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Meet: Beckaly Franks

Cool, captivating and coursing with creativity, Beckaly Franks puts the ‘art’ in bartender. She describes her bar, The Pontiac, as, “Coyote Ugly meets the cocktail”.   Drinks World sat down with Franks recently to...

The Branca Way Of Life

Nicola Olianas, Global Ambassador for the Fratelli Branca portfolio was recently in Australia to host a series of seminars on the famed Fernet-Branca and the portfolio. Nicola sat down with Drinks World’s Lukas Raschilla...

Explore METAXA with Master Distiller Costas Raptis and Brand Ambassador Mike Horn

METAXA Master Distiller, Costas Raptis and Brand Ambassador, South African Explorer Mike Horn were recently in Australia to launch METAXA 12 Stars. Drinks World caught up with them to discuss the not only unique...

Joy Spence, Appleton Estate’s Master Blender, Visits Hong Kong

Drinks World had the pleasure of catching up with Joy Spence in Hong Kong. From chemistry lecturer to master blender, she’s had a very interesting career. Read all about it, as well as what...

Making Elbow Room for Cambodia’s Emerging Cocktail Scene

From Hip-Hop hub to cocktail connoisseurs, Elbow Room has grown a lot over its first year. In honour of their upcoming birthday, Drinks World sat down with Eric Stephenson, portfolio manager for La Familia...

Samuel Kwok: A World Class Bartender

Samuel Kwok has two great loves: cocktails and tattoos. To secure his win as Diageo's World Class Bartender of the Year for Hong Kong and Macau, Kwok used his passion to design, build and...

A chat with Julien Nicolay and Arijit Bose of Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin

Julien Nicolay, General Manager of Monkey 47 for Asia-Pacific and Arijit Bose Asia Pacific Ambassador for Monkey 47 were in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year for a series of seminars and masterclasses....

Hong Kong’s Newest Cocktail King

Cocktail wizard John Nugent may be new to the Hong Kong bar scene, but he’s already made a splash with his innovative twists on cocktail classics. In the past, Nugent’s skills have seen him...

Joshua and Sarissa Schwartz – The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Power Couple

Joshua and Sarissa Schwartz are the ultimate entrepreneurial power couple. As the founders and managing directors of SJS Group, the pair are the heart and soul behind popular joints Bang Bang, Employees Only and...

A chat with Jessica Friedman and Greg Buda of Dead Rabbit NYC

Jessica Friedman and Greg Buda from New York’s Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, voted number one bar in the world by World’s 50 Best Bars list, visited Australia earlier this year for a series of...