UKBG News

The Calvados Nouvelle Vogue International Trophies 2018

The IDAC and Michèle Frêné Conseil are proud to announce it… The Calvados Nouvelle Vogue International Trophies 2018 are officially launched! You’ll find in the links below, the official invitation letter, the rules and regulations for this year’s competition as well...

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2017 National finals for the UKBG cocktail competition

2017 National finals for the UKBG cocktail competition were held on Monday 11th Sept and the Wringer and Mangle Spitafields, sponsored by Amaro Montenegro. There were 16 finalist from around the UK, they had competed in their own area to qualify to be in the finals,...

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Ukbg at Liquid Zone HCS

Tuesday, March 14 at 10 AM at Bournemouth International Centre Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, England, BH2 5 Bournemouth Continuing the Liquid theme, we’re delighted to announce that the Mixology Bar in #Liquid will be hosting the #UKBG Market Challenge 2017 .The...

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Vestal Vodka

Tuesday 28th February 2017. We will dedicate a day to Vestal Vodka. With Masterclass for industry colleagues in the afternoon. Masterclass at 7pm for industry and customers. till the last drop event from 8pm till Midnight with carnival dedicated cocktails at £6.50.

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Calvados Nouvelle trophies cocktail competition

The 2017 UKBG heat of the Calvados Nouvelle trophies cocktail competition was this year held at the unique Samarkand restaurant in Charlotte st, it was hosted by Mr Fabio Immovilli the bar manager and his team. This year we were honoured to have Ms Isabelle Blanchard...

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Blast from the Past Boys of the “THE OLD BRIGADE”

Some pictures sent to me by Richard 'Dick'Coyne a member for over 60 years From left to right Former President Peter Brennan, North Area Chairman John Francis Ridley, North Area Member George Allinson and the man himself Dick Coyne A party of members from the North...

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Sharp & Dapper offers 15% discount to UKBG members

Sharp and Dapper, the boutique brand for men specialising in high quality accessories for formal dress including braces, clip on buttons, ties and socks is offering 15% discount to all UKBG members! To get your discount simply write UKBG as promotion code in the "Have...

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IBA Congress Warsaw 2011

The chosen venue for this years IBA Congress and the World Cocktail Championship was the Hilton Hotel in Warsaw, capital city of Poland. President of the Polish Bartenders Association, Richard Berent and his superb team were on hand at the airport to make sure...

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Flight Lieutenant Owen Valentine Burns An Appreciation

Owen Burns (OB) passed away on 30th June 2015, just 5 months short of his centenary, a party which he would certainly have enjoyed. The funeral at Mortlake Crematorium on 24th July was a full house with representatives from all the various strands of Owens long and...

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The UKBG Supports The Drink Show Live

Mixologists, distillers, taste-makers and wineries, with exciting features, will all come together in the great atmosphere of The Great Halls, Vinopolis, Borough Market, London Bridge, on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th of July. The Drink Show Live will be the chance to...

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10 things you should know about Martini

1. MARTINI & ROSSI was founded in the 1863 in Torino in Piemonte in Italian, translates as ‘the foot of the mountain’. It is a land blessed with natural abundance. The rich, fertile soils of the foothills and plains at the base of the Alps produce a variety of...

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COCKTAIL COMPETITIONS: SHOWTIME By Stefano Cossio

What does it mean to be a bartender? To me it means dedication, sacrifice, and using all my skills and tricks in order to make your guests the stars of the show. But sometimes you get the chance to bask in glory under the spotlight yourself as a competitor in a...

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Derek Sanders a drinks industry legend

I met Derek around 1962 when he represented Beefeater Gin and I was with White Horse Distillers. We were both friends of Charles Worz, General Manager of the Europa Hotel, Grosvenor Square who was given a retirement party in 1975 by Alan Fairbrass, Gen Manager of the...

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Scotland vs Ireland Cocktail Competition

After a lapse of a few years the movers and shakers from the North of Ireland and their opposite numbers from across the water in Scotland decided it was time to hit the cocktail trail again. The date was 10th-11th April and the venue the Crown Hotel in the beautiful...

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THE WORLD EXPERIENCE By Stefano Cossio

Here I’m back from Singapore, trying to get rid of the jet lag and the hundred gallons of Tiger beer me and Luca drank. The whole journey was a unique experience, from the beginning, arriving at the Singapore airport, where you are welcomed by the I.B.A. organizers,...

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59th IBA World Championship Results in Singapore

Classic Category: 1st Austria Mr Mario Hofferer ROSEMARIE 2 Dash Bacardi Superior 2.5 cl Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge 0.5 cl Mozart Amande Chocorange 1.5 cl Kalhua 1cl Monin Lychee Syrup 1cl Fresh Cream (Float) Garnish: Physalis, Chocolate, Cacao, Orange Peel & Gold...

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The World Flair Final By Tom Dyer

The UKBG competitor Tom Dyer came 6th out of 48 competitors in the flair final. 1st Uruguay Juan Pablo Santiago 2nd Venezuela Nike Trivino 3rd Taiwan Hsu Po Sheng "I had heard a lot about singapore and have a lot of friends there and wasn't disappointed at all. A...

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The 1st World Mattoni Grand Drink Competition 2010

35 countries entered this year's Mattoni Non-Alcoholic Competition held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Prague. The Set up was fantastic and Guilio Amodio our competitor from China Tang at the Dorchester was in 5th position with cocktail " Liquolada" Liquorice and orgeat...

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Imbibe Show Report by Harry Glockler

On 13 and 14 July 2010 thousands of bartenders, sommeliers, and other drinks professionals descended on the exhibition centre at Earl’s Court for the inaugural Imbibe Bar Show. An extremely wide range of tastings were on offer from all major drinks categories, as well...

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PETER DORELLI WINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Above: Peter (left) in a jubilant mood after winning his award, with Daniel Crebesse, the UKBG President. Peter Dorelli, formerly the Bar Manager at The Savoy Hotel in London, has won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual THEME magazine awards event held in...

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THE UKBG HAS A NEW PRESIDENT

At a recent meeting of the UKBG committee Daniel Crebesse was elected as the Guild's new President. Congratulations to Mr Crebesse from all the members of the UKBG. Pictured above are the outgoing President, Salvatore Calabrese (right) with the new President, Daniel...

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IBA 2008 RESULTS

The UKBG team set off for the Caribbean fortress of Puerto Rico and to the town of San Juan where the International Bartenders’ Association were holding their annual World Cocktail Competition. Unfortunately, the home of the Pina Colada was not to see Jeremy...

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PAGING THE WINNER!

Brian Page, who teaches the UKBG Bartender & Cocktail training courses at Westminster Kingsway College, won the Theme magazine National Award for 'Outstanding Contribution' to the bar industry. Brian started his career at the age of sixteen as a pantry boy on board a...

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A Remarkable Find by Jim Slavin

Jim was asked if there was a record of a Cocktail of the Month for November 1955 which was invented to mark the occasion of the start of the Oxford and Cambridge Far East Expedition. Its inventor was President George Baker. And, Jim found the recipe, which is below!...

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