Open for business

02 March, 2015

Hamish Smith has the latest round of bar openings. Oslo, Mexico City, Manchester and London all feature.

Franco Cabachi, co-founder of Clase Maestra, a Latin American cocktail event held in Lima, Peru.

Strøm from Copenhagen has won the battle of the bars at the inaugural Reykjavik Bar Summit, winning what many observers consider to be the greatest trophy in bar industry history: a stuffed mounted puffin.

Movers and Shakers

02 March, 2015

David Cordoba is back behind the bar after six years as an ambassador for Bacardi. Drinks International catches up with him at 28 Hongkong Street in Singapore.

A view from the city – Seoul

20 February, 2015

Jackie Yoo, Cocktail Week Korea and Whisky Live Seoul organiser, tells us about the bar scene in Seoul.

Next up in our report into the top brands at The World's 50 Best Bars is aperitif and digestifs.  

Bar Shira, owner/ operator Imperial Craft cocktail bar, talks about Tel Aviv

American bartender Brandon Phillips was named Beefeater MIXLDN champion in London last night, prevailing from a field of 30 international contestants.

Open for business

05 January, 2015

World's 50 Best Bars editor, Hamish Smith, picks out three of the most important bar openings of the month gone. This time out Cologne, Paris and London are the cities to visit.

Guest writer David Read of Prestige Purchasing weighs in on whether a drink so distinctly associated with theatre can be bottled and pre-batched 

Making a stir

16 January, 2015

The first in a series of new articles, here we take a peek at the next cocktails to make a stir in the bar world. 

The House of Ruinart says the deadline for applications for its Ateliers Ruinart programme 2015 has been extended to Friday January 23.

City Guide to Tokyo

06 January, 2015

Nicolas Coldicott takes a look at a new generation of bars 

A View from the City – Milan

09 December, 2014

Matteo Zed, bar manager at Settembrini Cocktails in Rome, talks about his favourtie Italian city to drink in 

Steve Lawson of London’s Mash Steakhouse was named Old Forester Bourbon – The Original Hipster winner at the Highwater Bar, Dalston. 

Open for Business

04 December, 2014

Hamish Smith picks out the most important bar openings of the month. 

De Kuyper has teamed up with leading annual flair bartending competition WFA Grand Slam 2014.

Joe Alessandroni, general manager of 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore, shares his insights on the city’s cocktail scene

Ali Reynolds of Hawksmoor Spitalfields was named Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind at the Callooh Callay final in Shoreditch last night. 

Bénédictine Liqueur has announced the UK regional winners of its 2014 Cocktail Challenge.

Open for business

27 October, 2014

World's 50 Best Bars editor Hamish Smith picks out the most important bar openings of the month. This time it's Artesian Hong Kong, Balderdash in Copenhagen and Dandelyan in London. 

Winner of World Class 2014, Charles Joly, will leave Aviary, weeks after the Chicago bar was named in the World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2014.

Fibar Cocktail Bar International Fair in Valladolid hailed its second bar show a success following a more London focus in 2014. 

Alexander Frezza from Bar in Movimento explains how Naples has embraced the cocktail 

French bartender Steve Lawson from Mash in London has won the UK final of Noilly Prat’s first Classic Dry Martini Cocktail Challenge.

Tom Theuremeister of the Lost Angel in Battersea, London was named Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin Marrakech’s winning bartender in Morocco last week. 

City Guide to Sydney

16 October, 2014

Sam Bygrave taps into Sydney’s growing bar scene

City Guide to Berlin

22 September, 2014

As we continue our journey through the best city bars in the world, Helmut Adam from Mixology magazine, investigates the German capital

Danish bartender Nick Kobbernagel Hovind was named global winner of the Peter F. Heering Sling Awards at the Ritz Carlton, Berlin.

Three UK bartenders were named the “most promising” in the country at the Bacardi Legacy UK Final last night. 

JAMIE KIMBER was named the inaugural CheekyTiki Cocktail Kahuna winner after he triumphed against ten other contestants at the CheekyTiki’s Haole Hut on Sunday. 

City Guide to Paris

22 September, 2014

An afficionado of the French capital’s top hangouts, Forest Collinsof website 52martinis.com, reports on the hot bars of the moment

Sarah Mitchell has been named Maxxium UK’s most spontaneous bartender, at the Courvoisier Chateau in Jamac. 

TheFloatingRumShack.com and CheekyTiki are launching a competitive cocktail challenge to find a ‘Cocktail Kahuna’. 

Greek bartender Thanasis Kouziokas is the winner of the fourth Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition. 

The voting for Drinks International’s The World’s 50 Best Bars 2014 is complete and the results of the poll are now in.

Alberto Pires, of Mojito bar catering, sheds light on the latest in Lisbon’s bar culture

Charles Joly of The Aviary in Chicago is Diageo’s World Class Bartender of the Year.

As we continue our journey to the best bar city in the world, local journalist Layla Khoury-Hanold investigates New York

Russian Standard has named Alex O’Brien from Lola Jeans in Tynemouth its first Master of Mule. 

Vance Yeang, owner, Yuan Wine & Cocktail Lounge, Shanghai, gives us a guide to Shanghai's nightlife

Spirited Awards

24 July, 2014

Tales of the Cocktail's Spirited Awards were announced on July 19. Here's a guide to who won what.

Masahiro Urushido has been named Chivas Regal’s first ever Chivas Master, at the NoMad Hotel in New York this week. 

There’s plenty to look forward to at the annual cocktail-fest – including new elements. Hamish Smith previews the event

The Artesian was crowned Martini & Rossi World Cocktail Bar Champion following a head-to-head to battle against The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog.

The Auchentoshan Switch, a cocktail competition that offers two bartenders transatlantic internships has announced Mr Fogg’s, London, will host the UK leg.  
    

Little Red Door’s Remy Savage became Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender yesterday, prevailing from a field of international finalists on the gin brand’s home soil, the UK.

Andrew Loudon of London’s Satan’s Whiskers has won the tenth edition of the Havana Club Grand Prix cocktail competition in Cuba.

Shekhar Grover of Royal Caribbean International has been crowned Diageo Global Travel’s ‘Best Cruise Line Bartender’ at a Diageo Reserve World Class final held last night in Miami.

James Connolly, bar manager at Enrique’s, goes behind the bar scene in Western Australia’s capital

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