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It drinks like a natural wine, only better: get the recipe for the Bartender of the Year’s winning drink

The Dream Catcher presents and pours just like a natural wine, and it blew away the judges (and the competitors, too). Indeed, after Gregory’s presentation had concluded and the competition ended for the night, you could see more than a few of the bartending industry’s big names clamouring for a swig from the bottle.

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Ones to watch in 2018: James Irvine, from Sydney’s Swillhouse

We knew already that Irvine has a way with drinks — the Pastis Fizz he created for Restaurant Hubert was just about our favourite drink of 2016 — but it was his off the cuff banter on stage whilst presenting his drinks in front of 600 people at the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards that saw him as a crowd favourite for the competition.

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