Merivale Giant Purchases Newport Arms

Merivale Giant has acquired the Newport Arms Hotel – one of Sydney’s most landmark venues. The acquisition took place late last night. Newport Arms Hotel, located on the waterfront of Pittwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has long been recognised as a landmark among hotels, attractions and restaurants and is one of the biggest venues in … Continued

March 18, 2015

Taste of Sydney Is Back and Bigger than Ever for 2015

Taste of Sydney is back for 2015 and is expecting to see thousands of Sydneysiders make their way to the event today and over the weekend to meet with producers and chefs, and taste Sydney’s best and award-winning food and drink produce. Last night was the official launch night of the event, with attending guests … Continued

March 13, 2015

New Sydney Distillery To Open This March

Archie Rose Distilling Co. is set to open its doors in Sydney this March. The new distillery has been founded by local Sydney-sider Will Edwards, who is joined by Joe Dinsmoor as Head Distiller of Archie Rose; Nigel Weisbaum as Sales and Marketing Manager; and Dave Withers as Production Manager. Mr. Edwards said commenting on … Continued

March 5, 2015

Alissa Gabriel Takes out BACARDÍ Legacy for Australia

Queensland bartender, Alissa Gabriel, will be representing Australia at the Global Finals of the BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition in May, after winning the National Finals last night in Melbourne. Gabriel, from The Manhattan Line in Brisbane, won the competition with her cocktail the Bouteiller. The winning cocktail was inspired by the relationship between Don Facundo … Continued

March 4, 2015

Merivale Group Founder Dies

John Hemmes, Founder of Merivale Group, passed away last night, Sunday 2 March; losing his battle to cancer. Mr. Hemmes is recognised as one of the most successful pioneers within the hospitality industry. Since its foundation over 59 years ago, Mr. Hemmes and his family transformed the business from a fashion label in their Burwood … Continued

March 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Bondi Hardware

Last night, Bondi Hardware celebrated its third birthday with locals, media, friends and celebrities. Celebrations were themed after the surf movie Point Break, seeing guests dressed in board shorts and dresses, Hawaiian prints and leis; a couple of surfboards were spotted too. Bondi Hardware was originally named after the cluttered hardware store that had previously … Continued

February 25, 2015

New On-Premise Broker Company

After 6 years with Bacardi Lion as NSW On-Premise Field Sales Manager, Ben Hallett has made a start in his own company – Brand Pathway, specialising in brokering on-premise pouring contracts. “I realised that with my on-premise passion and 17 years management experience in both the venue and supplier sides of the industry, I was … Continued

January 30, 2015