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Tales of the Cocktail Awards Announced

Australian bars were overlooked at the 2009 Tales of the Cocktail awards held in New Orleans at the popular cocktail festival last week. Last year, Melbourne's 1806 was honoured with the prize for the World's Best Cocktail List but this year it was pipped by The Merchant Hotel of Belfast in Northern Ireland. This hotel also scored gongs for Best Hotel Bar and Best Drinks Selection.
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Greece is World Class

We've been keeping up to date with all the action at Diageo's Global World Class Competition in London and we can report that the winner is... (drum roll, please): Aristotelis Papadopoulos from Banquet, Thessaloniki, Greece! Click here to find out all the gritty details from the week in London...
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Australian Bartender of the Year 2009

The quest to find Australia’s top bartender is now under way! Bartender Magazine’s Bartender of the Year Competition is the most challenging bartending event in Australia. We test all facets of the bartending craft to ensure that our winner is worthy of the title.