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Support The Teams: Plantation Rum Cup 2021

Bar teams across Australia and New Zealand are competing together for the inaugural Plantation Rum Cup. Here's how to support your favourite bars and bartenders.

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Adam Dow’s Golden Rule Grant

Why YOU should apply.

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We’ve Opened Back Up, But To Who?

A bar’s closing always marks a moment of reflection for the drinks industry, whether it’s a venue that’s run its course, not hit the mark, moving

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Australian Cocktail Month: Grain Bar Party

Celebrate Australian Cocktail Month at Grain Bar, Friday 21 May.

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Sydney Hosts World Class Cocktail Festival

Sydney is set to host a five day festival of cocktail and food experiences, centered in the city's CBD and Surry Hills heart.

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Melbourne Cocktail Festival Year Two

Back for a second year, and after one of the world's toughest lockdown, Melbourne Cocktail Festival will be back celebrating the city's unique and diverse

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Ollie Margan wins Havana Club’s Bar Entrepreneur Award

Adelaide bar owner Ollie Margan has taken the top prize in the global competition seeking out dedicated bar entrepreneurs.

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Diageo World Class 2021 - Australia

Diageo's World Class Bartender of the Year competition has announced it's resuming for 2021 in the host city of Madrid. The intended 2020 host, Sydney,

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Why We're All Still Here

A reflection on the worst bits about hospitality, and, ultimately, why we're all still in it.

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The World's 50 Best Bars

⇩ = fallen since 2019 ⇧ = risen since 2019 ⇳ = same position as 2019 ₦ = new entry to top 50 2020

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Purveyor of Better Program

Forget coming up with a ‘modern classic’ for a cash prize – there’s a new breed of competition from Adelaide Hills Distillery which puts charity

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Call for Cocktails: The Glenlivet drinks

We're on the hunt for new cocktail recipes using The Glenlivet. Do you have a great Speyside whisky drink to share?

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Can we talk about bar awards?

Jane Ryan takes a look at the global bar awards and how they fit into the future of the drinks industry.

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The Lockdown Lowdown

Explore these informative and inspiring virtual workshops, now available on-demand, designed to help support bartenders around the world who are currently

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World Class Community Week

Diageo Reserve is launching a series of seminars designed to both inspire and engage with the trade community in Australia.

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Bartenders at Home

...made the most of the enforced time at home. As lockdown starts to ease in the UK, we've now brought this initiative to a close. Why not explore the

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Keeping spirits up

It's a very challenging time for all operators struggling to keep their established businesses afloat, but while government support may be limited there's

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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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Jameson set to kick off Australia’s Biggest Round

This one’s on Jameson: After a huge 2019 debut, Jameson is kicking off the second instalment of Australia’s Biggest Round. But this isn’t your typical

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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.