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WA Hospitality Supplier Awards Recognise Leading Drinks Businesses

WA Hospitality Supplier Awards Recognise Leading Drinks Businesses

Winners of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA Hospitality Supplier Awards were announced this week, recognising the state's best product and service suppliers in the hospitality industry. Accolade Wines, Asahi, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), Diageo, Lion, Liquid Mix and Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) were all major award winners this year. AHA WA CEO, Bradley Woods said...

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Australia's Andrew Bennett Places Eighth in Bacardi Legacy Global Finals

Australia

Andrew Bennett from The Classroom in Western Australia (pictured above - second in from the left) has placed eighth in this year's BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition, held in San Francisco over the weekend. 2016 BACARDÍ Legacy winner Gn Chan Bennett did incredibly well to secure a spot in the grand final after winning the nationals in February and to place eighth against bartenders from 36 countr...

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Penny’s Hill Shiraz Wins Best Australian Red Wine

Penny’s Hill Shiraz Wins Best Australian Red Wine

Penny’s Hill winery in the McLaren Vale has won Best Australian Red Wine at the esteemed Mundus Vini international wine competition in Neustadt, Germany. The title was taken by the winery’s 2014 Footprint Shiraz, which also won the top ranking Grand Gold award. This year’s competition was as fierce as it was immense, with more than 5,000 wines from 149 different regions of the world all evaluated by a pan...

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Australia and NZ Home to World’s Most Admired Wine Brands

Australia and NZ Home to World’s Most Admired Wine Brands

Australian owned wine brand Penfolds has been named ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brand’ in Drinks International’s 2016 poll, toppling two-time Spanish winner Torres. Penfolds was the only Australian wine brand to make it into the list, while Villa Maria took the title for New Zealand. Almost 200 global industry experts take part in the poll each year, including buyers, sommeliers, wine writers, Masters of W...

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Fourth Generation Bartender Wins Australian 2016 BACARDÍ Legacy

Fourth Generation Bartender Wins Australian 2016 BACARDÍ Legacy

Fourth generation bartender, Andrew Bennett from The Classroom in North Perth, is the winner of this year's BACARDÍ Legacy Australia Cocktail Competition. Bennett won the competition on Tuesday night against fellow contestants Peter Hollands and Igor Pachi, and will now go on to represent Australia in the global finals in San Francisco in April. The winning cocktail was The Seventh Art - a concoction of B...

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Australian International Beer Awards Open for Entries

Australian International Beer Awards Open for Entries

The 2016 Australian International Beer Awards - Australia's largest annual beer competition - is now open for entries. Entries should be submitted online at www.rasv.com.au and will close on Thursday 24 March. Brewers this year could stand to win from a number of 30 trophies, including the inaugural New World Pale Ale Trophy, which will recognise one brewer's distinguished use of New World hops predomin...

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Dublin's Newest Distillery Wins Visitor Attraction of the Year

Dublin

In under a year since opening, Teeling Whiskey Company’s new Visitor Centre in Dublin City is being celebrated as the Visitor Attraction of the Year. The centre, which has welcomed over 30,000 visitors since June last year, received the title from Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Rest of World Awards. The awards are judged by the magazine’s independent editorial panel of judges and were established to ce...

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CWSA Results Great News for Australian Exports

CWSA Results Great News for Australian Exports

Australia has topped the number of awards received at the recent China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards. Australian wine producers were awarded 311 medals - more than any other country - reaffirming that the future is bright for exporters to China. China has been a market of particular interest for Australian wine producers since the Australia-China Free Trade Agreement was approved last year. The agree...

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Adam Bastow and Tristan Green Win Diageo's Batching Contest

Adam Bastow and Tristan Green Win Diageo

Two Queensland bartenders have taken out the spring and summer rounds of Diageo's World Class Drinking Steeped & Spritzed competition. World Class Drinking competitions are run with Diageo on-premise customers and the winners this year were Adam Bastow from Black Coffee Lyrics on the Gold Coast and Tristan Green from Canvas Bar in Brisbane. The competition tested bartenders' ability to create a batche...

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Consumers Rate 1st Choice as Most Satisfactory Liquor Store

Consumers Rate 1st Choice as Most Satisfactory Liquor Store

Consumers have named First Choice Liquor - Liquor Store of the Month in Roy Morgan's latest Customer Satisfaction Awards. The Coles owned banner placed higher than Dan Murphy's, The Bottle-O, IGA Liquor and BWS in terms of customer satisfaction, receiving an overall 92 per cent score - up from 88 per cent in January. According to the global market research company, consumers were most satisfied with 1st C...

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