What’s it like to be one of the country’s most in-demand producers? Brendan and Laura Carter are the pair behind both Unico Zelo — a wine label impressing many wine-appreciating bartender — and Applewood Distillery. Here, and lightly edited for clarity, is what a typical day in the life of Brendan is like.
Alex Ross was overseeing rooftop bar Goldilock’s, two level restaurant Mr Kwok, and newly-opened cocktail bar, House of Correction — all housed in the same building. Here is Ross’ account of a typical day on the job.
Russ McFadden is Eau de Vie’s venue manager and a driving force behind the Speakeasy Group — here, McFadden describes a typical day in the life of someone running one of the world’s most awarded cocktail bars.
Sydney-based bartender Kurtis Bosley is the group bar operations manager for the Public House Management group, with a considerable Instagram — his account, @cocktailsbykurtis has a following of some 39,000 people.
What does it take to keep Black Pearl at the top of its game? Well, Nathan Beasley gives us an insight into what is a typical Thursday in Black Pearl living.
The Swillhouse group of venues are among the country’s best; here’s what’s involved a typical day for its beverage director, James Irvine.
Ryan Lane has the enviable task of running things at The Gresham, the Brisbane bar with a big selection of whiskey, and two time winner of the Bar of the Year category at the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards.
It’s an early start to a long day for Long Chim’s beverage director, James Connolly. Based at Long Chim Perth, when he wakes up the guys running their east coast restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne (their most recent opening) have a three hour head start on him.