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

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

New Victorian RSG Requirements Announced

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has announced a change to the delivery of the Responsible Service of Gaming (RSG) training course, starting 1 January 2017. The new standardised course will contain two modules, with the first required to be completed by staff before they commencement of work in a gaming venue, and the second … Continued

November 11, 2016

4 Pines Opens its Third Venue – Underground

4 Pines’ newest venue, 4 Pines Underground is now open, located underneath its existing BrewPub in Manly. The venue is open for breakfast through to dinner and has all the 4 Pines beers you could wish for on tap. Underground was one of three new venues 4 Pines announced it would be opening over the … Continued

November 10, 2016

Merivale’s Latest Bar & Restaurant Venture

Merivale Group’s latest bar and restaurant venture, Fred’s and Charlie Parker’s, is set to open in Paddington, Sydney this week. The venues are led by Head Chef Danielle Alvarez and former Palmer & Co. bartenders Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall and feature inspiring menus crafted with sustainable ingredients supplied by local farmers. Inside Fred’s restaurant, Alvarez’s open kitchen creates … Continued

October 24, 2016

Patrón Launches Bartending Competition in Australia

For the first time this year, Patrón Tequila is launching its Patrón Perfectionist Cocktail Competition in Australia. Following the competition’s success in the UK, Patrón will now call on Australian bartenders to enter their favourite Patrón based cocktail for the chance to become Australia’s Perfectionist Bartender for 2016. The competition seeks a bartender who resonates with the premium … Continued

September 6, 2016