Another Forced Closure for Sydney’s Imperial Hotel

This week the New South Wales Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) has once again enforced a mandatory closure on Sydney’s Imperial Hotel in Erskinville. This is the second time the venue has been shut down in a little over a month as a result of serious ongoing licence breaches. The hotel was ordered to … Continued

July 30, 2015

U.G.L.Y. Venue Fundraising Efforts Kick Off in QLD This Week

Over 400 venues have nominated their U.G.L.Y. Bartender in the Leukaemia Foundation’s 2015 U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year campaign and are gearing up to show how creative they can be with their fundraising for this slightly ridiculous and mostly hilarious fundraiser. Launching the race to be U.G.L.Y.-est in their state is Queensland, with their official … Continued

July 27, 2015

G.H. Mumm Releases Latest Collection Du Chef De Caves

In an intimate dinner at iconic venue Café Sydney, House of Mumm Champagne re-released a limited quantity of magnums to signify the launch of a new Collection du Chef de Caves, Mumm Cordon Rouge Millésimes of 1985, 1990 and 1996. Chef de Cave Didier Mariotti hosted the tasting, where the wines were previewed for the … Continued

July 24, 2015

Venues Getting U.G.L.Y. Around Victoria

Rhianne Lewis of Hamilton’s Grand Central Hotel participated in the 2014 U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year campaign, having such a fantastic time she’s signed up again! The town of Hamilton, the community and patrons, along with her work colleagues really got behind fundraising efforts and were so supportive of raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation. … Continued

July 24, 2015

Accolade’s Newly Established Distinction Wines Outlines Key Contacts for Venues

  Distinction Wines, Accolade Wines’ newly established on-premise distribution business, will nationally represent some of Australia, New Zealand and Italy’s premier fine wine brands from July. Brands include South Australian icons Hardys and Grant Burge Wines, Tasmania’s House of Arras and Bay of Fires, along with Leasingham from the Clare Valley and seminal Western Australian … Continued

July 20, 2015

Australian Bartenders Guild National Classic & Flair Cocktail Competitions Announced

The Drinks Industry Show has welcomed industry partner Australian Bartenders Guild (ABG) to the inaugural programme, held November 16-17 at Luna Park Sydney. A non-profit, non-union organisation with membership drawn from throughout Australia. The ABG is recognised by and affiliated with the International Bartenders Association (IBA). As an independent body, the ABG provides bartenders with … Continued

July 20, 2015

From the Road: Being U.G.L.Y. is a fashion statement in SA

Being U.G.L.Y. is a fashion statement in SA, with Erin Zeuner the first to sign up to be U.G.L.Y. at the Bridgeway in 2015! Long-time U.G.L.Y. Bartender, and Bridgeway Hotel VM Luke Somerville is right behind Erin’s U.G.L.Y. Cause, and the whole team at the Jones Group venue will be U.G.L.Y.-fying a host of fundraising … Continued

July 16, 2015