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November 23, 2016


Diageo’s World Class is back again with its 2017 competition and it wants you to get involved. In the past week the Reserve Brands ambassador team has travelled from Manchester to Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow and onward to Edinburgh and Birmingham. In the coming week they’ll visit the south, such as London, Bourne...

September 1, 2016

We all dream of creating our own legacy, a way of people remembering us when we're long gone and preserve a piece of who we are for generations to come.

Since 2008 Bacardi has held its Legacy cocktail competition, which sees hundreds of bartenders challenged to create a Bacardi cocktail, that will measure up to reno...

August 29, 2016

We can't deny that we're big fans of decadence, things like truffles & Château Pétrus certainly make the list.

The Broken Stem is always on the look out for our next decadent fix, so when The American Bar at The Savoy, London decided to launch their new Oyster & Martini package, we were all over it. We certainly c...

May 18, 2016

 

Today we heard terrible news - Brixton favourite Sovereign Loss is closing after 19 months of operation. The move comes as the Prince of Wales, which takes up the other part of the building is expanding, which will see the Sovereign Loss premises is absorbed to make way for expanding events and club nights.

 

It's a...

May 4, 2016

(L-R) Dom Whisson, Aidan Bowie, Gordon Purnell, Lorenzo Antinori, Jerome Allaguillemette, James Bowker

 

This years 2nd burst opened with a challenge reflecting current trends & the changing landscape of cocktail culture. Bartenders were asked to create a drink using either plants or fruit - with a light, spring/summ...

May 1, 2016

In the run up to the World Class 2016 GB semi final, saw the Diageo Reserve Brands put on a very special two-night event in London - a guest shift with master bartender & former World Class bartender, Dennis Zoppi.

Zoppi has had an esteemed career, which started at the young age of 16 when he was inspired by the f...

March 18, 2016

It's back and now it's your second & final chance to enter World Class 2016, which could see you whisked away to Miami later this year to compete against some of the world's finest bartenders.

Moving on from burst one’s 'Mindful Drinking', we now see 'Fruits & Plants' take centre stage. This time you're asked to c...

March 18, 2016

 

 

 

Classic cocktails are classic's for a reason, they've stood the test of time and are still some of the most popular drinks in bars. But some bartenders have to chosen to twist these cocktails into something new and wonderful. Sometimes the changes are only minor, other times sees the entire drink built from the...

March 16, 2016

Jason Atherton is back and has opened his new restaurant Sosharu (meaning 'social'), hot on the heals of Social Wine & Tapas last summer. This is also Atherton's first venture with 100% of his own backing. Sosharu is designed as an 'izakaya' - a Japanese pub that focuses on informal dining with Japanese style tapas...