Zeta Bar at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel has got a new consultancy behind it — Sven Almenning’s Behind Bars will provide ongoing consultation on Zeta Bar’s exciting drinks program. “We are delighted to collaborate with one of Sydney’s leading cocktail venues at the iconic Hilton Sydney” said Behind Bar’s Russ McFadden. Along with Dr Phil Gandevia, McFadden will be managing the new partnershop
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I remember a time when there weren’t a lot of positives about the Tequila industry. There were very few brands available and those that were you probably know well – perhaps too well.
June 8 saw the Australian final of the year long World Class program. Over two gruelling days 10 bartenders selected from three rounds of the World Class Program – The Ketel One Vodka Martini Awards, The Tanqueray No. Ten Classic Cocktail Awards and the World Class Dark Spirits Experience – battle it out to see who will represent Australia in the World Class Global Final held in Athens this month.
Since Barry Chalmers move from Brisbane to Sydney, Jay Lambert has joined the Behind Bars team and taken over the role of RESERVE Brand Ambassador for Queensland.
After the success of the Behind Bars Trivia in 2008, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s making a return in 2010 – bigger, badder and better than ever! In conjunction with Diageo’s Alchemy, trivia heats will be hosted around the country, culminating with a final in September in Sydney during Sydney BarShow Week.
The World Class bartending competition is well under way once more with The Ketel One Vodka Awards having recently closed entries. Judging is in progress to find out who the next three Australian World Class National Finalists will be to join Jason Williams from Melbourne’s Galley Room who secured his place in the Australian Final on the Reserve World Class stand at Sydney BarShow in September.
Diageo’s Alchemy program has recruited one of Sydney’s best to join the team: Pierre Fajloun, ivy lounge and den’s head bartender. Pierre brings a wealth of experience and vibrancy to the Alchemy program. In his six years behind the bar, he has worked at a number of high?end establishments, including the Four Seasons, Zeta Bar and now ivy.
The votes are in for Bartender magazine’s Most Influential List in association with Diageo’s Alchemy. Read on to find out the who made the Top 50 based on your trade votes…
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.
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.
The much loved, eccentric Smirnoff Black Copper Cup is back. Up to their old tricks the Copper Cup team are once again keeping locations a secret, but rumour has it that this year’s competition is more exciting, more engaging and more challenging than ever before…