Tributes have poured in from the drinks industry following the passing of veteran bartender Wayne Collins.

Having started pouring pints behind a bar in Camden in the late 80s, Collins earned several nominations at the Tales of the Cocktails Spirited Awards at the peak of his career and was a regular on UK national TV shows.

In 2002 he joined Maxxium, creating the Mixxit bartender training programme. In the years since Collins would go on to teach thousands of bartenders the fundamentals of service.

It's safe to say Collins touched the lives of many industry giants over the years.


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