Entries Open Today to Angostura’s Global Cocktail Challenge

Entries are now open to the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge and island2island is calling on bartenders nationwide to enter and defend the global title previously won by Australian bartender, Mike Tomasic in 2014. Entering bartenders will be up for the chance to win AU$10,000 prize money, a 12-month contract as the Australian Angostura Brand Ambassador … Continued

May 14, 2015

Finalists Chosen For 2015 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship

Four inspiring industry professionals are now one step closer to winning a once-in-a-lifetime overseas work experience and a year’s mentorship with a local leaders as part of the 2015 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship. drinks bulletin will bring you the announcement of the final winner and runner-up in June. Finalists that will go through to the next … Continued

May 13, 2015

New Italian Bar and Eatery Opens in Surry Hills

Eugenio Maiale, Ennio Di Marcos, Sandro di Marino and Luke Randall are the owners of Surry Hills’ new Italian bar and eatery, Besser.  Also the team behind A Tavola in Darlinghurst and Bondi; Eugenio, Ennio, Sandro and Luke have made sure that Besser, like their other two ventures, pays homage to their Italian routes. What … Continued

May 12, 2015

Bastille Day On-Premise Promotions

With Bastille Day just around the corner, to celebrate, the team at Cru Wines has launched a number of promotions for the on-premise, partnering with three benchmark French producers. With the number of French wines on restaurant wine lists up another 19 per cent from last year, 2015 is a great year to celebrate Bastille … Continued

May 12, 2015

Featured Bar: The Lion Hotel

The Lion Hotel in South Australia will be the go-to bar for Adelaide locals over coming months; one of just 12 bars to have partnered with Tequila Herradura in a unique and first of its kind collaboration, which will see The Lion be the exclusive venue in the south to the ‘Australian Casa Select’ – … Continued

May 7, 2015

France’s Frank Dedieu Named 2015 BACARDÍ Legacy Winner

The global finals of this year’s BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition concluded last night at Sydney’s Town Hall with France’s Frank Dedieu crowned the winner for 2015. Dedieu’s chosen drink ‘Le Latin’ was a twist on the classic daiquiri, highlighting Bacardi Superior and with added white wine and brine olive to the traditional recipe. The BACARDÍ … Continued

May 4, 2015

2015 Diageo Reserve World Class Top 25 Announced

Judges have announced the Top 25 finalists of this year’s Diageo Reserve World Class Competition. These lucky 25 will now go through to the Australian Grand Final in Sydney in May, the winner of which will win a round the world trip and entry into the Global Diageo Reserve World Class Competition. Selected from a … Continued

April 23, 2015

Featured Bar: Bar Lafayette

Bar Lafayette from Perth is one of just 12 select bars in Australia to have partnered with tequila brand Herradura this month in a unique and first of its kind collaboration. Joining forces earlier in April, Bar Lafayette and 11 of Australia’s top bars met with Herradura Master Taster and Global Brand Ambassador, Ruben Aceves … Continued

April 23, 2015