Ten of our biggest stories from 2020: We say farewell to the year from hell & wish you a great 2021

The team at Spanton Media are eagerly awaiting the end of 2020! A year that will go down in history, that’s for damn sure.

So while we sign off on the final hours, we thought we would recap some of the biggest stories of the year. These are some of the highlights, the ones that struck and nerve and were shared, liked and commented on. It’s also a nice collection of the folks who have contributed to out pages during 2020, so a big shout out to all of you who have had a byline this year.

So first cab off the rank, is an opinion piece from the man behind the Speakeasy Group, Mr Sven Almenning with his thoughts on the non-alcoholic spirits category:

1. The truth about non-alcoholic spirits with Sven Almenning

2. ‘My tequila is the best because…” Anneliese Grazioli dives into location, agave and distilling

3. The results are in for the Bartender Magazine Hottest 100 Spirits Countdown…

4. Can spiced rum go from the rail to the top shelf? Tom Bulmer delves into this spicy spirit

5. Artisan or Automated: David Spanton asks if we are ready for scotch whisky at the push of a button?

6. The changing face of cocktail menus: Naren Young explains why simplicity is key

7. Jacoby’s Signature Mai Tai presented by Tim Ross from Jacoby’s Tiki Bar

8. Kurtis Bosley looks at the science behind carbonation

9. Dan Gregory’s ode to the Gaz Regan classic cocktail book, The Joy of Mixology

10. Amaro & Bitters: Stepping out of the shadows with Jessica Arnott