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CLASS Winter 2021

CLASS Winter 2021

Surviving the booze-pocalypse

With the supply of bar staples still faltering, Mike Baxter says there’s an opportunity to reshape tastes

CLASS Winter 2021

Zdenek Kastanek on ridding the world of single-use spirits packaging

A spirits distribution system that lowers waste and carbon emissions has been launched in the UK. Zdenek Kastanek speaks to Hamish Smith about Ecospirits and its war on single-use packaging.

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Five champagnes for Christmas and New Year Eve

Joe Wadsack gives us his Christmas list of five champagnes everyone should know.

CLASS Winter 2021

How to stay mindful in the run up to Christmas

La Maison Wellness founder and Mindful Cocktails creator Camille Vidal suggests ways to look after your mental and physical health throughout the hectic festive season.

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Bar review: Junior Jackson's

Does the idea of an American dive bar work outside of its homeland? Hamish Smith reviews Junior Jackson’s in Manchester

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Garden to glass: Rosehip drinks

One of winter's wonders, the rosehip is a versatile addition to any home kitchen and bar. Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown reveal some of their favourite uses for this flavoursome fruit.

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How to attract homegrown talent to bartending

Edmund Weil sets out a ‘manifesto’ for  attracting more people into hospitality roles.

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Diary of a bar owner during a staffing crisis

The staffing crisis has seen many bar owners becoming more hands-on in their businesses. Danny Murphy of Berry & Rye Group diarises the experiences he and other operators have had, with a little literary licence to disassociate events, dates and the people involved.

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Sly Augustin on the ruin and resurrection of Trailer Happiness

Trailer Happiness was struck by a freak weather event this summer, just days before the pandemic restrictions ended. Sly Augustin talks to Hamish Smith about bad luck that is starting to turn good.