Daniel Warren

Zoe Fryday catches up with Diageo Reserve GB World Class Bartender of the Year 2018 Daniel Warren to discuss life since the competition and hot drinks and cocktail trends for the year ahead. Coming second place in the World Class global final – what an achievement. How does it feel? “Coming in second place at …

Belsazar Vermouth range

Diageo Reserve has officially welcomed Belsazar Vermouth to its portfolio, with an exclusive launch event at London’s Devil’s Darling. Created by German entrepreneurs Maximilian Wagner and Sebastian Brack, and acquired by Diageo from Distill Ventures earlier this year, Belsazar is the first vermouth to join the Diageo Reserve portfolio. The wine aperitif is made from …

Learning for Life

Diageo and The Springboard Charity’s Learning for Life programme, designed to train the next generation of bartenders, has launched a new course in London. The scheme aims to help those from disadvantaged backgrounds find their way into the jobs in the hospitality industry, providing them with the skills they need to succeed. Kicking off this …

Guinness

With International Beer Day approaching on Friday 3 August, drinks group Diageo are celebrating the rise in Guinness sales. In Diageo’s recent full year results which were announced last week, Guinness reported 5% net sales growth. Mark Sandys, global head of beer, Baileys and Smirnoff, said: “It’s been a great year for Guinness, and we’ve …

Diageo Reserve brands are the best-performing collection of spirit brands this year, according to Drink’s International Bar Report 2017. The luxury portfolio of Diageo has been recognized for the second year in a row in the annual report, which highlights the best-selling and top trending brands chosen by bartenders from some of the world’s best …