Louisville-based Sazerac will invest US$600 million in new barrel warehouses in London, Laurel County, Kentucky.

Sat in his newest bar, The Drinks Trolley, just moments from London’s King’s Cross Station, Dre Masso takes a look over his career as he approaches 30 years in the trade.

London dry gin producer Beefeater has announced the launch of Crown Jewel, the ultra-premium pinnacle of the brand’s gin portfolio that first appeared as a limited-edition release nearly two decades ago.

Mangrove Global, the premium UK spirits distributor, has announced the addition of East London Liquor Company to its portfolio.

Moebius, the Milan-based venue owned by Lorenzo Querci, includes a cocktail bar managed by Giovanni Allario, former bar manager of Le Syndicat, Paris, a bistrot restaurant, and a fine dining restaurant run by two Michelin Star chef, Enrico Croatti, it focuses on modern mixology.

London Essence has announced the launch of five of its mixers in the UAE, distributed by Dubai Refreshment Company.

London Cocktail Week kicks off on Thursday 13 October and for 11 days it promises to be the biggest yet, involving 350 bars spread across the capital.

London Cocktail Week begins this Thursday, October 13, running for 11 days, incorporating two weekends, the festival will see 350 bars involved and four Little Cocktail Villages spread across the capital. 

Paradiso from Barcelona was named the World’s Best Bar at the annual World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony in Barcelona, the first time the accolade has been awarded to a bar outside of London and New York.

Former Death & Co bartender Shannon Tebay is set to open a new neighbourhood bar and music venue on the site of the now-closed institution The 12 Bar Club on London’s Denmark Street.

The team behind London cocktail bars Swift Soho and Swift Shoreditch have announced the opening of a third site in South London this October.

Cocktails in the City has returned to London for a series of garden parties featuring some of London’s finest bars. 

Lyaness at Sea Containers London took top honours as it was named World’s Best Bar at the 16th annual Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards at the New Orleans Ritz Carlton Hotel.

London Cocktail Week 2022 will run from 13-23 October 2022 - now encompassing two weekends, following two years of extended month-long activities.

Diageo is investing £73 million in a Guinness microbrewery and “culture hub in the heart of London.

The London Wine Fair will now take place from June 7-9 in order to avoid a direct clash with Prowein.

Indian hospitality and hotel brand Taj have announced the opening of a new bar and restaurant at the five-star Taj 51 Buckingham Gate in central London.

London Wine Fair director Hannah Tovey has branded Prowein's decision to move the Dusseldorf-based show to May "a direct attack" on the UK drinks trade.

The team behind Milroy’s of London have opened a new high-end venue called Silverleaf at Pan Pacific London near Liverpool Street.

The World’s 50 Best Bars reflects travel restrictions and spotlights neighbourhood bars, says Nick Strangeway.

Connaught Bar from London was named the World’s Best Bar for the second year running in The World’s 50 Best Bars list, which was unveiled at the annual ceremony at Roundhouse in London tonight (December 7).

Ryan Chetiyawardana, known as Mr Lyan, and his team is due to open a new venue in East London called Seed Library in early 2022.

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.

London Cocktail Week has once again been extended to the whole month of October for 2021 and the full trade schedule has been released.

Fernet-Branca has announced that after a year’s hiatus, the Barback Games will return to London Cocktail Week for a third time, on 28th October.

Edrington UK has announced a series of workshops and events for the London trade as part of October’s London Cocktail Week.

The London Essence Company has announced that The Essence House pop-up is returning to Covent Garden throughout October for London Cocktail Week 2021.

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.

Wristbands are now available for London Cocktail Week 2021 which will once again be extended for the entire month of October.

Kevin McCabe, former head sommelier of Zuma, Roka and Yautacha Group, has teamed up with, Antony Lyon, of Lyon's Seafood & wine bar, to open a new brasserie and wine bar in east London.

For the first time, London Cocktail Week has announced a one-off Warm-Up festival, taking place 05-11 July 2021.

London Cocktail Week has announced that the 2021 festival will once again be extended to the full month of October and not host The Cocktail Village.

Fuller’s London Pride has announced a two-year partnership with The British & Irish Lions, becoming the official beer of the rugby union team.

02 March, 2021

UK’s number one premium gin brand moves production of its London Dry Gin to award winning City of London distillery

Diageo launches Tanqueray 0.0%

22 February, 2021

Diageo has launched a 0.0% abv version of its Tanqueray gin brand in a bid to capitalise upon soaring demand for alcohol-free drinks.

While most enter hospitality via high-volume bars or nightclubs, Pietro Collina got his first role at private members’ bar Mark’s Club in London aged 16.

Ibiza-based mobile bar company Southside Bars is now offering online cocktail masterclasses.

Cocktail bar owners Allison Crawbuck and Rhys Everett have launched London’s first absinthe distillery in the heart of the East End.

An award-winning distiller has tipped the non-alcoholic spirits category to enjoy strong future growth thanks to a raft of innovation in the years ahead.

Gin brand Beefeater has launched a global advertising campaign designed to celebrate the spirit of London.

Borco has invested in a redesign for its Finsbury gin range and launched a Wild Strawberry variant to attract new consumers.

The London Wine Fair is the latest high profile-event to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world.

London Cocktail Week organisers have announced that it will be moving The Cocktail Village to a new bigger venue on Brick Lane.

The Meantime Brewing Company in London has launched a can range of its three best selling beers.

ZECA Cachaca will unveil its new hybrid sugarcane varieties at the Brazilian embassy in London on April 11.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show will return to London in February 2018 for trade professionals to source private and commercial suppliers.

Pilsner Urquell has extended its partnership with Draft House, as the demand for Tank Beer has soared.

Get Carter for the LIWF

24 January, 2013

Brintex, organisers of the London International Wine Fair (LIWF), have announced  the appointment of Ross Carter as exhibition director, replacing James Murray who resigned after 10 years in the role.

Lee Potter Cavanagh of Mark’s Bar at HIX in London is this year’s Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind.

Digital Edition

Drinks International digital edition is available ahead of the printed magazine. Don’t miss out, make sure you subscribe today to access the digital edition and all archived editions of Drinks International as part of your subscription.

Comment

Tess Posthumus

Challenges stack up for hospitality

Tess Posthumus hates to be a doom-monger, but the reality is that many bars are facing a decidedly tough time.

Instagram

Facebook