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A View from the City: Lisbon

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

Joly becomes Diageo’s World Class bartender

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

Spirited Awards

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

Russian Standard names its Master of Mule 2014

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

Dave Arnold with winner Masahiro Urushido and Max Warner
Masahiro Urushido named first Chivas Master

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

A guide to Tales of the Cocktail

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

City Guides: The best bars in New York

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

A View from the City: Shanghai

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

Artesian crowned Martini & Rossi World Cocktail Bar Champion

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

Auchentoshan Switch announces European venue

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 Savage takes Bombay crown

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.

Shekhar Grover is world class

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.

A View from the City: Perth

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

Stringfellow takes on Herradura role

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

Satan’s Whiskers' Loudon wins Havana Club final

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

A View from the City: Dubai

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

Kate Gerwin is Bols Bartending World Champion 2014

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

Wondrich to host World's 50 Best Bars

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 has Eurovision cocktail

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).

Walker wins the Bacardi Legacy

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

Dawson is new Jack Daniel's ambassador

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

City Guide to London

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

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

A view from the city: Chicago

Photo credit: Christian Seel

The curious bartender

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

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Chivas Regal cocktail comp launches

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

WSTA steps up campaign to end alcohol duty escalator

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

Chivas launches Masters bartender competition

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

Diageo bolsters World Class cruise comp

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

Diageo World Class returns to UK

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

Williams swoops to take Beefeater crown

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.

Video: The World's 50 Best Bars 2013

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.

The World's 50 Best Bars in pictures

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.

Artesian retains top spot in World's 50 Best Bars 2013

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.

Edinburgh bartender takes Beefeater 24 title

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.

Apt 13's Flannery wins Heering Sling award

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.

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London Sherry Trail launches

The inaugural London Sherry Trail launched last night.

Mixology awards
Mixology celebrates German-speaking bar talent

Bartender Arnd H Heissen and Cologne bar, Spirits, took the top prizes at The Mixology Bar Awards 2014 last night.

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Bar Convent Berlin readies for 7th edition

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.

Bowie wins Auchentoshan Switch

Aidan Bowie from the Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow is the European winner of the Auchentoshan Switch – the transatlantic mixology competition.

Use pubs or lose them

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 and Emma Tanner
Mexican beats Brits to take Tahona title

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
Mosey wins UK heat of Tahona Society Cocktail Competition

Chris Mosey of Hula Bar in Manchester has won the UK final of the Tahona Society Cocktail Competition, defeating nine other bartenders. 

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Candelaria's Boucher wins Gin Mare competition

American bartender Amanda Rose Boucher triumphed at the third edition of the Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition yesterday.

Jeff Evans: The World's Best Beer Bars

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.

Moscow Bar Show

The third Moscow Bar Show returns on October 1 – 3at the IEC Crocus Expo.

Monin and JJ Goodman announce bartender comp

London Cocktail Club founder JJ Goodman has teamed up with Monin UK to launch a national competition called the Underground Punch Pong League (UPPL).

Prof Green and Calabrese to open Ink

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).

300 More Beers to Try Before you Die!

A new book highlighting 300 of the world’s best beers is being launched at the Great British Beer Festival today.

Elland 1872 Porter is best beer of Britain

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.