Category Archives: Blog

World Whisky Day Celebration

Okay, so we’re a couple of days late, World Whisky Day was actually on Saturday 16 May but its never a bad time to have a whisky drink. These recipes from are delicious all year round! Honey Smash by Marian Beke at Nightjar 50ml Jack Daniels Tenessee Honey Wild Spearmint 15ml Bee Pollen Syrup/Honey 40ml Watermelon […]

World Class Cocktail Week Event Program Announced

Cocktail enthusiasts be sure not to miss this! The program for the World Class Cocktail Week which begins May 25th has now been released and will be held at some of the most prestigious venues in the country. The Rook, The Roosevelt, Chophouse and The Animal in Sydney; and Mr Wow’s Emporium, New Gold Mountain […]

ABS Says Australian Alcohol Consumption at 50 Year Low

According to The Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian drinking rates are at their lowest in 50 years. They revealed that there were 9.7 litres of pure alcohol available for consumption for every Australian aged 15 years and over in 2013-14 – the equivalent of 2.1 standard drinks per person per day. See more here.

AHA Rejects Annual FARE Alcohol Consumption Poll

  FARE recently released its annual alcohol consumption poll claiming that 75 per cent of Australians believe that the nation has a problem with alcohol abuse. The Australian Hotels Association (WA) have rejected the findings. Its CEO Bradley Woods says that there are problems with the poll’s distribution of respondents. What do you think? Read more here.

276 Billion Litres of Alcohol Downed by 2019 – Euromonitor

Euromonitor, a market research company has predicted that in Australia, total alcoholic drinks volume is up 0.2 per cent in 2014, representing 2.8 billion litres of alcohol. Some of the other findings include: People around the world are also switching to brown spirits rather than white spirits. In the world of beer, craft beer’s consumption is […]

ALSA Responds to Underage Service Claim

Part of Responsible Service of Alcohol means not serving or selling alcohol to minors and asking for IDs to prove that customers are the age they say. Yet a professor at Curtin University claims that at least half of young people find it easy to buy alcohol. He was speaking on ABC’s Radio National. Professor Mike Daube said […]

Hospitality Sector Shows Alarming Levels of Ice Use

Employees in the hospitality sector have apparently been shown to have some of the highest numbers of ice users- according to data from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey. Other than trade workers, employees in the hospitality industry are the highest users of ice (methamphetamine) in the Australian workforce. See more here.

How to Enhance Your Sense of Taste

Whether its a matter of enjoying your favourite cocktail or savoring your meal at a Michelin star restaurant, we all want our senses to work at their optimum including our sense of taste. According to a post on, on average, people lose half their taste receptors by the time they turn 20 years old.While […]

Official Stats Show that Sydney Lockout Laws are Effective

Official statistics released recently indicate that lock-out laws have had a positive effect on Sydney’s  night life. Lockout laws, limiting the sale of alcohol in the CBD and Kings Cross and access to alcohol has been given a thumbs up by top criminologist and director of the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Don Weatherburn. The bureau’s […]