Photo book 2-3 July 2018
Palate training - a mini-masterclass with Sam Caporn MW. Essential tips on how to improve blind tasting skills. I still have a lot to learn!
On such a hot day, a stroke of genius from Martin Miller’s Gin - English botanicals with pure Icelandic spring water - in a sorbet!
Second WSET seminar of the day - Taste and Flavour: a simple guide to food and wine pairing that can be applied to any menu or wine list. The session explored how acidity, saltiness and sweetness affects the taste of wine and can be used to guide your selections
The selection of premium Gins at Imbibe Live was second to none. Pink Gin was certainly well represented, here by Manchester Gin
The cocktail bars were doing great business... both on the stands the Cocktail Lounge learning zone and in the Centre Stage demonstration events
Apart from the seminars my longest stop of the day was at Stand C134 - Pinkster Gin, for a great chat with Stephen, tasting the Gin, Liqueur, Boozy Berries and Gin Jam. I’m definitely heading to Pinkster HQ near Cambridge soon
This was my first visit to ImbibeLive, a two-day specialist show primarily for On-Trade retailers of beers, wines and spirits - restaurants, Bars, pubs, clubs etc. There was so much going on, with hundreds of exhibitors and a full programme of seminars, industry schools, tutored tastings for sommeliers, a mixology lab... one really needed the ability to be in three places at once. The photos below represent my highlights from Day 1.