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UK government to relax planning rules for restaurants and pubs

The government is to relax planning rules so that on-trade venues can operate as hot-food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus: Helpful websites for the drinks trade

The latest petitions, info sites and advice for the UK hospitality industry.

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 |  Beer & Cider

New Fabal lager launches in the UK

The new brew is a lager made using all-English ingredients and packaging.

News |  Beer & Cider

Finalists of SIBA Business Awards 2020 announced

Winners of the SIBA Business Awards will be announced at BeerX UK on 11 March.

News |  Wine

Highweald Wine acquires Lake Street Vineyard in Sussex

Sussex-based English wine producer Highweald Wine, a subsidiary of Highweald Beverages, has announced the acquisition of Lake Street Vineyard.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

National Margarita Day: Imbibe’s pick of alternative Margaritas

Frozen, mezcal and spicy, these are some of the UK's best alternative Margaritas, from Hacha to Crazy Pedros.

News |  Wine

New immigration legislation to negatively impact hospitality industry

Figures from Fourth show new classification from the government of what constitutes ‘low-skilled workers’ is set to hit the industry hard.

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 |  Beer & Cider

Finalists of SIBA Business Awards 2020 announced

Winners of the SIBA Business Awards will be announced at BeerX UK on 11 March.

News |  Wine

Highweald Wine acquires Lake Street Vineyard in Sussex

Sussex-based English wine producer Highweald Wine, a subsidiary of Highweald Beverages, has announced the acquisition of Lake Street Vineyard.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

National Margarita Day: Imbibe’s pick of alternative Margaritas

Frozen, mezcal and spicy, these are some of the UK's best alternative Margaritas, from Hacha to Crazy Pedros.

News |  Wine

New immigration legislation to negatively impact hospitality industry

Figures from Fourth show new classification from the government of what constitutes ‘low-skilled workers’ is set to hit the industry hard.

News |  Wine

New frontiers: The diversification of English and Welsh wine

The burgeoning English and Welsh wine scene is awash with innovation, finds Peter Richards MW.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

UK's Giulia Cuccurullo wins global Patrón Perfectionist competition

Artesian bar's Giulia Cuccurullo announced as the 2020 winner of the global competition in Mexico.

News |  Beer & Cider

The community pubs tackling loneliness this Christmas

From hosting Christmas lunches to holding choir concerts and donating food to the homeless.

News |  People & Places

Fuller’s acquires Cotswold Inns & Hotels for £40m

The acquisition is expected to complete on 31 October 2019 and all employees are expected to transfer in the move.

News |  Wine

New frontiers: The diversification of English and Welsh wine

The burgeoning English and Welsh wine scene is awash with innovation, finds Peter Richards MW.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

UK's Giulia Cuccurullo wins global Patrón Perfectionist competition

Artesian bar's Giulia Cuccurullo announced as the 2020 winner of the global competition in Mexico.

News |  Beer & Cider

The community pubs tackling loneliness this Christmas

From hosting Christmas lunches to holding choir concerts and donating food to the homeless.

News |  People & Places

Fuller’s acquires Cotswold Inns & Hotels for £40m

The acquisition is expected to complete on 31 October 2019 and all employees are expected to transfer in the move.