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What Imbibe meant to me: Tributes from the industry

We've rounded up some of the most heart-warming messages we received on the day we announced the end of Imbibe magazine and imbibe.com.

News |  Wine

What will sparkling wine trends look like this (very different) Christmas?

With reopening restrictions, the loss of corporate Christmas parties and consumers' drinking habits changed by Covid-19, what does this 2020 festive season look like for sparkling wines? Harry Crowther investigates and puts forward his alternatives to Champagne.

News |  Wine

A world of food and wine

Our palates have evolved to embrace cuisines from around the world. Isn’t it about time we learned to match them properly with wine?

News |  Wine

Is it prime time for Portuguese wine?

The Portuguese wine scene is finally coming of age, offering quality and value at all price points, writes Chris Losh.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The great gin experiment: What could the category's next invention look like?

The gin explosion of the past few years is a phenomenon that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. But to maintain momentum and stay relevant, what can the category do to continue its reinvention? Charlie Whitting investigates.

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Win a venue transformation worth £50,000*

Two prizes of £5,000 in cash and 100 back bar packs are also up for grabs in this competition from Nordic Spirit Nicotine Pouches.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cool Cocktails: One Sip Martini, Tayēr + Elementary, London

Ben Reed, global cocktail ambassador at Cocktail Credentials, gets the story behind the story of standout drinks from the most creative menus around the world.

News |  People & Places

EPOS for hospitality: What you need to know

A good EPOS system can give your business the edge, so what should you be looking for from your EPOS provider? Our resident tech expert Eleanor Dallaway takes a look at what advances have been made in the market and finds out how you can get the most out of yours.

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

The great gin experiment: What could the category's next invention look like?

The gin explosion of the past few years is a phenomenon that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. But to maintain momentum and stay relevant, what can the category do to continue its reinvention? Charlie Whitting investigates.

Promotion

Win a venue transformation worth £50,000*

Two prizes of £5,000 in cash and 100 back bar packs are also up for grabs in this competition from Nordic Spirit Nicotine Pouches.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cool Cocktails: One Sip Martini, Tayēr + Elementary, London

Ben Reed, global cocktail ambassador at Cocktail Credentials, gets the story behind the story of standout drinks from the most creative menus around the world.

News |  People & Places

EPOS for hospitality: What you need to know

A good EPOS system can give your business the edge, so what should you be looking for from your EPOS provider? Our resident tech expert Eleanor Dallaway takes a look at what advances have been made in the market and finds out how you can get the most out of yours.

News |  People & Places

Access all areas part 3: Resources to help you improve accessibility in your venue

If you've been inspired by our two other features in our series on making hospitality more accessible for disabled people, here are 5 resources to help.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

10 disco tracks to pair with disco drinks

As disco drinks are enjoying their time under the mirrorball, Strangers in Paradise’s Damian Williams has chosen 10 disco tracks, paired with Julian de Féral’s pick of 10 cocktails to bring some dancefloor energy to your bar.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Disco never dies: How do we define disco drinks – if at all?

As cocktail categories go, disco drinks are hard to define. Julian de Féral wonders whether even trying to do so it’s a contradiction in terms.

News |  People & Places

Access all areas part 2: Ways to make hospitality venues more accessible

In the second in our series on making hospitality more inclusive for disabled people, we look at 5 of the most effective ways to make your venue more accessible.

News |  People & Places

Access all areas part 3: Resources to help you improve accessibility in your venue

If you've been inspired by our two other features in our series on making hospitality more accessible for disabled people, here are 5 resources to help.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

10 disco tracks to pair with disco drinks

As disco drinks are enjoying their time under the mirrorball, Strangers in Paradise’s Damian Williams has chosen 10 disco tracks, paired with Julian de Féral’s pick of 10 cocktails to bring some dancefloor energy to your bar.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Disco never dies: How do we define disco drinks – if at all?

As cocktail categories go, disco drinks are hard to define. Julian de Féral wonders whether even trying to do so it’s a contradiction in terms.

News |  People & Places

Access all areas part 2: Ways to make hospitality venues more accessible

In the second in our series on making hospitality more inclusive for disabled people, we look at 5 of the most effective ways to make your venue more accessible.