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Cocktail Expo

An opportunity to try bite sized-portions of numerous lovingly made cocktails with quality ingredients to discover new favourites. Skip to purchase tickets

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World Class Cocktail Festival: Sydney 2022

As the most famed cocktail competition in the world comes to Sydney, the city will be hosting the very best bartenders from around the globe. A week not

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Six Cocktails We're Drooling Over This ACM

May, which was once the most boring month of the year, notable only for bookending Autumn, has now been transformed into Australian Cocktail Month for

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Evan Stroeve and Adam Dow Chat Competitions

Having both represented Australia in 2021 global grand finals, Evan Stroeve and Adam Dow chat the highs and lows of cocktail competitions.

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Meet Patrón's Top Ten Australian Bartenders

Patrón Perfectionists is a global competition which asks bartenders around the world to to showcase their skills and share their pursuit of perfectionism.

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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 2021

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

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Brand Chat: Krystal Hart, World Class Brand Ambassador

Each year Australia's bar industry tunes in to see who will make the cut for World Class – a competition so respected in the industry that winners are

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Sydney Hosts World Class Cocktail Festival 2021

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 2021

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.