The next time someone says, ‘Fancy a couple of coldies?’ Take a moment before answering yes. Will you be driving after?
The legal BAC limit for driving in Australia is 0.5%, lower than many countries but still not enough for curbing road fatalities.
How does drink driving affect us?
According to Australia’s peak road transport and traffic agency, Austroads, the country sees 200 deaths annually due to drunk driving. This figure constitutes 18% of all deaths on the roads. Of course, this is accompanied by thousands of injury cases.
The national consensus is still debating on lowering the BAC limit to zero, along with other measures such as more roadside random tests, immediate licence suspension, increasing alcohol prices, and improving support for alcohol-dependent drivers.
What should you do?
Understand that the risks of drinking and driving are quite high. It can lead to accidents and serious harm, embarrassments, and health problems later in life.
Better still, learn how to control your alcohol intake and drive more responsibly. Here are some simple steps on how to do that.
1. Know your limit
The Australian Guidelines on drinking alcohol state that a healthy person should not drink more than 10 standard drinks a week and/or 4 standard drinks a day. Of course, the amount of alcohol you can handle depends on your age, weight, gender, and mood too. If you aren’t aware of your limit, follow the ‘less is more’ policy.
2. Controlled assessment helps
Assessing your alcohol intake will show how much you drink daily, and when exactly things tend to get out of hand. You can further control this by avoiding situations that trigger drinking, purchasing less alcohol amounts, etc. This will also help you to calculate your safe limit.
3. Remember to eat and pause
It’s always a good idea to eat before and also while you drink. Empty stomach allows the alcohol to hit the bloodstream faster. A full stomach will also control your alcohol intake. Pace yourself and pause to count your drinks and also, take regular sips of water in between.
4. Plan your journey back home
Even when you drink below the BAC limit, alcohol still impairs senses. Driving responsible after drinks is most fruitful when a sober friend can drive you back, or give a ride. Opt for public transportation. Or better still, leave the car at home to avoid temptation.
5. Don’t fall for peer pressure
There is no obligation to keep up with friends or other company in terms of drinking. Stay clear of drinking games, situations, and people who encourage binge drinking.
6. Be proactive about alcohol control
Learn to say, ‘No’. Don’t drink and drive yourself, and neither let anyone else do it. If you find it hard to control your drinking, be ready to accept that there might be a problem. In that case, consider seeking help. It’s better than living with the possibility of harm.
The law should be strict but sometimes there is also a need for support. Specialized law firms such as Astor Legal understands this and can help you reduce your fines, disqualification periods, and even help you avoid imprisonment.
Valentine’s Day is always a day full of romance, love and of course, alcohol. 360 Magazine has curated a list of the most divine drinks for this season of intimacy. Making these drinks for a loved one is a sure way to show your adoration.
D’USSE Between the Sheets
1 ½ parts D’USSE VSOP Cognac
1 part Bacardi Superior Rum
1 part Orange Curacao
½ part fresh lemon juice
Garnish: Lemon Twist
Method: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass
Sandra Guibord’s Wine Picks
Sandra Guibord, Founder of Sandra’s Wine Life, has affordable and approachable wine recommendations for you to consider this Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day.
Sandra’s Top Bottle Recommendations for this Day of Love:
Made by combining two of the company’s most popular beers – Space Dust IPA and Superfuzz Pale Ale – Fuzzduster is the love child of the two, boasting bright and bitter notes that complement one another nicely and bring out each other’s best qualities.
Fuzzduster can be whipped up in a matter of seconds and is the perfect concoction to create with your significant other (or by yourself, more power to you!) before sitting down for Valentine’s Day festivities at home. All you have to do is combine half a glass of Space Dust and half a glass of Superfuzz with one another, sip and enjoy!
Elysian is also hosting a sweepstake throughout the month of February, where one lucky winner will win a $2,000 Airbnb gift card – to enter, just text “FUZZDUSTER” to 78896 between 2/1 and 2/28.
