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Opinion: Neil Ridley asks if the rise of no and low 'gins' could impact the gin category's integrity

With the recent wave of lo- and no-abv ‘gins’, Neil Ridley wonders if the crystal-clear roots of the gin category are in danger of becoming a murky and confusing place for its true lovers.

News |  People & Places

Tech crunch: Is technology in hospitality here to stay?

Covid-19 has accelerated the use of technology in the on-trade. But when life returns to normal, will consumers want to go back to a more traditional approach, asks Eleanor Dallaway.

News |  Wine

Still to come on imbibe.com...

Following last week's announcement that Imbibe Magazine and imbibe.com are to be wound up in December, we can confirm that while there won't be another issue of the print title we've got some exciting last features planned for here.

News |  Wine

That shrinking feeling: What wine lists look like out of lockdown

Circumstances forced venues everywhere to slim down their wine lists, but many are enjoying the newfound simplicity. Jacopo Mazzeo asks if we are emerging from lockdown with leaner and fitter selections?

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Homegrown heroes: British premium spirits

The terms ‘less but more’ and ‘supporting local’ still abound in the Covid era of drinking. So, is now the time to invest in British premium spirits for your bar? Millie Milliken investigates.

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Thank you from Team Imbibe

We have been so touched by the many wonderful messages we have received and are so grateful to each and every one of you. We’re still around for the next month or so, so keep your eye on the website and our social feeds – we’re determined to go out with a bang!

News |  Wine

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.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Work starts on new £12m whisky distillery in Edinburgh

The Port of Leith Distillery is due to open in 2022 with the capacity to produce up to 1 million bottles of single malt a year.

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

Homegrown heroes: British premium spirits

The terms ‘less but more’ and ‘supporting local’ still abound in the Covid era of drinking. So, is now the time to invest in British premium spirits for your bar? Millie Milliken investigates.

News |  Wine

Thank you from Team Imbibe

We have been so touched by the many wonderful messages we have received and are so grateful to each and every one of you. We’re still around for the next month or so, so keep your eye on the website and our social feeds – we’re determined to go out with a bang!

News |  Wine

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.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Work starts on new £12m whisky distillery in Edinburgh

The Port of Leith Distillery is due to open in 2022 with the capacity to produce up to 1 million bottles of single malt a year.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

5 of the latest spirits offerings in the UK

A ginger beer cask finished whiskey, Four Pillars Modern Australian gin and new Everleaf expressions are among some exciting new offerings.

News |  People & Places

Paul Robineau named Young Sommelier of the Year

The results of The Chaine des Rotisseurs GB are in, naming the best young sommelier and chef in the country.

News |  People & Places

Coffee brand sets up fundraising initiative

Solo Coffee has created The Tipping Point to benefit drinks industry charity, The Drinks Trust.

News |  People & Places

Wellbeing packs from Speciality Drinks back in stock

Hospitality staff can once again apply for packs containing food and other essentials as second lockdown gets underway.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

5 of the latest spirits offerings in the UK

A ginger beer cask finished whiskey, Four Pillars Modern Australian gin and new Everleaf expressions are among some exciting new offerings.

News |  People & Places

Paul Robineau named Young Sommelier of the Year

The results of The Chaine des Rotisseurs GB are in, naming the best young sommelier and chef in the country.

News |  People & Places

Coffee brand sets up fundraising initiative

Solo Coffee has created The Tipping Point to benefit drinks industry charity, The Drinks Trust.

News |  People & Places

Wellbeing packs from Speciality Drinks back in stock

Hospitality staff can once again apply for packs containing food and other essentials as second lockdown gets underway.