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Are drinkers turned off by bar dress codes?

Two bar group managers discuss whether imposing a dress code is necessary to create the ‘right’ image, or if doing so comes at the price of alienating customers

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 1 Comment »


Busy bars to benefit from ‘affordable’ robot bartender

Bartender robots may seem like nothing more than a science fiction idea, but they could soon become more commonplace after a prototype received £2 million backing

Monday, October 13th, 2014 28 Comments »


Slovakian lady named world’s best bartender

A female bartender from the Slovak Republic has been named the 2014 International Bartenders’ Association (IBA) World Cocktail Champion at a global final held in Cape Town this week

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »


Global bartenders compete for title in Cape Town

Some 60 bartenders from around the globe are to battle it out this week for the title of World Cocktail Champion of the Year at an industry-hosted, star-studded event in Cape Town

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »


DeKuyper invites Indiana Bartender Challenge entries

Dutch liqueurs group De Kuyper is set to launch its next Bartender Challenge in the US state of Indiana this fall

Monday, September 15th, 2014 No Comments »


Angus Winchester wins coveted 2014 Golden Spirit Award

Angus Winchester, global brand ambassador for Tanqueray Gin, has been given the Golden Spirit Award for the best presenter at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail

Monday, September 8th, 2014 No Comments »


Ballantine’s brings bartender’s dream bar to life

Ballantine’s Scotch whisky has brought a bartender’s dream bar to life in Paris this weekend as part of its Bar Project initiative

Monday, September 8th, 2014 No Comments »


Tequila and Bourbon ‘not needed’ for basic cocktails

Consumers have been told Tequila, Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey and Bourbon are not vital if they want to stock a decent home bar, but they should buy genever and two styles of rum instead

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 3 Comments »


Ten of the world’s highest bars

We love a good cocktail here at The Spirits Business, and if our drink comes with a view, the better. But be warned, the world’s 10 highest bars are not for those with an altitude fear

Monday, August 18th, 2014 No Comments »


Charles Joly of The Aviary named Diageo World Class 2014 winner

The Diageo World Class 2014 winner has been named as Charles Joly, of The Aviary in Chicago, USA

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 No Comments »