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Duff Said: High on your own supply

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

Max Venning: A new oasis

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

Orlando Marzo wins Diageo World Class
Exclusive: Orlando Marzo to open bar in 2019

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

A view from the city: Panama City

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

Amico's Bar
Amico's Bar launches edible garden

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

Teatulia: Tea shop and cocktail bar launches in Covent Garden

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.

BCB chiefs set out expansion vision

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.

Dandelyan to close permanently

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

It's one of the world’s largest bar shows – and it’s in Kiev

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 designs new Eurostar menu

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.

Schneider and Gokan to open The Odd Couple in Shanghai

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

Dorelli: UKBG to 'expose' British bartenders

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

Industry heavyweights clash over cycle ride

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 wins Med Inspirations 2018

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

Sherwood and Venning bros to open new bar Little Mercies

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.

Exclusive: Elon Soddu made head bartender at The Beaufort Bar

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

London Cocktail Week – back with a bang

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

Exclusive: Scout bar to relocate to Hackney

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.

A view from the city: Mexico City

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

Duff Said: Training day

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

A view from the city: Almaty

Hamish Smith speaks to bar manager of Barmaglot, Dmitriy Korolev

A view from the city: Madrid

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

Ivy Mix: The farmyard dream

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

Prosecco bar hasn't lost its fizz

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.

Sean Muldoon on BlackTail’s revolutionary menu

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.

Ali Burgess: Luck breeds happiness

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

Duff Said: The price of luxury

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

Michele Reina: His fathers' son

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

Duff Said: Fast, but not furious

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: One week on

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 is Diageo’s GB World Class bartender 2018

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.

Little Red Door menu unveiled

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

A view from the city: New Orleans

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

Quiet Industry

Monica Berg, one-third of the (p)our team, may be the quiet one, but her ethos underpins their work. by Hamish Smith

Duff Said: Intangible assets

More than anything, it’s the people and creativity behind a spirits brand that make it so desireable

A view from the city: Birmingham

Hamish Smith speaks to founder of Smultronstalle, Rob Wood

Artesian launches new cocktail menu

Artesian at The Langham, London has launched a new menu called Artesian Moments consisting of 17 drinks inspired by the general public.

Exclusive: Lorincz to leave American Bar

Erik Lorincz will leave his position as the head bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy – the World’s Best Bar 2017 - to open his own bar in London.

The sweet spot

David Cordoba travelled the world as Bacardi brand ambassador. he talks rum – and Bolton – with Hamish Smith

Duff Said: A life of extremes

Rather than swapping excess for monk-like abstinence, find more sensible ways to achieve balance, suggests Phil Duff

A view from the city: Nairobi

Hamish Smith speaks to trainer and cocktail critic Nyaundi Mangerere

Against the Grain

Hamish Smith meets the contrary trailblazer Luke Whearty, just about to embark on a new venture.

Duff Said: Home is away

Phil Duff ponders the importance of ‘foreign-ness’ in the global cocktail scene.

The Making of Muldoon

Sean Muldoon – owner of New York’s Dead Rabbit and Black Tail – takes Hamish Smith back to growing up in the Belfast troubles, joining the Foreign Legion, and being Eminem before Eminem

The Warren Column: Roaming Rome

Jan Warren falls in love with Italy’s capital – and its treasure trove of cocktail bars

The Philosopher

Hamish Smith meets Remy Savage, the new head bartender at former World’s Best Bar, Artesian

A view from the city: St Petersburg

Hamish Smith speaks to Artem Peruk, owner of El Copitas bar

Bacardí Legacy UK finalists revealed

Bacardí has named its six UK finalists set to compete at the Northern European finals of the Bacardí Legacy cocktail competition in Amsterdam in November following the conclusion of the UK heats.

The multi-tasker

Christian Davis meets up with Swedish-born Fredrik Olsson who owns and runs Kosmopol in London’s trendy Chelsea

The Warren Column: The appliance of science

Jan Warren is bowled over by the latest venture from former Noma chef Lars Williams