Cavit Collection Wines
Cavit Sweet Red: A new, lusciously sweet red wine cultivated in vineyards in Vallagrina and Veneto with pronounced cherry and raspberry notes. This delectable beverage pairs well with red meat dishes and are excellent with spicy foods, along with grilled meats and vegetables. The wine has an ABV of 10.5% and is available in 750ml and 1.5l.
Cavit Rosé: It’s never too early for Rose season…especially during a global pandemic. Cavit’s Rosé features beautiful aromas of fresh strawberry and cherries and comes from a blend of native Trentino red grapes. The wine is best served with fish dishes and white meat.
CavitMoscato: This sweet wine features delicious notes of apricot, white peach and sage, a true Italian gem. Cavit’s Moscato is best served with flavorful appetizers, cheeses, spicy dishes, and fruit and chocolate. The wine has an ABV of 7.5% and is available in 750ml and 1.5l.
The Super Bowl brings in almost 100 million viewers a year and Super Bowl parties have become many people’s favorite part of the special Sunday. Although Super Bowl parties will be less likely this year, a good drink is always necessary for the big game. 360 Magazine has put together a list of drink recipes for the Super Bowl that are both classic and delicious.
THE D’USSE NEW FASHIONED
2 parts D’USSE VSOP Cognac
¾ part simple syrup
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
orange peel and brandied cherry to garnish
Method: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold. Strain into a rocks glass with a large-format ice cube. Twist orange peel over the cocktail to release the oils.
Created with a hop combination including centennial, simcoe and strata, Full Contact invites drinkers to a bittersweet initiation that few can resist. Cloaked in a semi-translucent haze, Full Contact features a unique fruit-forward flavor, connecting drinkers to a tangent of wistful memories through notes of tangerine, cream soda and fresh honeydew, along with floral and slightly resinous aromas.
Full Contact, which is rolling out nationwide in 6-pack cans and on draft, joins Contact Haze as a member of Elysian’s Contact family. Also joining the Contact family later this year is Altered Contact (6.8% ABV), a Tart IPA which offers a refreshing alternative to the usually generous hop-forward flavors of the style. A Trilogy Pack featuring all three beers in the Contact Family will be available in March 2021.
Oakley Special-edition Super Bowl LV Eyewear
The stage is set for the big game, and to help fans gear up for Super Bowl and the epic showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakley, the official eyewear of the NFL, has released special-edition Super Bowl LV eyewear for the game, along with team-specific eyewear for Chiefs and Bucs fans.
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Caramelized Onion Crostini
Serves 10-12 people
1 wedge Parrano® Originale Cheese, shaved
24 slices French Bread Baguette, ¼ inch thick toasted
1 cup caramelized onions
2 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
This pairing can be modified based on flavor preferences and/or special dietary needs.
Amplify this party favorite by coupling the sweet flavor of caramelized onions with notes of nutty Parmesan and creamy gouda from shavings of Parrano® Originale Cheese. For an even more decadent pairing, add the rich flavor of Italian black truffles by substituting Parrano® Originale for Parrano® Truffle.
A Dutch Masterpiece®www.adutchmasterpiece.com, the award-winning cheese that is a work of art, has begun to unveil a fresh new brand redesign that includes new packaging and revamped website devoted to drawing cheese lovers to the amazing line-up. The redesigned packaging features readily identifiable and memorable Dutch painters and their recognizable work while providing informative tasting notes of the product to better educate people about the cheese line and its delicious taste and texture. The new packaging for both the wheel and wedge provides a more powerful image of the current product, which is designed to stand out in the cheese case. Whether it is for a Super Bowl party or an at-home special occasion, A Dutch Masterpiece offers the art of cheese entertaining.
