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A compelling competition

As one of the media partners of the London Spirits Competition, London Wine Competition and London Beer Competition, it was a pleasure to be invited to meet the organisers and the judges. On Wednesday 22 March, the day the spirits were being judged, I interviewed Sid Patel – the who runs Beverage Trade Network (the company […]

New competition deadline

The deadline for this year’s London Wine, Beer, and Spirits Competition (London Competitions) has been extended until Tuesday 28 February, which is great news if you thought you had missed the deadline (originally 22 February), because we know just how much exposure these events can generate and why they should be seriously considered. So, if you’re a drinks […]

A real gem of a gin

We were recently sent a bottle of Triple Three Gin, produced in South Africa by Triple Three Distillery, which in 2022 won a brace of trophies for its Just Juniper Gin at the prestigious Trophy Spirits Show: the Investec Trophy for Best London Gin and the Riedel Trophy for Best Gin of Show. This was an […]

Making waves in Cornwall

Earlier this month, a microbrewery specialising in hand-crafted beers has landed a haul of regional awards, bringing early festive cheer to one corner of the Cornish coast. The Driftwood Spars Brewery at Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, won two golds and a silver at the SIBA  (Society of Independent Brewers) Independent Beer Awards, South West region; […]

Not to be missed

London, the global capital of the drinks culture, plays host to the annual London Spirits, Wine and Beer Competitions, which are becoming an unmissable event where world’s top on-trade and off-trade professionals gather to judge thousands of spirits, wines and beers by quality, value and package. The judging panel encompasses head bartenders, mixologists and bar […]

People’s Choice Drinks Awards

The finalists have been announced in the People’s Choice Spirits Awards, as well as the shortlist for the People’s Choice Wine Awards, now in its sixth year. Judging sessions took place in Manchester and London, with over 160 people taking part. The panels comprised enthusiastic drinks consumers (chosen from an application process), alongside trade judges and […]

Media partnership confirmed

Hand Crafted Drinks Magazine has renewed its partnership with Beverage Trade Network to help promote and support the London Wine, London Spirits and London Beer competitions during 2023. We will continue to work to promote and support the three UK-based international events, which recognise, reward and help promote drinks brands that have successfully been created […]