restrictions, reports Laura Foster.

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 |  People & Places

BREAKING: New government support for hospitality businesses and jobs revealed

Cash grants of up to £2,100 per month for every businesses under tier 2 restrictions, plus changes to the Job Support Scheme and doubling the grants for the self employed.

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 |  People & Places

Manchester hospitality community pulls together in face of tier 3

Bars and restaurants are offering each other kitchens, bar space and food in order to keep as many businesses open with enforced restrictions, reports Laura Foster.

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.