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News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Hospitality Gin continues to raise money for the industry

Profits from sales go to The Drinks Trust and Hospitality Action to help support workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

News |  People & Places

BREAKING: Chancellor announces Job Support Scheme and hospitality-specific VAT freeze

Rishi Sunak has today (24 September) outlined 'radical interventions' that will support workers on reduced hours and extend the reduced 5% VAT cut until 31 March 2021.

News |  People & Places

Why you should attend Cocktails in the City: Community Spirit Edition

The two-day event kicks off on Friday 11 September with its first ever trade session, with Imbibe as trade media partner and all proceeds going to The Drinks Trust.

News |  People & Places

Iain Griffiths: White male bar owners should positively discriminate

One of the drinks industry's most alternative thinkers takes to Barschool to talk grassroots diversity, damaging language behind the bar and how bartending isn't a lifelong career.

News |  People & Places

Locked down, but not out: How the drinks industry kept connected during Covid-19

Keeping in touch with colleagues has been vital for the sociable beings that work on the hospitality frontline. So what have the creative minds in bars, pubs and restaurants come up with to keep their furloughed teams engaged during lockdown? Jo Bruce finds out.

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 |  Beer & Cider

Opinion: The unexpected added value of WSET’s new beer venture

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s beer courses are set to do more good for the qualitative growth of the beer category within hospitality than any existing certification. News editor Jacopo Mazzeo explains why.

News |  People & Places

Deano Moncrieffe launches initiative to eradicate racism in hospitality

Equal Measures will be an independent platform for industry professionals to share ideas and practises they've established to educate staff and consumers in diversity.

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

Locked down, but not out: How the drinks industry kept connected during Covid-19

Keeping in touch with colleagues has been vital for the sociable beings that work on the hospitality frontline. So what have the creative minds in bars, pubs and restaurants come up with to keep their furloughed teams engaged during lockdown? Jo Bruce finds out.

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 |  Beer & Cider

Opinion: The unexpected added value of WSET’s new beer venture

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s beer courses are set to do more good for the qualitative growth of the beer category within hospitality than any existing certification. News editor Jacopo Mazzeo explains why.

News |  People & Places

Deano Moncrieffe launches initiative to eradicate racism in hospitality

Equal Measures will be an independent platform for industry professionals to share ideas and practises they've established to educate staff and consumers in diversity.

News |  Wine

Lockdown lowdown: The latest and greatest drinks activities to keep you entertained through lockdown

From the world’s biggest cider tasting, to whisky apps and puzzles, here are some of the latest activities to keep you entertained during covid-19.

News |  Wine

Imbibe's with you: Announcing our covid-19 charity initiatives

From donations to The Drinks Trust to volunteering and our summer Community Issue.

News |  People & Places

How to surround yourself with your drinks industry friends remotely

Stuck at home when you’d normally be surrounded with your fellow bartenders, somms and other drinks industry colleagues? Fear not, we’ve rounded up the best ways to stay connected with the industry online.

News |  Wine

Coronavirus: How Covid-19 is affecting the UK drinks trade

From people choosing to stay at home, to distribution challenges, to travel restrictions, Covid-19 is having a negative effect on the UK drinks trade. But all is not lost.

News |  Wine

Lockdown lowdown: The latest and greatest drinks activities to keep you entertained through lockdown

From the world’s biggest cider tasting, to whisky apps and puzzles, here are some of the latest activities to keep you entertained during covid-19.

News |  Wine

Imbibe's with you: Announcing our covid-19 charity initiatives

From donations to The Drinks Trust to volunteering and our summer Community Issue.

News |  People & Places

How to surround yourself with your drinks industry friends remotely

Stuck at home when you’d normally be surrounded with your fellow bartenders, somms and other drinks industry colleagues? Fear not, we’ve rounded up the best ways to stay connected with the industry online.

News |  Wine

Coronavirus: How Covid-19 is affecting the UK drinks trade

From people choosing to stay at home, to distribution challenges, to travel restrictions, Covid-19 is having a negative effect on the UK drinks trade. But all is not lost.