Month: September 2009

By George! Seven Metre Bar Pops up in Sydney Laneway

As part of the City of Sydney’s ‘Laneway Revitalisation’ program October 1, 2009, till January 31, 2010, will mark ‘Laneways By George’ a public art program which amongst other things will see a bar pop up on Underwood Street in Sydney’s CBD.

Sydney BarShow 09 Wrap-Up

The leaders of the drinks industry, both local and international, descended on Sydney for the eighth instalment of Sydney BarShow; a week of networking events creating Australia’s largest and most respected bar industry trade event!

Australia’s Best Bartender!

The 2009 Australian Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year Competition (sponsored by Club Suntory) brought out the best of Australian bartending talent in a competition that tested their knowledge of the backbar with a gruelling written exam, their ability to serve a custromer, their savvy at identifying the ingredients in a cocktail in a blind tasting and their skill at presenting and creating two signature cocktails to a panel of esteemed critics.

Tales from the Humidor: Cigar Review Mag 48 EL

The Mag 48 EL, creatively named after it’s ring gauge size (48 ring gauge x 4.3″), joins its regular production cousin the Mag 46 (46 x 5.6″) gauge and its 2005 Edicion Limitada brother the Mag 50 (you guessed it, 50 x 6.3″), which was subsequently made into a regular production line, in the H Upmann marca.

Final(ish) List for Smuggler’s Den

We’ll there’s only days to go now and we’ve compiled a tidy little list for you all to sample at Sydney BarShow’s Smuggler’s Den. On top of this list there are couple more pledged bottles we’re eagerly awaiting to lay our hands on and even a shipment or two still finding their way from customs to the BarShow HQ.

The Craft 2009 Update

The Craft programme continues to evolve and lead the bar industry in new and exciting directions.

Involvement in this year’s programme is by exclusive invitation, providing the attending guests with access to some of the industry’s leading identities.

Coney Island Bartender Bumfight

Ok so this isn’t really a cocktail story, but the ‘coconut crazed cowboys’ that are Tha Colada Club and the cats that bought you Rematch Beeyatch are presenting a evening of classic cocktail madness at Sydney’s Victoria Room with the “Coney Island Bartender Bumfight”.

Copper Cup Ambassadors Announced

Alchemists, and Behind Bars consultants Marco Nunes (QLD), Sean Baxter (VIC) and David Beatty (NSW) have recently been appointed as the 2009 Smirnoff Black Copper Cup ambassadors. All previous competitors in this challenging competition, theses ambassadors will provide mentorship to Copper Cup entrants in their state.

Path of the Bartender: What have you done for someone else lately?

You can also think about giving money to that homeless guy that you pass on the street every day. And if you do that, do yourself a big favor–look into his eyes and ask him how he’s doing. Then wait, and actually listen to his answer. You might be surprised at how rewarding this can be.