Covid-19 news

News |  People & Places

Pubs in England might need to close again for schools to reopen

On Saturday, Sage member Prof Graham Medley said that pubs in England may need to close again, in a ‘trade-off’ that would allow schools to reopen in September as originally planned.

News |  Wine

Opinion: Which wine trends will survive post-Covid-19?

From shorter lists and digital ordering, to natural wines and packaging, which wine trends will prevail in the aftermath of Covid-19? Chris Losh takes a look.

News |  People & Places

Opinion: Can the set menu save restaurants?

As the UK restaurant industry navigates reduced covers and new customer demand – not to mention no shows – some venues are turning to set menus to weather the storm. Could they be the industry's saviour? Perhaps, says Millie Milliken.

News |  Beer & Cider

B Corps in the drinks industry: What you need to know

You’ve likely heard drinks brands shouting about a little thing called B Corporation certification. But what does B Corp certification mean, and why does it matter?

News |  Mixers & More

Coca-Cola launched 'Open Like Never Before' campaign to support hospitality venues

The brand has partnered with George The Poet for its first major campaign following Covid-19.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Smeaton's Gin launches cocktail to support Hospitality Action

Venues who serve The Hospitality will have a donation made by Smeaton's on their behalf to the drinks-industry charity to support the on-trade during Covid-19.

News |  People & Places

Bubbledogs founder Sandia Chang launches Bubbleshop

The renowned sommelier will be selling grower Champagne on the new online platform from 27 July.

News |  Beer & Cider

Five Points to open new venue this weekend

East London’s craft brewery Five Points has announced the opening of a brand new venue, The Five Points Mare Street Taproom.

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 |  Mixers & More

Coca-Cola launched 'Open Like Never Before' campaign to support hospitality venues

The brand has partnered with George The Poet for its first major campaign following Covid-19.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Smeaton's Gin launches cocktail to support Hospitality Action

Venues who serve The Hospitality will have a donation made by Smeaton's on their behalf to the drinks-industry charity to support the on-trade during Covid-19.

News |  People & Places

Bubbledogs founder Sandia Chang launches Bubbleshop

The renowned sommelier will be selling grower Champagne on the new online platform from 27 July.

News |  Beer & Cider

Five Points to open new venue this weekend

East London’s craft brewery Five Points has announced the opening of a brand new venue, The Five Points Mare Street Taproom.

News |  Wine

Fast-track approval for outside drinking and eating approved

Those behind the #UKGrandOutdoorCafe campaign have hailed the move a success.

News |  People & Places

New hospitality ecommerce platform, Restaurant Kits, launches

Restaurants can join the home-delivery service to help market and sell their food and drinks lists to consumers at home.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beer fans turned to local brewers and more premium brews during lockdown

A new also survey found that while ‘beer enthusiasts’ have been drinking more frequently the volume of beer consumed has remained the same.

News |  People & Places

How bartenders found inspiration in lockdown

Lockdown was a challenging time for everyone but a number of bartenders have kept themselves occupied and sane developing new skills that may well prove useful even now that bars and restaurants have begun to reopen their doors.

News |  Wine

Fast-track approval for outside drinking and eating approved

Those behind the #UKGrandOutdoorCafe campaign have hailed the move a success.

News |  People & Places

New hospitality ecommerce platform, Restaurant Kits, launches

Restaurants can join the home-delivery service to help market and sell their food and drinks lists to consumers at home.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beer fans turned to local brewers and more premium brews during lockdown

A new also survey found that while ‘beer enthusiasts’ have been drinking more frequently the volume of beer consumed has remained the same.

News |  People & Places

How bartenders found inspiration in lockdown

Lockdown was a challenging time for everyone but a number of bartenders have kept themselves occupied and sane developing new skills that may well prove useful even now that bars and restaurants have begun to reopen their doors.