We’re a couple of days out from the Mixology Bar Awards and Bar Convent Berlin, surely you can imagine what the atmosphere is like in the office? Crackling with equal amounts tension and excitement - that’s probably an apt description.

This year we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS. On October 10th 2016 we'll be honoring the best bars in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Ask, and ye shall receive. Though Bar Convent Berlin is a purely trade-orientated fair, barflies and consumers'— that's you! — demands for an event that includes them have become louder and louder.

It's that time of year again, the leaves are turning from green to brown and an inky, blue light has settled over the city at dusk. Not to worry, MIXOLOGY BAR WEEK is here to lighten up the tristesse of Berlin's late fall.

This week Oliver Burkeman tackles the notion of the mise-en-place as a metaphor for a planned life, Bar Convent announces new opening hours, Munchies Germany made a little film about German Applewine, and Iran has a drinking problem.

Our latest inventory is up and running! This week we look at eight simple cocktails, Esquire Netherland announces their favorite cocktail bar, we learn about China’s ancient spirit Baijiu,

An American and a Londoner dabble in fermented cocktails, info on ticket sales for Bar Convent Berlin 2014, and a Neat Kickstarter project that caught our eye.