Bacardi has launched a number of initiatives to help bar owners and retailers make the most of a new era of summer socialising.

Diageo has announced a $100 million support package to help the global bar trade get back on its feet as the coronavirus lockdown ends.

Bar Convent Brooklyn has been called off after the organisers decided it would be too risky to host a trade show during this age of contagion.

Automatic for the people

01 June, 2020

The future of the drinks trade will feature more ecommerce and greater use of robots.

The British pub and bar industry will be lost within days if the government does not take swift action to prop it up, leading operators have warned.

You can’t beat the classics, but every year there’s change within their ranks somewhere. Hamish Smith rounds up this year’s top 50

Drinks International’s annual Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge reflected the fast pace at which this sector is growing. Shay Waterworth reports.

Brands Report: Scotch Whisky

08 January, 2018

The previously unassailable Johnnie Walker could be showing signs of weakness, finds Hamish Smith

In our new series, Cihan Anadologlu, head bartender at Schumann’s Bar (number 23 in the World’s 50 Best Bars), gives the lowdown on the Munich scene

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

Fluid Movement has closed its north London bar Dach & Sons.

Global spirits groups and aspiring brands were present at the second annual Moscow Bar Show (MBS) this week to capitalize on Russian bartenders and distributors’ growing interest in international spirits. 

Courvoisier has crowned bartenders from 8 Bar in Falmouth winners of its Courvoisier Cocktails on a Grand Scale competition.

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.

Moscow Bar Show is to return for a second year from 25-27 September 2012.

The Bols brand is calling for entries into its Bols Around the World global bartending competition.

Four Roses bourbon has taken over the downstairs bar at Shaker & Company, London, for the month of February.

Malta: The Maltese Bartenders’ Guild (MBG) has appointed a new president. Wine and spirits retailer Joseph Farrugia took the post in October.

Shaker rattles and rolls out

25 October, 2011

Shaker BarSchools, the international bartender training company, has moved into bar operating with the opening of a bar in London.

Diageo GTME, the global travel and Middle East division of the world’s largest drinks company, has unveiled its latest initiative to grab a greater slice of the travel retail alcoholic liquor market.

The opening of a Captain Morgan branded bar on a tiny Bahamian island this last weekend signals Diageo GTME (Global Retail Middle East) division’s opening assault on the cruise line sector.

Amaretto brand Disaronno has hosted the final of its first Mixing Star cocktail competition in London.

Best Bar in the World revealed

10 November, 2010

A London speakeasy has been named the best bar in the world, according to an industry poll.

Dutch beer Grolsch has announced a partnership with British Airways and has opened a bar in one of the airline’s lounges in Terminal 5.

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Nick Strangeway

NOTHING'S NORMAL

Happy customers across the UK enjoyed their first pints and non-homemade cocktails at the start of July as its hospitality sector reopened after months of lockdown. But normal service has hardly resumed.

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