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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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Winners of Imbibe Drinks List of the Year 2020 announced!

The final Drinks List of the Year has come to an end and we can officially reveal the winners and runners up of this year’s eight awards.

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Win a venue transformation worth £50,000*

Two prizes of £5,000 in cash and 100 back bar packs are also up for grabs in this competition from Nordic Spirit Nicotine Pouches.

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Paul Robineau named Young Sommelier of the Year

The results of The Chaine des Rotisseurs GB are in, naming the best young sommelier and chef in the country.

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Connaught Bar claims top spot at World's 50 Best Bar Awards 2020

Nine UK bars make it into the top 50 of World's 50 Best Bars Awards 2020, including two in the top 10 and London's Connaught Bar taking the number one spot.

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Imbibe Live Online: 10 tips on judging wines for competitions

As part of Global Bar Week, we asked three of our eminent Sommelier Wine Awards judges what it takes to judge wines for competitions.

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USA wins Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2020

Annarose Krone has taken the Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge for America as the competition went online this year in response to Covid.

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Drinks List of the Year 2020 shortlist announced

The lists have been entered, judged and chosen, and we can now reveal the shortlisted bars for Imbibe Drinks List of the Year 2020.

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

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Connaught Bar claims top spot at World's 50 Best Bar Awards 2020

Nine UK bars make it into the top 50 of World's 50 Best Bars Awards 2020, including two in the top 10 and London's Connaught Bar taking the number one spot.

News |  Wine

Imbibe Live Online: 10 tips on judging wines for competitions

As part of Global Bar Week, we asked three of our eminent Sommelier Wine Awards judges what it takes to judge wines for competitions.

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USA wins Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2020

Annarose Krone has taken the Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge for America as the competition went online this year in response to Covid.

News |  People & Places

Drinks List of the Year 2020 shortlist announced

The lists have been entered, judged and chosen, and we can now reveal the shortlisted bars for Imbibe Drinks List of the Year 2020.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

On International Coffee Day, Licor 43 reveals its Bartenders & Baristas Challenge finalists

Competitors have to show their creativity pairing Licor 43 and coffee in the annual competition

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Spirited Awards announces first winners of 2020 competition

Tales of the Cocktail has revealed the winners in a number of categories, featuring three UK winners.

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Entries open for the Sommelier Wine Awards 2021

After yet another successful year, the Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) has opened the entries for its 2021 edition.

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Diageo World Class returns for 2020 with a bang

The global bartending competition announces first three competitors in GB Top 15, as well as new ambassadors, partnerships and competitor challenges.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

On International Coffee Day, Licor 43 reveals its Bartenders & Baristas Challenge finalists

Competitors have to show their creativity pairing Licor 43 and coffee in the annual competition

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Spirited Awards announces first winners of 2020 competition

Tales of the Cocktail has revealed the winners in a number of categories, featuring three UK winners.

News |  Wine

Entries open for the Sommelier Wine Awards 2021

After yet another successful year, the Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) has opened the entries for its 2021 edition.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo World Class returns for 2020 with a bang

The global bartending competition announces first three competitors in GB Top 15, as well as new ambassadors, partnerships and competitor challenges.