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Eric Zwiebel MS to represent the UK at ASI Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS), jointly managed by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Institute of Hospitality (IOH), announced the news yesterday (8 September).

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Bubbledogs founder Sandia Chang launches Bubbleshop

The renowned sommelier will be selling grower Champagne on the new online platform from 27 July.

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José Eduardo Barboza: Wine, education, and Brazil's systemic racism

To get some insight into the dynamics that characterise Brazilian society, its wine industry, and what can be done to make it more inclusive, Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with São Paulo-based sommelier, wine consultant and educator José Eduardo Barboza.

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Armit Wines to partner with The Court of Master Sommeliers

Armit Wines will be supporting The Court of Master Sommeliers as part of the wine merchant's 'commitment to the on-trade'.

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Alicia Towns Franken: Taking BAME representation in wine 'beyond a hashtag'

We caught up with sommelier-turned-wine consultant and Wine Unify board member Alicia Towns Franken to talk about being a black woman in the American wine industry, going beyond a hashtag, and representation.

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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.

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

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Alicia Towns Franken: Taking BAME representation in wine 'beyond a hashtag'

We caught up with sommelier-turned-wine consultant and Wine Unify board member Alicia Towns Franken to talk about being a black woman in the American wine industry, going beyond a hashtag, and representation.

News |  People & Places

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.

News |  Wine

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.

News |  Wine

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.

News |  Wine

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.

News |  People & Places

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.