Corallo on bringing Italian hospitality to Artesian

He worked in his parents’ nightclub when he was 12, but now Marco Corallo is leading one of the world’s best bars – Artesian. *This feature was originally published in the December 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Marco Corallo has just emerged from the bowels of London’s Langham Hotel where he has been working in Artesian’s lab, learning the finer details of the bar’s A Minimalist Menu. Having joined the venue as head bartender…

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Coronavirus lockdowns force whisky festival cancellations

Norway’s Trondheim Whisky Festival and Canada’s Wonderful World of Whisky Show have been cancelled amid growing restrictions on public gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. Whisky festivals around the world have been forced to cancel or postpone as a result of the disease, which has also brought about the closure of distilleries in Scotland, the US and Mexico, as well as pubs and bars in Ireland. Norway’s Trondheim Whisky Festival was due to take place on…

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Benevolent becomes The Drinks Trust

Industry charity The Benevolent unveiled a rebrand to The Drinks Trust during its annual ball at the Natural History Museum in London last night (12 March), which raised more than £43,000 (US$54,000). Under its new name, The Drinks Trust will evolve into a community-focussed organisation, offering support and services through mentoring, vocational tools and networking opportunities – all designed to boost the drinks industry. The Drinks Trust will also offer new wellbeing services, such as sleep…

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Angel’s Envy unveils Port cask-finished Bourbon

Bacardi-owned Angel’s Envy has launched a limited edition Port wine cask-finished Bourbon in the UK on-trade. Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels was blended in small batches of eight to 12 barrels at a time, and matured for up to six years. The Bourbon was then finished in 60-gallon Port wine casks made from French oak. Bottled at 43.3% ABV, it will be initially launched in on-trade venues across London,…

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Top Cuvée ups cocktail focus with new menu

North London bar and restaurant Top Cuvée has updated its cocktail menu with a selection of serves created to be enjoyed alongside food. The neighbourhood restaurant and bar, which opened in Finsbury Park last year, is the brainchild of former Dinner by Heston bartender Brodie Meah and Three Sheets’ Max Venning. Since opening, Top Cuvée has garnered a reputation for its food offering and varied wine selection, however Meah said the venue is now looking…

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