Italspirits hosts London pop-up in homage to Negroni Week

Italspirits by Giuseppe Gallo will host a four-day pop-up event in London this June to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s best-selling cocktails – the Negroni.

Present Company opens in Liverpool

Simon Thompson and Jake O’Brien Murphy, who made their names at Callooh Callay in London, have opened their debut venue, Present Company in Liverpool.

Bartender Profile: Smooth Operator

Hamish Smith charts the career of one of the young guns of modern bartending

Duff said: Art vs Politics

Wall wars on cocktail menus leave Philip Duff pondering the context

Nuno Lage joins K Bar at The Kensington hotel

The K Bar at The Kensington hotel has appointed Nuno Lage as Bar Manager to launch a new cocktail menu.

It's in the can

Philip Duff on how pre-packaged cocktail are finding a strong niche in the modern world

Coca-Cola unveils a new range of mixers

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced a new range of mixers - Coca-Cola Signature Mixers, which have been designed to be mixed primarily with dark spirits.

Charles Roche: Young Intellect

Shay Waterworth meets early starter Charles Roche, the mastermind behind Liquid Intellect.

Churchill Bar to launch Cuban-themed terrace

Churchill Bar & Terrace in London has announced the launch of a new Cuban theme for its terrace called ‘Casa de Cuba’ from Wednesday 15 May.

A view from the city: Tokyo

Angel Brown speaks to Hiroaki Nagashima, beverage marketing producer of HOTERES and magazine/barkeeper

Scarfes Bar launches new music icons cocktail menu

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London has launched a new cocktail menu inspired by legendary musicians spanning the past 100 years. 

Little Red Door launches language-inspired menu

Little Red Door in Paris launched its 2019 menu today – A way with Words.

Dandelyan makes way for Lyaness

London bar operator Ryan Chetiywardana has opened the doors to Lyaness at Sea Containers London, bringing an end to the four-year life of the World’s Best Bar 2018, Dandelyan.

Red Frog's sequel launches in Lisbon

The team that put Portugal on the cocktail map with the success of Red Frog, has launched a second bar in Lisbon, the sustainability-forward Monkey Mash.

A view from the city: Sydney

Angel Brown speaks to Kurits Bosley, bar nerd at CBK Hospitality Solutions

Robyn Wilkie becomes Liquorette manager

Robyn Wilkie, has been appointed as the new bar manager at Liquorette – located on Rathbone Place, London.

American Bar to launch new 'Songbook' menu

The American Bar at The Savoy hotel, London has announced a new cocktail menu which will launch on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

A view from the city: Bangkok

Hamish Smith speaks to Choti Leenutaphong, managing director of Vesper cocktail bar

Swift launches new cocktail menu

London’s bar Swift has launched a new cocktail menu this February for its downstairs bar.

Ireland's first alcohol free bar to open

Ireland's first permanent alcohol-free bar The Virgin Mary, will open in Dublin this February.

Bartender Profile: Family affair

Eve Vasileiadou was practically raised behind a bar – now she runs her own show. Shay Waterworth meets the vibrant manager of Churchill Bar

Duff Said: What's fair?

Philip duff asks whether it’s really only the privileged, heavily-backed brands and bars that can afford to win awards

A view from the city: Hong Kong

Hamish Smith speaks to Charlene Dawes, owner of Tastings Group

Bartender Profile: A knockout career

Shay Waterworth meets the unstoppable Alex Kratena, former star of the Artesian and co-founder of Pour

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.

A view from the city: Jakarta

Hamish Smith speaks to group head bartender at The Union Group Jakarta, Kika Moka

Duff Said: There's no place like home

As alcohol delivery companies make their mark, Philip Duff bigs up the delights of domestic drinking

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

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 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