A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.
Jason Williams of The Rook bar in Sydney won the third edition of the Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition last night in London, overcoming a field of 26 international bartenders.
The results of The World's 50 Best Bars were announced at a ceremony at One Mayfair in London last night, before a throng of 500 of the bar industry's leading lights.
The results of The World's 50 Best Bars were announced at a ceremony at One Mayfair in London last week, before a crowd of 500 of the bar industry's leading lights.
Artesian at the Langham Hotel has been voted the world's best bar for the second year running in Drinks International's World's 50 Best Bars survey.
Scott Mitchell from The Bon Vivant in Edinburgh will represent the UK at the Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition in London next month, after taking the national title yesterday.
Mike Flannery, barman at New York’s Apartment 13 restaurant has won the 2013 Peter F Heering Sling Awards at the BCB Bar Convent show in Berlin.
The inaugural London Sherry Trail launched last night.
Bartender Arnd H Heissen and Cologne bar, Spirits, took the top prizes at The Mixology Bar Awards 2014 last night.
Bar Convent Berlin, now in its seventh year, is preparing for its annual event, which is described as somewhere between a trade fair and a symposium.
Aidan Bowie from the Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow is the European winner of the Auchentoshan Switch – the transatlantic mixology competition.
CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), is calling on British people to use pubs otherwise they will close. It claims 26 pubs close every week in Britain.
Jose Luis Leon became the first Mexican winner of the Tahona Society Cocktail Competition, having triumphed at the grand final at the Demetria Hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday (September 27).
Chris Mosey of Hula Bar in Manchester has won the UK final of the Tahona Society Cocktail Competition, defeating nine other bartenders.
American bartender Amanda Rose Boucher triumphed at the third edition of the Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition yesterday.
In the latest of our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off guides, beer expert Jeff Evans takes us through the best beer bars in the world.
The third Moscow Bar Show returns on October 1 – 3, at the IEC Crocus Expo.
London Cocktail Club founder JJ Goodman has teamed up with Monin UK to launch a national competition called the Underground Punch Pong League (UPPL).
UK music artist Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, has joined forces with London’s cocktail and club entrepreneur, Gerry Calabrese to launch Ink in London's Leicester Square next month (September).
A new book highlighting 300 of the world’s best beers is being launched at the Great British Beer Festival today.
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has announced that Elland 1872 Porter has been crowned the 'Best Beer' in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival which is being held at Olympia in London this week.
This month World's 50 Best Bars editor Lucy Britner rounds up her top speakeasy-style bars from around the world
In the latest World's 50 Best Bars spin-off, Bernard Hine picks his favourite Cognac bars from around the world.
Lucy Britner, editor of The World’s 50 Best Bars, walks us through the greatest tiki bars on earth.
Next up in our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features we examine the world's best vodka bars.
Pedro Paulo from One Aldwych in London is the UK Bartenders’ Guild National Cocktail Competition winner
The title of Disaronno Mixing Star 2013 has been awarded to Dutch bartender, Tess Posthumus. The European final, held in Amsterdam’s Club Harbour, saw 18 bartenders compete.
Self styled global rum ambassador, Ian Burrell has announced the launch of his Rum Experience University.
A bartender from Spain has won Diageo's global bartender competition World Class.
Next up in our series of World's 50 Best Bars spin-off articles we examine the world's best Champagne bars.
Organisers of Superbar, the new Milan-based international bar event, have announced doors will open to the show on September 30 and close October 3 2013.
Next up in our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features we examine the world's best gin bars.
In the latest of our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features, we delve into the world's best tequila bars.
Venezuelan bartender Anthony Medina has become Diplomático rum’s inaugural world cocktail champion, after unexpectedly triumphing on home soil.
Matteo Vanzi of Italy became Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender yesterday, triumphing on home soil against a field of ten other national finalists.
Russian bartender Elizaveta Evdokimova won this year’s Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition, which took place at the Bacardi distillery in Puerto Rico yesterday.
A group of drinks industry icons has launched a consumer-facing website to educate consumers on how to mix drinks.
Cocktail historian David Wondrich is to host the World's 50 Best Bars 2013.
Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has partnered Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line to deliver an on-board cocktail training programme as part of World Class.
Fluid Movement has closed its north London bar Dach & Sons.
Diageo is to open a pop-up gin palace in London.
In the first of a series of World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features, we delve into the world's best rum bars.
Pink Pigeon rum has announced Leon Dalloway of Manchester’s The Whisky Jar and Gareth Evans of London's Pollen Street Social won the UK final of the inaugural Pink Pigeon Rum Cocktail Competition.
Trinidadian Daniyel Jones has won the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge.
For the final chapter of The World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report we asked bartenders about their favourite brands and spirits categories, rather than what sells best in their bars. The results threw up few surprises...
12 months ago the mojito ruled in The World's 50 Best Bars, but now it is down to number three. For the full list of most-made cocktails, here's the Brands Report.
It's Mojito time in the Brands Report, our spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars.
Ever wondered what vodka to use in a Cosmo? Here's how they are served in The World's 50 Best Bars.
Cocktails are now the subject of the Brands Report, our spin-off from The World's 50 Best Bars. Where better to start than the Dry Martini?
Europeans enjoy a little something to whet their appetite. Here are the favourite aperitifs of The World's 50 Best Bars on day 12 of the Brands Report.
The winner of the London heat of the Lillet Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition, which was held at Bar Américain, Brasserie Zédel yesterday (May 8), was Calum Anderson from The Kenilworth Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire with his cocktail 'Rhuby Summers'.