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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.

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

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 guidance leaked as hospitality sector awaits official advice

Drink orders will be placed on smartphone apps, restaurant menus will have fewer items than usual and nightclubs will still be a no-go, according to newly leaked government guidance on reopening.

News |  People & Places

AA launches free ‘Covid Confident’ accreditation

Available to all hospitality venues that pass the AA’s criteria the initiative is aimed at instilling consumer confidence in venues as lockdown is lifted.

News |  People & Places

Let's Lunch global campaign launched to support restaurants post-lockdown

Non-profit initiative Amigo del Dia has launched a world-wide campaign to help restaurants and bars recover from the effects of the pandemic.

News |  People & Places

Greene King spends £15 million on making its pubs safe for re-opening

However chief executive Nick Mackenzie warns that many pubs across the UK ‘will not be financially viable or able to open for operational reasons with the current restrictions in place’.

News |  People & Places

Reopening guidance leaked as hospitality sector awaits official advice

Drink orders will be placed on smartphone apps, restaurant menus will have fewer items than usual and nightclubs will still be a no-go, according to newly leaked government guidance on reopening.

News |  People & Places

AA launches free ‘Covid Confident’ accreditation

Available to all hospitality venues that pass the AA’s criteria the initiative is aimed at instilling consumer confidence in venues as lockdown is lifted.

News |  People & Places

Let's Lunch global campaign launched to support restaurants post-lockdown

Non-profit initiative Amigo del Dia has launched a world-wide campaign to help restaurants and bars recover from the effects of the pandemic.

News |  People & Places

Greene King spends £15 million on making its pubs safe for re-opening

However chief executive Nick Mackenzie warns that many pubs across the UK ‘will not be financially viable or able to open for operational reasons with the current restrictions in place’.