As one of the world’s leading bartenders, Salvatore Calabrese is an award-winning global powerhouse – a consultant for select brands, a sought-after judge for worldwide competitions, and former President of the United Kingdom Bartenders’ Guild. His best-selling books and barware products exemplify the quality, talent and experience he brings to the industry. Salvatore began developing …

London Spirits Competition entrants will now be able to submit cocktails for their spirit brands directly from the entry zone. In a bid to raise the bar year after year and offer increased value to competition entrants, the London Spirits Competition has introduced a beneficial feature in 2021. The competition prides itself on being one …

August 31, 2021 is the last day to get super early bird pricing for your wines, beers and spirits. The London Drinks Competitions pride themselves on being as close to judging beers, wines and spirits as the people who choose to buy them do. Whether it is a busy drinks buyer for a major supermarket, …

UK’s top bar talent to judge London Spirits Competition. The Ritz, The Stafford, The Connaught Bar, Gleneagles, Roka, 45 Park Lane and Dukes Hotel are just some of the prestigious names on the judging panel for the London Spirits Competition. The London Spirits Competition has worked in the last few years to build up the …

Back in 2020, Nordic Spirit launched a competition giving one venue the chance to win a £50,000 transformation, and we are delighted to announce the winning entry as… The Courtyard @ Piper! The team at The Piper in Hull flipped their business model from nightclub to summer-ready social hub, by converting their idle outdoor space …

As the sun starts to shine, Havana Club is calling on bartenders to show us their spiced vibes and tell us what we should be sipping on this summer. The Cuban rum brand is challenging mixologists to create a cocktail using the brand new Havana Club Cuban Spiced which showcases the versatility of the spirit …

Kraken Cocktail Kombat competition

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is supporting bars and bartenders post-pandemic with a new digital cocktail competition called Kraken Cocktail Kombat. The contest will see eight UK bartenders from London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Brighton and Manchester battle it out through a number of ‘drink dual’ rounds. Their fate will be entirely in the hands of …

Chairman’s Spice Lab

St Lucian rum Chairman’s Reserve has launched the Chairman’s Spice Lab, a programme designed to showcase the abilities and understanding of the spice rum category by bartenders around the world. Open in ten countries – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, China, the United States and Saint Lucia – the Chairman’s …

The Drinkstagram Awards

UK drinks agency The Cocktail Service has launched The Drinkstagram Awards in partnership with Makers Mark whisky, with the winner set to receive prize money of £1,000. The agency is a supporter of the rise of cocktail culture on Instagram and has seen the bartending scene on the platform gain huge popularity over the last …

Meister Hunter competition 2020

Mast-Jaegermeister UK is rehauling its annual Meister Hunter competition this year, making it one of the first online cocktail competitions to hit the scene following the Covid-19 pandemic. The competition, which is now live, has been developed in efforts to support bartenders who are currently out of work, offering them the opportunity to do what …