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News

Furlough extended until March 2021

As England enters its second lockdown today, an extension to furlough support has been announced.

News |  Wine

Opinion: Jane Anson asks if the changes to this year's Bordeaux En Primeur campaign are here to stay

Bordeaux’s En Primeur institution was thrown into disarray this year, with chateaux and merchants forced to find new solutions. Jane Anson asks if the changes are here to stay?

News |  People & Places

Nationwide 10pm curfew to be imposed for England's hospitality venues as of Thursday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a 10pm curfew for all restaurants, pubs and bars in England.

News |  People & Places

Trade associations dispute speculations that pubs would have to close again

Trade associations reacted to claims that pubs in England may need to close again to allow schools to reopen in September, calling for more clarity on the matter and warning the government on its potentially devastating consequences.

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 |  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 |  People & Places

‘No more no shows’ campaign launched

A new campaign has been launched in Greater Manchester to ‘stop the devastating effects of no shows’ on the restaurant industry.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality Action unveils ‘Invisible Chips’ campaign

Hospitality Action has launched a new charity initiative to support reopening on-trade venues.

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 |  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 |  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 |  People & Places

‘No more no shows’ campaign launched

A new campaign has been launched in Greater Manchester to ‘stop the devastating effects of no shows’ on the restaurant industry.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality Action unveils ‘Invisible Chips’ campaign

Hospitality Action has launched a new charity initiative to support reopening on-trade venues.

News |  Wine

Supply ties: How wine merchants adapted in the face of Covid-19

The shutdown has forced suppliers to make radical changes to their business models and reassess their relationships with venues. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look.

News |  Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live Online: Day 2

After the success of the first day yesterday, Imbibe Live Online is back for another series of virtual sessions to keep you informed.

News |  Wine

On-trade supplier Top Selection launches online retailer 9 Elms

UK merchant Top Selection is building on its on-trade portfolio with a new online retail business, 9 Elms Wines.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Melody Wong, sommelier

We caught up (virtually) with Melody Wong, head sommelier at Skylon, to talk getting ready for reopening, Basque-style cheesecake, and looking after young somms.

News |  Wine

Supply ties: How wine merchants adapted in the face of Covid-19

The shutdown has forced suppliers to make radical changes to their business models and reassess their relationships with venues. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look.

News |  Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live Online: Day 2

After the success of the first day yesterday, Imbibe Live Online is back for another series of virtual sessions to keep you informed.

News |  Wine

On-trade supplier Top Selection launches online retailer 9 Elms

UK merchant Top Selection is building on its on-trade portfolio with a new online retail business, 9 Elms Wines.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Melody Wong, sommelier

We caught up (virtually) with Melody Wong, head sommelier at Skylon, to talk getting ready for reopening, Basque-style cheesecake, and looking after young somms.