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.

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

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

Continuing our series, Jimmy Barrat, award-winning bar manager at Zuma Dubai, lifts the lid on what’s happening in his adopted home

Nicci Stringfellow has been appointed brand ambassador for Brown-Forman's Casa Herradura tequila in the UK.

Kate Gerwin from the US is Bols’ Bartending World Champion 2014. The grand final took place this week in Amsterdam.

Cocktail historian David Wondrich has been confirmed as the host of The World's 50 Best Bars ceremony for 2014, which takes place in London on October 9.

Altia, the leading Nordic and Baltic wine and spirits company has come up with Danish cocktail to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest which takes place in Copenhagen tomorrow (May 10).

Tom Walker of the American Bar at The Savoy hotel in London, has won the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2014.

Brown-Forman has made experienced bartender Cam Dawson its new American whiskey ambassador, working solely on Jack Daniel’s.

City Guide to London

01 May, 2014

Drinks International's World's 50 Best Bars brings you the first of a series of guides chronicling world cities’ best bars. Academy member Lucy Britner sets her sights on the UK capital.

World's Best Vodka Bars

22 April, 2014

Lucy Britner, World’s 50 Best Bars academy member, unearths some of the world's best vodka bars

Photo credit: Christian Seel

The curious bartender

14 April, 2014

Hamish Smith talks to Tristan Stephenson about Tanqueray fame, the food renaissance in Cornwall and the Worship Street Whistling Shop

Chivas Brothers has launched its first Chivas Regal global cocktail competition, The Chivas Masters.

New figures show pubs in Britain are becoming increasingly reliant on wine and spirit sales, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Chivas Brothers has launched a major international bartender competition called Chivas Masters.

Diageo’s travel retail arm is to partner four cruise lines for a World Class global travel competition. 

Diageo Reserve has announced that its ‘World Class’ mixology competition will be held in the UK from 28 July to 1 August.

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.

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