London bar operator Ryan Chetiywardana has opened the doors to Lyaness at Sea Containers London, bringing an end to the four-year life of the World’s Best Bar 2018, Dandelyan.

Bar innovator Ryan Chetiyawardana will launch three new Mr Lyan venues across three countries in 2019, including Lyaness which replace Dandelyan, the reigning world’s best bar.

Armagnac producer Bordeneuve Châteaux & Collections has reported the largest ever harvest in the history of the brand.

Ryan Chetiyawardana’s Dandelyan was named World’s Best Bar at The World’s 50 Best Bars awards 2018 which took place at Roundhouse in London, UK.

Ryan Chetiyawardana has announced that Dandelyan, currently number two on the list of The World’s 50 Best Bars, is going to close.

Armagnac producer, Bordeneuve Châteaux & Collections has received a spike in interest from Asian importers over the past six months.

Ali Reynolds of Hawksmoor Spitalfields was named Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind at the Callooh Callay final in Shoreditch last night. 

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Staffing crisis could open opportunities

The pandemic has thrown many challenges at bar owners over the past couple of years and the ones that survived the various lockdowns and restrictions deserve a pat on the back. However, while revenues are returning and bars are beginning to recruit once more, we’ve come up against a whole new set of problems, one of which is a global starring crisis.

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