Imbibe November-December 2015 news

News |  Wine

I can't believe it's not claret: Wine alternatives

With the classic wine styles commanding ever-more eye-watering prices, Andrew Catchpole seeks advice on some attractive alternativesBORDEAUXAll the te

News |  Beer & Cider

Beer & skittles: Breweries going beyond brewing

What better place for customers to learn about your beer than your very own bar, pub or bowling alley? Gaëlle Laforest meets with the brewers who are

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

In the Shaker: Champagne cocktails

From a simple addition of sweet and fruit to the modern twists on today’s menus, champagne cocktails have come a long yet mostly traditional way.

News |  Beer & Cider

Shuck and awe: Tasting and matching oysters

We all know that champagne, Chablis and stout are great matches for oysters, but what about Txakoli, Pale Ale and Bordeaux Blanc? Julie Sheppard joins

News |  Beer & Cider

Cheers for beers: Beer trends from the Great British Beer Festival

CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival is a showcase for some of the globe’s most innovative brewers.

News |  Wine

All for amphorae: Amphora wines

The latest winemaking fashion isn’t new at all. In fact, it goes back some 8,000 years.

News

The World According To... Debbie Smith of 21212

She’s broken more bones than Evel Knievel, and she can butcher a deer in an hour.

News

Sweetness and light: The after-dinner challenge

The end of a meal is your last opportunity to sell drinks to customers – yet few venues make the most of it.

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 |  Beer & Cider

Cheers for beers: Beer trends from the Great British Beer Festival

CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival is a showcase for some of the globe’s most innovative brewers.

News |  Wine

All for amphorae: Amphora wines

The latest winemaking fashion isn’t new at all. In fact, it goes back some 8,000 years.

News

The World According To... Debbie Smith of 21212

She’s broken more bones than Evel Knievel, and she can butcher a deer in an hour.

News

Sweetness and light: The after-dinner challenge

The end of a meal is your last opportunity to sell drinks to customers – yet few venues make the most of it.

News |  Beer & Cider

Bruce Almighty: Interview with David Bruce of City Pub Co

With 50 years in brewing and a hand in everything from the Firkin pubs to the West Berkshire Brewery, David Bruce is one of the UK pub trade’s most dy

News |  Wine

Perfect twenty: Tasting and matching 20yo tawny port

Consistently good, varied in style, flexible and fairly priced, our tasters find a lot to like in this range of 20-year-old tawny ports.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Brand support: Listing fees and pouring deals

Necessary evil, poisoned chalice or serious opportunity? Clinton Cawood looks at what it means for your business to accept support from brands bearing

News |  Wine

Herb your enthusiasm: Tasting and matching new vermouth

There’s just no stopping the tidal wave of vermouth of the last few years.

News |  Beer & Cider

Bruce Almighty: Interview with David Bruce of City Pub Co

With 50 years in brewing and a hand in everything from the Firkin pubs to the West Berkshire Brewery, David Bruce is one of the UK pub trade’s most dy

News |  Wine

Perfect twenty: Tasting and matching 20yo tawny port

Consistently good, varied in style, flexible and fairly priced, our tasters find a lot to like in this range of 20-year-old tawny ports.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Brand support: Listing fees and pouring deals

Necessary evil, poisoned chalice or serious opportunity? Clinton Cawood looks at what it means for your business to accept support from brands bearing

News |  Wine

Herb your enthusiasm: Tasting and matching new vermouth

There’s just no stopping the tidal wave of vermouth of the last few years.