Last Chance to Sign Up to Negroni Week!

Negroni Week is back in 2017 from 5-11 June. The week long celebration of the classic cocktail is a great opportunity to get consumers into venues and share the Negroni love. Why not run a special deal or feature the Negroni as the cocktail of the week in your venue during Negroni Week? Venues can also hold … Continued

May 30, 2017

New Website Helps Venues Find Staff on Demand

Soon, hospitality businesses will no longer need to worry about expensive recruiter fees or posting lengthy job ads online as a new online platform is launching that makes finding ready-trained and flexible staff easy. Founder and CEO Jeffrey Williams has worked in the alcohol industry for a number of years, including global and local roles … Continued

May 29, 2017

Which World Class Cocktail Week Event Should You Attend?

World Class Cocktail Week kicks off in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane next week (7-13 May), with Australia’s top bars and bartenders helping to bring to life over 100 experiences, including masterclasses, tastings, venue take-overs and degustations. Here’s our selection of the best events for you to learn the latest techniques and trends in mixology to … Continued

May 2, 2017

Choosing the Right On-Premise Specialist

It can be confusing trying to find the right specialist for your business needs. That’s why we decided to do the research for you and bring you a list of the on-premise specialists that provide a wide range of services including connecting venues to suppliers, designing menus, purchasing and ranging decisions, staff training, and more. … Continued

April 18, 2017

See What 50 of the World’s Best Sommeliers Got up to in Australia

Fifty of the world’s best sommeliers completed their tour of Australia as part of Wine Australia’s Somms of the World program last week, heading back to their home countries with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the local wine landscape. Travelling from the best restaurants and bars in the UK, US, Thailand, Japan, Spain, China, Korea, Singapore, … Continued

April 18, 2017

Increase Your Revenue with Snacks

Snacks share a history in our bars and pubs. A complimentary bowl of chips or nuts for example, has become a measure of good hospitality in many venues. From the perspective of publicans and liquor retailers, snacks have also always provided an opportunity to increase margins by upselling and increasing basket size. Find out about … Continued

December 20, 2016

BACARDÍ Addresses Sydney’s Nightlife Issues in Party Talks Video Series

BACARDÍ has released the second episode of its three-part video series, Party Talks, which explores the state of Australian nightlife in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, shining a light on what keeps the country’s key cultural curators going and up at night. Watch the Brisbane ‘Party Talks’ here. The latest episode was shot around the recent House of Bacardi party … Continued

December 6, 2016

100Proof Launches Menu Maker

100Proof, Australia’s largest independent on-premise drinks specialist, has launched Menu Maker, a new service that provides venues with a one-stop shop for all products and insights to develop specialised wine, spirit, beer, and soft drink lists. Menu Maker is free to use and can create an entire menu in a single session with a 100Proof sales … Continued

November 30, 2016

East London Dry Gin Cocktail Competition

In 2017, East London Dry Gin will bring a new cocktail competition to Australia. Working in partnership with its Australian importer and distributor, Savant Spirits, the brand will invite bartenders to enter a cocktail that heroes the gin for a chance to fly to London to meet the distillers at East London Liquor Company and tour its … Continued

November 21, 2016

Jenny Hughes Leads NILWA into New Chapter

NILWA GM, Jenny Hughes This week, drinks bulletin sat down with newly appointed General Manager of the National Independent Liquor Wholesalers Association, Jenny Hughes. Jenny has been with the business for ten years and during that period as National Business Manager, she worked closely with former CEO, Martin O’Mara. In May this year, Martin decided … Continued

November 16, 2016