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News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Rum poised to pick up gin’s slack

Spiced and flavoured expressions are driving the growth of the rum category.

News |  People & Places

Fuller’s acquires Cotswold Inns & Hotels for £40m

The acquisition is expected to complete on 31 October 2019 and all employees are expected to transfer in the move.

News |  Beer & Cider

Cask beer: Premiumisation is the way forward, says 2019 Cask Report

Matt Eley, editor of the 2019 Cask Report, claimed that premiumisation is key to the growth of the cask beer category.

News |  People & Places

Admiral Taverns to buy 150 pubs from Star Pubs & Bars

Admiral Taverns is going to purchase 150 pubs from Heineken’s Star Pubs & Bars, taking its estate from 800 to 950 venues.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beer Hawk launches refrigerated deliveries

Online retailer Beer Hawk has launched a refrigerated delivery service that keeps beer at below 6°C.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo Scotland strikes called off

Workers at Diageo Scotland have cancelled strike action after reaching an agreement with the company.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo Scotland workers to go on strike

Diageo employees in Scotland have begun strike action after pay increase discussions collapsed earlier this month.

News |  Wine

Christine Parkinson in shock split from Hakkasan

Christine Parkinson, one of the most high-profile wine professionals in the UK's hospitality industry, has left her role as head of wine at Hakkasan.

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 special: New make spirit

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this special episode, deputy editor Millie Milliken delves into the world of new make spirit.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beer Hawk launches refrigerated deliveries

Online retailer Beer Hawk has launched a refrigerated delivery service that keeps beer at below 6°C.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo Scotland strikes called off

Workers at Diageo Scotland have cancelled strike action after reaching an agreement with the company.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo Scotland workers to go on strike

Diageo employees in Scotland have begun strike action after pay increase discussions collapsed earlier this month.

News |  Wine

Christine Parkinson in shock split from Hakkasan

Christine Parkinson, one of the most high-profile wine professionals in the UK's hospitality industry, has left her role as head of wine at Hakkasan.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo to distribute Santiago de Cuba rum

Drinks giant Diageo has entered into partnership with Corporación Cuba Ron for the distribution of Santiago de Cuba rum.

News |  People & Places

Stonegate snaps up Ei Group's 4,000 outlets in £1.3bn deal

Slug & Lettuce owner Stonegate has purchased Ei Pub Group, making it the largest pub operator in the UK.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Hannah Lanfear: Make the most of your margins

Spirits educator Hannah Lanfear shares her top tips for managing the numbers that keep your venue afloat.

News |  Wine

Sogrape acquires majority stake in Liberty Wines

Sogrape Vinhos has taken a majority stake in Liberty Wines, and Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck, Charles Heidsieck and Rare have also invested in the business.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo to distribute Santiago de Cuba rum

Drinks giant Diageo has entered into partnership with Corporación Cuba Ron for the distribution of Santiago de Cuba rum.

News |  People & Places

Stonegate snaps up Ei Group's 4,000 outlets in £1.3bn deal

Slug & Lettuce owner Stonegate has purchased Ei Pub Group, making it the largest pub operator in the UK.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Hannah Lanfear: Make the most of your margins

Spirits educator Hannah Lanfear shares her top tips for managing the numbers that keep your venue afloat.

News |  Wine

Sogrape acquires majority stake in Liberty Wines

Sogrape Vinhos has taken a majority stake in Liberty Wines, and Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck, Charles Heidsieck and Rare have also invested in the business.