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Two bartenders, a $20,000 grant, one great idea: The Cocktail Lab

What would you do if you won a $20,000 grant? How would you boost your local community? Bartenders Orion Leppan Taylor and Mitch Bloomfield know what they would do — and they’re doing it. Last year the duo entered the IDEA LAB, by The Blend, winning a $20,000 grant to establish their dream The Cocktail Lab.

Fever-Tree Mixing with the Best: Soda Edition

The arrival of the new range of Fever-Tree sodas to Australian shores is one the biggest highlights of our year! The three new additions to the Fever-Tree mixer family are the Lime & Yuzu soda, the Pink Grapefruit soda, and the Italian Blood Orange soda!

Saying Thank You: The Exchange Reflects on 2020

“2020 was certainly a year that we will never forget, however amidst all the confusion and uncertainty there were definitely some bright spots and memorable moments. We wanted to take a look back and choose to celebrate the triumph of our industries spirit in the face of such adversity.” The Exchange team

The Blend celebrates World Bartender Day with a gift to celebrate YOU!

This year, The Blend is celebrating WORLD BARTENDER DAY a little differently…with a gift just for YOU! Everyone is invited to be part of the WORLD BARTENDER DAY festivities by raising a glass together; virtually, of course. Don’t worry, the glass will be provided (liquid included *hold for applause*).

The Exchange Welcomes New NSW BA Josh Davies

Hitting the ground running in 2021, Josh Davies was not discouraged by the tightening restrictions upon his arrival in Sydney – moving from Melbourne no less! The new NSW Brand Ambassador for The Exchange says “working in the industry abroad and now back home has made me realise that no matter where you are or where you work in the world, there will be some form of 6 degree of separation with a bartender somewhere…”