Imbibe May-June 2016 news

News |  Wine

The light programme: Tasting & matching low abv wines

With alcohol levels increasingly important for consumers, it’s more important than ever to keep an eye out for lower-strength offerings.

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The forgotten Cabernet: Cabernet Franc

Cab Franc has always been overshadowed by its aristocratic Left Bank relative.

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Super cooper: Barrel-aged wines

With producers looking for ever-more bespoke vessels for their wines, barrel ageing is getting seriously complicated.

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California special: Four producers to watch

If California’s wine scene can be characterised by just one thing, it’s a vibrant creativity – albeit one that occasionally verges on the certifiable.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Mixing water into wine: Wine spritzers

From Spritzes to Sangria, and from pubs and bars to high-end restaurants, mixing wine is one of this summer’s hot trends.

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California special: Napa Valley's quiet revolutionaries

Not all Napa wines are steroid-pumped, point-seeking monsters.

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California special: What California wines to sell

Want to know how to get your customers choosing California wines? From Napa Cabs to left-field Grüners, Andrew Catchpole talks to venues that sell mou

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Snack attack: Tasting & matching beer snacks

Bar snacks are a great way to add interest and profit to your business, but getting the right match is crucial.

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Mixing water into wine: Wine spritzers

From Spritzes to Sangria, and from pubs and bars to high-end restaurants, mixing wine is one of this summer’s hot trends.

News |  Wine

California special: Napa Valley's quiet revolutionaries

Not all Napa wines are steroid-pumped, point-seeking monsters.

News

California special: What California wines to sell

Want to know how to get your customers choosing California wines? From Napa Cabs to left-field Grüners, Andrew Catchpole talks to venues that sell mou

News

Snack attack: Tasting & matching beer snacks

Bar snacks are a great way to add interest and profit to your business, but getting the right match is crucial.

News

Carnival time: Getting ready for the Rio Olympics

Get your offering right and the Rio Olympics could be a fantastic opportunity to pull in some extra business.

News |  Beer & Cider

Hit the jackpot: European beers

There’s no shortage of creative energy in Europe’s brewing scene.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Caipi crusaders: Cachaça

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, it makes sense to brush up on your Caipirinhas.

News |  Wine

California special: Lompoc wine ghetto

If you haven’t yet heard of Lompoc, you should.

News

Carnival time: Getting ready for the Rio Olympics

Get your offering right and the Rio Olympics could be a fantastic opportunity to pull in some extra business.

News |  Beer & Cider

Hit the jackpot: European beers

There’s no shortage of creative energy in Europe’s brewing scene.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Caipi crusaders: Cachaça

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, it makes sense to brush up on your Caipirinhas.

News |  Wine

California special: Lompoc wine ghetto

If you haven’t yet heard of Lompoc, you should.