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Trade highlights at this year's London Cocktail Week

Throughout the month of October, members of the drinks trade can enjoy the likes of a wellbeing hub, VR experiences and shuffleboard-Sundays.

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Gearoid Devaney MS and Xavier Rousset MS' new wine bar The Black Book to launch this week

The Black Book is set to open its doors in London's Soho on 10 September, under the watchful eye of hospitality veterans Gearoid Devaney MS and Xavier Rousset MS.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Get your tickets to this year's Cocktails in the City: Community Spirit Edition

This September, Cocktails in the City will be bringing the London bar community together while raising money for The Drinks Trust, with Imbibe as trade media partner.

News |  Wine

Wine tastings should return, survey finds

A survey launched by a number of UK PR agencies, generic bodies and wine logistics companies to explore the future of trade tastings in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown, found that industry professionals are keen for wine tastings to return.

News |  Wine

Imbibe Live Online: Five takeaways from The Impacts of Lockdown on The Wine Market session

Last week, as part of our Imbibe Live Online show, Imbibe contributor and Sommelier Wine Awards chairman, Chris Losh sat down with Bibendum CEO Michael Saunders, head of wine operations at St. John Wines Victoria Sharples and The Pickled Pub Company & The Frisco Group owner Heath Ball to investigate the impacts of lockdown on the wine market.

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Mixed reactions from hospitality businesses following chancellor's VAT cut and voucher scheme

While food-focused pubs, bars and restaurants have welcomed the announcement, wet-led venues and breweries are calling for more help from the government.

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Members’ club Trade to launch app and rebrand in covid-19 pivot

Trade, the Soho-based hospitality industry members’ club, has announced plans to rebrand as a wine bar open to the public, while launching the Trade app to provide ‘a hub for hospitality professionals’.

News |  Wine

Coronavirus: How Covid-19 is affecting the UK drinks trade

From people choosing to stay at home, to distribution challenges, to travel restrictions, Covid-19 is having a negative effect on the UK drinks trade. But all is not lost.

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

Imbibe Live Online: Five takeaways from The Impacts of Lockdown on The Wine Market session

Last week, as part of our Imbibe Live Online show, Imbibe contributor and Sommelier Wine Awards chairman, Chris Losh sat down with Bibendum CEO Michael Saunders, head of wine operations at St. John Wines Victoria Sharples and The Pickled Pub Company & The Frisco Group owner Heath Ball to investigate the impacts of lockdown on the wine market.

News |  People & Places

Mixed reactions from hospitality businesses following chancellor's VAT cut and voucher scheme

While food-focused pubs, bars and restaurants have welcomed the announcement, wet-led venues and breweries are calling for more help from the government.

News |  People & Places

Members’ club Trade to launch app and rebrand in covid-19 pivot

Trade, the Soho-based hospitality industry members’ club, has announced plans to rebrand as a wine bar open to the public, while launching the Trade app to provide ‘a hub for hospitality professionals’.

News |  Wine

Coronavirus: How Covid-19 is affecting the UK drinks trade

From people choosing to stay at home, to distribution challenges, to travel restrictions, Covid-19 is having a negative effect on the UK drinks trade. But all is not lost.

News |  Wine

Trade Soho unveils new wine cellar in partnership with Coravin

Soho members club Trade has introduced a new cellar in partnership with Coravin.

News |  Beer & Cider

London's Trade club opens applications for second round of membership

Following its official launch earlier this year, co-founders Xavier Rousset MS and Gearoid Devaney MS’ new members club Trade has now opened its waiti

News |  Wine

Brexit must be postponed, says WSTA

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has expressed concerns following last night’s rejection of the prime minister’s Brexit deal, claiming th

News

Xavier Rousset MS launches new hospitality members club Trade

In early December, a new members club is due to open in London’s West End dedicated to people who work in the hospitality industry.

News |  Wine

Trade Soho unveils new wine cellar in partnership with Coravin

Soho members club Trade has introduced a new cellar in partnership with Coravin.

News |  Beer & Cider

London's Trade club opens applications for second round of membership

Following its official launch earlier this year, co-founders Xavier Rousset MS and Gearoid Devaney MS’ new members club Trade has now opened its waiti

News |  Wine

Brexit must be postponed, says WSTA

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has expressed concerns following last night’s rejection of the prime minister’s Brexit deal, claiming th

News

Xavier Rousset MS launches new hospitality members club Trade

In early December, a new members club is due to open in London’s West End dedicated to people who work in the hospitality industry.