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Exclusive: Corte Vetusto announces winner of Cut Above Challenge

Brendan Soprano, general manager of Abbey Road Bar in Liverpool, has won the 2020 competition.

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White smoke: Mezcal and cigar tasting

It’s not just dark spirits that can pair with cigars – we found mezcal makes a mean match too.

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National Margarita Day: Imbibe’s pick of alternative Margaritas

Frozen, mezcal and spicy, these are some of the UK's best alternative Margaritas, from Hacha to Crazy Pedros.

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Could agave spirits be the next gin?

From whisky to tequila, everybody has an opinion on the next drink to ‘do a gin’. In this series we speak to the bartenders making a case for each category.

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Supporting small agave producers: London Mezcal Week returns for 2019

We caught up with London Mezcal Week co-founder Thea Cumming to learn what's in store for agave.

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Latest mezcals to market: we taste the smoke bombs and the refined minimalists

With new brands and expressions arriving on a seemingly weekly basis, the UK’s mezcal scene is more exciting than ever.

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The Bat Man of Mexico needs YOU to help with agave-related bat conservation

We've all heard about the bat conservation efforts of some producers in the tequila industry, but now Dr Rodrigo Medellín, nicknamed 'the Bat Man of M

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Marcis Dzelzainis on taking 'mezcal' to the next level with El Destilado

In the UK, mezcal tends to be known as tequila’s slightly more mysterious, smoky cousin.

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.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Supporting small agave producers: London Mezcal Week returns for 2019

We caught up with London Mezcal Week co-founder Thea Cumming to learn what's in store for agave.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Latest mezcals to market: we taste the smoke bombs and the refined minimalists

With new brands and expressions arriving on a seemingly weekly basis, the UK’s mezcal scene is more exciting than ever.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The Bat Man of Mexico needs YOU to help with agave-related bat conservation

We've all heard about the bat conservation efforts of some producers in the tequila industry, but now Dr Rodrigo Medellín, nicknamed 'the Bat Man of M

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Marcis Dzelzainis on taking 'mezcal' to the next level with El Destilado

In the UK, mezcal tends to be known as tequila’s slightly more mysterious, smoky cousin.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

London Mezcal Week returns for its second year, bringing new agave spirits to the UK

Uniting the biggest collection of mezcals in the UK under one roof, London Mezcal Week is returning to the capital for its second year.Running 10-16 S

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Agave and beyond at Imbibe Live

There was an abundance of tequila, mezcal and more from Latin America throughout Imbibe Live this year, from hands-on sessions to rare finds on the sh

News |  Imbibe Live

Leyenda's Ivy Mix: 'Don't mess with agave spirits'

Ivy Mix, co-owner of the Brooklyn-based pan-Latin cocktail bar Leyenda, shares her thoughts on tequila trends, building a cocktail list with diverse r

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Finding Mezcal: Ron Cooper’s detailed journey into the liquid heart of Mexico

Del Maguey is one of the most recognised mezcal brands in the UK.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

London Mezcal Week returns for its second year, bringing new agave spirits to the UK

Uniting the biggest collection of mezcals in the UK under one roof, London Mezcal Week is returning to the capital for its second year.Running 10-16 S

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Agave and beyond at Imbibe Live

There was an abundance of tequila, mezcal and more from Latin America throughout Imbibe Live this year, from hands-on sessions to rare finds on the sh

News |  Imbibe Live

Leyenda's Ivy Mix: 'Don't mess with agave spirits'

Ivy Mix, co-owner of the Brooklyn-based pan-Latin cocktail bar Leyenda, shares her thoughts on tequila trends, building a cocktail list with diverse r

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Finding Mezcal: Ron Cooper’s detailed journey into the liquid heart of Mexico

Del Maguey is one of the most recognised mezcal brands in the UK.