This time of change is a time for growth.
In this issue we speak to the movers and shakers from bars around the world about how they’re adapting to the challenges brought on by Covid-19. It’s been the mother of all roller-coasters. But they’re all holding on tight, making the necessary adjustments and braving out the ride. Read the In My Experiencestories from Indra Kantono from Jigger & Pony in Singapore, Julie Reiner from Clover Club in New York City, Iain McPherson from Panda & Sons in Edinburgh, Ram Yadav from Nyte – Drinkery and Kitchen, Bangalore, Barney Toy from Clipper in New Zealand, Luke Whearty from BYRDI in Melbourne and Lelos Georgopoulos from The Clumsies in Athens – you’ll be inspired by their honest accounts.
Elsewhere, Steve Schneider announces the big change that he’s made in the past few months (it’s HUGE btw), we look at what we all did when we had to swap going out for staying in (clue: either make cocktails at home or dial up for them to be delivered), and we check in with bartenders and brands about their lockdown initiatives.
Deano Moncrieffe talks about his plans to tackle racism in the industry, we hear from UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls on how the union she heads up has made a real difference in times of need, and Rick Gent, one of our readers, shares the space where he’s been enjoying his cocktails instead of venturing out to the bar.
Yes, 2020 has been challenging – but please, let’s not focus on the negatives. As you will read in the Change issue there are plenty of wonderful, creative businesses out there that really need our support. Let’s all drink to their health and very prosperous future.
Be mindful. Be supportive. Be safe.
Issue 35 of The Cocktail Lovers magazine is available now in print and on digital.
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