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Milk & Honey to close after 18 years

The legendary cocktail bar is re-opening for 10 weeks before shutting its doors for the last time in October.

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Soho streets to be pedestrianised this summer

Some are calling it ‘the Summer of Soho’.

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Celebrate Pride month (virtually) with Cocktail QTs

The London-centric LGBTQI+ community Facebook group for the spirits and bar industry is hosting weekly events this June for its members.

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Book Club: 'Tales from the Colony Room: Soho's Lost Bohemia', by Darren Coffield

Darren Coffield, former member of London's Colony Room, takes us behind the bar of one of Soho's most famous drinking dens.

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Opinion: What saving The French House means for us all

After news broke that The French House was Crowdfunding to help it reopen its doors after lockdown, the Soho grande dame regular and Imbibe's deputy editor Millie Milliken prays it hits its target.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan in support of the #RaisetheBar campaign

The campaign asks the government to increase the business rates threshold from £51,000 to £150,000.

News |  Wine

DIY disgorging: Warwick Smith, Renegade Urban Winery, on his latest sparkling grenache

We talk to the founder of the east London winery, to find out why he's selling DIY riddling and disgorging bottles to customers.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Highball Brands launches not-for-profit cocktail delivery service

The Drinks Drop delivers drinks from high-profile London and Manchester establishments, with all profits going to the bars.

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 |  People & Places

Opinion: What saving The French House means for us all

After news broke that The French House was Crowdfunding to help it reopen its doors after lockdown, the Soho grande dame regular and Imbibe's deputy editor Millie Milliken prays it hits its target.

News |  People & Places

London mayor Sadiq Khan in support of the #RaisetheBar campaign

The campaign asks the government to increase the business rates threshold from £51,000 to £150,000.

News |  Wine

DIY disgorging: Warwick Smith, Renegade Urban Winery, on his latest sparkling grenache

We talk to the founder of the east London winery, to find out why he's selling DIY riddling and disgorging bottles to customers.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Highball Brands launches not-for-profit cocktail delivery service

The Drinks Drop delivers drinks from high-profile London and Manchester establishments, with all profits going to the bars.

News |  People & Places

2020 Spirited Awards UK honourees have been announced

UK tops out Best International Hotel Bar in Europe nominees, while remaining strong across all categories for the Tales of the Cocktail competition.

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Davies & Brook sets the bar for understated excellence in 2020

The new Davies & Brook bar at Claridge's has officially landed with a cocktail list that sings.

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Got milk? Why Milk Punch is one of 2020’s most coveted cocktails

London bartenders on why and how they're featuring the Milk Punch on their new menus.

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What do Christmas cocktails look like in 2019?

We talk to the American Bar at The Savoy, The Goring, Tayēr + Elementary among others to find out what they are serving over this year's festive period.

News |  People & Places

2020 Spirited Awards UK honourees have been announced

UK tops out Best International Hotel Bar in Europe nominees, while remaining strong across all categories for the Tales of the Cocktail competition.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Davies & Brook sets the bar for understated excellence in 2020

The new Davies & Brook bar at Claridge's has officially landed with a cocktail list that sings.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Got milk? Why Milk Punch is one of 2020’s most coveted cocktails

London bartenders on why and how they're featuring the Milk Punch on their new menus.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

What do Christmas cocktails look like in 2019?

We talk to the American Bar at The Savoy, The Goring, Tayēr + Elementary among others to find out what they are serving over this year's festive period.