WORLD CLASS challenges push competitors to the limit

The WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year competition is in full swing, testing the 2015 selection of the most talented mixologists on earth. The challenges they are facing as part of the global finals...

WORLD CLASS Day Wrap Up

After an opening ceremony in Johannesburg on Sunday courtesy of Johnnie Walker’s Symphony in Blue, The Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year Global Finals – the biggest event of its kind –...

You’ll Go Nom Nom at Om Nom

Om Nom is the bar and restaurant at Adelphi Hotel, located in the heart of Melbourne, that’s got everybody talking. Unlike anything else in the city, Om Nom has proven that guests don’t need...

Bombay Sapphire Launches True Artistry Collection Project

Bombay Sapphire has launched its True Artistry Collection project: a series of creative collaborations with local music, fragrance and culinary visionaries. The partnerships aim to elevate the consumers’ drinking experience through online and real-world sensory...

Interview: Jenna Hemsworth of Black Pearl, Melbourne

A food and beverage industry fan, Jenna Hemsworth, bartender at Black Pearl in Fitzroy, Melbourne, loves mixing up cocktails with liqueurs, vermouth and fortifieds, and has a penchant for making and introducing people to Manhattans. At what stage did you know you were going...

10 Rum Factiods You May Not Know

National Rum Day is fast approaching (August 16th) so we've put together a few rum facts that might pique your interest. RUM FACT 1 Last year the world drank 1.5 billion bottles of rum, or 1.45 billion...

Melbourne Welcomes Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week

Tailing Melbourne Fashion Week will be the (much more fun) Maker's Mark Old Fashioned Week. Running from September 2nd to the 10th, Melbourne's best bars will host the celebration of Maker's Mark bourbon and...

Champagne Armand de Brignac Awarded Best Blanc de Noirs

Champagne Armand de Brignac has been declared the number one Blanc de Noirs champagne in the world. The announcement follows a blind tasting of 250 cuvées submitted as part of the 2016 annual rankings...

Rémy Martin Premieres the Carte Blanche n°1 Champagne Cognac in Singapore

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail, in partnership with DFS Group, has revealed the ‘Carte Blanche à Baptiste Loiseau’, the first in a new collection of limited edition Fine Champagne Cognac from the House of...

1950’s Miami Meets Sydney at Hacienda

The much anticipated Sydney bar Hacienda opened last night to a crowd of over 200 guests. Located in the heart of the scenic Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Hacienda boasts breathtaking panoramic views of...

Pirate Life Brewing Create Barrel-Aged Brews

South Australia’s Pirate Life Brewing has teamed up with Barossa Valley’s Tomfoolery wines to produce a specialty range of craft beers aged in wine barrels. The barrel-aged series will include Black Ale aged in Tempranillo...

Champagne Salon Reveals 2004 Vintage to Australian Market

Champagne Salon has revealed its new 2004 vintage for the first time in Australia. The vintage is only the 29th vintage release since the inception by the late Aimé Salon in 1911. This year’s release follows...