Category : Editor’s Blog

A Personal Thank You to Bartenders Who Travel for Competitions

8 months ago / 0 comments

Every appearance represents a day off used, a bastard early start, a train ticket, and in some cases, a hotel room…

Editor’s Blog: Is it time to stop looking back?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Could it be that the time has come to stop looking back and embrace the changes that are happening to the world around us right now?

Editor’s Blog: Looking for Vintage Glassware and Retro Junk for your Bar? Come to Wimbledon Dog Track

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s cheaper than eBay, there’s a burger van and everything smells of old ladies

Editor’s Blog: Why You Should Enter the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition

3 years ago / 0 comments

Some personal thoughts on the Bacardi Legacy Competition by BarLifeUK’s editor.

The Social Importance of Your Bar

3 years ago / 0 comments

Not just a place to drink cocktails, your bar performs a host of vital social functions. Read about some of them here…

Editor’s Blog: Thinking About Starting a Cocktail Blog? Read This First.

3 years ago / 0 comments

“The first draft of anything is shit” – Ernest Hemmingway

Editor’s Blog: How to Judge a Cocktail Competition

3 years ago / 0 comments

This is one of those occasions in life where people assume you know what to do, without actually telling you how to comport yourself.

Editor’s Blog: A Confused Relationship with Booze

3 years ago / 0 comments

Remember the fighter pilot’s maxim: There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots. But there’s no such thing as an old, bold pilot.

A Special Evening for the UK Tales of the Cocktail Winners (and a couple of hangers-on)

5 years ago / 0 comments

The UK’s clean sweep of the Spirited Awards International Categories celebrated at Jubjub Bar.

Editor: Service, Svengalis and Powder Keg Diplomacy

5 years ago / 0 comments

What was so good about the experience at Powder Keg Diplomacy? Well, the bartender displayed perfect judgment when it came to engaging us with drink suggestions, having a chat and leaving us alone to catch up.