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Swallowing spin is bad for your health

I’ve long been a believer that as an industry we need to watch our attitude to booze; to accept that there is a responsibility to selling (and writing

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 Pssst… Wanna try a Grüner?

Some unexpected grape varieties add a frisson of excitement to the usual January round of tastingsThe on-trade wine buyer at the Australia Day Tasting

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Opinion: Michael Butt on brand ambassadoring

Think brand ambassadoring is your way out of the grind? Think againLike a prickle in a sock or the pea under the proverbial mattress, there has been a

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Opinion: The rising price of Burgundy – Hamish Anderson

Believe it or not, there is a positive to the constant upward price pressure in Burgundy...I have just returned from four days in Burgundy tasting the

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Welcome to 2017! Imbibe's predictions

Thinking of hibernating for the next 12 months, but worried you’ll be out of the loop? Don't worry – the Imbibe team is here to tell you EXACTLY what’

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Opinion: Tough Love

It has been a tough week. It has been a tough month. This year has been tough. Life is tough.

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Opinion: Why it’s OK to hate Female Sommeliers

Never underestimate the importance of a title.A couple of weeks back I picked up an article via Twitter called 'Why I hate Female Sommeliers and You S

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Opinion: Talking (and listening) to Forgotten Britain

Somehow, I’ve ended up on a Facebook group for our small town.

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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Welcome to 2017! Imbibe's predictions

Thinking of hibernating for the next 12 months, but worried you’ll be out of the loop? Don't worry – the Imbibe team is here to tell you EXACTLY what’

News

Opinion: Tough Love

It has been a tough week. It has been a tough month. This year has been tough. Life is tough.

News |  Wine

Opinion: Why it’s OK to hate Female Sommeliers

Never underestimate the importance of a title.A couple of weeks back I picked up an article via Twitter called 'Why I hate Female Sommeliers and You S

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Opinion: Talking (and listening) to Forgotten Britain

Somehow, I’ve ended up on a Facebook group for our small town.

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Hamish Anderson: Brexit and the trade

The impact of Brexit will make life harder for the on-trade – but not impossibleBrexit continues to dominate both news and dinner tables, as we get cl

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Opinion: Of Pigs, Pigeons and Unicorns

That flapping noise you can hear? It's the sound of pigeons coming home to roost.As the shade of debate post Britain's referendum has moved from Brexi

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In it to win it

So another awards ceremony is over, a couple of balloons are blowing around deflated on the floor of 100 Wardour Street, and a fair few people are nur

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Michael Butt: Playing the name game

You owe it to your creations, your cocktail legacy and your menu readers not to play the stupid name game, says Michael ButtIt genuinely pains me to s

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Hamish Anderson: Brexit and the trade

The impact of Brexit will make life harder for the on-trade – but not impossibleBrexit continues to dominate both news and dinner tables, as we get cl

News

Opinion: Of Pigs, Pigeons and Unicorns

That flapping noise you can hear? It's the sound of pigeons coming home to roost.As the shade of debate post Britain's referendum has moved from Brexi

News

In it to win it

So another awards ceremony is over, a couple of balloons are blowing around deflated on the floor of 100 Wardour Street, and a fair few people are nur

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Michael Butt: Playing the name game

You owe it to your creations, your cocktail legacy and your menu readers not to play the stupid name game, says Michael ButtIt genuinely pains me to s