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Claim your guest shift at the world's biggest cocktail festival

London Cocktail Week is offering its 2021 show as a free platform to bars across the UK this October.

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Domino Communications launches intern programme with The Drinks Trust

UK drinks public relations agency Domino Communications and The Drinks Community – the professional members platform from The Drinks Trust – have launched an internship for those working in the hospitality and drinks industry.

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Creator of the Pornstar Martini, Douglas Ankrah passes

Douglas Ankrah, the inventor of the Pornstar Martini and creator of Soho’s LAB Bar has sadly passed away. 

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UK independent spirit distilleries hit £1.8 billion in turnover last year

The turnover of independent UK spirit distilleries grew by 8% to £1.8 billion according to a report by private equity investment firm, Growthdeck.

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Jamie Campbell announced as Brugal 1888’s new UK brand ambassador

Edrington UK has announced that Jamie Campbell has been appointed UK brand ambassador at Brugal 1888.

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Hacha launches competition to find Britain's best tequila and mezcal cocktails

London-based agaveria Hacha has launched a nationwide competition to find Britain's best tequila cocktail and best mezcal cocktail ahead of Mexican Independence Day.

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Trailer Happiness to takeover Lyaness

Trailer Happiness has announced that they will be taking over Lyaness for one night only as part of the We Rum This City series.

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London Cocktail Club announces Bristol expansion

Drinks investment group Nightcap has announced a new Bristol venue for London Cocktail Club.

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MOJO to open sixth bar in Sheffield

Bar group, MOJO has announced further expansion plans to launch a new bar in Sheffield.

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Members cocktail bar Martinez opens on Soho’s Greek Street

Martinez members cocktail bar has opened on Soho’s Greek Street with a drinks offering designed by Dré Masso, Gary Sharpen and Sandrae Lawrence.

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Monkey Shoulder launches cocktail delivery bartending competition

Blended Scotch whisky brand, Monkey Shoulder has launched Monkey Bars, a new competition giving bartenders the opportunity to create their own cocktail delivery brand.

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Avallen launches new packaging showcasing its carbon footprint

Calvados brand Avallen has redesigned its label to showcase its carbon footprint in a bid to be a sustainability paragon for the drinks industry.

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Hospitality £100bn down after horror 15 months

UK hospitality businesses have suffered a £100bn drop in sales from pre-pandemic levels in the 15 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UKHospitality Quarterly Tracker with CGA.

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The Gibson and Dima’s Vodka launch range of RTD cocktails

The Gibson and Dima’s Vodka have paired up to release a new range of ready-to-drink vodka cocktails.

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Global Bartending and Asahi launch worldwide bartender training programme

Global Bartending and Asahi Europe & International have collaborated to launch Every Serve Matters, a global bartending training programme focussing on beer quality and the perfect serve.

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Bandra Bhai cocktail den opens under Pali Hill

Bandra Bhai cocktail bar, inspired by the smuggling dens of 1970s India, has opened underneath Pali Hill restaurant on Mortimer Street, London.

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London bartenders star in Drinks International's Bar World 100 list

Monica Berg of Tayēr + Elementary in London has been voted the most influential international bar industry figure in Drinks International’s Bar World 100 2021.

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Bacardi-Martini announces return of Jigger Beaker Glass

Bacardi-Martini has announced the return of their annual trade education platform Jigger Beaker Glass.

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Crucible launches Easymixt, “the ultimate bartender hack”

The London-based flavour consultancy Crucible launch Easymixt, a liqueur designed for cocktail convenience.

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American Bar appoints first female head bartender in a century

The Savoy has appointed Shannon Tebay as head bartender of the American Bar and senior mixologist at the hotel. 

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Trailer Happiness to return despite substantial flood damage

Trailer Happiness owner Sly Augustin has told Class that “unless that building is condemned and demolished, we will re-open.”

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Parafante debut UK’s first Italian fig leaf liqueur

Parafante Liqueurs have launched their debut liqueur, Parafante Fig Leaf, the first fig leaf liqueur produced in the UK using Calabrian ingredients.

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Remy Savage and Paul Lougrat open new Broadway Market bar

Remy Savage and Paul Lougrat, the duo behind A Bar With Shapes For A Name, have opened a new bar, Floraison.

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Scout London permanently closes

Matt Whiley and Rich Woods have closed their Hackney bar Scout for good.

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CLASS Summer edition launches

Editor Hamish Smith introduces this latest edition of CLASS, which is now available to download for digital subscribers, and offers some analysis of the backdrop to which the magazine launches.

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Canada’s James Grant wins World Class 2021

Canada’s James Grant was named the world’s best bartender for 2021 on Thursday at Diageo’s World Class Global Final.

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The World's 50 Best Bars returns to London this December

William Reed Business Media has announced that The World’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, will be unveiled as part of a live awards ceremony on Tuesday, 7 December 2021, at London’s Roundhouse.

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WSTA calls for the lifting of US whiskey tariffs

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has called for the “swift” removal of tariffs on US whiskies in a return to the historic ‘zero for zero’ agreement between the US and EU that began in the mid-90s.

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The Drinks Trust announces support for National Hospitality Day

The Drinks Trust has urged the nation to visit their favourite venue on 18 September in celebration of National Hospitality Day.

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Freedom Day a “major milestone” for hospitality in England

UKHospitality has said the lifting of Covid restrictions on July 19 will be a “major milestone” and a “critical move that will unleash” the hospitality industry.