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News |  Spirits & Cocktails

'How investing in whisky has saved me during coronavirus'

Unable to work in the current climate, bartender Alex Williams has used his whisky collection to fund himself through the coronavirus pandemic. He explains how you can too.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Long read: A cool cocktail is more than the sum of its liquid parts

With bars and bartenders still in the swing of innovating their cocktail offerings, Ben Reed, global cocktail ambassador at Cocktail Credentials, asks how they can make sure their drinks are a true reflection of themselves.

News |  People & Places

Slow drinks: Lacto-fermented coconut, by Luca Cicalese

With more time than ever to experiment at home, we've launched a special series on slow drinks – recipes for those DIY tinctures, tipples and toddies that take time to create. This week it's the turn of Luca Cicalese, junior bartender at The Savoy's American Bar.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Exclusive: Corte Vetusto announces winner of Cut Above Challenge

Brendan Soprano, general manager of Abbey Road Bar in Liverpool, has won the 2020 competition.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Exclusive: Winner of 2020 Fernet Branca Coin Design Challenge announced

Bréagha Wolfgang of Draffens cocktail bar, Dundee, has been chosen out of 170 entrants to win the annual competition.

News |  People & Places

Slow drinks: Lacto-fermented tomato water, by Jason Knüsel

With more time than ever to experiment at home, we're launching a special series on slow drinks – recipes for those DIY tinctures, tipples and toddys that take time to create. This week it's the turn of Jason Knüsel, bartender at The Savoy's American Bar.

News |  Mixers & More

Slow drinks: Kvass, sima & watermelon whey soda, by Jenna Ba

With more time than ever to experiment at home, we asked Jenna Ba, new to world brands global brand ambassador for Diageo and avid experimenter, to share some of her favourite recipes for the first in a special series on slow drinks.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

On lockdown: Will Meredith, bartender

We virtually caught up with Will Meredith, head bartender at Lyaness in London, to talk cooking, the new role of bartenders and dumb conversations.

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

Exclusive: Winner of 2020 Fernet Branca Coin Design Challenge announced

Bréagha Wolfgang of Draffens cocktail bar, Dundee, has been chosen out of 170 entrants to win the annual competition.

News |  People & Places

Slow drinks: Lacto-fermented tomato water, by Jason Knüsel

With more time than ever to experiment at home, we're launching a special series on slow drinks – recipes for those DIY tinctures, tipples and toddys that take time to create. This week it's the turn of Jason Knüsel, bartender at The Savoy's American Bar.

News |  Mixers & More

Slow drinks: Kvass, sima & watermelon whey soda, by Jenna Ba

With more time than ever to experiment at home, we asked Jenna Ba, new to world brands global brand ambassador for Diageo and avid experimenter, to share some of her favourite recipes for the first in a special series on slow drinks.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

On lockdown: Will Meredith, bartender

We virtually caught up with Will Meredith, head bartender at Lyaness in London, to talk cooking, the new role of bartenders and dumb conversations.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

On lockdown: Jo Last, bartender

We virtually caught up with the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy's senior bartender to talk The Booze Brain, the new 'normal' and Pimm's in a can.

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UPDATE: Highball Brands launches not-for-profit cocktail delivery service

The Drinks Drop delivers drinks from high-profile London and Manchester establishments, with all profits going to the bars.

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Seven Tails collaborates with bartenders in aid of Refuge charity

Seven of the UK's best bartenders are creating cocktails to raise money and awareness for the domestic violence charity amid covid-19 isolation.

News |  Wine

The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund now open for applications

Today, 6 April, marks the first day of applications with those successful being awarded a one-off £250 grant.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

On lockdown: Jo Last, bartender

We virtually caught up with the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy's senior bartender to talk The Booze Brain, the new 'normal' and Pimm's in a can.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

UPDATE: Highball Brands launches not-for-profit cocktail delivery service

The Drinks Drop delivers drinks from high-profile London and Manchester establishments, with all profits going to the bars.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Seven Tails collaborates with bartenders in aid of Refuge charity

Seven of the UK's best bartenders are creating cocktails to raise money and awareness for the domestic violence charity amid covid-19 isolation.

News |  Wine

The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund now open for applications

Today, 6 April, marks the first day of applications with those successful being awarded a one-off £250 grant.