Imbibe January-February 2016 news

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

In the shaker: Punch

From Britain's posh peeps to the soldiers toasting the Armistice and now bar hipsters everywhere, punch's simple blend of spirits, fruits and spices h

News |  Wine

After the storm: Brunello

Forty years ago, it was the poorest hill town in Tuscany, Now montalcino is a wine world aristocrat.

News |  Wine

Tasting and Matching: Iberian Peninsula

Spain and Portugal are making some of the best – and best-priced – wines in the world at the moment.

News |  Beer & Cider

Class in a glass: Beer glassware

Glassware can make a big difference to the flavour and theatre of your beer serve.

News

Stake and chips: Crowdfunding

Food and drink businesses are more likely than ever to raise money through crowdfunding.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Tasting and Matching: XO Cognac

Yes, it comes with prestige and bling to burn, but is the liquid in the fancy decanters of XO cognac worth the price tag? Clinton Cawood puts a select

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The World According To... Durham Atkinson

He might suffer from vertigo, but Durham Atkinson, owner of The Hops & Glory pub, is one of the industry’s high flyers.

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Click mate: Social media

To get the most out of social media your venue needs one digital voice.

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

Stake and chips: Crowdfunding

Food and drink businesses are more likely than ever to raise money through crowdfunding.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Tasting and Matching: XO Cognac

Yes, it comes with prestige and bling to burn, but is the liquid in the fancy decanters of XO cognac worth the price tag? Clinton Cawood puts a select

News

The World According To... Durham Atkinson

He might suffer from vertigo, but Durham Atkinson, owner of The Hops & Glory pub, is one of the industry’s high flyers.

News

Click mate: Social media

To get the most out of social media your venue needs one digital voice.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Twist and shout: Garnishes

Is your banana dolphin a little sad-looking? Mango manatee a bit questionable? Then you need to up your garnish game, my friend, says Clinton CawoodBe

News |  Wine

Island mentality: Madeira

They do things rather differently on Madeira.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

When life gives you limes...: Reworking the Margarita

… use them to make some form of Margarita-related cocktail, of course.

News |  Beer & Cider

The Battle of Britain: British Beers

Tired of foreign beers coming over here and taking our jobs? Ben McFarland seals off the borders and prepares to repel the invaders with British versi

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Twist and shout: Garnishes

Is your banana dolphin a little sad-looking? Mango manatee a bit questionable? Then you need to up your garnish game, my friend, says Clinton CawoodBe

News |  Wine

Island mentality: Madeira

They do things rather differently on Madeira.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

When life gives you limes...: Reworking the Margarita

… use them to make some form of Margarita-related cocktail, of course.

News |  Beer & Cider

The Battle of Britain: British Beers

Tired of foreign beers coming over here and taking our jobs? Ben McFarland seals off the borders and prepares to repel the invaders with British versi