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

Vintage House Wine And Spirits Grows Its Distribution Portfolio

Vintage House Wine and Spirits (VHWS) – the new distribution company of Angove Family Winemakers – will be distributing Hollick Wines nationally in Australia from the first of February. Hollick Wines is owned by Ian and Wendy Hollick, who concentrate on producing wines that showcase regionality, as well as vineyard and varietal characteristics, reinforced in … Continued

January 16, 2015

Coogee Pavilion Completes Rooftop for New Years

Merivale’s Coogee Pavilion opened its rooftop in time for New Years celebrations in Sydney. The opening now sees the venue expand over three levels. The rooftop overlooks Coogee beach and shoreline, and has four separate indoor and outdoor bars. Food is also available on the upper level. Since opening in July, Coogee Pavilion has become … Continued

December 22, 2014