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Imbibe's favourite things

Team Imbibe might all still be working from home but luckily for us the postie has still been able to deliver some delicious new tipples for us to try. Here’s our pick of the bunch from the last few weeks

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Celebrate World Rum Day (11 July) with these 2020 releases

To celebrate World Rum Day, we've gathered some of this year's most exciting rum launches in the UK, from spiced to navy strength.

News |  People & Places

Global Bartending Talent Agency launches

The new platform for some of the world's best-known bartenders has been set up by ex-Diageo World Class manager Dan Dove.

News |  Wine

Wine tastings should return, survey finds

A survey launched by a number of UK PR agencies, generic bodies and wine logistics companies to explore the future of trade tastings in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown, found that industry professionals are keen for wine tastings to return.

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 |  Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards Merchant & Producer Awards 2020

One of the few events to go ahead this year, before the world went into meltdown, was our very own Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA). As part of the competition, each year we honour the merchants and producers that picked up a significant number of medals. Without any further ado, here are this year’s winners…

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Dom Pérignon unveils 2010 vintage

10 years after the harvest, Dom Pérignon has released its new 2010 vintage Champagne.

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Imbibe Live Online: Five takeaways from The Impacts of Lockdown on The Wine Market session

Last week, as part of our Imbibe Live Online show, Imbibe contributor and Sommelier Wine Awards chairman, Chris Losh sat down with Bibendum CEO Michael Saunders, head of wine operations at St. John Wines Victoria Sharples and The Pickled Pub Company & The Frisco Group owner Heath Ball to investigate the impacts of lockdown on the wine market.

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 |  Beer & Cider

Little Pomona launches Table Cider

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

News |  Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards Merchant & Producer Awards 2020

One of the few events to go ahead this year, before the world went into meltdown, was our very own Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA). As part of the competition, each year we honour the merchants and producers that picked up a significant number of medals. Without any further ado, here are this year’s winners…

News |  Wine

Dom Pérignon unveils 2010 vintage

10 years after the harvest, Dom Pérignon has released its new 2010 vintage Champagne.

News |  Wine

Imbibe Live Online: Five takeaways from The Impacts of Lockdown on The Wine Market session

Last week, as part of our Imbibe Live Online show, Imbibe contributor and Sommelier Wine Awards chairman, Chris Losh sat down with Bibendum CEO Michael Saunders, head of wine operations at St. John Wines Victoria Sharples and The Pickled Pub Company & The Frisco Group owner Heath Ball to investigate the impacts of lockdown on the wine market.

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

Mixed reactions from hospitality businesses following chancellor's VAT cut and voucher scheme

While food-focused pubs, bars and restaurants have welcomed the announcement, wet-led venues and breweries are calling for more help from the government.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

New non-alcoholic spirits range Kvîst launches in the UK

A new range of no-abv distillates, Kvîst, has been created by The Bloomsbury Club UK.

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Breaking: Chancellor announces VAT cut and 'unique' eat out voucher scheme to help hospitality

Rishi Sunak also a £9bn Job Retention Bonus, Kickstart Scheme, cut to VAT and 'Eat out, help out' initiative.

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

Mixed reactions from hospitality businesses following chancellor's VAT cut and voucher scheme

While food-focused pubs, bars and restaurants have welcomed the announcement, wet-led venues and breweries are calling for more help from the government.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

New non-alcoholic spirits range Kvîst launches in the UK

A new range of no-abv distillates, Kvîst, has been created by The Bloomsbury Club UK.

News |  Wine

Breaking: Chancellor announces VAT cut and 'unique' eat out voucher scheme to help hospitality

Rishi Sunak also a £9bn Job Retention Bonus, Kickstart Scheme, cut to VAT and 'Eat out, help out' initiative.