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A bartender's guide to smashing global cocktail competitions

From the perfect serve, to presentation and enjoying the moment.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Artesian's Giulia Cuccurullo wins Patrón Perfectionists UK final

The UK winner of the Patrón Perfectionists competition impressed the judges with her cocktail's personal touch.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Sam Boevey wins 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition

The London Cocktail Club bartender was inspired by surrealist artist René Magritte.

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‘Weird’ winner of first Glenfarclas comp gives peas a chance

Kevin Carr of the Urban Brasserie in Glasgow has been crowned the winner of the first-ever Glenfarclas cocktail competition, thanks to a creative drink made with an unusual ingredient.

News |  Beer & Cider

Titanic beer v cider tussle ends in draw at Imbibe Live

Tom Oliver snatched a draw from the ever-inventive Mitch Adams in this year’s Beer v Cider food pairing challenge at Imbibe Live.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Victory for London at the UK final of Licor 43’s Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2019

Tooting's Goldfinch bar will be heading to the global final, this autumn.

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 |  Imbibe Live

Four Pillars names 2019 comp winners

Two bartenders took top spot in the Four Pillars Australian [Gin] Open at Imbibe Live.

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 |  Beer & Cider

Titanic beer v cider tussle ends in draw at Imbibe Live

Tom Oliver snatched a draw from the ever-inventive Mitch Adams in this year’s Beer v Cider food pairing challenge at Imbibe Live.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Victory for London at the UK final of Licor 43’s Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2019

Tooting's Goldfinch bar will be heading to the global final, this autumn.

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 |  Imbibe Live

Four Pillars names 2019 comp winners

Two bartenders took top spot in the Four Pillars Australian [Gin] Open at Imbibe Live.

News |  Imbibe Live

Game on: The unmissable competitions taking the stage at Imbibe Live

From Bartenders v Sommeliers to the Beer v Cider Smackdown, these are the competitions set to take Imbibe Live 2019 by storm.

News |  People & Places

Exclusive: Imbibe talks to Diageo Reserve World Class GB champion, Cameron Attfield

Twenty of the UK’s best bartenders competed in Diageo’s World Class GB Bartender of the Year comp, but it was Cameron Attfield from Disrepute who took the title.

Promotion

Enter Highland Park’s new bartender programme for a chance to win Whisky Ambassador accreditation and a trip to Orkney

A Tribe in the Wild will see bartenders battle it out for Whisky Ambassador’s BIIAB accreditation and a survival experience on Orkney.

Promotion

Win a trip to Iceland with The Reyka Expedition Competition 2019

Reyka Vodka asks UK bartenders to create a cocktail by exploring their own definition of ‘adventure’.

News |  Imbibe Live

Game on: The unmissable competitions taking the stage at Imbibe Live

From Bartenders v Sommeliers to the Beer v Cider Smackdown, these are the competitions set to take Imbibe Live 2019 by storm.

News |  People & Places

Exclusive: Imbibe talks to Diageo Reserve World Class GB champion, Cameron Attfield

Twenty of the UK’s best bartenders competed in Diageo’s World Class GB Bartender of the Year comp, but it was Cameron Attfield from Disrepute who took the title.

Promotion

Enter Highland Park’s new bartender programme for a chance to win Whisky Ambassador accreditation and a trip to Orkney

A Tribe in the Wild will see bartenders battle it out for Whisky Ambassador’s BIIAB accreditation and a survival experience on Orkney.

Promotion

Win a trip to Iceland with The Reyka Expedition Competition 2019

Reyka Vodka asks UK bartenders to create a cocktail by exploring their own definition of ‘adventure’.