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World Class in the House!

Next week is World Class week. Bartenders and those in
the business won’t need any introduction to the wonders
of World Class and all that this global competition stands for
but for some cocktail loving consumers out there, it’s not
so obvious. Well, allow us to enlighten you, the clue is in the

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2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award winners

Huge congrats to everyone who made it through to the shortlist for the Spirited Awards last night – you’re all winners in our eyes. Here are the overall winners. Big ups to the European crew including Artesian who picked up three (well deserved) awards, White Lyan for taking the top prize for Best New International Bar and the Bon Vivant who scooped Best International Bar. Woop, woop!

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Unfolding and exploring the new menu at Artesian

It’s like that irksome second album thing: how do you follow up a big hit with something equally crowd pleasing? Or, and here’s an even bigger ask, have you got what it takes to make your next offering better than the huge success that went before?

Artesian have. Just when you thought the team behind the best bar in the world (official) might have exhausted itself with all the creative madness and downright clever jiggery-pokery that goes into each of its menus, up they come with another totally brilliant drinks list. Continue reading


Music for Cocktail Lovers

Don’t leave it to your iPod shuffle to dictate the mood of your soirée, take time to curate your own playlist. We asked lounge loving DJ Johnny Vercoutre to pick out his top ten tracks to sip cocktails to.

On the record

Johnny says: “Nothing gets your cocktail party going more than creating the right atmosphere. Pick up a vintage record player cheaply on eBay.”

On the drinks front

Obviously we don’t advocate pairing each record to the suggested drink, that would be irresponsible madness – these are purely suggestions for what you could serve during your party.

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