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Shakes & the City 2020 winner crowned

Fourteen teams, six finalists and one winner: we can finally reveal who has won this year’s Shakes and the City competition.

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Vodka tasting: Pure & premium

Having the right house-pour vodka is as important as ever, but what about the price points above that? Clinton Cawood joins a panel of tasters as they explore vodka’s upselling potential.

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Lyaness saves Christmas with nationwide delivery of cocktails and hampers

Lyaness at Home is a collection of ready-to-drink cocktails and hampers from the award-winning team at Lyaness at Sea Containers London. Millie Milliken gives them a go.

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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.

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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.

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Pre-mixed in the pandemic: Are the tides turning for kegged cocktails?

Kegged cocktails have solved a problem for some venues adapting to life in the age of Covid. Will this signal a shift in perceptions of the format, asks Kate Malczewski.

News |  People & Places

New cocktail menus 2020: We review the latest and greatest

Despite the challenges of Covid-19, bartenders haven't stopped innovating to produce new and exciting cocktail menus. We'll be constantly updating the below with some of the best.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cool Cocktails: Zombie, Trailer Happiness, London

Ben Reed, global cocktail ambassador at Cocktail Credentials, gets the story behind the story with the latest in our series featuring stand out drinks from the around the world.

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

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

Pre-mixed in the pandemic: Are the tides turning for kegged cocktails?

Kegged cocktails have solved a problem for some venues adapting to life in the age of Covid. Will this signal a shift in perceptions of the format, asks Kate Malczewski.

News |  People & Places

New cocktail menus 2020: We review the latest and greatest

Despite the challenges of Covid-19, bartenders haven't stopped innovating to produce new and exciting cocktail menus. We'll be constantly updating the below with some of the best.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cool Cocktails: Zombie, Trailer Happiness, London

Ben Reed, global cocktail ambassador at Cocktail Credentials, gets the story behind the story with the latest in our series featuring stand out drinks from the around the world.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Long read: The cocktails emerging after lockdown

Julian de Féral surveys the recently reopened-bar landscape to see how his pandemic predictions – formulated three months ago – are holding up in reality behind the bar.

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Remy Savage unveils glassware collection with Nude

The six cocktail glasses have been designed with ‘modern mixology’ in mind.

News |  Wine

Imbibe Live Online, part of Global Bar Week, now available on demand

Spend some time in the company of the likes of Ian Burrell, Megs Miller, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Ivy Mix and Lyndon Higginson without leaving the sofa.

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Exclusive: What will drinks lab Crucible do next?

As Crucible celebrates its third birthday, the London-based drinks lab is entering a new phase with a new site. Founder Stu Bale talks exclusively to Clinton Cawood about creativity, evolution, and Buckfast.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Long read: The cocktails emerging after lockdown

Julian de Féral surveys the recently reopened-bar landscape to see how his pandemic predictions – formulated three months ago – are holding up in reality behind the bar.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Remy Savage unveils glassware collection with Nude

The six cocktail glasses have been designed with ‘modern mixology’ in mind.

News |  Wine

Imbibe Live Online, part of Global Bar Week, now available on demand

Spend some time in the company of the likes of Ian Burrell, Megs Miller, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Ivy Mix and Lyndon Higginson without leaving the sofa.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Exclusive: What will drinks lab Crucible do next?

As Crucible celebrates its third birthday, the London-based drinks lab is entering a new phase with a new site. Founder Stu Bale talks exclusively to Clinton Cawood about creativity, evolution, and Buckfast.