Month: August 2011

Bar Awards set to shine at Doltone House

This year the Australian Bar Awards is set to be held at Dontone House in Pyrmont and the glitzy awards evening is only open to finalists and sponsors – so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Cocktail Experiment – Tequila

This month’s Cocktail Experiment turned out to be such a massive hit we had to redesign the magazine section to fit in everyone that wanted to participate! When it comes to Tequila, there’s certainly a buzz in the air at the moment with bartenders and consumers alike demanding more and more of the icon category.

Hayman’s Sloe Gin

Hayman Distillers dates back to the 1800s, and is renowned as the longest serving family owned gin distiller in England. Hayman’s Sloe Gin is a traditional English liqueur made to a strict family recipe.

Lansdowne Hotel

While the iconic Lansdowne Hotel is not a New Kid on the Block by any means but it has recently received a much deserved make-over.

David Wondrich Cocktail Workshop Booked Out!

If you can’t catch Wondrich at the ‘hands-on’ workshop then don’t stress because he is also going to be out and about during BarShow presenting various at the various theatres and seminars.

Angostura Cocktail Challenge Update

Australia’s leg of the global Angostura Cocktail Challenge is well under way thanks to a bumper turn out at the New South Wales state final on Monday night. Held at Sydney’s shrine to rum – La Bodeguita Del Medio – it was Rockpool Bar & Grill’s Neilsen Braid who proved he can stomach his bitters with the best of them by shrugging off the other competitors to take out the state title.

The Prahran Hotel

With the closure of the Prahran Hotel in late 2010 it seemed certain that Melbourne would loose another iconic site on the nightlife scene. However with a six month renovation by Techne Architects under the guidance of new owners, the Sand Hill Boys (The Post Office Bar Pizza, Holliava, The Richmond Club Hotel and The Bridge Hotel).