Bar Convent Berlin, now in its seventh year, is preparing for its annual event, which is described as somewhere between a trade fair and a symposium.

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

Use pubs or lose them

01 October, 2013

CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), is calling on British people to use pubs otherwise they will close. It claims 26 pubs close every week in Britain.

Jose Luis Leon became the first Mexican winner of the Tahona Society Cocktail Competition, having triumphed at the grand final at the Demetria Hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday (September 27).

Chris Mosey of Hula Bar in Manchester has won the UK final of the Tahona Society Cocktail Competition, defeating nine other bartenders. 

American bartender Amanda Rose Boucher triumphed at the third edition of the Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition yesterday.

In the latest of our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off guides, beer expert Jeff Evans takes us through the best beer bars in the world.

Moscow Bar Show

21 August, 2013

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

London Cocktail Club founder JJ Goodman has teamed up with Monin UK to launch a national competition called the Underground Punch Pong League (UPPL).

UK music artist Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, has joined forces with London’s cocktail and club entrepreneur, Gerry Calabrese to launch Ink in London's Leicester Square next month (September).

A new book highlighting 300 of the world’s best beers is being launched at the Great British Beer Festival today.

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has announced that Elland 1872 Porter has been crowned the 'Best Beer' in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival which is being held at Olympia in London this week.

This month World's 50 Best Bars editor Lucy Britner rounds up her top speakeasy-style bars from around the world

In the latest World's 50 Best Bars spin-off, Bernard Hine picks his favourite Cognac bars from around the world.

Lucy Britner, editor of The World’s 50 Best Bars, walks us through the greatest tiki bars on earth.

Next up in our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features we examine the world's best vodka bars.

Pedro Paulo from One Aldwych in London is the UK Bartenders’ Guild National Cocktail Competition winner

The title of Disaronno Mixing Star 2013 has been awarded to Dutch bartender, Tess Posthumus. The European final, held in Amsterdam’s Club Harbour, saw 18 bartenders compete.

Self styled global rum ambassador, Ian Burrell has announced the launch of his Rum Experience University.

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

Next up in our series of World's 50 Best Bars spin-off articles we examine the world's best Champagne bars. 

Organisers of Superbar, the new Milan-based international bar event, have announced doors will open to the show on September 30 and close October 3 2013.

Next up in our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features we examine the world's best gin bars. 

In the latest of our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features, we delve into the world's best tequila bars. 

Venezuelan bartender Anthony Medina has become Diplomático rum’s inaugural world cocktail champion, after unexpectedly triumphing on home soil.

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 to open gin palace

18 March, 2013

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.

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.  

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? 

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. 

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. 

Diageo World Class sets sail

28 January, 2013

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. 

G’Vine gin’s Connoisseur Programme 2013 includes the chance to become the brand's ambassador.

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.

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