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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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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.

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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.

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The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund now open for applications

Today, 6 April, marks the first day of applications with those successful being awarded a one-off £250 grant.

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.

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 |  Wine

The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund now open for applications

Today, 6 April, marks the first day of applications with those successful being awarded a one-off £250 grant.

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.

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Pairing lockdown food with beer, wine and cocktails

We asked sommeliers, bartenders and beer experts to pair stockpile foods with booze.

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How sommeliers are keeping connected to their customers

Coronavirus means many of us are stuck at home but that hasn't stopped some inventive sommeliers from reaching their customers. But is there more that can be done?

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Melania Battiston: My top five wines made by women

The assistant head sommelier at Medlar Restaurant celebrates International Women’s Day with her top five wines and the women who make them.

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.

News |  Wine

Pairing lockdown food with beer, wine and cocktails

We asked sommeliers, bartenders and beer experts to pair stockpile foods with booze.

News |  Wine

How sommeliers are keeping connected to their customers

Coronavirus means many of us are stuck at home but that hasn't stopped some inventive sommeliers from reaching their customers. But is there more that can be done?

News |  Wine

Melania Battiston: My top five wines made by women

The assistant head sommelier at Medlar Restaurant celebrates International Women’s Day with her top five wines and the women who make them.