Crossroads

Crossroads, a new cocktail bar with a sustainable ethos and community feel, has opened in Camden, London. Zoe Fryday reports Aiming to breathe new life into Camden’s drinking scene, the opening of Crossroads is music to one’s ears – a bit of positivity that’s much-needed in 2020. Run by Bart Miedekza and his wife Monika, …

Zoe Fryday catches up with former Diageo World Class manager Dan Dove to discuss his latest venture, Global Bartending, an international talent agency that connects drinks professionals with luxury brands, consumers and each other What inspired the decision to launch global bartending? How did it all begin? The initial idea came about two years before …

Bruichladdich Distillery

For Burns Night, on 25 January, Bruichladdich Distillery from Islay will be raising a toast to its Scottish heritage and provenance with a series of celebrations across London. The distillery has collaborated with a number of venues, including Cub, Wilder, The Conduit and Galvin at Windows’ 10 Degrees Bar, adding modern twists on classic dishes and …

Pub20

Pub20, the UK’s only dedicated trade show for the pub industry, is back for a sixth year on 4 and 5 February 2020. The free-to-attend show will welcome thousands of pub operators and owners, offering the chance to learn from industry experts, share ideas, meet suppliers, discover the latest industry trends and do some all-important …

Churchill's Port

Zoe Fryday travels to Porto, Portugal with family-run independent port wine brand Churchill’s Port has a rich, fascinating history and provenance. Produced with distilled grape spirits exclusively from the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal, the iconic fortified wine offers exceptional quality and unique terroir. Port’s sweet, warming, indulgent characteristics make it a …

Belvoir Lime & Soda

2020 will mark the seventh Dry January, which is now a firmly established campaign at the start of the new year. The trade has fought back with Try January, encouraging customers to try local beers, but overall the movement towards reducing alcohol consumption is gaining momentum. However, it’s not a reason for doom and gloom …

Bars can get experimental with Alain Milliat’s premium range of authentic juices and nectars Founded in Valance, France over 20 years ago, Alain Milliat boasts a versatile portfolio of 38 authentic nectars and juices. The luxury liquids can be enjoyed as a premium soft option, with a mixer or used to craft delectable, on-trend cocktails, …

London Cocktail Week

A look ahead at some of the highlights of this year’s London Cocktail Week This October, DrinkUp.London is celebrating ten years of London Cocktail Week (LCW) with a mammoth ten-day festival, taking place from 4 to 13 October. Festival goers can soak up the capital’s thriving cocktail scene with access to over 300 bars serving …

Oblix East interior

Zoe Fryday visits Oblix East at The Shard for a taste of the new ‘Foundation of Flavour’ menu If you like to enjoy your cocktails with stunning panoramic views of London’s skyline, a trip to Oblix East is a must. At this urban bar and lounge, located on the thirty-second floor of The Shard, cosmopolitan …

Sassy Chateau

Zoe Fryday travels to Normandy to visit the home of Sassy Cidre It’s not every day that you get the pleasure of staying in a magnificent 18th century château in the heart of Normandy, France. From the exquisite classical architecture to the vast grounds and beautiful formal gardens, Château de Sassy takes your breath away, …