Drop the attitude

24 March, 2017

Jan Warren is perplexed by a bartender’s attitude and wonders what elicits such reactions

Diageo has published its list of top 50 bartenders for the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2017 semi-final.

Ada Coleman remembered

08 March, 2017

On International Women’s Day, it seems appropriate to remember Ada Coleman, who was a leading London bartender much loved by the rich and famous in one of London’s top bars at the beginning of the last century.

Born to the bar

08 March, 2017

Hamish Smith talks to Ago Perrone about his journey from Lake Como to London’s Connaught bar

Jan Warren asks what his bartending friends would choose as their final drink in the event of an apocolypse

Hamish Smith speaks to Grant Murray, General Manager at Scotch & Rye.

Dandelyan at Mondrian London, won a host of awards at the re-launched Class Bar Awards, including Best Bar, Best Hotel Bar and Best Drinks Menu.

Wandering Spirit

17 February, 2017

Iain Griffiths has achieved a lot in a short space of time. Hamish Smith tracks the path backwards from White Lyan and Dandelyan

Jan Warren attempts to satisfy those customers who have no idea what they want to drink

A view from the city: Zurich

03 February, 2017

Hamish Smith speaks to Dirk Hany, Ex-bar manager at Widder Bar, Zurich

Pernod Ricard has announced the Beefeater MIXLDN cocktail competition finalists ahead of the global final in London.

The Fire Fighter

23 January, 2017

Dinos Constantinides has faced his share of adversity, yet has always bounced back. Hamish Smith finds out how

Jan Warren on the forensic detail that goes into creating every drink on a bar’s menu

Hamish Smith speaks to Jarkko Issukka Co-founder/bartender of Lilla e

Courvoisier has launched its Toast of Paris International Cocktail Competition for the second year with ‘Le Jour et la Nuit de Courvoisier’.

González Byass has launched the 2017 edition of its international cocktail competition, the Tío Pepe Challenge.

Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Company is to open its first bar in the UK. 

Jan Warren harks back to the old days when local bars were where revolutions found their feet

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey has named the three winners of its Tennessee Calling competition. 

Tony Conigliaro of London cocktail bars 69 Colebrooke Row and Bar Termini and drinks innovation company Drink Factory, will open his third bar concept, Untitled, in Hackney this December.

Hamish Smith speaks to Neil Donachie, owner of Shilling, Newcastle, UK

The Chameleon

18 November, 2016

Shingo Gokan talks to Hamish Smith about adapting and surviving

Hamish Smith speaks to Jad Ballout, bar manager at Central Station Boutique Bar

Warren Column: Mood Swings

03 November, 2016

What’s the best way to cope with feeling moody when you’re behind the bar? Jan Warren shares

Alive and kicking

27 October, 2016

New York’s Dead Rabbit has been named the world’s best bar. Hamish Smith catches up with co-owner Jack Mcgarry to see what’s next for the winning team

Braced for impact

20 October, 2016

Grant Murray from Scotland won the Peter F Heering classics global final in London Cocktail Week

Dutch distillery brand Bols is inviting bartenders to compete in its next global bartending competition Bols Around the World: The Bols Genever Edition.

Diageo, organisers of the World Class Bartender of the Year competition, is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for a travel and drinks enthusiast to go on the ultimate cocktail adventure and host a new global travel show.

Cheeky Tiki

13 October, 2016

Scott Schuder has big plans to recreate his paris tiki bar in other cities. Hamish Smith finds out more

Jan Warren has a crush on the cocktail competition that appeals to his baser bartending instincts

Prepare to shake

28 September, 2016

London Cocktail Week is coming up in October. Christian Davis gives a sneak preview of the UK’s biggest bar festival

Hamish Smith speaks to Nicolás Fumía, F&B Manager Moderno, Hyatt Centric Montevideo, Uruguay

Dandelyan’s Kelsey Ramage has been crowned the sixth winner of The Tahona Society Cocktail Competition.

Get ready for anything

15 September, 2016

The World’s 50 Best Bars editor, Hamish Smith, gives us a preview of what to expect when the ranking is revealed on October 6

Black Cow Vodka has announced the appointment of Harry Roper and Georgia Billing as its first UK brand ambassadors.

Gin Mare competition winners

08 September, 2016

Robyn Wilkie of The Social Company in London and Fabio Brusco of the San Rocco restaurant in Alicante, Spain were the joint winners of the Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition this week.

The team behind Latin America’s ‘first and only’ trade show has hailed last month's event a success and plans to extend the show to two days next year. 

Pitch perfect

30 August, 2016

Hamish Smith talks to Hidetsugu Ueno about the making of Japan’s most famous bartender

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB) has announced that Shervene Shahbazkhani is its UK head of trade advocacy.

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

The Soldier

22 August, 2016

Steve Schneider nearly didn’t make it – in any sense of the phrase. He tells Hamish smith how he went from coma to top tender

Bar Guide Dubai

22 August, 2016

World's 50 Best Bars editor Hamish Smith has been to Dubai - here is his bar guide

Peter F Heering has announced the 10 global semi-finalists of its 2016 Classic Challenge.

Andrej Malic of Celebrity Cruises has been crowned Diageo Global Travel’s ‘best bartender’ at the Diageo Reserve’s World Class competition heat held last night in the Diageo 396 Bar, Miami.

Iconic London cocktail bar LAB will close next month to make way for a new venue co-owned by bartenders Bobby Hiddleston and Mia Johansson and Nightjar and Oriole owners Rosie Stimpson and Edmund Weil.

A conference on the future of the drinks business will preceed Bar Convent Berlin 2016 in October.

Emporia Brands has announced the winner of the Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai competition - Alvino’s from Newcastle.

Ice is so much more than frozen water when it comes to its latest cocktail incarnations, says Jan Warren

Hamish Smith speaks to Fernando Rodriquez, bartender at Pocket Food and Drinks, Escazu

Aidan Bowie, Diageo Reserve’s GB World Class Bartender of the Year 2016, has partnered with Llama Inn in Williamsburg, NYC to open a World Class pop up bar on August 3.

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