A view from the city: Cardiff

Shay Waterworth speaks to Alex Mills, Lab 22 bar manager and Alex Taylor, owner operator of Pennroyal 

All Bar One turns to sustainable beer and cider

All Bar One has launched a new listing of draft beers and ciders called “All the Better with Beer”, which focuses on sustainability.

Inception Group launches a new Cahoots in Soho

A new 1940s-inspired cocktail bar set in an overground train station will open in November in the heart of Soho, complementing the original Cahoots underground.

London Cocktail Week returns for 10th anniversary

London Cocktail Week by DrinkUp.London will be celebrating 10 years in 2019 from October 4 – 13 

Giuseppe Gallo launches International Roma Bar Show

The first edition of the International Roma Bar Show will be held from 23-24 September 2019 at the Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome.

Tequila Mockingbird lands fourth London site

Tequila Mockingbird has secured a new site in Brixton, London which is expected to open in September this year.

Ramsbury Gin launches London summer terrace

Ramsbury Gin and Vodka has launched the Estate of Mind – a two-month takeover at Dalloway Terrace in London.

Zacapa targets theatrical serves in on-trade

Ron Zacapa has targeted theatrical drinking occasions to grow its presence in the on-trade through its recent partnership with Zuma.

Kulak is Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming global champion

Ania Kulak from Norway was named global champion of the 'Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming' competition held in Cork, Ireland, last month, with her winning cocktails In The Green, High on Life and Goosebomb.

UK entries open for Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge

Entries are now open for the UK heats of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge which will be held on 17 October.

Coupette launches new menu 'Summer'

London’s Coupette has announced a new ‘Summer’ cocktail menu created by owner Chris Moore in collaboration with local sign writer Ged Palmer.

Jack Daniel's launches new Tennessee Calling format

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey has launched a new format for the fourth edition of its cocktail competition Tennessee Calling.

Funkin Innovation Champion 2019 opens for entries

Entries for the Funkin Cocktails bartending competition, Funkin Innovation Champion, are now open and this year the theme for entrants is the 1990s.

Manacháin Monaghan wins UK Rum Frontiers 2019

Manacháin Monaghan, owner of Below Stairs bar in Leeds, has won the UK final of Flor de Caña’s Rum Frontiers competition 2019.

Bacardí Legacy UK entries open with new format

UK entries are now open for Bacardí Legacy 2020, one of the world’s largest international cocktail competitions.

Dionori wins inaugural Fenjiu Baijiu competition

Chinese baijiu brand, Fenjiu, has announced Andrea Dionori from Crazy Bear as the winner of the UK’s first baijiu cocktail competition.

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.