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24 September, 2018

Industry heavyweights clash over cycle ride

In an open letter, leading London bar operator Tony Conigliaro has criticised Bacardi’s Martini for piggybacking his Bar Termini Milano-Torino charity bike ride and creating its own.

The 2018 World’s 50 Best Bars 51-100 list has been released and involves 28 cities across 19 different countries and 19 new entries.

Data shows London has most bars

20 September, 2018

London officially has the highest number of bars than any other city in the world followed by Tokyo and then New York.

Bar Convent Berlin director Petra Lassahn insists that the schedule clash with Diageo World Class is “an enrichment” to the trade show.

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Wines of South Africa non-executive chair, Carina Gous (pictured) told a packed auditorium at Cape 2018's opening seminar that profitability was a “huge, huge challenge” with many farmers giving up growing vines.

Simon Tam, head of wine at auction house, Christie’s Hong Kong, has warned that buyers in the US and Europe will not be able to compete with Asia when it comes to buying top quality wines in the future.

In the latest edition of its Beyond the Cask series, Glenmorangie has created surfboards using white oak casks which have been used in the production of Glenmorangie Original.

Fever-Tree and Patrón Tequila have joined forces to release Fever-Tree Citrus Tonic Water, a mixer specifically designed to pair with Patrón tequila.

Nicole Sykes, of Satan’s Whiskers, Bethnal Green, East London has been crowned the UK champion of the 2018 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition with her cocktail, Godfather’s Affinity.

International Scottish Gin Day 2019 (ISGD) will aim to help a global audience discover Scottish Gin and make Scotland a bigger tourist destination.

Scottish brewing company Brewdog has come under criticism following its latest marketing campaign across the UK which sees its flagship Punk IPA compared against other brands.

William Grant & Sons has launched a new 10 year old single malt Scotch whisky, Aerstone which is available in two expressions; Sea Cask 10 Year Old and Land Cask 10 Year Old.

Group Campari’s O’ndina gin is targeting international expansion through “sophisticated foodies and travel-dreamers” following its launch in the UK earlier this year.

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has added champagne agency Leclerc Briant to its portfolio, a brand which has been biodynamically certified since the 1980s.

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Who would have thought it? After decades of dabbling on the margins of the fashionable bar trade, rum is enjoying its most successful spell in the limelight since the early ’90s, when spiced rums swept all before them.

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