Alex had something of a banner year in 2019, taking out the Australian leg of Diageo’s World Class competition and representing the country at the global finals in Glasgow. And 2020 is off to a great start for him, too, as he takes on the role of head of mixology for Speakeasy Group.
Tag: Sven Almenning
Here, Sven Almenning shares some advice on making a career in the industry, his thoughts on the ideal bar experience, the trends he wants to see this year and more.
Sven Almenning’s podcast, Ananas, is now eight episodes into conversations with the industry’s best — here’s why he launched a podcast for the bar business.
SVEN ALMENNING is the managing director and owner of the influential Speakeasy Group of venues — Eau de Vie Sydney and Melbourne, Boilermaker House, Mjølner Sydney and Melbourne, and the forthcoming Parramatta venue, Nick & Nora’s.
Last night, after a great day of Bar Week workshops and Bartender of the Year judging, the top end of the bar town got down to Potts Point and up the stairs to Sweetheart’s Rooftop BBQ for this year’s Most Influential List Party.
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
This week sees the opening of a new bar in the Speakeasy group’s stable: Bottleneck. Located in the space that the now defunct Art Lounge occupied in the Kirketon Hotel (and practically on Eau de Vie’s doorstep) the new bar from Sven Almenning and company…