Global Bartending Talent Agency launches with 16 clients

A former Diageo marketing executive has launched the world’s first dedicated talent agency for influential bartenders.

Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2020 goes digital

Licor 43 has announced plans to host its fourth annual Bartenders & Baristas Challenge online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pernod Ricard launches free online bartender courses via UN partnership

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with the United Nations to offer a series of free online training modules to help budding bartenders become mixology maestros.

Creative bartenders head online to raise funds during coronavirus lockdown

Digital happy hours, online mixology sessions and virtual tip jars are helping bartenders make ends meet amid the coronavirus lockdown. 

Bacardi launches $3m fund to help bartenders during coronavirus pandemic

Bacardi has set up a $3m fund to help bar owners and bartenders make ends meet during the global coronavirus lockdown.

The World’s Best-Selling Classic Cocktails 2020

You can’t beat the classics, but every year there’s change within their ranks somewhere. Hamish Smith rounds up this year’s top 50

The Benevolent invites bartenders to mental health workshops

Following a grant awarded to the charity by the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation in July, The Benevolent is inviting bartenders and hospitality workers to their Minds Matter mental health workshops.

Diageo's World Class goes to Glasgow

Diageo has announced that next year’s World Class Bartender of the Year awards will be in Glasgow.

Amaretto: Regaining romance

While amaretto may have a long and somewhat idyllic history, it has done little to capture consumers’ imaginations in recent times. But cocktail culture could be key to changing all that, finds Angel Brown

Havana Club launches rums for bartenders

Havana Club has unveiled The Havana Club Professional Edition range which has been specifically developed to target bartenders.

Vodka: A clear winner?

Is it possible to apply the craft approach to vodka? Philip Duff could have had the recipe for success

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.

Diageo announces GB's world class bartenders

Diageo has published its list of top 50 bartenders for the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2017 semi-final.

UK is BCB’s country of honour

Bar Convent Berlin organisers have announced that the UK will be this year’s ‘country of honour’.

Patrón Perfectionist’s Cocktail Competition returns

The Patrón Perfectionist’s Cocktail Competition has returned for 2016, and has gone international.

Former Artesian bartenders launch P(OUR)

Former Artesian bartenders Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale have announced the launch of P(OUR), a foundation to build a holistic community for the global drinks industry. 

Savoy’s Wojaczek wins Courvoisier cocktail competition

Witek Wojaczek of The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is the UK winner of Courvoisier’s Toast of Paris International Cocktail Competition.

Diageo announces cruise line bartenders

Diageo’s global travel team has announced the names of the final three cruise line bartenders who will compete in its World Class Bartender of the Year competition.

Bénédictine crowns its UK cocktail champions

Bénédictine Liqueur has announced the UK regional winners of its 2014 Cocktail Challenge.

Jameson launches cocktail programme for bartenders

Jameson has unveiled Jameson Barrel Aged Cocktails, a programme to encourage bartenders to broaden their understanding of cocktail making and Irish whiskey. 

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.

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.

Pre-mixed drinks

Consumers are starting to really embrace the convenience of a pre-mixed drink in a portable format. Hamish Smith reports

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.

Brands flock to MBS to access Russian market

Global spirits groups and aspiring brands were present at the second annual Moscow Bar Show (MBS) this week to capitalize on Russian bartenders and distributors’ growing interest in international spirits. 

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.

UK: Courvoisier crowns 8 Bar champions

Courvoisier has crowned bartenders from 8 Bar in Falmouth winners of its Courvoisier Cocktails on a Grand Scale competition.

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.

Disaronno starts search for Mixing Star

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

Bols calls for bartender competition entries

The Bols brand is calling for entries into its Bols Around the World global bartending competition.

Monin tours UK to celebrate centenary

French syrup maker Monin will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year by embarking on a UK cocktail tour.

DI’s Hamish smith gets fooled by a role-play situation designed to befuddle bartenders

There are three of them are at the bar and they’re drunk. Not just a little tipsy but swaying, shouting, obnoxious and it’s only 2pm. I’m at London’s salubrious Connaught Bar, supposedly to report on Nikka Whisky’s Perfect Serve cocktail competition for Drinks International, but it’s fair to say the scene unfolding around me is not one to which I am accustomed...

Finlandia cocktail comp open for entries

Entries are now being taken for the 14th annual International Finlandia Vodka Cup. The final is to be held on February 1, 2012 and the prize fund is $25,000.

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.

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.

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.

Auchentoshan charters transatlantic internships

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

Bartenders do duel for No. 209 Gin crown

Two of London’s bartenders drew swords in San Francisco in the final of the No. 209 Gin Duel.

Funkin decides on Fusion range

UK-based mixer brand Funkin has announced the launch of a new range of purées called Funkin Fusion.

Bartenders draw swords in Blood Mary challenge

Seven of London’s top bartenders did battle at the inaugural Tabasco British Bloody Mary Challenge in Selfridges’ Hix Restaurant & Champagne Bar.

Marie Brizard holds International Bartender Seminar

The Marie Brizard Belvédère Group hosted 43 bartenders from 27 countries at the 27th International Bartender Seminar (IBS).

Pernod UK launches bartender website

Pernod Ricard UK has launched a bartender networking and knowledge sharing website.