Vodka: Premium Bonds

17 March, 2014

Lucy Britner finds top-end vodkas are flavour of the month – even if some flavours are floundering

Rum's road to the dark side

12 December, 2013

Rum stirs up more than just flavours. Lucy Britner finds out what’s happening in cocktail culture

Vodka really is the chameleon of the spirits world. Lucy Britner uncovers its many guises

Cocktail equipment

18 October, 2013

Cocktail-making can require an astonishing array of equipment. Lucy Britner consults the experts on what they really can’t do without

Gin Overview

30 August, 2013

Lucy Britner delves into the murky past of gin to catalogue its beginnings and see how far it has come – and where it might end up

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

Genever: Beyond Convention

06 August, 2013

Lucy Britner looks into the growing phenomenon of the spirit that’s definitely not gin

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

Champagne: The Prestige

23 July, 2013

For a while it looked like Champagne was losing its lustre, but Lucy Britner finds more consumers being attracted to quality

Pastis

05 June, 2013

A very French product is showing innovation and a willingness to tackle new markets. Lucy Britner reports 

Malt whisky

21 December, 2012

Is age growing old when it comes to single malts? Lucy Britner finds producers are looking beyond the traditional

Vodka in the US

10 December, 2012

Lucy Britner finds vodka is still sweet on flavour in the US market. Here she uncovers some of the more unusual varieties

Drinks International has launched The World’s 50 Best Bars 2012 supplement online.

Cream liqueurs

09 November, 2012

An unfamiliar face has designs on the cream liqueurs crown. Lucy Britner flings the saloon doors open on the sector

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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I’m not very good at geography. When I finished the WSET Advanced course in Wines & Spirits I vowed I wasn’t going to do the Diploma. The G word is such a large part of the course and you have to remember where a particular region is, what grows there, what the climate’s like and what the soil type is.......

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It’s ‘up periscope’ for Irish distilleries

I know how wierd this might seem but I often think that the opening of a new distillery is like the launch of a new submarine. It is unveiled in all its pristine glory in a blaze of publicity and fanfare.

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