“2020 was certainly a year that we will never forget, however amidst all the confusion and uncertainty there were definitely some bright spots and memorable moments. We wanted to take a look back and choose to celebrate the triumph of our industries spirit in the face of such adversity.” The Exchange team
Apply now to unlock a share of the $11.5 million dollars put aside for Bundaberg Rum’s Raising the Bar program. The devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality sector has been widespread and ‘Raising the Bar’ will directly support jobs, recovery, and innovation in the Australian hospitality industry.
We hear from Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador, Luke Sanderson, on his hopes for a vaccine, his admiration of the Aussie hospo industry and missing travel in 2020
In the first of our Brand Ambassador interviews, we hear from Georgie Mann from Bacardi Martini about how her role has changed during COVID
For those of you who are on the other side of lockdown, the Melbourne bar, restaurant and hospo community is hurting. Physically, mentally and financially it’s fucking heartbreaking.
Martin Lange talks about the nightmare that it was to transform Cobbler, Death & Taxes and Savile Row from walk-ins-only bar, to bookings-only bars during the relaxations on the lockdown at the beginning of June
Kurtis Bosley explains why having key mentors in the bar community helps him deal with being the blows of being a boss and business owner
Jenna Hemsworth, one of the most recognisable names in our industry, talks about what its like to be unemployed after 12 years of slogging it out behind the bar.
Naren Young returns to writing monthly columns for Bartender mag. Here he looks at the trends in COVID cocktails and why esoteric drinks are best left off the list for now.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is answering Sydneysiders’ prayers by bringing live independent music experiences back to the city as it navigates through its COVID-19 response.
We were happy to hear about “The real Melbourne ISO awards”, a light-hearted awards night to give Melbourne bar people something to smile about and realise there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Catch up with yesterday’s Facebook Live chat with some of the country’s leading operators telling their frontline stories of Coronavirus