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UK finalists of 2019 Patrón Perfectionists competition revealed

These bartenders made it through intense regional heats to snag a spot in the UK final.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

‘Weird’ winner of first Glenfarclas comp gives peas a chance

Kevin Carr of the Urban Brasserie in Glasgow has been crowned the winner of the first-ever Glenfarclas cocktail competition, thanks to a creative drink made with an unusual ingredient.

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Victory for London at the UK final of Licor 43’s Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2019

Tooting's Goldfinch bar will be heading to the global final, this autumn.

News |  Imbibe Live

Four Pillars names 2019 comp winners

Two bartenders took top spot in the Four Pillars Australian [Gin] Open at Imbibe Live.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Southern Comfort crowns its Southern Showdown winners

After a rowdy evening aboard the Dixie Queen on the Thames, Southern Comfort has crowned the champion of its Southern Showdown competition

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Shakes & the City: South-west teams battle out the final heat in Bristol

Teams Bath, Exeter, Cardiff and Bristol converged on Filthy XIII to discover who would take the last slot in the Shakes & the City final.

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Win a trip to Iceland with The Reyka Expedition Competition 2019

Reyka Vodka asks UK bartenders to create a cocktail by exploring their own definition of ‘adventure’.

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Shakes & the City lands in Manchester for the third regional heat

The good ship Shakes & the City rolled into Manchester for its third regional heat earlier this week.

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

Southern Comfort crowns its Southern Showdown winners

After a rowdy evening aboard the Dixie Queen on the Thames, Southern Comfort has crowned the champion of its Southern Showdown competition

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Shakes & the City: South-west teams battle out the final heat in Bristol

Teams Bath, Exeter, Cardiff and Bristol converged on Filthy XIII to discover who would take the last slot in the Shakes & the City final.

Promotion

Win a trip to Iceland with The Reyka Expedition Competition 2019

Reyka Vodka asks UK bartenders to create a cocktail by exploring their own definition of ‘adventure’.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Shakes & the City lands in Manchester for the third regional heat

The good ship Shakes & the City rolled into Manchester for its third regional heat earlier this week.

Promotion

Step up your serves with Gonzalez Byass sherries

The 10 competitors in the 2019 Tio Pepe Challenge UK final proved just how much sherry can bring to the bar.

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Thailand’s Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn wins Bacardi Legacy 2019

Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn of Bangkok’s Backstage Cocktail Bar clinched the title of Bacardi Legacy 2019 champion.

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Prove your cocktail competition prowess at Four Pillars’ Australian Gin Open

Fancy yourself a master of crafting cocktails with that perennially popular juniper spirit? Then Four Pillars Gin has just the comp for you.The craft

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Beluga Vodka opens applications for 2019 Signature bartending programme

Prepare your finest glassware and ready the caviar: Beluga Vodka is back once more with its Beluga Signature programme.

Promotion

Step up your serves with Gonzalez Byass sherries

The 10 competitors in the 2019 Tio Pepe Challenge UK final proved just how much sherry can bring to the bar.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Thailand’s Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn wins Bacardi Legacy 2019

Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn of Bangkok’s Backstage Cocktail Bar clinched the title of Bacardi Legacy 2019 champion.

Promotion

Prove your cocktail competition prowess at Four Pillars’ Australian Gin Open

Fancy yourself a master of crafting cocktails with that perennially popular juniper spirit? Then Four Pillars Gin has just the comp for you.The craft

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Beluga Vodka opens applications for 2019 Signature bartending programme

Prepare your finest glassware and ready the caviar: Beluga Vodka is back once more with its Beluga Signature programme.