Month: August 2009

Cuervo Unlocks a Treasured Family Secret: Jose Cuervo Platino

Suntory and Jose Cuervo, the world’s largest Tequila company, have announced the long anticipated Australian release of Jose Cuervo Platino; a handcrafted, ultra premium silver Tequila. Once reserved exclusively for the Cuervo family’s private enjoyment, Jose Cuervo Platino is the first ultra premium silver Tequila to be created by a family with a 200 year history of making the world’s finest Tequilas.

Beer Cocktails Bolster Sales

Mention the Snakebite, Black Velvet or Red Eye and most bartenders will cringe slightly. Beer cocktails are not usually discussed when cutting edge cocktail trends are on the agenda. But UK trade mag, The Publican recently published a report on how beer cocktails had helped to boost sales with mixed drinks designed to appeal to women.

Ellington Jazz Club, Perth

Opened in March this year in a derelict 108 year old building, Ellington Jazz Club (named after influential jazz figure Duke Ellington), is an intimate New York style live jazz venue with an upstairs modern cocktail bar and function areas.

DRINKS WITH Desmond Payne, Beefeater Gin

Having taken care of James Burrough’s 1820 recipe for Beefeater London Dry Gin for so many years, in 2008 Desmond created his own masterpiece the new Beefeater 24. We put him under the spotlight for six quick questions before he comes to Sydney in September for the BarShow…

42 Below Cocktail World Cup 2010 Launches at Sydney BarShow

The infamous 42 Below Cocktail World Cup is back! Sydney BarShow 2009 will mark the official launch of the sixth year of this annual international bartending competition, designed to challenge and educate the world’s leading bartenders like no other.

EVENT: The Craft 2009

SIGNÉ and The Craft are excited to announce three of the world’s leading bar industry authorities; Jim Meehan, Desmond Payne and Simon Ford headlining mentors for The Craft Programme 2009…

Der Raum’s Winter Cocktail List

Der Raum have announced the launch of their winter cocktail list and we thought we’d share with you some of their latest releases and stunning drinks photography.

Beefeater 24 Launch

The launch of Signe’s newest product, Beefeater 24, was accompanied by the requisite fanfare for such a super-premium drop. In glamourous London style, Ben Davidson and the Signe team, headed on a bar crawling jaunt (while sipping tea) around the country. Here are all the latest snaps…