Calabrese creates aromatic liqueur with De Kuyper

Dutch drinks firm De Kuyper has teamed up with bartenders Salvatore Calabrese and Joerg Meyer to launch two new “modern” liqueurs designed to “innovate and premiumise the category”. The two liqueurs, called Acqua Bianca and Dutch Cacao, were unveiled at the Bar Convent Berlin show this week (7-9 October). Described as “one of the most aromatic liqueurs available on the market”, Acqua Bianca was developed by Calabrese of The Donovan Bar at luxury London hotel…

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Bar Convent Berlin reveals new location for 2020

On-trade show Bar Convent Berlin will relocate to a bigger venue next year and will introduce a new concept, called City Life Spirits. From 12-14 October 2020, Bar Convent Berlin (BCB) will be held below the Funkturm, a former radio tower located on the grounds of exhibition centre Messe Berlin. The move to Messe Berlin will allow the show the opportunity to expand. It will also provide more space for exhibitors to be creative with…

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Kratena and Havana Club create Professional Edition rums

Havana Club has extended its Professional Edition series with two new rums that were created in partnership with bartenders Alex Kratena and Carina Soto Velasquez. The Havana Club Professional Edition range, which was developed with bartenders in mind, was first unveiled at trade show Bar Convent Berlin last year. It launched with Professional Edition A and Professional Edition B. At this year’s Bar Convent Berlin show, two new limited edition expressions were added to the…

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Unmissable spirits exhibitors at Bar Convent Berlin 2019

The incredibly popular Bar Convent Berlin returns this month, and features a special focus on rum, as well as the regions where it is made. We highlight the brands visitors to the show should not miss. Back for its 13th year, Bar Convent Berlin is an unmissable show for the global drinks trade, showcasing the latest trends and insights, and offering valuable networking opportunities. There will be 430 drinks exhibitors at the event, while 14,000…

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Not-to-be-missed spirits events in 2019

This year will be full of exciting events for members of the spirits industry. The Spirits Business offers a glance at the unmissable shows and festivals. Throughout the year, there are plenty of events on offer in the spirits world – providing a key opportunity for bartenders, ambassadors, buyers, brand owners, distributors and stakeholders to meet, mingle and make lasting professional relationships. From cocktail shake-ups to networking meet-ups, here are the essential dates for the spirits…

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