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Entries open for the Sommelier Wine Awards 2021

After yet another successful year, the Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) has opened the entries for its 2021 edition.

News |  Imbibe Live

Register now: Join Imbibe Live at new virtual event, Global Bar Week

From 12-18 October, Imbibe Live is joining forces with BCB Berlin, BCB Brooklyn and BCB São Paulo to deliver a global online exhibition for the international drinks industry.

News |  People & Places

Locked down, but not out: How the drinks industry kept connected during Covid-19

Keeping in touch with colleagues has been vital for the sociable beings that work on the hospitality frontline. So what have the creative minds in bars, pubs and restaurants come up with to keep their furloughed teams engaged during lockdown? Jo Bruce finds out.

News |  Wine

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'.

News |  Wine

Sommelier's lockdown wine club initiative takes £30,000 of orders a month

Andre Luis Martins staved off boredom during lockdown by creating a home wine club for members of the Cavalry & Guards Club where he works. The initiative was a huge success – so much so, he's now looking to extend it.

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.

News |  Wine

Get your wellbeing pack from Speciality Drinks and Edrington-Beam Suntory

A second batch of wellbeing packs is now on offer to support workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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…

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 |  Wine

Sommelier's lockdown wine club initiative takes £30,000 of orders a month

Andre Luis Martins staved off boredom during lockdown by creating a home wine club for members of the Cavalry & Guards Club where he works. The initiative was a huge success – so much so, he's now looking to extend it.

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.

News |  Wine

Get your wellbeing pack from Speciality Drinks and Edrington-Beam Suntory

A second batch of wellbeing packs is now on offer to support workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

'How investing in whisky has saved me during coronavirus'

Unable to work in the current climate, bartender Alex Williams has used his whisky collection to fund himself through the coronavirus pandemic. He explains how you can too.

News |  Wine

Interview: Harry Ballmann on his new wine concept, Blind Taste

We talk to the furloughed sommelier about his new company, Blind Taste, and his plans to make it more than a virtual reality.

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

'How investing in whisky has saved me during coronavirus'

Unable to work in the current climate, bartender Alex Williams has used his whisky collection to fund himself through the coronavirus pandemic. He explains how you can too.

News |  Wine

Interview: Harry Ballmann on his new wine concept, Blind Taste

We talk to the furloughed sommelier about his new company, Blind Taste, and his plans to make it more than a virtual reality.

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.