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Melbourne Cocktail Festival Year One

As the dust settles on Melbourne Cocktail Festival’s first year, we caught up with organiser Orlando Marzo to discuss the highlights and learnings as

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Bar Bushfire Shake-Up

The Made in the Shade Group has gathered Melbourne’s leading bars for a night of cocktails, pizza and an auction to support the current bushfire crisis.

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Melbourne Cocktail Festival

Melbourne is to host its first ever cocktail festival this February 26 – March 1, putting the spotlight on its renowned bars and hospitality community.

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Patrón Perfectionist

One of the leading international cocktail competitions, Patrón Perfectionists 2019 (with its final in January 2020) encompassed bartenders from 30 countries

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Bartenders' Choice Awards

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Bartenders' Choice Awards, an annual awards ceremony recognising and celebrating greatness in the Nordic hospitality

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Martini Racing Ciclismo

45 bartenders cycled from Florence to arrive three days later, in time for lunchtime aperitivos, at the Roma Bar Show.

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Nordic Spirits Awards

The inaugural Nordic Spirits Awards 2020 seeks to recognise and celebrate the international craft spirits sector.

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Glassology by Libbey Design Contest

In its third edition, Glassology by Libbey will challenge bartenders around the world to design the next iconic glass.

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BAROMETER International Bar Show

It's one of the biggest bar events in Europe with successful shows since 2016, and this year, Barometer was bigger and better.

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Masterclass with Libbey: The Glass is the Link

Join Kevin Vollebregt, brand ambassador from Libbey Glass Europe, and bar manager Matt Linklater from acclaimed bar Black Pearl in Melbourne, at an exclusive

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Bacardi Legacy Global

Over a decade of BACARDÍ Legacy has produced a fabulous array of Legacy cocktails highlighting the creativity of bartenders from around the globe. The

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Roma Bar Show

The hotly-anticipated first edition of the Roma Bar Show kicked off at the Palazzo Dei Congressi between 23rd-24th September 2019, welcoming over 10,000

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Lady Amarena

The fifth edition of Fabbri's international cocktail competition, Lady Amarena, saw over 4,000 bartenders participate from five continents across the globe,

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Disaronno Day - The Longest Shift

Amaretto Day has long been celebrated annually on 19th April and this year Disaronno are celebrating in style by throwing a global 24 hour party, a party

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1980s Cocktails

There’s no glossing over it, the 1980s were grim for cocktail culture. Bar owners opted for mechanical solutions to a bartending skills deficit. Rather

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Sugarcane Sunday Returns for 2018

Rum fans rejoice! The 2018 instalment of Sugarcane Sunday is set to take place on April 8.

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Jack Daniel's Presents: Tennessee Sessions

The Jack Daniel's Tennessee Sessions will be held around the country with dates in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. February 27 - Boilermaker House, Melbourne

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Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour

Jigger Beaker Glass 2019/2020 can be found here.

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Old Fashioned Week

Cocktail enthusiasts around the world are invited to join the global buzz of Old Fashioned Cocktail Week, happening from 1st to 10th November 2018.

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Social media for bartenders

You learn to barback then bartend, free pour and carefully measure, dry shake and throw and finally how to keep up banter with customers when you’ve