Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London has launched a new cocktail menu inspired by legendary musicians spanning the past 100 years. 

Little Red Door in Paris launched its 2019 menu today – A way with Words.

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.

The team that put Portugal on the cocktail map with the success of Red Frog, has launched a second bar in Lisbon, the sustainability-forward Monkey Mash.

Angel Brown speaks to Kurits Bosley, bar nerd at CBK Hospitality Solutions

Robyn Wilkie, has been appointed as the new bar manager at Liquorette – located on Rathbone Place, London.

The American Bar at The Savoy hotel, London has announced a new cocktail menu which will launch on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

A view from the city: Bangkok

06 February, 2019

Hamish Smith speaks to Choti Leenutaphong, managing director of Vesper cocktail bar

London’s bar Swift has launched a new cocktail menu this February for its downstairs bar.

Ireland's first permanent alcohol-free bar The Virgin Mary, will open in Dublin this February.

Eve Vasileiadou was practically raised behind a bar – now she runs her own show. Shay Waterworth meets the vibrant manager of Churchill Bar

Duff Said: What's fair?

20 December, 2018

Philip duff asks whether it’s really only the privileged, heavily-backed brands and bars that can afford to win awards

Hamish Smith speaks to Charlene Dawes, owner of Tastings Group

Shay Waterworth meets the unstoppable Alex Kratena, former star of the Artesian and co-founder of Pour

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

A view from the city: Jakarta

06 December, 2018

Hamish Smith speaks to group head bartender at The Union Group Jakarta, Kika Moka

As alcohol delivery companies make their mark, Philip Duff bigs up the delights of domestic drinking

As the legalisation of cannabis opens up, Philip Duff asks what industry the liquor companies are really in

Max Venning: A new oasis

06 November, 2018

Shay Waterworth meets Max Venning as he gears up to open his latest watering hole in London

World Class champion Orlando Marzo has told Drinks International that he wants to open a bar in Melbourne in late 2019.

Hamish Smith speaks to the founder of Strangers Club, Carlos E Esquivel

Ketel One Vodka has partnered with Amico’s Bar in Essex, England to open an edible garden on site.

Teatulia opened this week at 36 Neal Street, Covent Garden and it is said to be the first tea shop and cocktail bar in London to have complete ownership of its provenance.

Bar Convent Berlin kicks off its new three-day format today. Hamish Smith spoke to show director Petra Lassahn and director of education, Angus Winchester, about what to expect from the show this week and into the future.

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

Author Tristan Stephenson, international bartender of the year Joe Schofield and Manhattan’s Philip Bischoff are among the industry stars speaking at Barometer in Ukraine.

London Cocktail Club founder JJ Goodman has created a winter cocktail menu for a new bar in the business premier lounge of London’s Eurostar terminal.

Steve Schneider and Shingo Gokan have announced they will open a new cocktail bar called The Odd Couple in Shanghai, China. (picture: drinkmagazine.asia)

Peter Dorelli, UK Bartenders Guild ambassador, says the UKBG will expose talented bartenders living and working outside London.

In an open letter, leading London bar operator Tony Conigliaro has criticised Bacardi’s Martini for piggybacking his Bar Termini Milano-Torino charity bike ride and creating its own.

Summer Chen of Singapore bar Summerlong has been crowned champion of the 2018 Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations global final in Ibiza.

Alan Sherwood has collaborated with Max and Noel Venning of Three Sheets and Bar Three to launch a new bar called Little Mercies in London this September.

Elon Soddu has been named head bartender of The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy hotel in London.

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

London-based bar Scout, founded by bartender and consultant Matt Whiley, will be relocating from its Great Eastern Street location in Shoreditch this September and will re-open at a new site in Hackney.

Hamish Smith speaks to the founding partner of Barra Mexico, Ara Carvallo

Duff Said: Training day

21 August, 2018

The fact is, says Phil Duff, there is very little structured tutorage in the bar world. Will anyone pick up the slack?

Hamish Smith speaks to bar manager of Barmaglot, Dmitriy Korolev

Hamish Smith speaks to the founder of Salmon Guru, Diego Cabrera

Ivy Mix: The farmyard dream

07 August, 2018

Shay Waterworth meets Ivy Mix, owner of Leyenda in Brooklyn and a mixologist with many accolades to her appropriate name

Prosecco House is London’s first bar dedicated exclusively to prosecco. It claims to have sold 7,388 glasses and 2,300 bottles in its first trading quarter, proving that there is still a large appetite for the Italian wine in the UK.

The new menu of New York-based Cuban-American bar BlackTail launches in September. It is the bar’s most ambitious yet, telling the story of the Cuban Revolution.

Shay Waterworth finds how the twists and turns of a charmed life led to Ali Burgess’ current success

These days ‘the experience’ is what every splendour-seeker hopes for, and where better to get it than a bar?

Michele Reina explains to Shay Waterworth how his upbringing shaped his personality

Speed of serve is important. but it’s not everything when it comes to creating a great bar space, says Phil Duff.

Bar Convent Brooklyn’s debut last week has been met with positivity, with many exhibitors, speakers and guests vowing to return next year.

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.

Paris bar Little Red Door landed in London this week to promote its new cocktail list: Menu of Universal Values.

Hamish Smith speaks to Co-chair of Tales of the Cocktail, Neal Bodenheimer

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