Teatulia opened this week at 36 Neal Street, Covent Garden and it is said to be the first tea shop and cocktail bar in London to have complete ownership of its provenance.

Bar Convent Berlin kicks off its new three-day format today. Hamish Smith spoke to show director Petra Lassahn and director of education, Angus Winchester, about what to expect from the show this week and into the future.

Ryan Chetiyawardana has announced that Dandelyan, currently number two on the list of The World’s 50 Best Bars, is going to close.

Author Tristan Stephenson, international bartender of the year Joe Schofield and Manhattan’s Philip Bischoff are among the industry stars speaking at Barometer in Ukraine.

London Cocktail Club founder JJ Goodman has created a winter cocktail menu for a new bar in the business premier lounge of London’s Eurostar terminal.

Steve Schneider and Shingo Gokan have announced they will open a new cocktail bar called The Odd Couple in Shanghai, China. (picture: drinkmagazine.asia)

Peter Dorelli, UK Bartenders Guild ambassador, says the UKBG will expose talented bartenders living and working outside London.

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.

Summer Chen of Singapore bar Summerlong has been crowned champion of the 2018 Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations global final in Ibiza.

Alan Sherwood has collaborated with Max and Noel Venning of Three Sheets and Bar Three to launch a new bar called Little Mercies in London this September.

Elon Soddu has been named head bartender of The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy hotel in London.

London Cocktail Week organisers have announced that it will be moving The Cocktail Village to a new bigger venue on Brick Lane.

London-based bar Scout, founded by bartender and consultant Matt Whiley, will be relocating from its Great Eastern Street location in Shoreditch this September and will re-open at a new site in Hackney.

Hamish Smith speaks to the founding partner of Barra Mexico, Ara Carvallo

Duff Said: Training day

21 August, 2018

The fact is, says Phil Duff, there is very little structured tutorage in the bar world. Will anyone pick up the slack?

Hamish Smith speaks to bar manager of Barmaglot, Dmitriy Korolev

Hamish Smith speaks to the founder of Salmon Guru, Diego Cabrera

Ivy Mix: The farmyard dream

07 August, 2018

Shay Waterworth meets Ivy Mix, owner of Leyenda in Brooklyn and a mixologist with many accolades to her appropriate name

Prosecco House is London’s first bar dedicated exclusively to prosecco. It claims to have sold 7,388 glasses and 2,300 bottles in its first trading quarter, proving that there is still a large appetite for the Italian wine in the UK.

The new menu of New York-based Cuban-American bar BlackTail launches in September. It is the bar’s most ambitious yet, telling the story of the Cuban Revolution.

Shay Waterworth finds how the twists and turns of a charmed life led to Ali Burgess’ current success

These days ‘the experience’ is what every splendour-seeker hopes for, and where better to get it than a bar?

Michele Reina explains to Shay Waterworth how his upbringing shaped his personality

Speed of serve is important. but it’s not everything when it comes to creating a great bar space, says Phil Duff.

Bar Convent Brooklyn’s debut last week has been met with positivity, with many exhibitors, speakers and guests vowing to return next year.

Daniel Warren from the Last Chance bar in Nottingham was last night (June 19) crowned Diageo Reserve’s World Class Bartender of the Year 2018 GB.

Paris bar Little Red Door landed in London this week to promote its new cocktail list: Menu of Universal Values.

Hamish Smith speaks to Co-chair of Tales of the Cocktail, Neal Bodenheimer

Quiet Industry

11 May, 2018

Monica Berg, one-third of the (p)our team, may be the quiet one, but her ethos underpins their work. by Hamish Smith

More than anything, it’s the people and creativity behind a spirits brand that make it so desireable

Hamish Smith speaks to founder of Smultronstalle, Rob Wood

Artesian at The Langham, London has launched a new menu called Artesian Moments consisting of 17 drinks inspired by the general public.

Erik Lorincz will leave his position as the head bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy – the World’s Best Bar 2017 - to open his own bar in London.

The sweet spot

26 March, 2018

David Cordoba travelled the world as Bacardi brand ambassador. he talks rum – and Bolton – with Hamish Smith

Rather than swapping excess for monk-like abstinence, find more sensible ways to achieve balance, suggests Phil Duff

Hamish Smith speaks to trainer and cocktail critic Nyaundi Mangerere

Against the Grain

08 February, 2018

Hamish Smith meets the contrary trailblazer Luke Whearty, just about to embark on a new venture.

Duff Said: Home is away

08 February, 2018

Phil Duff ponders the importance of ‘foreign-ness’ in the global cocktail scene.

The Making of Muldoon

13 December, 2017

Sean Muldoon – owner of New York’s Dead Rabbit and Black Tail – takes Hamish Smith back to growing up in the Belfast troubles, joining the Foreign Legion, and being Eminem before Eminem

Jan Warren falls in love with Italy’s capital – and its treasure trove of cocktail bars

The Philosopher

07 December, 2017

Hamish Smith meets Remy Savage, the new head bartender at former World’s Best Bar, Artesian

Hamish Smith speaks to Artem Peruk, owner of El Copitas bar

Bacardí has named its six UK finalists set to compete at the Northern European finals of the Bacardí Legacy cocktail competition in Amsterdam in November following the conclusion of the UK heats.

The multi-tasker

23 October, 2017

Christian Davis meets up with Swedish-born Fredrik Olsson who owns and runs Kosmopol in London’s trendy Chelsea

Jan Warren is bowled over by the latest venture from former Noma chef Lars Williams

Bar Convent Berlin will be run over three days in 2018 after this year’s event sold out of tickets leaving hundreds of visitors watching live streams around the city.

Drink in the sights

09 October, 2017

A menu is a statement of intent, says Sean Muldoon. The Dead Rabbit and Blacktail co-owner tells us how important menus have been to his bars

Tales of the Cocktail co-founders Paul and Ann Tuennerman have resigned from their roles with immediate effect.

Hamish Smith speaks to Lee Watson, Bar Consultant, Manila

Eastern Fulfilment

14 August, 2017

Hamish Smith highlights the top achievers in the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars

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