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Campari Group completes Picon deal

Campari Group has completed the acquisition of the bitter aperitif brand Picon from Diageo.

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Dan Berger to open Blinker in Manchester

Dan Berger, formerly head of bars at London’s The Ned and bars manager at The Gordon Ramsay Group, has returned to Manchester to launch a new venue on Spring Gardens.

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Last call for Class Bar Awards tickets

With the Class Bar Awards 2022 less than three weeks away, time is running out to register for your ticket.

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Meaningful Drinking announces Deaf Awareness Week fundraising event

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Week, Meaningful Drinking has partnered with Franklin and Sons and Morena London for a fundraising and Deaf awareness event in aid of Deafroots. 

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Matthias Ingelmann and Matt Varona launch verjus importer

Matthias Ingelmann, bar manager at KOL Mezcaleria, and Matt Varona, beverage manager for KOL’s parent company MJMK, have launched IV Drinks with the aim to bring high quality, affordable verjus to the UK.

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Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai Challenge returns to the UK after two-year hiatus

St Lucian rum brand, Chairman’s Reserve, has announced that its Mai Tai Challenge will be returning for 2022 for the first time since 2019.

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Mr Fogg's Apothecary in Mayfair to launch

Inception Group - the company behind Mr Fogg's, Cahoots, Barts and other concept bars - has announced Mr Fogg’s Apothecary will launch this June in Mayfair.

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Schofields to open bar at Gary Neville's Stock Exchange Hotel

Joe and Daniel Schofield, owners of Schofield’s Bar and Atomeca, have announced the launch of a new hotel bar in Manchester alongside wine expert James Brandwood.

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Three Spirit launches two non-alcoholic wine alternatives

UK-based functional drink brand Three Spirit has announced the launch of a range of non-alcoholic alternative wines, Blurred Vines.

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Stoli launches limited-edition Ukrainian-themed vodka

Stoli Group has announced the launch of a limited-edition Ukrainian-themed vodka with all set to go to World Central Kitchen’s meals for Ukrainian refugees.

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Schofield’s to host New York's Attaboy

Schofield’s Bar in Manchester will host legendary New York City bar Attaboy next month.

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Seychelles rum Takamaka to launch St André Series in the UK

Takamaka rum from the Seychelles will launch the St André Series in the UK next month. 

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Roma Bar Show returns for 2022 for two days of in-person events

After a very successful first edition, Roma Bar Show is back for the second time and promises to bring together the best of the Italian and international hospitality industry for a two-day event.

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The world’s bestselling rum lands in the UK

The world’s bestselling rum, Tanduay, will be available for the first time in the UK this month, through Emporia Brands.

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World Class heads to Sydney in 2022

Diageo World Class will host the 13th edition of its global finals in Sydney, Australia from 12-15 September this year.

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Pietro Collina announces summer of bar takeovers following NoMad departure

Pietro Collina and Veronica Di Pietrantonio have announced The Love of Hospitality Tour, a four-stop bar that will see the pair host masterclasses and events at some of Latin America’s most celebrated bars.

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Amaro Montenegro opens applications for its annual bartending competition

Italian Amaro brand Amaro Montenegro has announced the return of The Vero Bartender, its annual cocktail competition, after a two-year hiatus.

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Destilería Serrallés launches Don Q in UK

Puerto Rican rum producer, Distillería Serrallés has launched its portfolio of aged Don Q Rums in the UK.

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Michter's Classroom opens for registration

Registrations for the Classroom event in association with Michter's Distillery are now open. 

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Ukraine fundraiser calls on bartenders' help

A fundraiser has launched calling on bartenders around the world to create a cocktail dedicated to Ukraine.

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Last call for Nc’nean Creations 2022 competition entries

Tomorrow (March 31 ) is the final day to enter Nc’nean Creations 2022 cocktail competition. 

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The best ciders from the BBAs 2022

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

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Newton’s Bar to open in Wandsworth

Gravity Southside in Wandsworth opens its first dedicated cocktail bar this April - Newton’s Bar.

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Funkidory launches koserat mead

Peckham bar Funkidory has launched a mead in collaboration with Gosnells of London Mead Company.

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The best of the rest from the BBAs 2022

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

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The best tonic waters from the BBAs 2022

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

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The best beers from the BBAs 2022

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

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The best softs and mixers from the BBAs 2022

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

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Eric Yu invests in Ojo de Dios mezcal

Bar entrepreneur Eric Yu has invested in mezcal brand Ojo de Dios, with an agreement in place to promote the brand in the UK.

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The best non-abv spirits from the BBAs 2022

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