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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.

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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.

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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.

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On lockdown: Matteo Bernardi, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Matteo Bernardi, sommelier of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Calandre near Padua, Italy, to talk smiles as uniforms, dusty books, and special-occasion wines.

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On lockdown: Pierre-Marie Faure, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Pierre-Marie Faure, head sommelier at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, to talk spending time with family, missing the floor, and Gamay.

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On lockdown: Will Meredith, bartender

We virtually caught up with Will Meredith, head bartender at Lyaness in London, to talk cooking, the new role of bartenders and dumb conversations.

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On lockdown: Bongani Ngwenya, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Bongani Ngwenya, sommelier and front of house manager at the Codfather, Johannesburg, to talk lockdown, starting from the bottom, and black somms in South Africa.

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On lockdown: Jo Last, bartender

We virtually caught up with the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy's senior bartender to talk The Booze Brain, the new 'normal' and Pimm's in a can.

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.

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On lockdown: Pierre-Marie Faure, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Pierre-Marie Faure, head sommelier at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, to talk spending time with family, missing the floor, and Gamay.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

On lockdown: Will Meredith, bartender

We virtually caught up with Will Meredith, head bartender at Lyaness in London, to talk cooking, the new role of bartenders and dumb conversations.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Bongani Ngwenya, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Bongani Ngwenya, sommelier and front of house manager at the Codfather, Johannesburg, to talk lockdown, starting from the bottom, and black somms in South Africa.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

On lockdown: Jo Last, bartender

We virtually caught up with the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy's senior bartender to talk The Booze Brain, the new 'normal' and Pimm's in a can.

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On lockdown: Andre Luis Martins, sommelier (back in the office)

We virtually caught up with Andre Luis Martins, head sommelier and wine buyer at The Cavalry and Guards Club, which opened its doors to host military personnel involved in the fight against coronavirus.

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On lockdown: Giulia Cuccurullo, bar supervisor

We virtually caught up with Artesian bar supervisor Giulia Cuccurullo to chat Ted Talks, Campari & soda and exercise apps.

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On lockdown: Jack Wakelin, bartender

For the second interview of our new series, we virtually caught up with bartender Jack Wakelin, previously of Public, Sheffield, to talk daft bartending videos, natural wine and getting married.

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On lockdown: Michael Frank Driscoll, sommelier

For the first of our new series of interviews with hospitality professionals in lockdown, we caught up with Michael Frank Driscoll, head sommerlier at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, New Forest, to talk Disney+, keeping up with wine studies, and the future of hospitality.

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On lockdown: Andre Luis Martins, sommelier (back in the office)

We virtually caught up with Andre Luis Martins, head sommelier and wine buyer at The Cavalry and Guards Club, which opened its doors to host military personnel involved in the fight against coronavirus.

News |  People & Places

On lockdown: Giulia Cuccurullo, bar supervisor

We virtually caught up with Artesian bar supervisor Giulia Cuccurullo to chat Ted Talks, Campari & soda and exercise apps.

News |  People & Places

On lockdown: Jack Wakelin, bartender

For the second interview of our new series, we virtually caught up with bartender Jack Wakelin, previously of Public, Sheffield, to talk daft bartending videos, natural wine and getting married.

News |  People & Places

On lockdown: Michael Frank Driscoll, sommelier

For the first of our new series of interviews with hospitality professionals in lockdown, we caught up with Michael Frank Driscoll, head sommerlier at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, New Forest, to talk Disney+, keeping up with wine studies, and the future of hospitality.