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U.G.L.Y. All Over NSW and ACT

The 2015 U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year campaign is heating up around the country and more than 340 U.G.L.Y. Bartenders in NSW/ACT are coming up with creative ways to be U.G.L.Y. in their venues. With Halloween just around the corner, U.G.L.Y. Bartenders across the state are getting ready to scare the socks off their customers. … Continued

October 16, 2015

Two Rivers Stones Throw Semillon 2015

Pale straw colour and great value zesty Upper Hunter semillon. 2015 is a standout year, juicy and great palate weight – the acid is crisp and balanced. The 2015 will reward aging.   00

October 12, 2015

Day Two Drinks Seminar Topics Announced – The Drinks Industry Show

In just five weeks, drinks industry professionals from all areas of industry will attend a series of free educational seminars hosted by leading experts on day two of the inaugural The Drinks Industry Show, Tuesday 17 November at Luna Park in Sydney. The first seminar of the morning will be hosted by the drinks association’s CEO, … Continued

October 6, 2015

Over 1,450 Hotels, Clubs and Bars Join an U.G.L.Y Cause

This year, over 1,450 hotels, clubs and bars have signed up to be U.G.L.Y.! U.G.L.Y. kicks off from 1 October to 16 November 2015 and U.G.L.Y. Bartenders are already putting their creative caps on and coming up with attention-grabbing fundraisers; from Front Bar Degustation Dinners to 24 Hour Marathon Runs, Adult Colouring-in Comps, U.G.L.Y. Cross fit Games … Continued

October 6, 2015

Rekorderlig Global Brand Ambassador Leads Innovation with Cider Infused Cocktails

Global Brand Ambassador for Rekorderlig Cider, Joel Persson, has been in Australia this week, showcasing a new range of cider-infused cocktails to bartenders and consumers.     Using Rekorderlig’s fastest selling flavours – Strawberry-Lime, Wild Berries and Passionfruit, the ciders are used to top up classic short cocktails, like Daiquiris, Margaritas or Gimlets, making them into … Continued

October 2, 2015

The drinks association Makes Way for New General Manager

After a year filled with many challenges, the drinks association is thrilled to announce the appointment of its own Hope McMurdy into the newly-assigned role of General Manager. The role, which will commence 1 January 2016, is an exciting step for the association’s former Business Development Manager, as she ventures into the realms of senior … Continued

October 1, 2015

Blind Tiger Organic Gin to Launch in Australia

Vintage House Wine and Spirits are expanding their organic offering with ‘Blind Tiger’ Organic Gin. Otherwise known as a ‘Speakeasy’ or ‘Blind Pig’, Blind Tiger is a reference to bar that illegally sold alcohol during the 1920s prohibition era. Blind Tiger Organic Gin is made in the London Dry style, with all botanicals organically sourced. The juniper … Continued

September 29, 2015