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Exclusive: Mr Lyan’s Cub not re-opening following lockdown

Imbibe spoke exclusively to Ryan Chetiyawardana about the difficult decision to close the venue's doors for good, the Cub brand’s future, and what the industry can learn from Covid-19.

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Behind (the) bars: Inside the Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Before Covid-19 took hold in the UK, we headed to one of 2020’s most anticipated openings, Great Scotland Yard Hotel. What we found inside doesn’t hide from its drama-filled past. Millie Milliken meets bars manager Michal Maziarz.

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Natalya Watson launches Virtual Beer School

The 12-week programme is available on the beer educator's new DiscoveringBeer.co.uk website which launched during lockdown.

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Why South Africa’s wine farms are on their knees

With the ongoing curfew and ban on alcohol sales, the South African wine industry is experiencing seriously challenging times. Malu Lambert offers an on-the-ground report.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Forest Road brewery to open new site in London’s Bermondsey

Forest Road’s new brewery will open in South Bermondsey, on top the spot that used to host historical tea company, The Mazawattee.

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 special: New make spirit

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this special episode, deputy editor Millie Milliken delves into the world of new make spirit.

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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 |  People & Places

Forest Road brewery to open new site in London’s Bermondsey

Forest Road’s new brewery will open in South Bermondsey, on top the spot that used to host historical tea company, The Mazawattee.

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Trade talk: How are UK venues navigating reopening during Covid-19?

As venues embark on a ‘new normal’, Robyn Black and Millie Milliken spoke to UK operators large and small to see how they are feeling about reopening.

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Maxim Schulte: Life after The Savoy’s American Bar

We caught up with Maxim Schulte to discuss his decision to say goodbye to the American Bar, what he learned during his time there, and his plans for the future.

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Imbibe Drinks List of the Year 2020 officially launched

Imbibe's annual Drinks List of the Year (DLOTY) competition is open for entries, with exciting new categories to reflect the current climate.

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Trade associations dispute speculations that pubs would have to close again

Trade associations reacted to claims that pubs in England may need to close again to allow schools to reopen in September, calling for more clarity on the matter and warning the government on its potentially devastating consequences.

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Trade talk: How are UK venues navigating reopening during Covid-19?

As venues embark on a ‘new normal’, Robyn Black and Millie Milliken spoke to UK operators large and small to see how they are feeling about reopening.

News |  People & Places

Maxim Schulte: Life after The Savoy’s American Bar

We caught up with Maxim Schulte to discuss his decision to say goodbye to the American Bar, what he learned during his time there, and his plans for the future.

News |  People & Places

Imbibe Drinks List of the Year 2020 officially launched

Imbibe's annual Drinks List of the Year (DLOTY) competition is open for entries, with exciting new categories to reflect the current climate.

News |  People & Places

Trade associations dispute speculations that pubs would have to close again

Trade associations reacted to claims that pubs in England may need to close again to allow schools to reopen in September, calling for more clarity on the matter and warning the government on its potentially devastating consequences.