Friday 16th April 2021:
Global Bartending Talent Agency, who represents a number of the world’s leading drinks industry experts, is today launching The Global Bartending Marketplace. The one stop shop will enable consumers in the UK to purchase some of the world’s best bottled cocktails, bespoke bar equipment and clothing from a collection of the most renowned bartenders and establishments including Birdy by Erik Lorincz, Hacha by Deano Moncrieffe, Sharp & Dapper by Johan Eklund and The Connaught, the World’s Best Bar.
The Global Bartending Team expects the luxury cocktail occasion at home to continue as a growing trend. Whether it’s hosting glamorous dining parties or drinks receptions, The Global Bartending Marketplace will enable consumers to impress their guests with exceptional drinks and bartending equipment, only normally expected at top end bars and hotels.
You Can Now Pay with Bitcoin
The innovative platform will enable consumers nationwide to purchase products from multiple bars and bartenders in one purchase, processing payment via a secure online payment system, through PayPal or with Bitcoin. It will be one of the first drinks industry companies to accept Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, as a form of payment.
Helping the Hospitality Industry
The Global Bartending Team have identified that even though ‘bottled cocktails’ as a sector has grown exponentially, bars and bartenders selling them have struggled to gain the online traction required to elevate a decent return. The Global Bartending Marketplace therefore aims to restore and help bartenders and venues raise revenue from bottled cocktail sales and bar & bartender owned merchandise, taking a commission of 10%, all of which for the first year will be reinvested to support the advertising and marketing of the platform, in turn raising additional revenue for the bars.
The platform will even sell Trust Water where 100% of profits go to The Drinks Trust, a community providing support for the drinks industry.
The forward thinking Global Bartending Team hopes to see the bottled cocktail and online purchasing of bar owned merchandise reach a new audience and increase conversion rates and sales for bars and bartenders alike. The marketplace will allow for an additional revenue stream for the industry post pandemic.
Founder, Dan Dove comments:
“After an extremely difficult year we would like to shine a light on the difficulties that the hospitality industry has had to face throughout the pandemic. We believe that also enabling crypto currency as a form of payment will open the hospitality industry to new opportunities and set it up for the future. As part of the bartending community ourselves, we want to help and give back to as many people as possible. We hope that our small contribution helps our beloved industry get back up and running and that we can provide some much needed support.”
Global Bartending Talent Agency
Global Bartending Talent Agency is considered a pivotal platform for the hospitality industry and community. It is the brainchild of ex Diageo World Class Manager Dan Dove, and boasts the most diverse selection of talent from across the globe. The platform connects drinks professionals with luxury brands, consumers and each other. Global Bartending also provides specialist consultancy and full execution of brand events, on trade & online strategies.