Login / Register

Forgot Password?     Sign up
classmag-image

News

News

The best scotch whiskies from the BBAs 2021

The Bartenders' Brand Awards, now in its fourth year, is our annual product testing - by bartenders, for bartenders. 

News

The BBAs methodology

The BBAs judging process covers the key factors bartenders consider when making purchasing decisions, namely taste, value for money and design. Our step-by-step assessment rewards the best drinks products in each category. 

News

The government to consult hospitality on rent debt

The government has called for evidence on commercial rent debts, signalling a step forward in addressing arrears accumulated by hospitality tenants during the pandemic.

News

What are the Most Admired Wine Brands? Drinks International unveils 2021 list

CLASS sister publication Drinks International has unveiled The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2021, celebrating critically acclaimed mainstream and fine wines in the same list.

News

Welsh hospitality poised for May indoor reopening

Hospitality in Wales could reopen indoors in May if Covid cases remain low, its government has said.

News

Firms urged to turn down "derisory" pandemic pay outs

Hospitality business owners have been urged not to accept “derisory” initial offers from insurers who previously denied them pandemic pay outs.

News

Poll: Londoners more likely to brave bad-weather socialising

Londoners may be about to debunk their ‘Southern Softies’ moniker, with a recent poll suggesting inhabitants of the capital are the most likely Britons to socialise outdoors in bad weather.

News

Imbibe Live 2021 to go ahead – and not virtually

Imbibe Live 2021 will go ahead from 13-14 September at Olympia London, organiser Reed Exhibitions has announced.

News

New rates relief to provide brief boost to supply chain

UKHospitality has welcomed the new business rates relief fund and extra targeted support for businesses which, the trade body says, should benefit hospitality supply chain businesses.

News

UKBG's first female president eyes revolution

The UKBG, the world’s oldest surviving bar guild, has appointed a female president for the first time in its 87-year history.

News

Michter’s owner enters into 50/50 partnership with Los Siete Misterios mezcal

The parent company of Michter’s Distillery, Chatham Imports, has entered into a partnership with mezcal brand Los Siete Misterios, CLASS can exclusively reveal.

News

Parliament to debate further support for hospitality

Image: Parliamentlive.tvMPs will debate the issue of ‘Support for the Hospitality Industry during Covid-19’ tomorrow (March 24) in the House of Commons.

News

Midlands trade calls for staff background checks

The Midlands trade has called for compulsory DBS checks for staff of family-oriented hospitality venues in the wake of the sentencing of a Leicester bar owner for sex offences.

News

Sacha Lord to begin legal action over hospitality lockdown

Sacha Lord, the Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, has started legal action against the Government over the lockdown of hospitality.

News

London Cocktail Week extended to a month again

Credit: Resilience by Addie Chinn was licenced to LCW for a donation to The Drinks Trust

News

Mentors and sponsors announced for Equal Measures programme

Equal Measures and The Mixing Class have secured funding for the first round of their jointly organised Education and Mentorship Programme.

News

The Drinks Trust launches skills sharing, networking and wellbeing platform

The Drinks Trust has launched The Drinks Community, an interactive platform dedicated to creating connection and opportunity for drinks professionals.

News

Celebrate Her calls for industry safeguarding measures for women

Celebrate Her has called on the hospitality industry to do more to ensure the safety of female staff, following a poll that revealed 91% of women in hospitality feel unsafe travelling home from work.

News

The bottled cocktails that are probably older than you are

The Gibson owner Marian Beke has launched a bottled cocktail range using spirits which date back 50-100 years.

News

Schofields partner with Arc

Bar operator Arc Inspirations has partnered with Joe and Daniel Schofield for the launch of the ARCademy training school. 

News

CLASS partners with Celebrate Her

CLASS has become the official UK media partner to Celebrate Her, the new non-profit organisation aiming to support women in hospitality.

News

Poll: 45% of bars in England to open outdoors in April

A Classbarmag.com poll suggests 45% of bars in England will open for outdoor service at the earliest opportunity – currently scheduled for April 12.

News

Sunak announces support package

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a package of support to the hospitality industry as it recovers from the pandemic. 

News

Celebrate Her to offer grants to women in hospitality

Anna Sebastian has relaunched Celebrate Her as a non-profit organisation aimed at elevating female talent in the hospitality industry.

News

UKHospitality welcomes bounce-back grants

UKHospitality has welcomed a £5bn Government package of grants aimed at helping the high street reopen.

News

Filippos Filippopoulos on leaving The Watermark Bar

Filippos Filippopoulos has left Leed’s Watermark Bar with immediate effect, citing the financial pressures of the pandemic.

News

Diageo completes Chase Distillery deal

Diageo has completed the acquisition of Herefordshire-based craft spirits firm Chase Distillery for an undisclosed fee.

Sponsored Content

Camus and Adriatico launch French Connection cocktail kit

The French Connection may be one of the easiest cocktails ever invented but it is also the most stylish slow-sipper. Mixed from just equal parts of Cognac and Amaretto, an authentic French Connection requires top-notch ingredients to express its best.

News

Hospitality bosses hopeful of long-term growth

Hospitality leaders are optimistic about the long-term future of the on-trade and its role in driving the UK’s economic recovery, if further support is provided ahead of reopening, a survey has found.

News

Take part: New poll on bars reopening in England

Classbarmag.com is undertaking a new poll of the bar industry to gain a clearer idea of when bars in England plan to reopen.