De Kuyper Royal Distillers has announced that it is to cooperate with Beam Suntory in marketing its brands in the Netherlands.

Britvic believes that consumers choosing ‘healthier living and moderate drinking’ is the reason for the increase in sales for 2016.

ZECA Cachaca will unveil its new hybrid sugarcane varieties at the Brazilian embassy in London on April 11.

Thom Solberg of Black Rock bar in London’s trendy Shoreditch has won the Rebel Yell Bourbon Cocktail Competition.

Witek Wojaczek of The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is the UK winner of Courvoisier’s Toast of Paris International Cocktail Competition.

on 21 January, 2016

It’s a bit of a labyrinth to get in but like an Egyptologist finally breaking into a pharoah’s tomb, it’s well worth the effort. The views are stunning and if my visit is anything to go by, the drinks and service are well worth experiencing as well.

Phil Duff, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Edgar Harden, Jörg Meyer and Felipe Januzzi are among the speakers set to participate in the Bar Convent show in Berlin.

London Cocktail Week organisers have announced that it will be moving to a new, bigger hub in London’s Soho.

Plamen Pitropski from Tom@101 of Stockton Heath, Cheshire, has won the northern heat of the UK Bartenders’ Guild National Cocktail Challenge.

Bénédictine Liqueur has announced the UK regional winners of its 2014 Cocktail Challenge.

Charles Joly of The Aviary in Chicago is Diageo’s World Class Bartender of the Year.

Bols Elderflower retails for US$17.99 (75cl) with a 15% abv. The product is available in both the on- and off-trade channels across the US

Diageo Reserve has announced that its ‘World Class’ mixology competition will be held in the UK from 28 July to 1 August.

Cocktail equipment

18 October, 2013

Cocktail-making can require an astonishing array of equipment. Lucy Britner consults the experts on what they really can’t do without

Aidan Bowie from the Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow is the European winner of the Auchentoshan Switch – the transatlantic mixology competition.

Cocktail Culture

02 October, 2013

Lucy Britner provides the definitive lowdown on cocktail culture

Moscow Bar Show

21 August, 2013

The third Moscow Bar Show returns on October 1 – 3at the IEC Crocus Expo.

A bartender from Spain has won Diageo's global bartender competition World Class.

Funkin has appointed Simon Little, formerly of Diageo, Percy Fox, SABMiller, Greene King and Gaymers, as its new sales director.

on 30 October, 2012

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on 11 October, 2012

I’ve seen the beginning and the end of a lot of eras. That says it all about ‘King Cocktail’, Dale DeGroff. The great man is in London to co-host ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars’ event which was held in London last night (Oct 10) near Trafalgar Square...

French bartender Julien Escot became the Havana Club Grand Prix cocktail champion for 2012 yesterday, after prevailing from a field of 40 bartenders.

Pernod Ricard USA will replace its pre-mixed cocktail Malibu Caribbean Cosmo with a lower calorie version.

MyCocktails are frozen

20 April, 2012

The Manchester Drinks Company’s RTD line, MyCocktail, is set to be extended with the UK launch of frozen pre-mixed cocktail pouches.

Pernod Ricard USA will launch Malibu Melon Margarita in May, an addition to its off-trade-focused Malibu Cocktails pre-mixed range.

US: Beam has expanded its Skinnygirl range to include wine, a range of flavoured vodkas and a Piña Colada.

Vodka Cocktails

24 February, 2012

Although vodka can be mixed with anything and everything, producers in eastern and central Europe prefer the light touch when it comes to cocktails. Patience Gould checks out the action...

Pernod Ricard’s super premium gin, Beefeater 24, is now available in 50 markets worldwide.

Courvoisier takes to the sky

07 January, 2011

Courvoisier cognac is to be available on Virgin Atlantic flights.

Diageo brand Smirnoff has announced ‘country pairings’ for its global nightlife exchange project.

Spain/Portugal/Italy: Diageo has launched two ready to serve cocktails. The J&B Manhattan is to sell for €9.99 (70cl) and will roll out across Spain’s off-trade this month.  J&B blended scotch whisky is mixed with cherry and cranberry flavours as well as citrus and the product has an ABV of 14.9%.

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