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CLASS Autumn 2022

CLASS Autumn 2022

Gosnells opens “London’s only meadery”

Billed as London’s only meadery, The Gosnells Mead Bar has launched in Bermondsey.

CLASS Autumn 2022

25 years of Class: Hamish Smith on the relaunch of Class in 2016

After Simon Difford's second spell as editor and publisher from 2009-2014, Class lay unpublished for two years - until Agile Media relaunched the title in the autumn of 2016. Present editor Hamish Smith completes the story.

CLASS Autumn 2022

25 Years of Class: Tom Sandham on his time as editor from 2007-2009

Tom Sandham took over the reins at Class from Paul Wooton in 2007, before making way for Simon Difford in his second spell as editor from 2009-2014. In celebration of 25 Years of Class, Sandham takes us on a trip down memory lane.

CLASS Autumn 2022

25 years of Class: Paul Wooton on his tenure as editor from 2001-2007

Following Simon Difford's first spell as editor from 1997-2000 and Bethan Ryder, also in 2000, Paul Wooton held the reins of Class. Here he takes us back to the movers and shakers of his time in charge and how the industry was developing into a world-leading cocktail scene. 

CLASS Autumn 2022

Brain drain - why do so many bartenders leave for brands?

Are bar operations losing too much talent to brands and does that disproportionately impact female representation in leadership positions, asks Anna Sebastian

CLASS Autumn 2022

Why we should train bartenders - and managers

A fairer approach to promotion and better structure around training would help more people climb the ladder – and be more open – to higher-paid jobs, says Hannah Lanfear

CLASS Autumn 2022

Swimming at low tide - how bars survive recession

Hospitality is facing a sink or swim situation thanks to the dangerous economic situation. Edmund Weil predicts profits will have to be sacrificed but the storm will pass and better times will come. 

CLASS Autumn 2022

CLASS Autumn 2022 edition launches

Class Autumn edition, celebrating 25 years of the magazine, has now launched.