covid19 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 |  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.

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 |  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 |  Beer & Cider

Cask Marque initiatives prepare pubs for reopening

Beer quality control organisation Cask Marque has launched two new measures to assist pubs with reopening in the wake of Covid-19.

News |  People & Places

Reopening guidance leaked as hospitality sector awaits official advice

Drink orders will be placed on smartphone apps, restaurant menus will have fewer items than usual and nightclubs will still be a no-go, according to newly leaked government guidance on reopening.

News |  People & Places

Government unveils new support measures for on-trade

The UK government has announced its extension of the moratorium on lease forfeitures for commercial properties affected by covid-19, including pubs, cafes and restaurants.

News |  People & Places

Let's Lunch global campaign launched to support restaurants post-lockdown

Non-profit initiative Amigo del Dia has launched a world-wide campaign to help restaurants and bars recover from the effects of the pandemic.

News |  Beer & Cider

Cask Marque initiatives prepare pubs for reopening

Beer quality control organisation Cask Marque has launched two new measures to assist pubs with reopening in the wake of Covid-19.

News |  People & Places

Reopening guidance leaked as hospitality sector awaits official advice

Drink orders will be placed on smartphone apps, restaurant menus will have fewer items than usual and nightclubs will still be a no-go, according to newly leaked government guidance on reopening.

News |  People & Places

Government unveils new support measures for on-trade

The UK government has announced its extension of the moratorium on lease forfeitures for commercial properties affected by covid-19, including pubs, cafes and restaurants.

News |  People & Places

Let's Lunch global campaign launched to support restaurants post-lockdown

Non-profit initiative Amigo del Dia has launched a world-wide campaign to help restaurants and bars recover from the effects of the pandemic.