Voting for this year's Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards has smashed all previous returning a record number of votes tallied for 2011! The count was tireless and numbers came a whopping 23 per cent higher than last year proving that this valuable industry initiative continues to be the focal point of the bar industry's calendar.
Bartender magazine and 4bars are proud to announce an all new partnership for the Australian Bar Awards top award - the Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year. In 2011, Diageo's Reserve, have thrown their support behind Australia's toughest bartending challenge and most coveted title.
Bartender Magazine's Most Influential List The voting for the Bartender Magazine's Top 50 Most Influential List has just wrapped up. The nominated Top 50 for 2011 will be released in Bartender's upcoming March edition. The inaugural Most Influential List event took off in 2009 with Vernon Chalker (Gin Palace and Madame Brussels, Melbourne) taking out the top spot. "It was a great honour to win," said Chalker recently, "the greatest form of flattery is if others look to my work for inspiration."
It's not too late to be involved in the Parched March revolution! Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of this amazing journey, and experience for yourselves what we've discovered along the way. The Parched March Wrap Party will be held on Wednesday 31 March at Piano Room in Kings Cross from 7 - 10.00pm.