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Long Read: London Cocktail Week – Let’s have a bar crawl while we still can

Published:  01 October, 2020

Hugh Jones lost his job this year after shortly after arriving at a new company right at the start of the pandemic. Feeling less than enthused about the situation and his looming annual Stoptober attempt, he was about to throw in the towel of sobriety for London Cocktail Week, which starts today. But after speaking with organisers, he discovered they are pulling out all the stops to this year to make sure as many people can get involved as possible – to blow off steam while also supporting London’s embattled on-trade.

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Brave new cocktail world?

Published:  11 August, 2020

As consumers attempt to recreate a simplified on-trade experience in the home, which new trends and habits will remain post-lockdown? Lisa Riley reports.

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London Cocktail Week readies for 2020

Published:  22 July, 2020

London Cocktail Week, the world’s biggest city-wide cocktail festival, will go ahead this year, its organisers have announced.

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UK winner of Bacardí cocktail competition revealed

Published:  21 February, 2020

Scottish bartender Nicole Sykes won the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition at an event in London last night.

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Bacardí names UK winners of cocktail competition

Published:  29 November, 2019

Five UK bartenders have made it through to the finals of the Bacardí Legacy international cocktail competition.

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The Chambers opens in the city

Published:  18 October, 2019

The Chambers

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UK cocktail market passes £600m

Published:  16 October, 2019

UK spirits lovers drank £604m of cocktails in the last year, according to the latest quarterly Mixed Drinks report from market analysts CGA.

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American Bar's Moonwalk cocktail: one small sip for man, one giant slurp for mankind

Published:  19 July, 2019

The Savoy Hotel's American Bar is pushing the cocktail first sipped by Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew following their successful mission to the moon on 20 July 1969.

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Cocktail-drinking Brits are flavour-phobic, research suggests

Published:  10 July, 2019

British cocktail lovers are afraid to experiment with new flavours, research has revealed.

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Basset protégés pop the cork on second L'Atelier du Vin

Published:  10 July, 2019

L’ATELIER DU VIN

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March of the mixers

Published:  01 July, 2019

The premium mixers category is becoming a crowded market, but is there just too much going on in the way of flavour, asks Kate Hawkings.

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Cutting Room heads to Fitzrovia

Published:  23 April, 2019

CUTTING ROOM

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France versus Italy: why the French are winning the aperitif game

Published:  01 March, 2019

This year marks 100 years since the birth of the new king of the cocktail world. Named after a thirsty Count who requested gin rather than soda water to be added to his favourite tipple, the negroni has played the long game, delighting drinkers with simple balance of Campari, sweet Italian vermouth, and of course, the juniper-based spirit. Today, it is number one cocktail served with gin – even more popular than the martini.

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Festive Fuel

Published:  25 October, 2018

With Christmas set to deliver yet again for drinks retailers far and wide, Jaq Bayles takes a look at current trends to help merchants prepare for the golden quarter

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Pop-up Chelsea cocktail bar looks to the Wild West

Published:  20 June, 2018

MOONSHINE SALOON

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Michael Sager to launch new restaurant and bar concept

Published:  20 April, 2018

A new restaurant and bar called Fare Bar + Canteen, is set to open in London’s Clerkenwell, offering a 250-strong wine list and 30+ wines, beers and cocktail on tap.

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Tales of the Cocktail re-affirms non-profit structure with new owners

Published:  22 February, 2018

Tales of the Cocktail has new owners following the resignation of founders Ann and Paul Tuennerman at the end of last year.

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Martini ups premium Prosecco bid

Published:  12 October, 2017

Brand heavyweight Martini has outlined plans to put its stamp on premium Prosecco. Jo Gilbert reports

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