DI Annual Bar Report: All Time- Leagues


Moët & Chandon is the largest champagne in the world and has dominated since we started asking bartenders about champagne in 2013. It hasn’t finished outside of the top two places in its category in those five years, but neither has Perrier-Jouët – there is just one point between them. The top two of next year will also decide the top two of the all-time list. A little way back in third is Veuve Clicquot which marched ahead of Mumm after the Pernod Ricard brand failed to score in 2017.


In the six years we’ve been asking bartenders about beer, Heineken has come top in five editions of the poll and second in one. Peroni is the only brand to have taken Heineken’s scalp, though remains a distant second on aggregate scores. Asahi, another brand associated with bars, has been steady in our beer poll over the years, but will lose its place to Corona should 2017 performances be repeated in 2018.


We’ve only been asking bartenders about tonic water for three years, so this is early days for our all-time tonic water list. Suffice to say, Fever-Tree, with uninterrupted first place finishes, heads the leader board, with Schweppes and Fentimans in pursuit. One slip-up from any of these three could see a reordering.


No matter which bars make up our 100-bar poll, the bottled water one-two-three has been San Pellegrino, Perrier, Acqua Panna. With now decent gaps in aggregate scores between the brands, it’s likely this all-time top three will remain the same for the foreseeable future. Evian in fourth will need to considerably better Acqua Panna’s 2017 score if it is to make headway.