Amsterdam is home of bikes, tuleps and people craving pickled gerkins dipped in peanut butter, however once a year it is also home to some of the best bartenders from across the world.
The second spot on the plane to Ibiza for the final and the chance to win £4,500 was up for grabs for the South of England’s best bartenders.
May 1st see’s the first Boutique Bar Show of 2013 in Manchester, one of the highlights is the Great Brugal Rumble sitting alongside many other great events.
After a tricky first season the industry cricket team sponsored by El Dorado Rum known as BarLifeCC is back for revenge.
Two months ago Diageo launched an innovative competition for bartenders to design a new spirit to join their Reserve Brands portfolio, 4 finalists have been announced and 19 others are vying for the final place.
Despite what some people may say we know that bartenders love a beer, here is an opportunity to earn some cash working with one.
News has reached BarLifeUK that after 15 years one of Sydney’s most iconic bars, Café Pacifico, is to close its doors.
Enter a Rolling Stones inspired Crystal Head Vodka cocktail and you could be presenting your drink to Mr Dan Aykroyd and winning £2,000 worth of Rolling Stones gig tickets.
One of the highest quality cocktail competition finals we’ve seen produces a winner to take on the world in Venezuela.
We know that not everyone gets excited about a new vodka launch, but this one is worth a look.
The UK’s Rusty Cerven will be competing against semi-finalists picked from 66 countries to become Bols Bartending World Champion 2013.
The second instalment of the new look Jubjub bar kicks off this week, with Jose Cuervo Tequila taking charge.
One of 2012’s most fiercely contested and fun competitions the El Dorado Swizzle Competition is back, with the first prize a trip to Guyana.
The G’Vine Gin Connoisseurs Program (GCP) Finals in Cognac is one of the toughest competition finals in the world and fittingly the heats to get there are no walk in park either.
A new beer has hit the bars of Brighton, Black Buffalo IPA is a new cask beer infused with the flavour of Buffalo Trace bourbon.
The Centinela Cocktail Cup will see three heats across the UK with the winner of each heat getting a trip to Mexico for the UK final.
The first of 5 heats for the incredibly popular Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations competition took place this week at Covent Garden Cocktail Club.
We went North, we drank rum and two bartenders conquered. It must have been the Diplomatico World Tournament Northern Heat.
Mezcal has, finally, begun to get a proper foot hold in the UK bar industry recently and now Amathus have joined in with the launch of the Los Danzantes and Alipus ranges.
This week saw Bramble host the first heat of the Diplomatico World Tournament Competition with 14 bartenders from across Scotland fighting it out.
Fed up of this cold weather? Check out what you could be doing in a few months in Ibiza with this video of last years festivities…… I mean competition.
The 2013 G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program (GCP) is looking for two UK representatives to take on the world in Cognac.
On March 5th & 6th, Manchester is hosting this years Northern Restaurant & Bar (NRB) exhibition, full of exhibitors, talks and Rematch Beeyatch.
An exciting new pop-up bar is opening in London, Wax’s Hogo Shake Up will be bringing you lovely drinks and weekly tastings, competitions and samplings.
Tanqueray Malacca is back with a limited release of 100,000 bottles worldwide exclusively for the on-trade.
BarLifeUK recently visited the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Empire in Brighton for a Masterclass and a few cocktails.
This week Diageo’s World Class programme gives UK bartenders a second chance to enter one of the world’s biggest cocktail competitions.
Last night 100s of bartenders descend on London to see who will represent the UK at this year’s Global Bacardi Legacy Final.
Just One Shift is aiming to raise $250K to help provide clean water to people in need around the world and they need your help.
The winner of each of the Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspiration heats will be heading to Ibiza for the UK Final and then the chance to win £4.5K.
Was it a world first? Were we part of history in the making? We’re not entirely sure, but the drinks were great at the Mandarine Napoleon Barrel Aged Cocktail Competition.
A packed out Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town recently saw the final heat of the Flor de Cana Grand 7 Florito Cocktail Competition.
Find out who the finalists in the last UK heat of the Flor de Cana competition are and how you can come and support them whilst enjoying some Flor de Cana drinks this Thursday.
There is nothing like the majesty of mother nature to give you pause for thought, and when it comes to mother nature, Kaieteur Falls in Guyana is one of her most impressive children.
Buffalo Trace bring their Bourbon Empire Pop Up featuring masterclasses, cocktails, games and special releases to Brighton.
BarLifeUK recently sat down with FEW Spirits owner Paul Hletko for a chat about the brand that has started popping up on UK back bars.
In a unique and original competition twist Mandarine Napoleon have invited selected bars to produce a barrel aged cocktail.
Surviving a night out in Manchester is one thing, remembering it so we can tell you all about it is something else. BarLifeUK and Jose Cuervo Tradicional discover where to go in Manchester.
Fancy winning a trip around the world, visiting four cocktail cities of your choice over eight days?
The second heat of the Flor de Cana cocktail competition recently took place at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh.