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The realities of the business lunch loophole

Is this the return of the business lunch? We spoke to hospitality operators on how the Covid loophole is impacting their venues.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

A trio of whisky launches to get excited about

As the saying goes, good things come in threes, and there’s been a trio of whisky launches in recent days. Here’s all you need to know about them…

News |  People & Places

New cocktail menus 2020: We review the latest and greatest

Despite the challenges of Covid-19, bartenders haven't stopped innovating to produce new and exciting cocktail menus. We'll be constantly updating the below with some of the best.

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News |  Spirits & Cocktails

We tasted 8 hard seltzers and here's what we thought

We put White Claw, BrewDog's Clean & Press and their hard seltzer competitors through their paces in a tasting. The reviews are in...

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Four UK bars make the 2020 The World's 50 Best Bars 51-100 list

The list includes bars from 29 cities across 23 countries, with the USA leading overall and the UK leading the whole of Europe.

News |  Wine

VI-1 form suspension offers 'breathing space', but threat for wine trade is still 'very real'

The government has announced the temporary suspension of VI-1 import certificates for wines being shipped from the European Union until July 2021.

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USA wins Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2020

Annarose Krone has taken the Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge for America as the competition went online this year in response to Covid.

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

We tasted 8 hard seltzers and here's what we thought

We put White Claw, BrewDog's Clean & Press and their hard seltzer competitors through their paces in a tasting. The reviews are in...

News |  People & Places

Four UK bars make the 2020 The World's 50 Best Bars 51-100 list

The list includes bars from 29 cities across 23 countries, with the USA leading overall and the UK leading the whole of Europe.

News |  Wine

VI-1 form suspension offers 'breathing space', but threat for wine trade is still 'very real'

The government has announced the temporary suspension of VI-1 import certificates for wines being shipped from the European Union until July 2021.

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USA wins Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2020

Annarose Krone has taken the Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge for America as the competition went online this year in response to Covid.

News |  Beer & Cider

Opinion: Emma Inch celebrates what happens when cidermakers and brewers combine

Hybrid beers have failed to seduce Emma Inch in the past, but a new wave of drinks created with cidermakers has shone a light on how fermentation can blur the boundaries beautifully.

News |  People & Places

Drinks Industry Survey launched by The Drinks Trust

The survey follows the charity's financial grant scheme and looks to help shape future help for workers in the drinks industry.

News |  People & Places

Tales from tier 3: Bar operators tell all

As tighter restrictions are rolled out across further parts of the country, Laura Foster speaks to operators under Tier 3 about their experiences so far.

News |  Wine

The New Chile wines to add to your list from Tim Atkin MW's 2020 Chile Report tasting

Sixteen wines, 16 winemakers, two Zoom sessions. Harry Crowther joined Tim Atkin for a tasting of the best of New Chile.

News |  Beer & Cider

Opinion: Emma Inch celebrates what happens when cidermakers and brewers combine

Hybrid beers have failed to seduce Emma Inch in the past, but a new wave of drinks created with cidermakers has shone a light on how fermentation can blur the boundaries beautifully.

News |  People & Places

Drinks Industry Survey launched by The Drinks Trust

The survey follows the charity's financial grant scheme and looks to help shape future help for workers in the drinks industry.

News |  People & Places

Tales from tier 3: Bar operators tell all

As tighter restrictions are rolled out across further parts of the country, Laura Foster speaks to operators under Tier 3 about their experiences so far.

News |  Wine

The New Chile wines to add to your list from Tim Atkin MW's 2020 Chile Report tasting

Sixteen wines, 16 winemakers, two Zoom sessions. Harry Crowther joined Tim Atkin for a tasting of the best of New Chile.