A project to show how chefs and bartenders can work together has resulted in a new menu for Le Syndicat. Co-founder Romain Le Mouëllic explains how it worked.

Yeferson Avila from bar Cardinal and restaurant Mar y Zielo in Colombia, has won the sixth edition of the Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge.

The Art of Shaking founders, Simone Caporale and Luca Missaglia, will host the first TAOS Day in Sicily, Italy on October 24.

Life on the Front Line

14 October, 2022

Kyiv’s bartenders are fighting back against the Russian invasion, as Hamish Smith discovers.

Benoit Bouillard from Monsieur Moutarde in Dijon, France was crowned the winner of the Giffard West Cup 2022 during the global final held in Angers last week.

Norwegian bartender, Adrián Michalčík, has been awarded the title of Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year, which saw bartenders from 50 countries take part.

Modernising Calvados

28 June, 2022

The apple-based spirit’s newest incarnations are at odds with outdated consumer perceptions, but a new breed of producer is working to change this.

Flor de Caña has announced the opening of inscriptions in Europe for the 2022 edition of its Sustainable Cocktail Challenge. 

Masahiro Urushido of Katana Kitten in New York City has been named the Altos Bartenders' Bartender at the inaugural North America's 50 Best Bars awards.

Graham’s Port has launched its first-ever bartending competition, in which seven bartenders from around the world will convene in Porto to compete for a €1000 cash prize and six months’ supply of Blend N º5 and Blend N º12.

Cardrona Distillery has opened entries to UK bartenders to its inaugural cocktail competition, Cardrona Club.

Once again, we asked our 100 global bars to rank their best-selling classic cocktails and a new champion has emerged this year.

Bacardi has announced the launch of a new non-alcoholic spirit brand created, in collaboration with Amsterdam-based bartenders, with cocktails in mind. 

Probably of all the leagues in the Annual Brands Report, a place in the Bartenders’ Choice list is the most sought-after among brands.

New York-based media company NBTV Studios has announced the UK launch of streaming platform, Spirits Network, and is inviting UK bartenders to audition for its inaugural programme, Shake Off.

Milan bar Officina is set to host Officina Cocktail Week with bartenders from some of the World’s Best Bars set to attend the inaugural event.

22 July, 2021

Looking to add a splash of excitement to classic cocktails this summer? No.3 Gin’s refreshing balance of juniper, citrus and spice makes it the perfect addition to this season’s drinking occasions. 

15 July, 2021

On the back of exponential international growth through 2020, Cazcabel Tequila is announcing exciting plans to build a new distillery in Atotonilco El Alto, Jalisco. 

James Grant from Canada has been crowned the 12th winner of Diageo World Class following a first ever virtual event for 2021.

Nick Strangeway on the pros and cons for bartenders taking on an ambassadorial role in post-Covid times.

Jagermeister Scholarship, a programme that traditionally gives young bartenders the chance of a three-month internship in Berlin’s bars, will be hosted digitally for the second year running.

Tomas Estes, one of the drinks industry's most loved and respected figures, has passed away peacefully at his home in Oregan.

22 April, 2021
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The Berlin mixer experts of Thomas Henry are always on the lookout for new flavours to inspire bartenders and bar lovers around the globe and catch up on trends within the industry. 

Glenmorangie has released a new single malt scotch whisky called X by Glenmorangie which has been specifically designed for mixing.

Global Bartending Talent Agency is launching an online marketplace that connects cocktail lovers with some of the world’s best bars.

Australian vermouth brand Regal Rogue has launched a new bartender training initiative in collaboration with The Liana Collection, the brand’s newly appointed UK distributor in 2021.

A former Diageo marketing executive has launched the world’s first dedicated talent agency for influential bartenders.

Licor 43 has announced plans to host its fourth annual Bartenders & Baristas Challenge online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with the United Nations to offer a series of free online training modules to help budding bartenders become mixology maestros.

Digital happy hours, online mixology sessions and virtual tip jars are helping bartenders make ends meet amid the coronavirus lockdown. 

Bacardi has set up a $3m fund to help bar owners and bartenders make ends meet during the global coronavirus lockdown.

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

Following a grant awarded to the charity by the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation in July, The Benevolent is inviting bartenders and hospitality workers to their Minds Matter mental health workshops.

Diageo has announced that next year’s World Class Bartender of the Year awards will be in Glasgow.

While amaretto may have a long and somewhat idyllic history, it has done little to capture consumers’ imaginations in recent times. But cocktail culture could be key to changing all that, finds Angel Brown

Havana Club has unveiled The Havana Club Professional Edition range which has been specifically developed to target bartenders.

Vodka: A clear winner?

21 August, 2018

Is it possible to apply the craft approach to vodka? Philip Duff could have had the recipe for success

Daniel Warren from the Last Chance bar in Nottingham was last night (June 19) crowned Diageo Reserve’s World Class Bartender of the Year 2018 GB.

Diageo has published its list of top 50 bartenders for the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2017 semi-final.

Bar Convent Berlin organisers have announced that the UK will be this year’s ‘country of honour’.

The Patrón Perfectionist’s Cocktail Competition has returned for 2016, and has gone international.

Former Artesian bartenders Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale have announced the launch of P(OUR), a foundation to build a holistic community for the global drinks industry. 

Witek Wojaczek of The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is the UK winner of Courvoisier’s Toast of Paris International Cocktail Competition.

Diageo’s global travel team has announced the names of the final three cruise line bartenders who will compete in its World Class Bartender of the Year competition.

Bénédictine Liqueur has announced the UK regional winners of its 2014 Cocktail Challenge.

Jameson has unveiled Jameson Barrel Aged Cocktails, a programme to encourage bartenders to broaden their understanding of cocktail making and Irish whiskey. 

Tom Walker of the American Bar at The Savoy hotel in London, has won the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2014.

Diageo Reserve has announced that its ‘World Class’ mixology competition will be held in the UK from 28 July to 1 August.

Pre-mixed drinks

21 December, 2012

Consumers are starting to really embrace the convenience of a pre-mixed drink in a portable format. Hamish Smith reports

Bartender Kim Daniel Bergersen of Norway prevailed from a field of 11 finalists at Pilsner Urquell’s International Master Bartender (IMB) competition.

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