Look for the new packaging of this award-winning collection, which will feature the full cheese profile front and center for the entire collection, which includes:
Rembrandt- Traditionally ripened for one year, this award-winning Extra Aged Gouda Cheese has a firm texture, a robust flavor, and an exceptional taste. World Championship Cheese Contest World Champion in 2004, World Cheese Awards 2016 Gold
Vincent – Where Gouda Meets Parmesan flavor, this rich, sweet-tasting fully ripened for six months Dutch Cheese releases pleasant characteristic bursts of flavor with every bite. World Cheese Awards 2013 Gold
Frans Hals – A rich aged Dutch goat cheese that is naturally matured up to six months. Frans Hals is made from 100 percent goat’s milk to create a unique full-bodied taste and delicate aroma. World Cheese Awards 2016 Super Gold
Vermeer – Traditionally ripened for five months, this award-winning aged Dutch Gouda cheese has a delicate, fruity taste with a delightful flavor. World Championship Cheese Contest World Champion in 2012, World Cheese Awards 2013 Gold
BODYARMOR, the fastest-growing sports drink in the country, launched its first-ever sports drink plus natural caffeine, BODYARMOR EDGE.
BODYARMOR EDGE combines the same functionality of BODYARMOR Sports Drink – including the same base hydration formula – with caffeine to give consumers an EDGE on the competition, no matter the game or goal.
Designed to deliver the latest in active hydration and sports nutrition, BODYARMOR EDGE provides over 1,000mg of hydrating electrolytes, plus 100mg of caffeine. This hydrating sports performance drink with caffeine is sure to keep you energized for all of Super Bowl Sunday.
Super Bowl LV Championship Gear
Lids sell all official championship gear for Super Bowl LV and this year is no different. Lids have designed a line of gear that highlights the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the Super Bowl LV winner. The collection even features a Tom Brady jersey that represents the legend’s new team and first Super Bowl win after leaving the New England Patriots. A list of all Lids brick & mortar locations selling championship product in-stores already can be found here and products are available online here.
People take their coffee seriously. But, with all the serious things happening in 2020, it’s safe to say that we could all use something less serious, like a drink.
In the spirit of International Coffee Day, October 1st, Kahlúa is launching a brand-new flavor, Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style and naming it the unofficial “Drink Drink” of the holiday. Kahlúa wants all those “serious” coffee people to know that once 4pm hits, this is the beverage they should reach for.
Made with medium roast coffee and hints of caramel, toffee and citrus flavors, this new expression of Kahlúa taps into consumer’s demand for lighter and more refreshing coffee cocktails.
Consumers’ interest and demand for light coffee drinks is on the rise especially as everyone continues to experiment with at-home cocktail making. Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style hopes to satisfy even more coffee-cocktail fans by introducing an option with a fresh, citrus taste.
Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style is made with our medium roast coffee and hints of caramel, toffee and citrus flavors. The new flavor offers a distinctive coffee and rum aroma perfect for whipping up delicious, flavorful cocktails for International Coffee Day and every day.
“As the world’s number one coffee liqueur, Kahlúa is always tapping into coffee culture trends and looking for ways to inspire coffee lovers at their next brunch or after-work hangout,” said Troy Gorczyca, U.S. Brand Director at Kahlúa. “Plus, we are known to make delicious coffee cocktails and this taps into the growing trends around more light coffee cocktails, so Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style was a natural next step for us as a brand.”
Available nationwide at various locations, Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style is 20% ABV and best served with tonic or with coconut water. Follow along at @Kahlua and Kahlua.com for the latest happenings or to find out more about Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style
2 parts Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style
4 parts Coconut Water.
Method: Build over ice in rocks or highball glass.
2 parts Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style
5 parts Tonic Water
Method: Build over ice, in rocks or highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Crazy times. Surreal. Uncertainty. These are some ways we describe the Coronavirus outbreak and the consequences. But what about…
What we’re drinking and how that has changed.
According to Seriouslysmoked.com, a cooking and BBQ website compiled more than 200,000 tweets from the last 30 days and analyzed their contents using keywords, phrases, and hashtags.
Their findings will surprise you.
Surge in Sales
Perhaps the scars of Prohibition still run deep. An overriding theme in the collected data was panic buying and stockpiling. The figures tell a dramatic story.
