Justin Martindale MW has been announced as this year’s winner of the Madame Bollinger Medal, which is awarded for excellence in tasting and outstanding achievement in the Institute of Masters of Wine practical exams.

Amaro Montenegro has named Ruben Sudmeier, head bartender of Cafe Niebla, Spain as winner of the third edition of its Vero Bartender global cocktail competition, which took place on October 26. 

Harrison Kenney of Sydney’s Cantina OK! has been crowned winner at the 2022 Patrón Perfectionists cocktail competition global final at Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico.

The World’s 50 Best Bars has announced the launch of its first-ever scholarship, the winner of which will be awarded with expenses-paid internships at London’s Connaught Bar and New York’s Katana Kitten.

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

Coa of Hong Kong has been crowned Asia’s Best Bar in 2021 following a virtual awards ceremony of Asia’s 50 Best Bars on Thursday, 6 May.

Angostura has crowned US bartender David Delaney Jr as the winner of the 2012 Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge.

Pernod Ricard, with its Olmeca tequila brand, has announced the winner of the Tahona Society Margarita contest.

Angostura has crowned the winner of its 2011 Global Cocktail Challenge. Andy Griffiths from Cookie bar in Melbourne, Australia, took home the US$10,000 prize as well as a one year brand ambassadorship.

US spirits company Proximo has entered into a UK distribution agreement with Marblehead Brand Development.

Drinks International Travel Retail Awards trophy winners were announced during the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes this week (October 19).

Diageo has announced the winner of its global bartender competition World Class. Erik Lorincz from the Connaught Bar at The Connaught, London, was crowned champion at a ceremony in Athens, Greece.

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