CLASS magazine returns this spring to coincide with the indoor opening of bars in the UK

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Adorning the cover is Joe and Daniel Schofield, who speak exclusively to CLASS about the launch of their debut venue Schofield's Bar.

Elsewhere in this issue CLASS columnist Jake O'Brien Murphy comedically diarises his own reintegration into the workplace, while Edmund Weil gives us his ever-incisive analysis of the bar-brand relationship, which has been subject to fiscal climate change.

Danny Murphy, meanwhile, has a little sharpener for our service skills, and we welcome two former Imbibe scribes into the fold. Laura Foster has tips on raising Cocktail GPs, while Millie Milliken uproots the dysfunctional relationship between the bar industry and government.

Oli Dodd of this very parish, ponders the legacy of lockdown cocktail making. Off the pandemic piste, we have the results of the Bartenders’ Brand Awards – our annual guide to tried-and-tested drinks products.

Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown are reading the leaves of your next garden-to-glass drinks, while professor Charles Spence discusses the science of supertasters.

On the liquid front, we have pieces on cognac (Lucy Britner), aperitifs (Amy Hopkins), the history of lemonade (Clinton Cawood) and the Dark ’n Stormy (Jane Ryan).

We close the book with Phil Bayly and Julio Bermejo's heartfelt tributes to the hospitality icon and embodiment of optimism, Tomas Estes.