Est. 2015 This week’s industry news includes New Alcohol Restrictions, Sydney Bar Week 2020, Keep Our Venues Alive campaign, Pernod Ricard’s Meals for Mates, Bacardi’s $3M Pledge and more. Photo © Cocktails & Bars Sydney Bar Week 2020 Postponed Australian Bartender magazine has announced that it has postponed Sydney Bar Week 2020. The event has
Est. 2015 No doubt you’ve seen images of The Quarantini on social media of late, a cocktail described as “a regular Martini, but you drink it alone in your house”. This is our version, a vodka-based cocktail flavoured with a pantry ingredient. The Quarantini & a Retro Home Bar – Photo © Cocktails & Bars
Est. 2015 The World Whiskies Awards 2020 were announced by Whisky Magazine on 26 March 2020 at 3pm GMT. Here’s the full list of the winners of World Whiskies Awards, Icons of Whisky and Hall of Fame 2020. World Whiskies Awards 2020 The awards were due to take place at the Honourable Artillery Company in
Est. 2015 Colin Scott, Chivas Regal Master Blender visited Sydney in 2014 to launch Chivas Regal Extra, at the time, the first expression to be released in almost ten years. We caught up with Colin at various events including a private lunch followed by this one-on-one interview. This article is part of the ‘Looking Back’
Corinne Mossati Corinne Mossati has been writing about bars, spirits and the food scene for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015 and The Gourmantic Garden in 2020. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30
Est. 2015 This week’s industry news includes bars closing indefinitely in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hospo Threads, cocktail home delivery, hand sanitisers and more. Manly Spirits Hand Sanitiser – Photo Supplied Bars Close Indefinitely In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that as of midday Monday 23
Est. 2015 Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou, China, no. 35 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars has been in full lockdown since the end of January due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Co-owners Andrew Ho and Bastien Ciocca have come up with strategies and cost-saving practices, allowing them to pay their employee salaries in full as well
Est. 2015 As the bar industry faces bleak times with the COVID-19 pandemic, we spoke to a few bar owners about how their businesses are working through the coronavirus and what you can do to support them. Door Knock – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Natalie Ng of Door Knock says, “Like most reputable licensed
Est. 2015 Master Distiller Alan Winchester in Sydney, Bacardi Legacy Global postponed, distillery visitor centres closed, new Black Tot Rum Global Ambassador and a lot more in this week’s industry news. Adam Dow’s Cocktail for Bacardi Legacy Global – Photo Supplied Distillery Visitor Centres Closed In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, several distilleries around the
Est. 2015 In 2011, I had the opportunity to interview Brian Nation, then Jameson Whiskey Distiller and Ambassador during his visit to Sydney. Brain holds a Worshipful Company of Distillers Award for achieving the highest results in the world in 2006, making him the first Irish Distiller to receive this award. This article is part
Est. 2015 ‘Shiso Cuce’ is a tequila based cocktail that combines two uncommon ingredients, shiso also known as perilla and cucamelons. ‘Shiso Cuce’ Tequila Cocktail – Photo © Cocktails & Bars The ‘Shiso Cuce’ cocktail derives its names from a play on words, where “cuce”/cuke refers to the cucamelon, one of the cutest vegetables around.
Est. 2015 In 2012, internationally renowned bartender Sam Ross of Milk & Honey NYC (now Attaboy) presented a training session on cocktail families to a group of bartenders at The Loft in Sydney. He approached the cocktail education event as if the audience were a new member of staff at the esteemed New York bar.
Est. 2015 The results of the inaugural Australian International Spirits Competition (AUISC) 2020 have just been released with a total of 181 medals awarded, comprised of 16 Judges’ Choice Medals, 58 Gold Medals, 97 Silver Medals and 10 Bronze Medals. AUISC Medal Winners 2020 – Photo Supplied The AUISC introduces an international level of scoring
Est. 2015 Ago Perrone & Giorgio Bargiani in Sydney, the Connnaught Martini, Ceder’s Alt Gin, World Gin Awards, Maison Ferrand’s Alexandre Gabriel, Monkey 47 Barrel Cut Gin and more in this week’s industry news. L-R: Giorgio Bargiani, Ago Perrone – Photo © Cocktails & Bars Ago Perrone & Giorgio Bargiani in Sydney The Blend by
Est. 2015 Entries for the Sydney Cider Cocktail Competition 2020 are now open to bartenders in NSW. Dula Lorensuhewa – Photo Credit: Ella Miley Sydney Brewery, producer of Sydney Cider, Agave Ginger Cider, Cherry Perry and Manly Perry is inviting bartenders in NSW to enter the fourth annual Sydney Cider Cocktail Competition 2020 and put
Est. 2015 The Australian International Spirits Competition (AUISC) is a new spirits competition that invites Australian and international spirit brands to be judged on a world scale. The competition introduces an international level of scoring with predominantly Australian judges in order to assess Australians’ taste in spirits. AUISC Judging Panel – Photo Credit: Ken Bromfield