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News |  Wine

Opinion: 'Minerality' is a cluster of wine descriptors

'Minerality' should be used as a cluster of more specific descriptors, says news editor Jacopo Mazzeo.

News |  Wine

Hamish Anderson: The rise of no abv calls for a new kind of somm

The growth of the no-abv category is radically changing your drinks take – and the people you should hire to manage your beverage offering, says Hamish Anderson.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Nate Brown: Bartenders need to step up their product knowledge

In an era of unparalleled choice, writes opinion columnist Nate Brown, the one thing that’s unforgivable in a bartender is ignorance.

News |  People & Places

Thinking about criticising your customers? Think again, says Chris Losh

Want to know the Number One Golden Rule in hospitality? Never criticise your guests. Ever.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Calva chameleon: What calvados is bringing to the UK bar scene

The UK’s back bars aren’t exactly groaning under the weight of calvados, but that’s finally starting to change.

News |  Beer & Cider

Imbibe's most-read news and opinion pieces of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we look back over the drinks industry news and opinion pieces that were most avidly read on Imbibe this year.

News |  Wine

'You say Syrah, I say Shiraz' – why wine names matter

Do wine names matter?We might like to think that wine is solely about what’s in the bottle – about the sacred preservation of terroir – but it’s not.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Merchant House's Nate Brown in praise of poitin

This month we’ve ‘celebrated’ National Calzone Day, National Cook for your Pets Day, National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day, even National

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Calva chameleon: What calvados is bringing to the UK bar scene

The UK’s back bars aren’t exactly groaning under the weight of calvados, but that’s finally starting to change.

News |  Beer & Cider

Imbibe's most-read news and opinion pieces of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we look back over the drinks industry news and opinion pieces that were most avidly read on Imbibe this year.

News |  Wine

'You say Syrah, I say Shiraz' – why wine names matter

Do wine names matter?We might like to think that wine is solely about what’s in the bottle – about the sacred preservation of terroir – but it’s not.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Merchant House's Nate Brown in praise of poitin

This month we’ve ‘celebrated’ National Calzone Day, National Cook for your Pets Day, National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day, even National

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Juniper rising: Why the time has come to protect gin from itself

Twenty years ago, gin was the tumbleweed drinks category. Producers weren’t investing in it and hardly anyone was drinking it.

News

Cannabis: Why we'll all be affected by the weed wave

You might wonder why the editor of a UK-based drinks magazine for the on-trade is writing about the legalisation of cannabis on the back of something

News

Opinion: Wetherspoon is becoming the pub chain of Brexit

How far do you think politics should impinge on your day-to-day job?Would you, for instance, refuse to serve a Trump supporter or a member of Momentum

News

Opinion: Michael Butt on Brexit and the hospitality industry

Many things are up in the air with Brexit, but none of the landings look particularly comfortable for the world of hospitalityIn March 2019, we will b

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Juniper rising: Why the time has come to protect gin from itself

Twenty years ago, gin was the tumbleweed drinks category. Producers weren’t investing in it and hardly anyone was drinking it.

News

Cannabis: Why we'll all be affected by the weed wave

You might wonder why the editor of a UK-based drinks magazine for the on-trade is writing about the legalisation of cannabis on the back of something

News

Opinion: Wetherspoon is becoming the pub chain of Brexit

How far do you think politics should impinge on your day-to-day job?Would you, for instance, refuse to serve a Trump supporter or a member of Momentum

News

Opinion: Michael Butt on Brexit and the hospitality industry

Many things are up in the air with Brexit, but none of the landings look particularly comfortable for the world of hospitalityIn March 2019, we will b