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The Giffard West Cup Preselections : Bar Tour in Copenhagen

The Giffard West Cup Preselections in Europe started on Wednesday 18th March in Denmark. Organized by Giffard’s danish Liqueur Distributor Sprit & Co (http://www.sprit-co.dk/) the competition took place in Copenhagen. Nine top Bars of the city were selected to participate: Oak … 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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Hanna Bixo & The Spirit of Art 2014

“My surname is Portugese, I was born in Gothenburg, to Swedish parents and raised in the chilly north of Sweden. I also have a native North American ancestor and I celebrate that with a geometric arrow tattoo”, says Hanna Bixo. … Continue reading

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The Warmest Welcome in Islington

The first things we noticed about Zilouf’s were the smiles. We were at the bar early on a Monday morning in November, not exactly cocktail hour but that time of the day when you see a bar for what it … Continue reading

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“London’s shockwave of creative energy overwhelms and redefines you”.

At 16 years old the image of a reclining lady started to emerge on Jay Doy’s forearm and a tattoo grand plan started to take shape in his mind. “I’ve now got cat like images of David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, … Continue reading

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Why Winning The Giffard West Cup Is So Special

It is a one shot deal, no second chances, no “you’ll get ’em next time”, just one chance to win against true cocktail champions from around the world, a once in a lifetime opportunity win the Giffard West Cup. Just … Continue reading

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This Is Tokyo’s Star Bar

When it is 2:00am and you’re in that twilight zone fog of jet lag, the Ginza District of Tokyo ‘Lost in Translation’ takes on a de ja vue quality and it recently had Francois Philippot out looking for Bill Murray … Continue reading

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Is This The Most Beautiful Place To Enjoy A Cocktail In Singapore?

Lewin Terrace opened in April of this year, bringing together the best of French and Japanese cuisines, in the heart of Singapore. Much has been written in praise of the excellent menu and dishes ‘to die for’. The food is … Continue reading

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Is this the Coolest New Cocktail Bar in Paris?

Over the last few years Paris has seen a drift toward the Right Bank so, when a new cocktail bar opens in Saint-Germain, one can only go and celebrate. Le Hibou (The Owl) is located bang on the crossroads of … Continue reading

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