The Future of the Drinks Industry – Review of Imbibe Live 2019

July 2019 saw the 10th anniversary of Imbibe Live, one of the UK’s biggest on-trade events for the drinks and hospitality industry. Attracting thousands of visitors each year to Olympia London, our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim went along, keen to discover the latest trends.  She didn’t quite expect to see that the future of the drinks would mean less alcohol, more sustainability and an industry catering to future drinkers looking to get their kicks less intoxicating ways.

Thursday, 4th July 2019

Elizabeth David – A Book of Mediterranean Food – Reviewed by Antonia Lloyd

Elizabeth David’s first cookery book, A Book of Mediterranean Food, was published almost 75 years ago in 1950 and it changed British eating habits forever. Our Ambassador of Women In the Food Industry and Writer, Antonia Lloyd, reviews the 2024 hardback reissue.

Monday, 15th July 2024

Congratulations to Agnieszka Swiecka – Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2023

We would like to send a huge congratulations to Agnieszka Swiecka who on 17th July 2023 was crowned Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2023 at the London Hilton Park Lane in “one of the closest” finals in the competition’s history.

Tuesday, 18th July 2023

Interview with Emma Heal MD of Lucky Saint

During this time of lockdown, many of you will not be surprised to learn that our drinking habits have changed. What may be more surprising is that one in three people claim to be reducing what they drink! The low / no alcohol trend is clearly more than a trend. We spoke to Emma Heal, Partner and Managing Director of Lucky Saint – the low alcohol lager which is seeing a dramatic increase in sales.

Monday, 1st June 2020

Female Food Founders – Interview with Gemma Colao Managing Director & Co-Founder of OTO CBD Bitters

In the eighth of our series of Female Food Founders interviews we turn to the growing demand for cannabis infused drinks and the world of CBD – the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.  We met Gemma Colao Managing Director of OTO CBD a wellness company whose mission is to help people discover the power of CBD through thoughtful and effective products which can easily fit into their daily lives. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted with Gemma about the regulations of marketing a product associated with cannabis, what the health benefits are and whether the market is really growing in the UK.

Tuesday, 30th July 2019

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