Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge Announces State Finalists in Australia

Distributor of Angostura, island2island Beverage Company has announced the State Finalists of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge in Australia. After entries closed to the competition last Monday (June 15), island2island counted entries and whittled down the total to just eight from each state. State Finalists will now go on to compete in July and August … Continued

June 22, 2015

Featured Bar: Molly

Molly, in Canberra, is currently representing its state as the only bar from the ACT taking part in Tequila Herradura’s 12-week incentive program, running across Australia until early July. Also the newest 1920s-style speakeasy (and arguably one of the best) to join the city’s bar scene, Molly’s owners Lorenzo Focarile, Dean Brown and Antony Arena have been working closely with Brown-Forman recently … Continued

June 18, 2015

Winner of 2015 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Announced

This week, Damien Neylon was announced as winner of the 2015 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship supported by Melbourne Food and Wine (MFW). Damien, Sous Chef at ‘Brae’ in Victoria – a modern restaurant celebrating local food sourced from the land – astonished judges with his finesse and dedication. On announcing the winner, Natalia O’Brien, CEO of … Continued

June 12, 2015

Speakeasy Group Opens New Venue in Melbourne

Speakeasy Group – the group behind Eau de Vie and The Roosevelt – has opened a new craft beer and whisky venue in Melbourne. Owner of the group, Sven Almenning has partnered up with co-owner and general manager of Eau de Vie (Melbourne) Greg Sanderson to open the doors to Boilermaker House and unlike the … Continued

June 11, 2015

Featured Bar: GoGo Bar

Joining Mamasita down in Melbourne, GoGo Bar is our sixth feature bar also currently taking part in Tequila Herradura’s 12-week incentive program. Our sixth feature venue, GoGo Bar headlines the program’s half way point, with only six weeks to go before the program ends; when these bars will have had to reached their individual targets … Continued

June 1, 2015

Featured Bar: The Deck Bar

Now almost half way through their 12-week incentive program with Tequila Herradura, The Deck Bar in Darwin is turning up the heat, with the launch of the first ever cocktail on tap in the Northern Territory; engaging customers to try their unique house Herradura Tommy Margarita for a chance to win an all expenses paid … Continued

May 25, 2015

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