US supermarket chain Walmart has launched Grocery Pickup in 2000 stores nationwide which allows customers to order and pickup alcoholic beverages without leaving that car.

Remy Savage is to become a partner at the bar group Le Syndicat in Paris and launch two new bars - one on either side of the Channel, Drinks International can exclusively reveal.

The Worshipful Company of Marketers and The Woshipful Company of Distillers have come together to host a debate on the modern role of marketing within the spirits industry.

The new menu at London’s Lyaness is the most significant launch since the bar re-opened in 2018, according to Mr Lyan global bar director Alex Lawrence.

Marco Corallo will join The Langham’s Artesian on Monday, replacing Remy Savage, Drinks International can exclusively reveal.

The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in New York will open a site in New Orleans' French Quarter next year ahead of a US, then global expansion, Drinks International can exclusively reveal.

The UK cocktail industry surpassed £600m in value according to the latest CGA data released by Funkin Cocktails.

Ukrainian bar show Barometer is now one of the most influential in eastern Europe according to Bacardí global brand ambassador Dickie Cullimore.

Diageo World Class judge Dave Broom said having the finals in Glasgow was a “huge deal” for the city’s hospitality industry.

The Roma Bar Show has been hailed an important step for the Italian hospitality trade by industry leaders.

BCB to move in 2020

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BCB, Europe’s largest bar show, will relocate from Station Berlin to Berlin ExpoCenter City in 2020.

New York’s Dante was crowned World’s Best Bar 2019 at the World’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony last night (3 October) in London.

On the eve of the 10th edition of London Cocktail Week Drinks International caught up with Siobhan Payne and Hannah Sharman-Cox, the dream team behind one of the industry’s biggest festivals.

Fifty bartenders completed the Martini Racing Ciclismo La Classica at the inaugural Roma Bar Show last week.

Diageo revealed on Thursday night (26 September) that the 2020 World Class Global Finals will be held in Sydney, Australia.

Bannie Kang from Singapore was named Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year 2019 at the global finals in Glasgow on Thursday, 26 September.

London’s Tayēr + Elementary has been named second in the 51-100 list of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 just four months after opening.

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, has opened a new head office in Glasgow city centre.

Mast-Jaegermeister UK has announced the launch of Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee in the UK, available across the on-and off-trade nationwide. 

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.

From the 27-29 September Barometer International Bar Show 2019 will take place in the CEC ‘Parkovy’, Kyiv with around 15,000 people expected to attend.

The Benevolent has been awarded a grant from Tales of the Cocktail Foundation aimed at implementing mental health workshops for bartenders and hospitality workers within the UK drinks industry.

Glencairn Crystal has now recorded 15 years of continued business growth following the release of its most recent financial results.

Spirits producers and organisations from across the world met in Geneva on Tuesday (9 July) to form the World Spirits Alliance.

Tim Etherington-Judge, founder of Healthy Hospo, will launch his Run 424242 challenge on 20 July 2019 at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.

Ross Carter, who was head of London Wine Fair between 2013 and 2017, is the new chief executive of The Benevolent, the UK drinks industry charity. 

Non-alcoholic spirits drink Strryk has gained a £1m investment from soft drinks company AG Barr, which also owns Funkin Cocktails.

Europe’s first CBD cocktail bitters launched this June by independent UK-based company OTO.

Drinks International’s Shay Waterworth has been named the Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year 2019.

Vinexpo CEO Rodolphe Lameyse has announced big changes to the running of various shows over the coming years following his inception to the company in April.

In the space of a year, the value of the UK cocktail market has increased 9.5% to £587m according to CGA data released by Funkin Cocktails.

LVMH luxury goods company, which owns Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Hennessey among others, will donate €200m ($226m) to help restore Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris after it caught fire on Monday evening.

Not-for-profit organisation P(our) has announced that ‘Understanding’ will be the topic of this year’s Symposium, held in London on 24 June.

Fruit purée and cocktail mixer company Funkin Cocktails has announced a new series of its Innovation Labs, a training programme for bartenders across the UK, in association with London’s Crucible.

Milk & Honey owner and Street Feast founder Jonathan Downey said the past decade of London’s bar scene has been a “desert in terms of change” and that hotel bars should not be named Best Bar in the World.

Bartenders Charles Roche and Eleanor Holcroft have launched a range of ready-to-drink cocktails called Liquid Intellect which focus on ‘nostalgic flavours’.

In honour of International Women’s Day, DrinkUp.London is celebrating the female bartender talent in London with an International Women’s Day Cocktail Tour on 4-11 March.

Long Tail Mixers has targeted international expansion as the premium mixers category continues to soar gloablly.

Beluga Vodka has launched the fourth edition of Beluga Signature, a multistage bartender program in seven major markets across the world.

Franklin & Sons has announced the launch of the ‘Taste Collective’ with the appointment of bartender Rich Woods, chef Sophie Michell and cookery writer and food stylist Rosie Birkett as ambassadors.

Funkin Cocktails will mark its 20th anniversary with a brand redesign which will roll out across its entire portfolio of purées, syrups, shrubs, pre-batched mixers, garnishes and draught products.

The Venning brothers won three awards at the 2019 CLASS Bar Awards last night, February 12 at Lindley Hall, London.

More than 500 WSET students graduated with a Diploma in 2018 from countries all around the world, highlighting the increased demand for wine and spirits education.

Fever-Tree has released its trading update for the year ended 31 December 2018, with full year revenue expected to be reach £236m, up 39% on 2017.

Visitor centres are shop windows for drinks companies. They are an important opportunity to show o facilities, inform and educate guests and, if successful, they can be a significant profit centre.

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.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling for clarity from the UK government on its post no deal tariff plans, warning that any no deal Brexit will see wine prices hit an all-time high.

Hamish smith has the lowdown on the who, what and how of the way the annual lists are compiled

Alex Kratena and Monica Berg will launch their first solo London venue in Spring 2019, it has been exclusively revealed to Drinks International’s sister publication Class.

Matt Whiley has announced he will open a sequel to his London bar Scout in Sydney in February 2019.

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