Tag: Gin Palace

Gin Palace bartender brings out vermouths

Melbourne bartender Shaun Byrne has been getting a taste for vermouth – and so he ought to, given he’s spent a good five years at Melbourne’s venerable ginstitution, Gin Palace. Here he has teamed up with French winemaker Gilles Lapalus to bring bars their very own Australian vermouths.

Milestone Melbourne bars

Over the past few months two prominent Melbourne bars have reached noteworthy milestones and I wanted to take a few minutes to congratulate them on their achievements. First up ,we see one of Australia’s founding modern-day cocktail bars, The Gin Palace, celebrate an amazing 15 years of operation. Most people should be well aware of this Melbourne institution and the man behind it Mr. Vernon Chalker.

OPERATOR FOCUS: Vernon Chalker, Melbourne

After snaring Operator of the Year (multiple venues) at the Australian Bar Awards in September 2009 and then snatching the top spot in the inaugural Most Influential List in December, Bartender mag saw fit to catch up with this leading Aussie bar industry personality to search for the secret behind his success.

Most Influential Top 50 Announced

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…