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Comfort zone: Has Covid-19 changed consumers' taste in beer?

Comfort food is having a moment, if empty baking aisles around the country are any indication. But what about comfort drinking? Claire Bullen asks if quarantine has inspired consumers to go for more familiar styles of beer or has boredom induced a fever for new and exciting brews?

News |  Wine

Opinion: Which wine trends will survive post-Covid-19?

From shorter lists and digital ordering, to natural wines and packaging, which wine trends will prevail in the aftermath of Covid-19? Chris Losh takes a look.

News |  Wine

Long read: What the no- and low-abv category's rise during lockdown means for the on-trade

Retail sales of no- and low-alcohol drinks has risen exponentially during the coronavirus pandemic. What does this mean for the UK pubs, bars and restaurants?

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

UK hard seltzer movement grows with launch of Sparkl

The new brand, currently stocked in Morrisons, is ready to launch in bars, pubs and restaurants when they reopen.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: What will cocktails look like post-coronavirus?

From modernising tiki and disco drinks, to streamlining costs and simplifying methods, Julian de Féral presents what he thinks bars and their drinks will look like post-lockdown.

News |  Wine

Top 2020 wine trends, according to Berkmann’s Alex Hunt MW

Berkmann's purchasing director Alex Hunt MW reveals what will be hot over the course of 2020, and what won’t.

News |  Wine

Our take on Bibendum's top drinks trends for 2020

As Bibendum releases its 2020 trends report, we reflect on what predictions are likely to become reality next year.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Buzzing booze: The growth of CBD drinks

How the on-trade is embracing the hottest ingredient in town.

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: What will cocktails look like post-coronavirus?

From modernising tiki and disco drinks, to streamlining costs and simplifying methods, Julian de Féral presents what he thinks bars and their drinks will look like post-lockdown.

News |  Wine

Top 2020 wine trends, according to Berkmann’s Alex Hunt MW

Berkmann's purchasing director Alex Hunt MW reveals what will be hot over the course of 2020, and what won’t.

News |  Wine

Our take on Bibendum's top drinks trends for 2020

As Bibendum releases its 2020 trends report, we reflect on what predictions are likely to become reality next year.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Buzzing booze: The growth of CBD drinks

How the on-trade is embracing the hottest ingredient in town.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The top trends from Diageo World Class 2019

From fermentation and clarification, to carbonation and going savoury, here are the trends from this year's competition.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bartenders’ drinks predictions, a decade on: Did they come true?

Ten years ago Imbibe asked the team at IP Bartenders – Ben Reed, Paul McFadyen and Nick Wykes, plus new arrival Emma Davis – what they thought the com

News |  Wine

Restaurant trends 2019: Ingredients provenance, unusual grapes and the challenges of Brexit

From using locally sourced ingredients to listing unusual wines and dealing with the uncertainties of Brexit, these are the restaurant trends that wil

News |  Beer & Cider

Which pub trends will prevail in 2019?

Last year witnessed the rise of no- and low-abv beers, the decline of cask and an ongoing proliferation of IPA styles.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The top trends from Diageo World Class 2019

From fermentation and clarification, to carbonation and going savoury, here are the trends from this year's competition.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Bartenders’ drinks predictions, a decade on: Did they come true?

Ten years ago Imbibe asked the team at IP Bartenders – Ben Reed, Paul McFadyen and Nick Wykes, plus new arrival Emma Davis – what they thought the com

News |  Wine

Restaurant trends 2019: Ingredients provenance, unusual grapes and the challenges of Brexit

From using locally sourced ingredients to listing unusual wines and dealing with the uncertainties of Brexit, these are the restaurant trends that wil

News |  Beer & Cider

Which pub trends will prevail in 2019?

Last year witnessed the rise of no- and low-abv beers, the decline of cask and an ongoing proliferation of IPA styles.