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This is Australia's U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year

Carina Leagues Club’s Katherine Ward has been crowned the Leukaemia Foundation’s U.G.L.Y. 2018 Bartender of the Year.

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SA pub empire hits the market

SA pub empire hits the market

One of the biggest pub portfolios to come on the market in a decade is up for sale, with GM Hotels Group selling six of its hotels.

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BREAKING NEWS: Lion takes 50% stake in Four Pillars Gin

BREAKING NEWS: Lion takes 50% stake in Four Pillars Gin

Lion has announced it's investing in Four Pillars Gin, taking a 50% stake in the award-winning distillery.

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Workshop: What to drink when you

Workshop: What to drink when you're not drinking

Worksmith is holding a workshop featuring Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip - the world's first non-alcoholic spirit - on April 1.

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AB-InBev releases cocktail-making pod machine

AB-InBev releases cocktail-making pod machine

Keurig and Anheuser-Busch InBev are moving forward with a joint venture called the Drinkworks Home Bar, which dispenses cocktails instead of cups of coffee.

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Unhappy Hour: Sydney bars to cease service on eve of election

Unhappy Hour: Sydney bars to cease service on eve of election

On the eve of the NSW election, more than 34 Sydney bars will cease service at 6pm this Friday to draw voters attention to the future of Sydney's night-time economy.

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How bricks & mortar retail can survive the digital onslaught

How bricks & mortar retail can survive the digital onslaught

PwC's Birger Maekelburger discussed global consumer trends and insights for liquor retailing at The Drinks Association Network Breakfast.

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Amatil walks away from Lion drinks deal

Amatil walks away from Lion drinks deal

Coca-Cola Amatil has withdrawn from negotiations to buy Lion Group's Dairy & Drinks division.

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Archie Rose releases Sydney’s first rum in decades 

Archie Rose releases Sydney’s first rum in decades 

Archie Rose Distilling Co launches Virgin Cane Rhum this week – a rum distilled in 2016 using sustainably grown sugar cane from Condong in northern NSW.

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Rosé cider sales surge: the hot new pink drink

Rosé cider sales surge: the hot new pink drink

Easy to drink and totally Instagram-able, rosé cider is the latest pink drink that's hooking Millennials and reinvigorating the cider category.

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Winemaker's car hijacked by koala

South Australian winemaker Tim Whitrow got the shock of his life this week when he discovered an unexpected passenger in his car: a koala called Caramello.

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IWSR predicts steep decline in Australian wine exports to UK

IWSR predicts steep decline in Australian wine exports to UK

The IWSR Vinexpo Report 2012-2022 has predicted Australian wine exports to the UK will decline from 23.6 million cases in 2017 to 18.8 million cases by 2022.

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Limited edition Game of Thrones whisky collection released

Limited edition Game of Thrones whisky collection released

On the eve of the return of Game of Thrones, the Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection has officially hit Australian shores.

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