lockdown news

News |  Wine

Industry-wide survey looks at the future of post-Covid-19 trade wine tastings

A number of UK PR agencies, generic bodies and wine logistics companies have launched a survey to explore the future of trade tastings in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown.

News |  Wine

How lockdown didn’t stop Argentina’s wine harvest

Health and safety measures, picker location tracing, and on-site living quarters: Argentina’s bodegas have worked hard to protect their 2020 harvests during Covid-19. Sorrel Moseley-Williams reports.

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Top Cuvée to make Shop Cuvée permanent

Shop Cuvée, the retail concept born out of wine bar and bistro Top Cuvée’s pandemic-induced pivot, has announced that it is going permanent.

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British and Irish brewers, distillers and wine makers join forces in new #RaiseAGlass campaign

Drinks producers have launched #RaiseAGlass to encourage drinkers to buy direct from local suppliers and save their industry.

News |  People & Places

On lockdown: William Lowe, master distiller

We caught up (virtually) with Cambridge Distillery master distiller William Lowe, to talk online onboarding, studying to become master of wine, and RTD Negronis.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Long read: A cool cocktail is more than the sum of its liquid parts

With bars and bartenders still in the swing of innovating their cocktail offerings, Ben Reed, global cocktail ambassador at Cocktail Credentials, asks how they can make sure their drinks are a true reflection of themselves.

News |  Beer & Cider

Fourpure is giving 10,000 free pints to key workers

The brewery is giving away its Monsoon brew, which has thus far only been available as a speciality super-fresh pale ale in pubs and bars in London.

News |  People & Places

How can venues sell alcoholic drinks under lockdown?

As British drinkers' thirst for a pint at the pub escalates, we ask specialist law firm Licencing Lawyers to provide some clarity on how venues can sell alcohol under lockdown.

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

On lockdown: William Lowe, master distiller

We caught up (virtually) with Cambridge Distillery master distiller William Lowe, to talk online onboarding, studying to become master of wine, and RTD Negronis.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Long read: A cool cocktail is more than the sum of its liquid parts

With bars and bartenders still in the swing of innovating their cocktail offerings, Ben Reed, global cocktail ambassador at Cocktail Credentials, asks how they can make sure their drinks are a true reflection of themselves.

News |  Beer & Cider

Fourpure is giving 10,000 free pints to key workers

The brewery is giving away its Monsoon brew, which has thus far only been available as a speciality super-fresh pale ale in pubs and bars in London.

News |  People & Places

How can venues sell alcoholic drinks under lockdown?

As British drinkers' thirst for a pint at the pub escalates, we ask specialist law firm Licencing Lawyers to provide some clarity on how venues can sell alcohol under lockdown.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beavertown Brewery launches Staycation IPA

Alongside the beer, a dedicated website promises to take beer fans to a tropical paradise.

News |  Wine

Imbibe's favourite things in lockdown: Part three

In the latest look at what drinks we've been enjoying over the last couple of weeks, you'll find us sipping rum from the Scilly Isles, an amaro from the Cotswolds and a new coffee liqueur from Mr Black.

News |  People & Places

On lockdown: Lisette Davis, hotelier

We virtually caught up with independent rum specialist and Grenada's Rumboat Retreat owner Lisette Davis, to talk hospitality in the Caribbeans, Ti Punches, and regional tourism.

News |  Wine

UKHospitality asks government to be #FAIR4Hospitality

The industry body has launched a new campaign requesting investment in a ‘fair and timely return for hospitality this summer'.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beavertown Brewery launches Staycation IPA

Alongside the beer, a dedicated website promises to take beer fans to a tropical paradise.

News |  Wine

Imbibe's favourite things in lockdown: Part three

In the latest look at what drinks we've been enjoying over the last couple of weeks, you'll find us sipping rum from the Scilly Isles, an amaro from the Cotswolds and a new coffee liqueur from Mr Black.

News |  People & Places

On lockdown: Lisette Davis, hotelier

We virtually caught up with independent rum specialist and Grenada's Rumboat Retreat owner Lisette Davis, to talk hospitality in the Caribbeans, Ti Punches, and regional tourism.

News |  Wine

UKHospitality asks government to be #FAIR4Hospitality

The industry body has launched a new campaign requesting investment in a ‘fair and timely return for hospitality this summer'.