Tales of the Cocktail Edinburgh Pic Greg Macvean - 09/01/2017 - 07971 826 457 Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Tales of the Cocktail is a world-famous annual conference and festival which takes place in New Orleans every July. It also goes 'On Tour' once a year and after visiting Buenos Aires, Vancouver and Mexico City, it is heading to Europe for the first time in April 2017. Edinburgh has been selected due to its highly accomplished and sophisticated cocktail culture. The four-day extravaganza will see leading bartenders from all over the world head to Scotland's capital for a series of events designed to educate, illuminate and entertain bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts from the city and beyond.

A look ahead at the return of Tales on Tour to Edinburgh in April After a successful debut in 2017, Tales of the Cocktail on Tour returns to Edinburgh from April 7 to 10, with seminars featuring leading bar owners, bartenders and drinks industry figures. It is designed to educate, illuminate and entertain bartenders and …

Jamie Jones World Class

As Diageo Reserve’s World Class competition approaches its first stage of judging, we hear from last year’s GB Bartender of the Year, Jamie Jones, now director of drinks at consultancy Scotch+Limon In what ways has winning World Class GB Bartender of the Year affected your work and career? It’s an incredibly prestigious title, and one …

London Beer Week

Bars are ready for the return of London Beer Week this month, helping people to discover and explore beers from brewers both new and old. Returning for a fourth year from March 12 to 18, it will involve 75 of the capital’s bars which will be offering £5 beer flights or boilermakers to pass holders. …

Parsley in Time Eco Straw

The tide is turning on single-use plastic straws, writes Rob Blunderfield, marketing manager for leading supplier Parsley in Time You’ve read all about it. Sure you have. Plastic has taken over. It’s blighting our seas, killing our wildlife and devastating whole eco-systems. One strand of the plastic landscape that has become synonymous with this pollution …

casual dining 2017

Casual Dining show is back at the Business Design Centre in London on February 21 and 22 The bosses of some of Britain’s leading bar operators will be among speakers at this year’s Casual Dining show alongside over 200 exhibitors showcasing new products, equipment and services. It is returning to the Business Design Centre in …

Beer Writers Bar Pub17

A look ahead at bar and pub industry show Pub18 in London on February 6 and 7 The only dedicated trade show for the UK’s pub and bar industry, Pub18, is set to return on February 6 and 7, bringing together over 200 exhibitors, a line-up of inspirational speakers and a host of ideas and …

cognac

The world of cognac, from tastings to food pairing and cocktails, is to be explored at a trade-only event in London on February 6. The Cognac Experience takes place at TT Liquor in Shoreditch, organised by the UK Cognac Bureau, the UK office of the industry’s Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). It will bring …

Tails cocktails on draught

Mark Ludmon examines some of the trends in drinks and cocktails for Britain’s bars in the year ahead With the arrival of “Dry January”, the trade was braced for the usual rise in people avoiding alcohol. However, the overall trend is that more people are giving up on booze throughout the year, or at least …

ELLC Mikey Pendergast

East London Liquor Company brand ambassador Mikey Pendergast (pictured) forecasts his hottest drinks trends for the year ahead I see the uptake of low-waste, or eco-friendly, bars continuing, and sincerely hope that people start to realise that efficiently using up the ingredients you buy is by no means a new thing (and frankly never should …

epos

Bars need to start preparing for the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, writes Paula Tighe, information governance director at leading law firm Wright Hassall Businesses must get ready for the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and allow themselves enough time to fully understand the changes. Key decision …