Alcohol sales ending the week of March 21 surged 55 percent.
Teasing those numbers reveals some shocking but not altogether unpredictable trends that SeriouslySmoked.com noted.
The volume of 1.75 liter-sized bottles sold increased dramatically.
Cheaper and more affordable brands saw significant upticks.
Half-bottles and luxury brands, not so much.
The latter makes sense given the uncertain economic situation. Many who didn’t have a liquor budget are probably reconsidering it now.
However, it’s essential to put these data in perspective. Many restaurants aren’t open for dine-in customers. The wine you’d enjoy with your steak entree, you’re now consuming at home. That’s evident when you look at the meteoric rise of online sales.
SeriouslySmoked.com uncovered some other trends that the industry statistics support. Unlike in Europe, Americans reserve their sparklers for celebrations. The pandemic has hit that continent hard too.
Consequently, Champagne says have taken a nosedive.
However, it’s probably not too much of a stretch to guess that Champagne will recover just fine when we all start painting the town red when all of this is behind us.
Interestingly, alcohol products that have seen slow declines are now enjoying something of a comeback, such as port and other fortified spirits.
Tequila and gin have also seen sales spikes, but that’s not all. Canned and packaged beverages are enjoying a similar surge.
Canned wine, for example, wasn’t a serious thing in the beginning. Now, with the outbreak, think again. The situation is fueling sales that rival its rise in popularity over recent years.
Yup. And probably for many of the same reasons of economy and getting more for your buck.
What else has changed?
The Industry Reinvents Itself
The unprecedented events have spurred many forces in the industry to reinvent themselves in innovative ways…
Restaurants and bars are sharing cocktail recipes as acts of solidarity to get through the crisis. Some are holding virtual tastings. We’re having virtual happy hours out of our homes.
Individuals are also reaching out to their favorite wineries and joining wine clubs in droves.
That’s especially significant given that most tasting rooms are closed. Cancellations of wine tours continue to grow with an uncertain future. The looming collapse of the summer tourist season weighs heavily on countless wineries.
Luckily, e-commerce sales are surging with direct-to-consumer purchases, as SeriouslySmoked.com discovered too. Early figures show that online traffic has exceeded pre-pandemic volumes in some cases.
So there is hope that the industry will recover. But then what will happen?
The fact remains that the road ahead is uncertain, but likely has lots of twists and turns along its path. The questions that the industry and consumers ponder loom large.
Will wineries, breweries, and distilleries recover?
Will restaurants and bars open their doors again?
What is the future of online sales and its impact on brick-and-mortar stores?
One thing is clear from the data collected by SeriouslySmoked.com. Everyone is living in the moment. It’s hard to plan because the situation literally changes every day.
There are also some good takeaway messages from the responses of consumers and the industry.
We are supporting each other in a myriad of ways. The prospect of our favorite watering hole closing or hole-in-the-wall restaurant forever has given us pause.
Sure, we’ve adapted. The industry will survive too. It just might look a bit different on the other side. In the meantime, enjoy that new tipple that you’ve discovered. And support your local businesses.
Saying good-bye to an old year and welcoming in a new year full of possibilities is a great occasion to pull out your cocktail glasses and favorite cocktail recipes. Whether you insist that your guests dress in their best for your party or your focus is on comfort and a friendly gathering, there are several things you can do to make sure everyone is having a great time.
One: Arrange Rides Ahead of Time
When you plan a party knowing that you’re serving a lot of alcohol, plan ahead. Make sure you have your phone fully charged and that you’ve saved the numbers to your favorite cab companies. You may want to book a cab or two ahead of time unless you don’t mind having a guest crash at your home overnight.
Two: Choose One or Two Cocktails
Serving a full bar can quickly become very expensive. When you want to serve cocktails, limit your offerings to one or two drinks. If guests want something else, you could have wine and beer available. Keep things fun by offering an array of unique and festive garnishes.
