I became an honorary Gin Rectifier last night (May 9). I took an oath and now I am duty bound to promote the best interests of gin.
Matteo Vanzi of Italy became Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender yesterday, triumphing on home soil against a field of ten other national finalists.
The winner of the London heat of the Lillet Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition, which was held at Bar Américain, Brasserie Zédel yesterday (May 8), was Calum Anderson from The Kenilworth Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire with his cocktail 'Rhuby Summers'.
Russian bartender Elizaveta Evdokimova won this year’s Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition, which took place at the Bacardi distillery in Puerto Rico yesterday.
A group of drinks industry icons has launched a consumer-facing website to educate consumers on how to mix drinks.
Cocktail historian David Wondrich is to host the World's 50 Best Bars 2013.
Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has partnered Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line to deliver an on-board cocktail training programme as part of World Class.
Fluid Movement has closed its north London bar Dach & Sons.
Diageo is to open a pop-up gin palace in London.
In the first of a series of World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features, we delve into the world's best rum bars.
Pink Pigeon rum has announced Leon Dalloway of Manchester’s The Whisky Jar and Gareth Evans of London's Pollen Street Social won the UK final of the inaugural Pink Pigeon Rum Cocktail Competition.
Trinidadian Daniyel Jones has won the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge.
For the final chapter of The World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report we asked bartenders about their favourite brands and spirits categories, rather than what sells best in their bars. The results threw up few surprises...
12 months ago the mojito ruled in The World's 50 Best Bars, but now it is down to number three. For the full list of most-made cocktails, here's the Brands Report.
It's Mojito time in the Brands Report, our spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars.
Ever wondered what vodka to use in a Cosmo? Here's how they are served in The World's 50 Best Bars.
Cocktails are now the subject of the Brands Report, our spin-off from The World's 50 Best Bars. Where better to start than the Dry Martini?
Europeans enjoy a little something to whet their appetite. Here are the favourite aperitifs of The World's 50 Best Bars on day 12 of the Brands Report.
Last up was aperitifs, now we venture beyond the realm of dinner to the world of digestifs. Here are the favourites of The World's 50 Best Bars on day 13 of the Brands Report.
Diageo is to host its 2013 World Class competition onboard a cruise ship.
It's beer time! Here are the favourites of The World's 50 Best Bars in day 11 of the Brands Report.
We all drink it and bars have to stock it. So which of the water brands are favoured at The World's 50 Best Bars. Here's day 10 of the Brands Report.
On day nine of the Brands Report, our spin-off survey of The World's 50 Best Bars, we delve into sparkling wines. So which are hot and which are not?
Liqueurs is a massive category stretching from Baileys to Chartreuse to Amaretto. But which brand came out top in the Brands Report, our spin-off survey of The World's 50 Best Bars.
Whisk(e)y is the subject of today's edition of the Brands Report, a spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars.
On day six of the Brands Report, a spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars, we polled bartenders on the subject of tequila.
How do you make a Margarita? The World's 50 Best Bars know a thing or two about that. They also know what tequila to use. Here's the Brands Report.
G’Vine gin’s Connoisseur Programme 2013 includes the chance to become the brand's ambassador.
On day five of the Brands Report, a spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars, we turn to brandy. So is it cognac, armagnac, or brandies from Spain, South Africa and the US that are selling best in the world's best bars?
Gin is the subject of the fourth installment of the Brands Report, a spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars.
Scotch whisky is the subject of the third installment of the Brands Report, a spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars. So which drams are the toast of the world's best bars.
In the second installment of the Brands Report, a spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars, we take a look at the rums that have been in favour in the world's best bars.
Vodka is the focus for the first installment of the Brands Report, a spin-off survey from the World's 50 Best Bars. So, which brands are tickling taste buds of the world's best bars?
Nightjar has apologised for featuring a whale skin infused drink on its menu.
The UK’s Nathan O’Neil won Beefeater 24’s Global Bartender Competition 2012 last night (November 28), prevailing from a field of 14 finalists.
Gareth Evans, bar manager at Pollen Street Social and Marco Piroli of LAB Bar were victors at this year's Tabasco British Bloody Mary Challenge.
Drinks International has launched The World’s 50 Best Bars 2012 supplement online.
American invention Terrepure - which is claimed to clean, premiumise and rapidly age distilled spirits - has been launched in the UK.
