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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.

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.

News |  People & Places

Imbibe Drinks List of the Year 2020 officially launched

Imbibe's annual Drinks List of the Year (DLOTY) competition is open for entries, with exciting new categories to reflect the current climate.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Shakes & the City 2020 competition – vote now!

Find out who’s made it to the final of this year’s Shakes & The City competition, and vote for two additional teams to join them.

News |  Wine

Chaine des Rotisseurs 2020 GB Young Sommelier awards to take place in November

The winners of the Chaine de Rotisseurs competition will be announced on 20 November at the Lanesborough Hotel, London.

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

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 |  People & Places

Imbibe Drinks List of the Year 2020 officially launched

Imbibe's annual Drinks List of the Year (DLOTY) competition is open for entries, with exciting new categories to reflect the current climate.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Shakes & the City 2020 competition – vote now!

Find out who’s made it to the final of this year’s Shakes & The City competition, and vote for two additional teams to join them.

News |  Wine

Chaine des Rotisseurs 2020 GB Young Sommelier awards to take place in November

The winners of the Chaine de Rotisseurs competition will be announced on 20 November at the Lanesborough Hotel, London.

News |  Wine

Gosset Champagne to release Brut 12 Ans de Cave a Minima

Champagne producer Gosset has revealed plans to launch a 12-year-aged non-vintage cuvée.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Patrón Perfectionists postponed

The sixth annual Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition will take place in 2021, ‘in light of the current situation’​.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Exclusive: Corte Vetusto announces winner of Cut Above Challenge

Brendan Soprano, general manager of Abbey Road Bar in Liverpool, has won the 2020 competition.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Exclusive: Winner of 2020 Fernet Branca Coin Design Challenge announced

Bréagha Wolfgang of Draffens cocktail bar, Dundee, has been chosen out of 170 entrants to win the annual competition.

News |  Wine

Gosset Champagne to release Brut 12 Ans de Cave a Minima

Champagne producer Gosset has revealed plans to launch a 12-year-aged non-vintage cuvée.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Patrón Perfectionists postponed

The sixth annual Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition will take place in 2021, ‘in light of the current situation’​.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Exclusive: Corte Vetusto announces winner of Cut Above Challenge

Brendan Soprano, general manager of Abbey Road Bar in Liverpool, has won the 2020 competition.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Exclusive: Winner of 2020 Fernet Branca Coin Design Challenge announced

Bréagha Wolfgang of Draffens cocktail bar, Dundee, has been chosen out of 170 entrants to win the annual competition.