Three: Serve Food
A sweet cocktail is a fun way to help your guests get comfortable but serving them in addition to some fun snacks or a meal is a good way to save money and cut down on the next day’s hangovers. A full range of appetizers or hors d’oeuvres can reduce the amount of alcohol you go through and may prevent guests from becoming too inebriated.
Four: Figure Out How Much Alcohol You Need
Your New Year’s party will come to an unhappy end if you run out of food and drinks. Make sure you have plenty of alcohol by considering how many people will attend, how long the party should last, and whether the drinks are the primary focus or just a side attraction. As you make your calculations, give yourself a bit of wiggle room by getting extra ingredients.
Five: Establish Limits
It’s a good idea to avoid becoming very drunk yourself, so you’re able to recognize if one of your guests is making dangerous decisions. You may need to find rides for guests or make decisions about whether a guest should continue drinking. At some point in the night, stop serving your New Years Eve cocktails and switch to soft drinks, tea, or coffee. You may want to hire a professional bartender to help you with this part of the night.
Six: Brush Up on Local Laws
Even if you’re serving alcohol in your home, there are laws that could affect you. Make sure you’re familiar with liquor licensing and service laws in your area. If you’re not sure where to find information about these laws, contact your insurance provider. Protect yourself from “dram shop liability” or social host liability. If you serve alcohol and one of your guests injures someone else, you could be held responsible.
Hosting a party to celebrate a brand-new year is a great way to get your friends and family together. Make sure everyone enjoys themselves and gets home safely by choosing a good selection of drinks and food and by considering the safety of your guests.
Did you line up your new year’s resolutions? If not, here is one for you. Many think that New Year’s resolutions are all about diets, kicking out a few bad habits, or even changing wardrobes. Whatever it is, you are planning to commit, ensure to follow your heart.
Honestly, I hardly make it to the third month with my resolutions. And this is no reason to beat me up. However, this year, I am sure I will commit till the last month with my new year’s wine resolutions. For a wine enthusiast, these are the New Year’s resolutions one would love to undertake. Only focussing on keeping fit, is not a bad thing, but do you know wine can help you stay healthy? Here’s I am going to share with you in this wine article. The main intention behind these is pleasureful drinking rather than depriving yourself of your next pop-up.
Don’t Go for Appearance
Here’s the first mistake that most wine lovers make. Good wine would not be all about appearance. Begin next year by approaching a bottle of wine soberly. Focus on its content, not the bottle. You should look beyond the aesthetically pleasing label and read the details on the wine. Check out for three aspects of wine that makes it unique. These are region, grape, and producer. With these, you can go ahead with building your preferences based on the event or your emotions. Some research will help you make your wine experience pleasant throughout the year.
Learn Wine Terminology
In wine tasting, the distressful thing is tasting wine without any idea of basic wine terminology. If you are not conversant with wine terms such as terroir, Bacchus, decant, Acidity, etc., you need to make an effort and find out what they mean. It’s tricky especially if you don’t know where to start. Unless you’ve tasted their soils, how else would you know what earthly, or damp forest floor mean? You can simplify by tasting more wine till you make sense of wine vocabulary, or better yet, conduct extensive research to see what they mean. Primarily, this will help you start picking up on various smells and flavors that make up different wines and wines styles. Gradually, you will find yourself using these fancy wine terms to describe your wine.
Become a Wine Experimenter
Make 2020 a wine experiment year. Whether it’s a variety you have never tried or an unfamiliar blend from your locality, you should have room for new wine. If you have the time and resources, travel the world or different region, and sample various wines that you are not familiar with. This year will be more thrilling than scaling a mountain gear-free with a bottle of Moscato, Sangaria, or any variety you haven’t yet tried. Being a wine explorer doesn’t mean that you should abandon your favorite wines, just create more space for a new wine.
Try new wine recipes.
Another way to make this year an exciting one is by finding a recipe with wine as an ingredient and give it a try. You can also have some wine while baking or cooking. Anything can work provided it gives you a new angle of wine experience. You can even seek wine recipes on our blog.
