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Every reason to be sour !

Over the last few years we’ve seen a genuine interest and resurgence in classic cocktail categories from martinis to flips, fizzes and back again! The category de jour seems to be the sour, which in itself is one of the … Continue reading

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The Giffard West Cup 2015 : Results

Early June. Angers France. 16 bartenders from 11 countries. It can only be one thing – The Giffard West Cup Final. Once a year Giffard hosts some of the worlds best and most creative bartenders as they go head to … Continue reading

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Giffard enjoyed a double celebration at Bar 1806 Melbourne !

We all know that the hospitality industry rarely needs an excuse to celebrate – ‘Oh look its Tuesday lets celebrate’….’Did you say you’ve got tomorrow off? We should celebrate immediately’….’I see you are celebrating, we should toast to that’…You get … Continue reading

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“Inspired by the Joker and the Thief from Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower”

Alex Dyzart is from Kent but he aquired his cocktail mixing skills in Auckland’s speakeasies during a two year stay in New Zealand. On returning to the UK Alex fell on his feet and joined the team at the famous … Continue reading

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“Following a wandering heart without reference to time”.

Happiness Forgets is wonderful name for a bar and until a few months ago that is where you would have found Julian Zerressen. He is now storming a ‘pop-up’ cocktail bar called the Art of the Aperitif, at the Langham … Continue reading

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“It’s a personal statement by one individual for another”.

One day a week Adriano Di Giovanni spends a solid six hours just preparing for cocktails. Just three years ago Adriano left sunny Sicily with the express intention of becoming a world class cocktail specialist. For the last year or … Continue reading

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Tattoos and bartending are a blend of two profound subcultures

“They’re a very personal scrapbook”, Nathan Shearer says of his tattoos. “I got my first when I was 19. It was a small act of rebellion and a bold step into a new subculture. Since then they have become markers … Continue reading

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