We’ve got Kiev on our mind as we prepare for our visit to the Barometer Bar Show. Mixology author Andrew Wilkin will be covering the event for Mixology and has found out why you shouldn’t miss the three-year-old event staking its claim as a global bar show. 

We're so happy to finally announce the Short List of this year's Mixology Bar Awards. It's been a long time coming but we finally have the names of each category's five finalists and we're delighted to share them with you. Congratulations to all!

We’re back! The Inventory took a little summer hiatus but we’re back and better than ever! This week we’re talking about the fire at New York’s Dead Rabbit bar.

It seems the UK government is trying to ban plastic straws by next year, the Maestro Salvatore Calabrese brings his cocktail game to the newly revamped Donovan bar, a bunch of lobbyists are calling for plain packaging on spirits products, and Hayman’s is calling for tighter regulations on gin. Cheers!

We have news on this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, Punch looks at a hyperlocal cocktail bar, we get advice on how to manage bar staff, bourbon is apparently booming, and Imbibe takes a look at advocates for mental health in the bar industry. Cheers!

In this week’s Inventory, it feels like spring (at least here in Berlin) and there’s a new database showcasing a more diverse list of hospitality workers in the US, you can start boozing at Starbucks soon, the debate rages over cocktails on tap, orgeat variations abound, and the gender pay gap is real in the British bar industry. Cheers to that?