Charles Schumann returns 50 Best Industry Icon Award

The World’s 50 Best Bars has “accepted the return” of Charles Schumann’s Industry Icon award after widespread backlash over comments the German bartender made in an interview, saying “a bar is no place for a woman”. Schumann was recognised during the awards ceremony at London’s Roundhouse last week, but the move has been widely criticised on social media by bartenders and bar owners. During an interview with German Playboy Magazine several years ago, Schumann was…

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SB launches awards dedicated to spirits workforce

The Spirits Business will recognise excellence among retailers, distributors, marketers, brands and distillers with a new awards series. The inaugural Spirits Business Awards 2019 is now open for international entries covering five areas: Retail and Marketing, Sustainability and Innovation, Tourism, Products, and People. Written entries will be judged by members of The Spirits Business editorial team and a panel of independent spirits experts. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on 2 December…

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TGI Fridays: Still Fresh and Fierce at 52

2019 Cheers BevX Award WinnersBest Single-Concept Restaurant Beverage Program: TGI Fridays The first TGI Fridays may have opened in 1965, but the restaurant chain continues to innovate and excel as an industry leader in the beverage space. “We don’t go easy on ourselves, and we’re our own biggest critics,” says Anna Krone, director of bar and beverage innovation for Fridays. Krone joined the Dallas-based casual-restaurant company this past September. She describes the learning curve as…

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Aldi whisky did not get named ‘Best in the World’ – sorry bargain boozers

I have never tried the Aldi whisky that many are claiming won “Best in the World” and costs a mere $17. I can still state with 100% accuracy though that it was not declared “Best […] The post Aldi whisky did not get named ‘Best in the World’ – sorry bargain boozers appeared first on Boozist. Go to Source Author: Colin Joliat

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