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.

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. 

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.

India Bar Show cancelled

25 October, 2012

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.

Review: Bar Convent Berlin

12 October, 2012

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. 

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