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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. 

Gin mare
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.

World's 50 Best Bars
Lucy Britner: The World's Best Speakeasy Bars

This month World's 50 Best Bars editor Lucy Britner rounds up her top speakeasy-style bars from around the world

Bernard Hine: World's Best Cognac Bars

In the latest World's 50 Best Bars spin-off, Bernard Hine picks his favourite Cognac bars from around the world.

Lucy Britner: The World's Best Tiki Bars

Lucy Britner, editor of The World’s 50 Best Bars, walks us through the greatest tiki bars on earth.

Patience Gould: The World's Best Vodka Bars

Next up in our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features we examine the world's best vodka bars.

UK Bartenders Guild National Cocktail Competition winner

Pedro Paulo from One Aldwych in London is the UK Bartenders’ Guild National Cocktail Competition winner

Disaronno crowns Mixing Star

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.

The Rum Experience University launches

Self styled global rum ambassador, Ian Burrell has announced the launch of his Rum Experience University.

Diageo names World Class winner

A bartender from Spain has won Diageo's global bartender competition World Class.

The World's 50 Best Bars
Françoise Peretti: The World's Best Champagne Bars

Next up in our series of World's 50 Best Bars spin-off articles we examine the world's best Champagne bars. 

Dates announced for Milan's Superbar show

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.

The World's 50 Best Bars
Patience Gould: The World's Best Gin Bars

Next up in our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features we examine the world's best gin bars. 

Dre Masso: World's Best Tequila Bars

In the latest of our World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features, we delve into the world's best tequila bars. 

The champion, Anthony Medina
Anthony Medina takes Diplomático crown

Venezuelan bartender Anthony Medina has become Diplomático rum’s inaugural world cocktail champion, after unexpectedly triumphing on home soil.

Hamish Smith, David Wolowidnyk, Matteo Vanzi, Luca Picchi and Jacob Briars
Vanzi becomes Most Imaginative Bartender

Matteo Vanzi of Italy became Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender yesterday, triumphing on home soil against a field of ten other national finalists.

Lillet's Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition

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'.

Elizaveta Evdokimova
Russian wins Bacardi Legacy competition

Russian bartender Elizaveta Evdokimova won this year’s Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition, which took place at the Bacardi distillery in Puerto Rico yesterday.

Top bartenders launch consumer website

A group of drinks industry icons has launched a consumer-facing website to educate consumers on how to mix drinks. 

Wondrich confirmed for World's 50 Best Bars

Cocktail historian David Wondrich is to host the World's 50 Best Bars 2013.

Cruise liners partner Diageo World Class

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.

London: Fluid Movement bar closes

Fluid Movement has closed its north London bar Dach & Sons.

Diageo to open gin palace

Diageo is to open a pop-up gin palace in London.

World's 50 Best Bars
Ian Burrell: World's Best Rum Bars

In the first of a series of World's 50 Best Bars spin-off features, we delve into the world's best rum bars. 

Leon Dalloway
Pink Pigeon cocktail competition winners announced

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 wins Angostura comp

Trinidadian Daniyel Jones has won the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge.

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Bartender favourites

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... 

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Cocktails

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. 

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Mojito
World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Mojito

It's Mojito time in the Brands Report, our spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars.

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Margarita

How do you make a Margarita? The World's 50 Best Bars know a thing or two about that. They also know what tequila to use. Here's the Brands Report.  

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Cosmopolitan

Ever wondered what vodka to use in a Cosmo? Here's how they are served in The World's 50 Best Bars

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Dry Martini
World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Dry Martini

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? 

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Digestifs
World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Digestifs

Last up was aperitifs, now we venture beyond the realm of dinner to the world of digestifs. Here are the favourites of The World's 50 Best Bars on day 13 of the Brands Report. 

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Aperitifs

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. 

Tanqueray cocktails at World Class
Diageo World Class sets sail

Diageo is to host its 2013 World Class competition onboard a cruise ship.

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Beer

It's beer time! Here are the favourites of The World's 50 Best Bars in day 11 of the Brands Report. 

G'Vine launches brand ambassador competition

G’Vine gin’s Connoisseur Programme 2013 includes the chance to become the brand's ambassador.

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Water

We all drink it and bars have to stock it. So which of the water brands are favoured at The World's 50 Best Bars. Here's day 10 of the Brands Report. 

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Sparkling wine

On day nine of the Brands Report, our spin-off survey of The World's 50 Best Bars, we delve into sparkling wines. So which are hot and which are not?

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Liqueurs
World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Liqueurs

Liqueurs is a massive category stretching from Baileys to Chartreuse to Amaretto. But which brand came out top in the Brands Report, our spin-off survey of The World's 50 Best Bars.