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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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo Reserve World Class GB launches ‘Drinks at Home'

New online series announced alongside news that the 2020 World Class Global Finals in Sydney have been postponed until 2021.

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

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo Reserve World Class GB launches ‘Drinks at Home'

New online series announced alongside news that the 2020 World Class Global Finals in Sydney have been postponed until 2021.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Nicole Sykes wins 2020 Bacardi Legacy UK competition

The Satan's Whiskers bartender took the title with her Ladder cocktail and will compete in the global final in Miami in May.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Stars in their eyes: How to be a responsible 'startender'

The rise of the celebrity bartender shows no signs of slowing down. But how do you make sure to stay true to your trade? Kate Malczewski investigates the responsible startender

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

UK's Giulia Cuccurullo wins global Patrón Perfectionist competition

Artesian bar's Giulia Cuccurullo announced as the 2020 winner of the global competition in Mexico.

Promotion

Winning formula: Rioja's restaurant competition results are in

This year’s Rioja competition saw restaurants from across the UK hold tasting flights, host dinners and encourage customers to try unfamiliar styles of Rioja.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Nicole Sykes wins 2020 Bacardi Legacy UK competition

The Satan's Whiskers bartender took the title with her Ladder cocktail and will compete in the global final in Miami in May.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Stars in their eyes: How to be a responsible 'startender'

The rise of the celebrity bartender shows no signs of slowing down. But how do you make sure to stay true to your trade? Kate Malczewski investigates the responsible startender

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

UK's Giulia Cuccurullo wins global Patrón Perfectionist competition

Artesian bar's Giulia Cuccurullo announced as the 2020 winner of the global competition in Mexico.

Promotion

Winning formula: Rioja's restaurant competition results are in

This year’s Rioja competition saw restaurants from across the UK hold tasting flights, host dinners and encourage customers to try unfamiliar styles of Rioja.