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Copper Cup Ambassadors Announced

Alchemists, and Behind Bars consultants Marco Nunes (QLD), Sean Baxter (VIC) and David Beatty (NSW) have recently been appointed as the 2009 Smirnoff Black Copper Cup ambassadors. All previous competitors in this challenging competition, theses ambassadors will provide mentorship to Copper Cup entrants in their state.
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Outstanding Contribution: Sven Almenning, Behind Bars

Sven Almenning, Director of Behind Bars, will receive the Outstanding Contribution award at the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards next Wednesday, 23 September. So before he takes the stage next week we thought we would give you a little insight into Sven's career and how he went from Norwegian Naval Officer to the Company Director of Behind Bars.
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DRINKS WITH Desmond Payne, Beefeater Gin

Having taken care of James Burrough's 1820 recipe for Beefeater London Dry Gin for so many years, in 2008 Desmond created his own masterpiece the new Beefeater 24. We put him under the spotlight for six quick questions before he comes to Sydney in September for the BarShow...
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OPERATOR FOCUS: Taj Hospitality

Interview by Simon McGoram Photography courtesy of venue "You are your own greatest competition, create your own handwriting and combine your business sense with your gut instincts."  - Kevin Sin...
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BARTENDER: Nick Edwards – The Lark, Brisbane

Bartender magazine sat down with Nick Edwards from The Lark in Brisbane to find out how he got into bartending, who he'd like to drink with and what his trade secrets are. Read on to find out more...