Try some Wine-Food Pairings
Not satisfied yet? Wait, there is more. You can try pairing wine with your favorite foods and see how it pans out. The pairing will expound your wine taste in terms of acidity, tannin, alcohol content and overall how food pairing works. Perfect food wine pairing is achieved by flavors that complement each other. For the ideal match, plan dishes according to wine and not the other way round. This maintains the wine’s purpose on the table, and that is to complement the food.
Try Out Different Wine Glasses
This year, if you’ve not been caring about your wine glass, it’s time you do. You may not know, but the shape of your wineglass affects the overall wine tasting experience. Pairing wine with the right wine glass maintains its original taste. The right wine vessel means the size, shape, and opening. If you got all these right, it would maximize the flavor of the wine. So, start researching the most appropriate wine glasses.
Treat Yourself with Expensive Wine
It’s good that you become extravagant once in a while with your wine. If you’ve been a tightwad while spending a certain amount on a bottle, spoil yourself with some expensive stuff that doubles your usual amount. Who said it isn’t meant for you? Don’t put yourself down and start enjoying the best things life has to offer, including expensive wine. I am sure you will cherish enhancing your wine experience while you elevate your wine status to the next level.
Hold Wine-Tasting Parties
If you love good company when drinking your wine, this year, make it better by organizing and holding a wine tasting party. Invite your close friends and colleagues to your home, do some wine sampling fun. Another way to do this is to ask each one of them to bring different bottles of wine from various regions at different prices as well. You can then taste them all to get an explosion of wine moods and flavors. Make an impression of being the first to introduce them to their new favorite vino.
Be Part of a Wine Club Subscription Service
Any wine lover wants to enjoy their favorite bottle at their convenience anytime and anywhere. Luckily, several wine subscription services offer excellent wine delivery services. This is the best way of having award-winning wines delivered at your door. Sweet Wine Club offers the best wine subscription services with each shipment chosen out of quality wines of San Antonio Winery. You also get to taste different varieties and wine styles like nowhere else.
Chill and Toast more
The best way to enjoy your wine is to hold your wine glass up high to toss for a celebration that life has brought you. Wine tastes better with company, so ensure you have your loved ones and friends as you pour out a bottle of wine. This also ensures an excellent opportunity to relieve stress. Whether it’s just a happy hour, game night, or matching food and wine, make time for people you love, and you will enjoy a swell time as you gulp down your wine.
By now, your taste buds are looking for the promising year 2020. Whether you are a wine critic or just starting, take time to know your wine as you usher in the year with a new year’s wine resolutions to make the best out of wine. Cheers To The New Year And Please Remember To Drink Responsibly!
Just in time for the Oktoberfest in Munich, Lufthansa’s Trachten- crew is getting ready for takeoff. This year, the world’s largest crew in folk costume will take off in Lufthansa’s flagship Airbus A380 for the first time. A total of 21 Lufthansa flight attendants will be trading their uniforms for traditional Bavarian garb. The first Lufthansa ‘Trachten’ flight will take off from Munich on 23 September and head to Beijing while the flight on 3 October will be from Munich to Los Angeles. In addition to this, crews on a selection of European routes will also be taking off in traditional costume.
Lufthansa employees in traditional Bavarian clothing
The traditional costumes worn by Lufthansa’s long-haul crew were designed and tailored by Angermaier, a Munich-based specialist for traditional Bavarian clothing. The dirndls of the female flight attendants are dark blue with silver-gray aprons, while the men will be wearing short lederhosen with dark blue vests made of the same material as the dirndls. As in previous years, Lufthansa passengers can also experience the ‘Trachten’ flights on a selection of European routes from Munich. In September and October, a Lufthansa CityLine crew will be exchanging their uniforms for dirndls. Their flight destinations are Amsterdam, Lyon, Gdansk, Milan, Sofia, Brussels, Ancona, Belgrade, Warsaw, Cologne and Münster.
