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India Bar Show cancelled

The India Bar Show, due to take place in Delhi from October 26-27, was cancelled.

Humphery takes UK place in Monin Cocktail Cup

Monin has selected William Humphery as the UK representative of its global Cocktail Cup in Paris.

Review: Bar Convent Berlin

Bar Convent Berlin attracted 5,700 visitors this year, a 20% increase on 2011.

Video: The World's 50 Best Bars 2012

Artesian in the Langham hotel on London's Portland Place is the number one bar in the world, according to Drinks International's The World's 50 Best Bars 2012. 

Oliver Ebert wins Mixologist of the Year

Mixology magazine celebrated excellence in the German bar trade last night at its annual ceremony, the Mixology Bar Awards.

Berlin Bar Convent
Bar Convent Berlin readies

Bar Convent Berlin, now in its sixth year, is preparing for its annual event, which is described as somewhere between a trade fair and a symposium.

Bergersen becomes Pilsner Urquell’s International Master Bartender

Bartender Kim Daniel Bergersen of Norway prevailed from a field of 11 finalists at Pilsner Urquell’s International Master Bartender (IMB) competition.

Competition: World’s 50 Best Bars tickets

Drinks International is giving away 20 pairs of tickets to the World's 50 Best Bars Awards. 

Team America: World Cup winners

Bacardi has named Team USA winners of the 42 Below Cocktail World Cup 2012, which took place at the vodka brand's home, New Zealand.

Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations champion named

Global Premium Brands has crowned the winner of its Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations 2012 cocktail competition, following the global final in Ibiza yesterday (September 3).

Chivas Regal – the magnum force

Chivas Brothers has unveiled a 1.5 litre magnum of its flagshiop blended scotch whisky, Chivas Regal, aimed specifically at elite bars.

Angostura opens Global Cocktail Challenge 2013

Angostura is on the lookout for bartenders to take part in the national heats of its Global Cocktail Challenge 2013, a competition which culminates in the selection of its global brand ambassador.

Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards winners announced

The winners of the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards have been announced, with London taking six of the gongs at the New Orleans event.

UK: RumFest moves to Olympic venue

UK rum show RumFest has moved to ExCel – the site currently being used to host Olympic events.

World Class 2012 winner announced

Tim Philips from Hemmesphere, Australia has won Diageo’s World Class bartender competition. Philips was one of 50  finalists from around the world who competed during a week of events and challenges in Rio, Brazil.

Olmeca Tequila takes top cocktail trophy

Drinks International has announced the winners of its 19th annual Cocktail Challenge.

Preview: The Bar & Restaurant Show

When: Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday June 27: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Havana Club crowns cocktail champion

French bartender Julien Escot became the Havana Club Grand Prix cocktail champion for 2012 yesterday, after prevailing from a field of 40 bartenders.

Bombay Sapphire announces World's Most Imaginative Bartender

Canadian bartender David Wolowidnyk has won the inaugural Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition. Wolowidnyk was one of eight global competitors at the final in Marrakech, Morocco.

Gin winner for Sloane's

A London bartender has fought off competition from more than 60 bartenders in the Sloane’s Gin ‘Twisted Traditions’ National Cocktail Competition.

Russia: Moscow Bar Show returns

Moscow Bar Show is to return for a second year from 25-27 September 2012.

Drinks International launches World's 50 Best Bars website

Drinks International is pleased to announce the launch of worlds50bestbars.com.

Pernod offers free bartender training

Pernod Ricard USA and Beverage Alcohol Resource are offering free bartender training to the on-trade during May and June.

Disaronno starts search for Mixing Star

Disaronno is on the lookout for bartenders for the return of its international bartender competition, Disaronno Mixing Star.

Angostura crowns 2012 cocktail champ

Angostura has crowned US bartender David Delaney Jr as the winner of the 2012 Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge.

Finlandia Vodka Cup champion unveiled

Finlandia has selected the 14th champion of its annual international cocktail competition, the Finlandia Vodka Cup.

Four Roses bourbon launches speakeasy

Four Roses bourbon has taken over the downstairs bar at Shaker & Company, London, for the month of February.

Double of Jura

Jura, The Whyte and Mackay single malt, has teamed up with its coffee industry namesake to create a range of whisky and coffee pairings.

Beefeater 24 is now in 50 markets

Pernod Ricard’s super premium gin, Beefeater 24, is now available in 50 markets worldwide.

Pee-controlled video game makes splash

The world’s first pee-controlled video game has been launched, making a splash in south London bar Exhibit.

Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind winner announced

The Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind competition has been been won by David Sinclair of the Gleneagles hotel in Scotland

Best Baltic Sommelier named at Tallinn Grand Prix

The Best Baltic Sommelier has been crowned following the Vana Tallinn Grand Prix 2011 in Tartu, Estonia.

World's 50 Best Bars 2011 announced

 The 2011 World’s 50 Best Bars list has been published, in partnership with sponsor Stolichnaya. This year, New York speakeasy PDT (Please Don’t Tell) took the top spot, with London hotel bars The Connaught and the Artesian in second and third place. 

Malta: Bartenders' Guild elects new president

Malta: The Maltese Bartenders’ Guild (MBG) has appointed a new president. Wine and spirits retailer Joseph Farrugia took the post in October.

Stella crowns World Draught Master 2011

Stella Artois has crowned its World Draught Master for 2011 following the final of the global competition in Buenos Aires.

Auchentoshan flicks the switch

Glasgow-based whisky brand Auchentoshan completed the UK leg of The Auchentoshan Switch, a cocktail competition that offers two bartenders transatlantic internships.

Shaker rattles and rolls out

Shaker BarSchools, the international bartender training company, has moved into bar operating with the opening of a bar in London.

Jack Daniel's crowns UK champion

Jack Daniel's has crowned the UK champion of its Tennessee-based Birthday Cocktail Competition 2011.

Pilsner Urquell anoints its master

Czech lager brand Pilsner Urquell has anointed Dubliner Fearghus McCormack as its International Master Bartender 2011.

Nikka names 2nd finalist in Perfect Serve contest

Japanese whisky brand, Nikka, has named the second finalist of its international cocktail competition, The Nikka Perfect Serve.

Lillet launches cocktail comp

French aperitif brand Lillet is looking for entries for its Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition. 

Raconteur's Allan rises to Broker’s Challenge

Mikey Allan of The Raconteur, has triumphed at Broker’s Gin Cocktail Challenge in Edinburgh, beating off an all-Scottish field of bartenders.

Glenfiddich mastermind search is on

UK: Glenfiddich has launched the 2011 Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind competition. The aim of the game is to find the “trade’s most passionate malt enthusiasts”.

Olmeca Altos gets the Estes approval

Pernod Ricard brand Olmeca has announced a partnership with tequila ambassador and Mexican restaurant-bar owner Tomas Estes.

Funkin creates bartenders' web portal

Funkin, the UK-based purée brand, has added a trade portal to its website to “enhance engagement” with bartenders.

Auchentoshan charters transatlantic internships

Scotch whisky Auchentoshan is looking for entries to The Auchentoshan Switch, a cocktail competition that offers bartenders transatlantic internships.

Olmeca tequila cocktail winner announced

Pernod Ricard, with its Olmeca tequila brand, has announced the winner of the Tahona Society Margarita contest.

Industry recognises design excellence

The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards recognised "excellence" in design and architecture in the global hospitality industry yesterday, at a ceremony in Canary Wharf, London.

Monin cocktail contest looks for entrants

UK bartenders are invited to compete in the Monin Cup Cocktail Competition and the winner will represent the UK at the international finals next year.