Eight Venues to Open Under Merivale Group by February

Merivale has announced that it will be unveiling eight new venues by February. Venues joining Merivale include the iconic Newport Arms Hotel, The Paddington, J&M, Queen Victoria Hotel, Fred’s, Sussex 1854, Wine bar, King Street and Chicken Shop. Justin Hemmes, Merivale CEO said: “This intense period of Merivale’s growth is such an exhilarating time for the group. It’s the excitement … Continued

October 7, 2015

Teeling Whiskey Company Begins Exports from Dublin

Teeling Whiskey Company has begun exporting Irish single malt whiskey from its new Dublin distillery; the newest distillery to be built in the capital of Ireland in 125 years. The new distillery was opened to meet growing demand as the category faces revival for the first time since the declines of the late 19th century. … Continued

September 14, 2015

Australia Places in Top Six at WORLD CLASS

Bartenders from Australia, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Greece, Israel and Japan go through to the final. The top six WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year finalists for 2015 were announced on Wednesday night, selected from among the original 54 contenders. The top six were: Jack Sotti of Australia; Viteslav Cirok of the Czech Republic; Alistair … Continued

September 3, 2015

And The 2015 Australian drinks Awards Winners Are…

Jim Beam & Lion – Beer, Spirits & Wine Last night, Australia’s leading beverage suppliers, distributors and retailers congregated at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) to celebrate the night of nights – the Australian drinks Awards. Andrew Daddo welcomes attendees to the 2015 Australian drinks Awards Atop the plethora of high achievers who took away … Continued

September 3, 2015

Latest Draught Beer Technology

Australian inventor, Streamline Beverage has developed a new piece of technology that makes beer, cider and wine on draught visible from the tap. The translucent beer-fount technology allows consumers to see the range of beverages on draught before they’ve been poured, while publicans can also check the quality of the line. “Brewers and winemakers work … Continued

September 2, 2015

U.G.L.Y. In the Air!

The Leukaemia Foundation’s 2015 U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year competition is well underway in Queensland and a record number of U.G.L.Y. bartenders have registered for the six week U.G.L.Y.-iness campaign, which will wrap up in QLD on 14 September 2015. Meanwhile, bartenders across the rest of Australia, including SA, NT, WA, VIC, TAS and NSW … Continued

August 28, 2015

Industry Rallies Behind Village Inn During Media Fuelled Debate

A torrid week for one of Sydney’s latest pub renovations has seen unwanted media attention from the Daily Telegraph and the Sydney Morning Herald, criticising a newly implemented dress code banning high-vis vests. The Village Inn is the re-invigoated Durty Nelly’s, located in Sydney’s Paddington prime pub region. In an effort to re-position the venue … Continued

August 28, 2015