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News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Japanese-spirits specialist, BBC Spirits, launches in UK

The company specialises in Japanese gin, rum, whiskey, vodka, saké, shochu, liquor, awamori and brandy.

News |  People & Places

Trade reacts to nationwide 10pm curfew

As the hospitality industry readies for Thursday's curfew in the wake of Boris Johnson's announcement, that will also include implementing table service by law, London's on-trade voice their concerns.

News |  Wine

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).

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Mermaid Salt Vodka gets new look and launches nationally

The Isle of Wight Distillery has refreshed its grain-based spirit's image to coincide with its UK launch.

News |  People & Places

WSTA launches interactive wine and spirit map

The map shows some of Britain's best distilleries and vineyards and comes in response to the growing number of 'staycationers' during Covid-19.

News |  People & Places

How bars can embrace the Eat Out to Help Out food scheme

As the chancellor’s scheme officially gets off the ground this week, Millie Milliken speaks to bars about how they are making the most of Eat Out to Help Out as they reopen their doors, from reducing menu sizes, to being creative with offers and even introducing bar food.

News |  People & Places

Best Bar None accreditation scheme to expand to Central Bedfordshire

The rigorous scheme, supported by the Home Office, assesses operational standards, policies and procedures, as well as education and training of staff.

News |  People & Places

Chase Distillery has just given hard seltzers a British twist

Last month, Herefordshire-based distillery Chase embraced the hard seltzer trend with the release of its range of Gin Seltzers. Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with James Chase to explore how the distillery developed a product tailored for the UK market.

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 |  People & Places

WSTA launches interactive wine and spirit map

The map shows some of Britain's best distilleries and vineyards and comes in response to the growing number of 'staycationers' during Covid-19.

News |  People & Places

How bars can embrace the Eat Out to Help Out food scheme

As the chancellor’s scheme officially gets off the ground this week, Millie Milliken speaks to bars about how they are making the most of Eat Out to Help Out as they reopen their doors, from reducing menu sizes, to being creative with offers and even introducing bar food.

News |  People & Places

Best Bar None accreditation scheme to expand to Central Bedfordshire

The rigorous scheme, supported by the Home Office, assesses operational standards, policies and procedures, as well as education and training of staff.

News |  People & Places

Chase Distillery has just given hard seltzers a British twist

Last month, Herefordshire-based distillery Chase embraced the hard seltzer trend with the release of its range of Gin Seltzers. Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with James Chase to explore how the distillery developed a product tailored for the UK market.

News |  Wine

WSTA’s calls to remove VI-1 for imported EU wine debated in House of Lords

The proposed amendment to the Agriculture Bill would reduce the burden of wine import documentation that could come into force due to Brexit on 1 January 2021.

News |  Beer & Cider

National Brewery Centre Archives now available online

The National Brewery Centre Archives’ historical collection of brewing-related information and images is now available to consult online.

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 |  People & Places

Government unveils new support measures for on-trade

The UK government has announced its extension of the moratorium on lease forfeitures for commercial properties affected by covid-19, including pubs, cafes and restaurants.

News |  Wine

WSTA’s calls to remove VI-1 for imported EU wine debated in House of Lords

The proposed amendment to the Agriculture Bill would reduce the burden of wine import documentation that could come into force due to Brexit on 1 January 2021.

News |  Beer & Cider

National Brewery Centre Archives now available online

The National Brewery Centre Archives’ historical collection of brewing-related information and images is now available to consult online.

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 |  People & Places

Government unveils new support measures for on-trade

The UK government has announced its extension of the moratorium on lease forfeitures for commercial properties affected by covid-19, including pubs, cafes and restaurants.