Gǒng at Shangri-La The Shard, London, has partnered with Diplomático Rum and Canaïma Gin this summer, two sustainable, smallbatch Latin American spirits brands.

Ever since the world was pinned down by the effects of Covid-19 there’s been a surge in online tutorials from both brands and bartenders demonstrating basic shaking techniques and the ‘perfect Mojito’. However, at the industry’s top level there’s been a drought in innovative education, until now.

Simone Caporale is one of the most decorated bartenders on the planet, yet one of the most personable.

Caporale's ZEO hits UK market

08 November, 2020

New non-alcoholic spirit brand ZEO, which has been created in partnership with bartender Simone Caporale, has launched into the UK market.

Internationally recognised bartenders Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale have launched Muyu, a range of three modern liqueurs made with natural ingredients.

Adventurous flavours are on the cards for sugar syrups in 2015, as Lucy Britner reports

British chef Jamie Oliver has entered the drinks industry with the launch of Drinks Tube, a free educational video channel on You Tube.

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