For Lufthansa’s passenger support staff in Munich’s Terminal 2, it has been a tradition for years now to welcome passengers in traditional costume during the Oktoberfest. In addition to the Lufthansa uniform, ladies may also wear dirndls and the gentlemen may wear traditional Trachten suits.
Oktoberfest in the Lufthansa lounges
Munich’s Lufthansa lounges are also prepared for the Oktoberfest. In the twelve lounges in Terminal 2 and the satellite building, over 4,000 kilograms of Leberkäs’ will be served, along with over 38,000 pretzels and approximately 750 kilograms of Weißwurst sausages. This year’s Oktoberfest menu in the festively decorated Lufthansa First Class lounges will start with Festtagssuppe, a traditional soup, followed by farmers’ duck and closing with homemade apple strudel served with vanilla sauce, roasted almonds and rum-soaked raisins. In the Senator and Business lounges, passengers will enjoy typical Bavarian dishes such as Leberkäs’, Fleischpflanzerl meatballs and quark mousse with plum topping.
THE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS RELEASES ITS EXTENDED 51-100 LIST 2019 AS A PREVIEW TO NEXT WEEK’S BIG AWARDS
The World’s 50 Best Bars has just unveiled the 2019 list of bars ranked from 51 to 100, ahead of its annual awards, which is taking place next week on 3rd October in London.
14 bars that didn’t appear last year feature in the extended list
The list includes bars from 26 cities across 20 countries
USA leads with 9 bars, of which four are located in New York
Asia is represented by 11 bars across six countries
Highest new entry in the 51-100 list is Tayēr + Elementary (No.52) in London
South and Central America are represented by four bars across three countries
The UK is represented by seven bars – six in London and one in Edinburgh
The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 51-100 list showcases bars from 26 cities across 20 different countries and this year contains 14 new entries from around the globe. One of these bars will be named the Campari One To Watch, which tips a bar likely to break into the list in the future, at next week’s ceremony.
The USA leads the 51-100 list with nine bars featured; four are based in New York City, two in San Francisco and Chicago and one in Miami. Big Apple favourite The Clover Club is a new entry at No.100 on the highly coveted ranking.
The list features 11 establishments from Asia, with Hong Kong and Japan leading the way with three bars each. Thailand and Singapore both have two bars on the list, and South Korea’s Charles H also features at No.83.
Among the 14 new bars to enter the 51-100 list, the UK’s Tayēr + Elementary debuts highest at No.52 with other prominent new entries including London’s Scarfes Bar (No.55) and Siete Negronis (No.69) in Santiago, Chile.
Among the seven inclusions from the UK, six are based in London, including Oriole (No.64), Satan’s Whiskers (No.78), Donovan Bar (No.87) and The Gibson (No.97), while Edinburgh’s Panda & Sons completes the UK’s offering at No.77.
Representative of the growing cocktail scenes in both Spain and Latin America, five bars in these regions feature in the 51-100 list. Spain’s second city, Barcelona, boasts two bars including Two Schmucks (No.57) and the well-established Dry Martini (No.74). The list also features two bars from São Paulo, Brazil: SubAstor (No.51) and Frank Bar (No.96); while Mexico City’s Hanky Panky places at No.65.
Australia has four bars on the 51-100 list this year with Bulletin Place leading the pack at No.66, while Black Pearl (No.80) places as Melbourne’s only entry.
Baccano leads Italy’s entries at No.70 ahead of fellow Rome bar Drink Kong (No.82) and Milan’s Nottingham Forest (No.86).
William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Bars, said: “Ahead of The World’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony returning to London’s Roundhouse on 3rd October, we’re excited to be able to share the 51-100 list. It is a true reflection of some of the key emerging trends in the industry, as well as the extraordinary talent of the bartenders. This year’s 51-100 list includes a number of returning favourites, but it is also great to see a wide range of new entries from across the globe. It really showcases the diversity and ever evolving quality of the world’s leading bars.”