Award-winning bartender Ash Bovey (pictured), who can currently be found behind the bar at Cerise at The Forbury Hotel in Reading, celebrates the legacy of bartenders past and opportunities for the future In today’s world, the modern bartender has everything he or she could possibly need. From vast internet resources to the mass of books …

Mark Benson, SEO and social media marketing manager for OKCigs.co.uk, on how better understanding of electronic cigarettes is benefiting bars While bars, pubs and clubs across the UK continue to provide smoking areas for those who wish to indulge in tobacco cigarettes, there is a new phenomenon sweeping across the country. Electronic cigarettes have been …

Pop-up bars must focus on the customer experience, warns Nick Ford of The Cocktail Service Drinks companies need to ensure their pop-up bars focus as strongly on the customer experience as they do on the brand, warns the boss of event bar specialist The Cocktail Service. The growing use of pop-ups at both trade and …

Bar designer Simon McIlwraith of Collective Design has been named interior designer of the year in the Northern Design Awards. Simon won the award after impressing the judges with his project Pleased To Meet You (pictured above), a bar specialising in gin, draught craft beer and food in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. Other awards …

Rusty Cerven of the Connaught Bar in London looks back at 2013 after winning the Bols Around The World competition in May (pictured) Winning Bols Around The World has been a great experience. Becoming brand ambassador for Bols for one year, it has given me the chance to travel to so many countries. You have …

Spirits and liqueurs will be showcased alongside food from leading restaurants at this year’s Taste of Christmas show in London. Now in its sixth year, the event has moved to a new location, Tobacco Dock, in Wapping, east London, presenting 12 of the capital’s restaurants as well as cocktails from Callooh Callay in Shoreditch. About …

Drinks by the Dram has produced four new advent calendars for lovers of gin and whisky, with different products to sample each day in the 24 days running up to Christmas. Building on the success of the original editions of The Whisky Advent Calendar and The Ginvent Calendar in 2012, this year’s range comprises advent …

Love Drinks, a specialist in developing and distributing boutique drinks brands, is recruiting for an experienced PR and communications manager to raise awareness of its portfolio. Based in Clapham in south London, it imports, distributes and markets a portfolio of premium spirit, liqueur and craft beer brands in the UK, selling both to the on- …

The best bars in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been named in the annual Mixology Bar Awards from the organisers of the Bar Convent trade show in Berlin. At last night’s ceremony, accolades were also given to the German-speaking region’s favourite products, including spirit of the year Tanqueray Malacca gin and the Bartender’s Choice award …

Whether for business or pleasure, members clubs and bars are thriving across the UK, reports Mark Ludmon The grand façade of The Commonwealth Club, built in 1885, in Northumberland Avenue off London’s Trafalgar Square belies a stylish lounge, bar, restaurant, internet café and other facilities plus drinks and dining from leading caterer Searcys. However, despite …