lockdown news

News |  People & Places

Pubs in England might need to close again for schools to reopen

On Saturday, Sage member Prof Graham Medley said that pubs in England may need to close again, in a ‘trade-off’ that would allow schools to reopen in September as originally planned.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beer fans turned to local brewers and more premium brews during lockdown

A new also survey found that while ‘beer enthusiasts’ have been drinking more frequently the volume of beer consumed has remained the same.

News |  People & Places

How bartenders found inspiration in lockdown

Lockdown was a challenging time for everyone but a number of bartenders have kept themselves occupied and sane developing new skills that may well prove useful even now that bars and restaurants have begun to reopen their doors.

News |  Wine

Sommelier's lockdown wine club initiative takes £30,000 of orders a month

Andre Luis Martins staved off boredom during lockdown by creating a home wine club for members of the Cavalry & Guards Club where he works. The initiative was a huge success – so much so, he's now looking to extend it.

News |  Wine

Supply ties: How wine merchants adapted in the face of Covid-19

The shutdown has forced suppliers to make radical changes to their business models and reassess their relationships with venues. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look.

News |  People & Places

British Beer & Pub Association calls for more clarity on pubs' reopening date in Wales

British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on the Welsh government to clarify when all pubs will be allowed to reopen in Wales.

News |  People & Places

Leicester lockdown: View from a landlord

Leicestershire landlord Stephen Ward talks to Imbibe about what it’s like to have everything in place for re-opening – including a cellar full of newly delivered cask beer – only to be told he can’t re-open for another two weeks.

News |  Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live Online: Day 2

After the success of the first day yesterday, Imbibe Live Online is back for another series of virtual sessions to keep you informed.

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 special: New make spirit

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this special episode, deputy editor Millie Milliken delves into the world of new make spirit.

News |  Wine

Supply ties: How wine merchants adapted in the face of Covid-19

The shutdown has forced suppliers to make radical changes to their business models and reassess their relationships with venues. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look.

News |  People & Places

British Beer & Pub Association calls for more clarity on pubs' reopening date in Wales

British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on the Welsh government to clarify when all pubs will be allowed to reopen in Wales.

News |  People & Places

Leicester lockdown: View from a landlord

Leicestershire landlord Stephen Ward talks to Imbibe about what it’s like to have everything in place for re-opening – including a cellar full of newly delivered cask beer – only to be told he can’t re-open for another two weeks.

News |  Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live Online: Day 2

After the success of the first day yesterday, Imbibe Live Online is back for another series of virtual sessions to keep you informed.

News |  People & Places

Reopening after lockdown: Lessons from the Aussies

As the reopening of bars and pubs edges closer, how can operators prepare? For advice and ideas, look Down Under.

News |  People & Places

Diageo funds £80m Covid-19 recovery programme for on-trade

Diageo has launched Raising the Bar, a global initiative to aid pubs and bars as they reopen after lockdown.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Melody Wong, sommelier

We caught up (virtually) with Melody Wong, head sommelier at Skylon, to talk getting ready for reopening, Basque-style cheesecake, and looking after young somms.

News |  Beer & Cider

Cask Marque initiatives prepare pubs for reopening

Beer quality control organisation Cask Marque has launched two new measures to assist pubs with reopening in the wake of Covid-19.

News |  People & Places

Reopening after lockdown: Lessons from the Aussies

As the reopening of bars and pubs edges closer, how can operators prepare? For advice and ideas, look Down Under.

News |  People & Places

Diageo funds £80m Covid-19 recovery programme for on-trade

Diageo has launched Raising the Bar, a global initiative to aid pubs and bars as they reopen after lockdown.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Melody Wong, sommelier

We caught up (virtually) with Melody Wong, head sommelier at Skylon, to talk getting ready for reopening, Basque-style cheesecake, and looking after young somms.

News |  Beer & Cider

Cask Marque initiatives prepare pubs for reopening

Beer quality control organisation Cask Marque has launched two new measures to assist pubs with reopening in the wake of Covid-19.