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Thursday 17 April 2014

Must-visit London hotel bars

London's bar scene is famed for its hotel drinking spots, promising a level of hospitality and service found only in a country that thrives on etiquette...

Wednesday 16 April 2014

London's best rooftop bars

Sunshine in London is a much valued affair. Usually the city's attire is made up of cardigans and jackets,stockings and jeans. But on those rare gorgeous...

Wednesday 16 April 2014

House rules: taking the fun out of bars

Rule 1: The bartender is always right. Rule 2: If the bartender is wrong refer to rule 1...

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Jamie's Italian Bar cocktails (how to make)

Back in August 2013, Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty turned up at our Beertails Cocktail Competition with a TV crew in tow. Andrea Montague won the competition...

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Seattle City Guide

Blame it on the rain. Seattle's famously wet weather leads its citizens to seek solace in energizing coffee, invigorating rock music, and in small close-to-home...

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Spirited Reviews April 2014

The following are new products received and other products reviewed during April 2014. We will continue to add to this list throughout the month. Products...

Monday 14 April 2014

Shakers galore

The cocktail shaker is a uniquely American invention says Rupert Prior...

Monday 14 April 2014

British treats: cucumber cocktails

Cucumber is the ultimate British cocktail accompaniment and in one short month theses fruits (technical classification, they have an enclosed seed and...

Friday 11 April 2014

Frozen fun: blended drinks

With the current craze for slushie cocktails at London's top bars, not to mention the oncoming heat wave we're all hoping for, we thought it was time...

Friday 11 April 2014

Paris finally embraces the mixed drink

Paris has never had the reputation of being a city where you could enjoy a good cocktail. Sure, you could get a cobbled together Mojito in most places...

Thursday 10 April 2014

Andy Kerr: a bar is a business

Discount Suit Company is a name on everyone's lips. The subterranean venue near Liverpool Street has hit the ultimate balance between being chic, cool...

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Cider continues unrivalled growth

It's cider – not cidre – and that's because it's British, through and through...

Monday 7 April 2014

The Most Bizarre Bar? Hobbit House, Manila.

When it comes to crazy, Manila makes Bangkok look like a rest cure. The space cruisers of the rich slide past pedicab drivers bathing their children on...

Thursday 3 April 2014

Wine by the glass: introducing the Coravin preservation system

It's a rare pleasure to try an expensive wine by the glass. Most bottles over £150 (US$250) are sold as just that; bottles. But an invention from Greg...

Thursday 3 April 2014

The TripAdvisor guide to the world's best bars

TripAdvisor is the bane of every hotel and restaurant professional's life. The fake reviews! The petty complaints! The gobsmackingly unappetising food...

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Discerning Drinker's Monopoly bar tour

The Monopoly Pub Crawl: an infamous stag party staple that typically sees groups of novelty clothed bucks gather at an unfeasibly early hour on a grim...