The India Bar Show, due to take place in Delhi from October 26-27, was cancelled.
Monin has selected William Humphery as the UK representative of its global Cocktail Cup in Paris.
Bar Convent Berlin attracted 5,700 visitors this year, a 20% increase on 2011.
Artesian in the Langham hotel on London's Portland Place is the number one bar in the world, according to Drinks International's The World's 50 Best Bars 2012.
Mixology magazine celebrated excellence in the German bar trade last night at its annual ceremony, the Mixology Bar Awards.
Bar Convent Berlin, now in its sixth year, is preparing for its annual event, which is described as somewhere between a trade fair and a symposium.
Bartender Kim Daniel Bergersen of Norway prevailed from a field of 11 finalists at Pilsner Urquell’s International Master Bartender (IMB) competition.
Drinks International is giving away 20 pairs of tickets to the World's 50 Best Bars Awards.
Bacardi has named Team USA winners of the 42 Below Cocktail World Cup 2012, which took place at the vodka brand's home, New Zealand.
Global Premium Brands has crowned the winner of its Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations 2012 cocktail competition, following the global final in Ibiza yesterday (September 3).
Chivas Brothers has unveiled a 1.5 litre magnum of its flagshiop blended scotch whisky, Chivas Regal, aimed specifically at elite bars.
Angostura is on the lookout for bartenders to take part in the national heats of its Global Cocktail Challenge 2013, a competition which culminates in the selection of its global brand ambassador.
The winners of the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards have been announced, with London taking six of the gongs at the New Orleans event.
UK rum show RumFest has moved to ExCel – the site currently being used to host Olympic events.
Tim Philips from Hemmesphere, Australia has won Diageo’s World Class bartender competition. Philips was one of 50 finalists from around the world who competed during a week of events and challenges in Rio, Brazil.
Drinks International has announced the winners of its 19th annual Cocktail Challenge.
When: Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday June 27: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
French bartender Julien Escot became the Havana Club Grand Prix cocktail champion for 2012 yesterday, after prevailing from a field of 40 bartenders.
Canadian bartender David Wolowidnyk has won the inaugural Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition. Wolowidnyk was one of eight global competitors at the final in Marrakech, Morocco.
A London bartender has fought off competition from more than 60 bartenders in the Sloane’s Gin ‘Twisted Traditions’ National Cocktail Competition.
Moscow Bar Show is to return for a second year from 25-27 September 2012.
Drinks International is pleased to announce the launch of worlds50bestbars.com.
Pernod Ricard USA and Beverage Alcohol Resource are offering free bartender training to the on-trade during May and June.
Disaronno is on the lookout for bartenders for the return of its international bartender competition, Disaronno Mixing Star.
Angostura has crowned US bartender David Delaney Jr as the winner of the 2012 Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge.
Finlandia has selected the 14th champion of its annual international cocktail competition, the Finlandia Vodka Cup.
Four Roses bourbon has taken over the downstairs bar at Shaker & Company, London, for the month of February.
Jura, The Whyte and Mackay single malt, has teamed up with its coffee industry namesake to create a range of whisky and coffee pairings.
Pernod Ricard’s super premium gin, Beefeater 24, is now available in 50 markets worldwide.
The world’s first pee-controlled video game has been launched, making a splash in south London bar Exhibit.
The Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind competition has been been won by David Sinclair of the Gleneagles hotel in Scotland
The Best Baltic Sommelier has been crowned following the Vana Tallinn Grand Prix 2011 in Tartu, Estonia.
The 2011 World’s 50 Best Bars list has been published, in partnership with sponsor Stolichnaya. This year, New York speakeasy PDT (Please Don’t Tell) took the top spot, with London hotel bars The Connaught and the Artesian in second and third place.
Malta: The Maltese Bartenders’ Guild (MBG) has appointed a new president. Wine and spirits retailer Joseph Farrugia took the post in October.
Stella Artois has crowned its World Draught Master for 2011 following the final of the global competition in Buenos Aires.
Glasgow-based whisky brand Auchentoshan completed the UK leg of The Auchentoshan Switch, a cocktail competition that offers two bartenders transatlantic internships.
Shaker BarSchools, the international bartender training company, has moved into bar operating with the opening of a bar in London.
Jack Daniel's has crowned the UK champion of its Tennessee-based Birthday Cocktail Competition 2011.