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The latest hospitality job vacancies – apply now

Looking for a new role? We will be keeping you in the loop with all the latest bar, restaurant and pub jobs in the UK.

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Chaine des Rotisseurs 2020 GB Young Sommelier awards to take place in November

The winners of the Chaine de Rotisseurs competition will be announced on 20 November at the Lanesborough Hotel, London.

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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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Book club: 'Inside Bordeaux: The Châteaux, Their Wines and the Terroir', by Jane Anson

Last month, Berry Bros. & Rudd released Inside Bordeaux, a detailed and well-informed tome on France's famous region signed by Bordeaux specialist Jane Anson. News editor Jacopo Mazzeo went through its pages.

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Long read: Tales from the LGBTQ+ hospitality community

To celebrate Pride month, Imbibe spoke to some members of the LGBTQ+ community about their experiences working in the drinks industry. Here’s what they had to say…

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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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Results announced for the 2020 Sommelier Wine Awards

The competition’s results unveil its most diverse range of winning wines to date.

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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Long read: Tales from the LGBTQ+ hospitality community

To celebrate Pride month, Imbibe spoke to some members of the LGBTQ+ community about their experiences working in the drinks industry. Here’s what they had to say…

News |  Wine

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.

News |  People & Places

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 |  Wine

Results announced for the 2020 Sommelier Wine Awards

The competition’s results unveil its most diverse range of winning wines to date.

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.

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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: 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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'Uncorked' reviewed: Sommeliers have their say

We asked sommeliers to review the new American Netflix film about a young man following his dream of being a master sommelier.

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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.

News |  People & Places

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: 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.

News |  Wine

'Uncorked' reviewed: Sommeliers have their say

We asked sommeliers to review the new American Netflix film about a young man following his dream of being a master sommelier.