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Primum Familiae Vini launches £90,000 prize for family-owned businesses

The Primum Familiae Vini, a consortium of 12 renowned family wine businesses, has announced the creation of The PFV Prize.

News |  Wine

Results announced for the 2020 Sommelier Wine Awards

The competition’s results unveil its most diverse range of winning wines to date.

News |  Wine

Paul Fauvel wins UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020

Paul Fauvel, head sommelier at The Lanesborough has been named winner of the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020.

News |  Wine

The inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Scholarship goes to L’Enclume's Lise Donier-Meroz

Lise Donier-Meroz of L’Enclume restaurant in Cumbria was crowned inaugural winner of the Gérard Basset Travel Scholarship 2020.

News |  Wine

Finalists of inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Bursary Scholarship revealed

The winner of the scholarship will receive a prize of £5,000 to visit a winemaking country of their choice.

News |  Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards open for entries: Which wines will set the pace in 2020?

You can now enter your wines for the 2020 Sommelier Wine awards.

Promotion

Highland Park to announce the finalists of A Tribe in the Wild bartender programme

Nine lucky bartenders will be heading to Orkney for the finals of Highland Park's A Tribe in the Wild programme.

News |  Wine

‘I felt like I was walking on air’ – Chiara Sieni, £1,000 winner of Imbibe’s blind-tasting competition

This year at Imbibe Live we challenged somms to a blind-tasting competition. Chris Losh talked strategy with Chiara Sieni, the comp's winner.

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 |  Wine

Finalists of inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Bursary Scholarship revealed

The winner of the scholarship will receive a prize of £5,000 to visit a winemaking country of their choice.

News |  Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards open for entries: Which wines will set the pace in 2020?

You can now enter your wines for the 2020 Sommelier Wine awards.

Promotion

Highland Park to announce the finalists of A Tribe in the Wild bartender programme

Nine lucky bartenders will be heading to Orkney for the finals of Highland Park's A Tribe in the Wild programme.

News |  Wine

‘I felt like I was walking on air’ – Chiara Sieni, £1,000 winner of Imbibe’s blind-tasting competition

This year at Imbibe Live we challenged somms to a blind-tasting competition. Chris Losh talked strategy with Chiara Sieni, the comp's winner.

News |  Wine

Romain Bourger wins Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019

The head sommelier from The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire scooped the coveted title of Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019 yesterday.

News |  Wine

Clément Robert MS spotlights Australian wine's food-matching power to win Great Aussie Taste-Off

In The Great Aussie Taste-Off, a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier went head-to-head in an Australian wine and food-matching battle – but only one could win.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Birmingham crowned Shakes & the City 2019 champion

The team from Birmingham triumphed at yesterday's Shakes & the City final after impressive cocktail presentations from all four of the competing cities.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bartenders win the last-ever Bartenders v Sommeliers competition

After a prosecco-soaked battle on Centre Stage at Imbibe Live, the bartenders have been crowned the ultimate champions of BvS.

News |  Wine

Romain Bourger wins Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019

The head sommelier from The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire scooped the coveted title of Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019 yesterday.

News |  Wine

Clément Robert MS spotlights Australian wine's food-matching power to win Great Aussie Taste-Off

In The Great Aussie Taste-Off, a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier went head-to-head in an Australian wine and food-matching battle – but only one could win.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Birmingham crowned Shakes & the City 2019 champion

The team from Birmingham triumphed at yesterday's Shakes & the City final after impressive cocktail presentations from all four of the competing cities.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bartenders win the last-ever Bartenders v Sommeliers competition

After a prosecco-soaked battle on Centre Stage at Imbibe Live, the bartenders have been crowned the ultimate champions of BvS.