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Our monthly listing of events, seminars and tastings which we consider of interest to discerning drinkers. Those events which are drinks industry specific, or have days/periods that are industry specific are marked accordingly. Enjoy!
What: A 4-week pop-up which brings Martini cocktails and an Italian terrazza experience to Covent Garden. Unwind and sit back under parasols with a cocktail in hand, from a Riserva & Tonic to a Martini Negroni cocktail. The event will be offering Vespa pick-ups (on first come, first served basis) from zone 1 in London on Fridays, between 1pm-5pm. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
When: 30th July - 29th August 2018
Where: Covent Garden, London, UK
More info: Martini.com
What: A day to celebrate the widely loved beverage across the globe.
When: 3rd August 2018
Where: Anywhere there's beer!
More info: International Beer Day
What: The 6th London Craft Beer Festival presents beer, breweries and music in celebration of the modern beer culture. You'll find over 70 breweries handpicked from around the world.
When: 3rd-5th August 2018
Where: Wapping, London, UK
More info: LondonCraftBeerFestival.co.uk
What: With over 900 beers, ciders, perries and ales, this festival offers a chance to taste flavours from all around the world. Planet Rock will perform on their Thursday takeover. Alongside the music lineup, there will be traditional pub games, auctions and Saturday's Big Pub Quiz.
When: 7th-11th August 2018
Where: Olympia, London, UK
More info: GBBF.org.uk
What: To celebrate their milestone anniversary, Tequila Ocho will be hosting a party at Cafe Pacifico. The exciting night of entertainment includes guest bartenders crafting £5 cocktails, and a prize giveaway which boasts an extremely rare copy of The Tequila Ambassador. Doors open at 7pm.
When: 8th August 2018
Where: London, UK
More info: The Tequila Ambassador
What: A day to celebrate rum - wherever you are.
When: 16th August 2018
Where: Anywhere there's rum!
More info: 10 cocktails for International Rum Day
What: Celebrate pinot noir, a wine which can only be produced in cooler climates. The grapes are cultivated in certain regions, primarily in France, USA and South Africa.
When: 18th August 2018
Where: Across the globe, with a glass in hand.
More info: See our Roner Grappa Pinot Noir review
What: An industry only event inspiring professionals to learn from one another in an intimate setting.
When: 19th-21st August 2018
Where: Los Angeles, USA
More info: Bevcon.org
What: A celebratory day that begun in the USA, appearing as early as 1870, when it appeared in a newspaper.
When: 25th August 2018
Where: Anywhere you or somebody else can knock up a Whiskey Sour!
More info: 14 of the best Whisk(e)y Sours for Whiskey Sour Day
What: The next in this series of educational and inspirational seminars is The Science of Flavour. Places are limited so sign up now.
When: 28h August 2018
Where: Manchester, England
More info: Jigger Beaker Glass Tour
What: Drink a glass of red to celebrate the wine believed to promote health if drunk in moderation.
When: 28h August 2018
Where: Raise a glass in celebration wherever you are.
More info: The Red Wine Making Method
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