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Long read: The cocktails emerging after lockdown

Julian de Féral surveys the recently reopened-bar landscape to see how his pandemic predictions – formulated three months ago – are holding up in reality behind the bar.

News |  People & Places

'The Cardiff hospitality scene has the resilience to see us through this turbulence': Alex Mills, Lab 22

As Wales' firebreak lockdown quickly approaches, Alex Mills (GM at Cardiff bar Lab 22) tells Imbibe it's a 'welcome relief' after the 10pm curfew

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Greater Manchester to move into tier 3 on Friday 23 October

After 10 days of unsuccessful talks between Mayor Andy Burnham and the PM, Manchester will now be 'forced' into tier 3.

News |  People & Places

‘It’s just been blow after blow’

Liverpool licensee Conor Foley talks to Imbibe about how tier 3 covid restrictions are affecting his two venues in the city

News |  People & Places

Welsh lockdown puts putting nearly 47,000 hospitality jobs at risk

A 17 day ‘firebreak’ lockdown to begin this Friday, putting nearly 47,000 hospitality jobs in Wales at risk.

News |  People & Places

BREAKING: Prime Minister announces three-tier Covid approach and what it means for hospitality

Local areas will be put into one of three tiers of danger (medium, high and very high) with Liverpool's allocation of the latter meaning pubs and bars will close from Wednesday.

News |  Beer & Cider

Magic Rock releases home working-themed beer

Huddersfield-based brewer Magic Rock's newest addition to the core range is a homage to home working.

News |  People & Places

Business Interruption insurance – will yours now pay out?

The High Court recently found in favour of businesses claiming payouts from their insurance firms – but there are still some caveats for hospitality businesses. We asked Catrin Povey, an insurance lawyer Capital Law to explain.

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

Welsh lockdown puts putting nearly 47,000 hospitality jobs at risk

A 17 day ‘firebreak’ lockdown to begin this Friday, putting nearly 47,000 hospitality jobs in Wales at risk.

News |  People & Places

BREAKING: Prime Minister announces three-tier Covid approach and what it means for hospitality

Local areas will be put into one of three tiers of danger (medium, high and very high) with Liverpool's allocation of the latter meaning pubs and bars will close from Wednesday.

News |  Beer & Cider

Magic Rock releases home working-themed beer

Huddersfield-based brewer Magic Rock's newest addition to the core range is a homage to home working.

News |  People & Places

Business Interruption insurance – will yours now pay out?

The High Court recently found in favour of businesses claiming payouts from their insurance firms – but there are still some caveats for hospitality businesses. We asked Catrin Povey, an insurance lawyer Capital Law to explain.

News |  Wine

Sommelier-curated wine subscription service launches

Conceived during lockdown, Private Somm is a new, sommelier-curated, monthly wine subscription service.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Tayēr RTD bottled cocktail collection to be distributed by Cask Liquid Marketing

Alex Kratena and Monica Berg's ready-to-drink serves, created during lockdown, are now available for on- and off-trade sales.

News |  Wine

Takeaway alcohol sales up a third in lockdown, according to Just Eat data

And the 10pm curfew is fuelling yet more demand according to one UK bottler, which is reporting a spike in demand following the introduction of the curfew last week.

News |  People & Places

Furlough fraud – have you been affected?

The whistle blower-protection charity, Protect, says that 20% of calls in relation to furlough fraud have come from those in the hospitality sector, so we asked Michelle Sloane, partner at law firm RPC for some advice for employees and employers.

News |  Wine

Sommelier-curated wine subscription service launches

Conceived during lockdown, Private Somm is a new, sommelier-curated, monthly wine subscription service.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Tayēr RTD bottled cocktail collection to be distributed by Cask Liquid Marketing

Alex Kratena and Monica Berg's ready-to-drink serves, created during lockdown, are now available for on- and off-trade sales.

News |  Wine

Takeaway alcohol sales up a third in lockdown, according to Just Eat data

And the 10pm curfew is fuelling yet more demand according to one UK bottler, which is reporting a spike in demand following the introduction of the curfew last week.

News |  People & Places

Furlough fraud – have you been affected?

The whistle blower-protection charity, Protect, says that 20% of calls in relation to furlough fraud have come from those in the hospitality sector, so we asked Michelle Sloane, partner at law firm RPC for some advice for employees and employers.