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3 BEVERAGE TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2022

Driven by the long-term effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USA-based custom beverage development company Flavorman forecasts three beverage trends that operators should keep an eye out for in 2022. With…

AUSTRALIAN SPIRITS HAVE BECOME WORLD CLASS

An internationally lauded boutique gin maker says the “premiumisation” of Australian spirits is well advanced and providing diversification for the nation’s embattled wine sector. Statistics show…

HEALTHY BOOZE MARKETING MISLEADING: STUDY

Alcoholic drinks that claim to be healthier, more natural, "cleaner" and free of carbohydrates and guilt might be misleading consumers, the Cancer Council has warned. A recent study analysed the nutrient…

CUB SCORES INNOVATION HAT-TRICK

Carlton & United Breweries has been named one of Australia’s most innovative companies for the third year running. The AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List 2021 last night recognised CUB for…

PLANES, TRAINS AND YAKS: FIVE OF THE WORLD’S MOST REMOTE BARS

There are old bars. There are haunted bars. But what about bars in remote corners of the world? To access some of these locations, you may have to hike through the wilderness, journey by boat or even…

REIMAGINING AUSTRALIA’S DRINKING CULTURE

‘Sober curious’ as more than just a trend Even before the pandemic shut down the world’s bars, alcohol consumption has been on the decline as millennials and Gen Z seek healthier habits and binge…

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KIDS MENUS AND ACTIVITIES – WHAT WORKS?

What are the key requirements in a club and hotel that are attractive to families? Is it menu or activity that drives family groups to your venue? The Drop has chosen some of the club and hotels around…

HERE’S WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE DRINK LOOKS LIKE UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

A US artist has turned microscope images of crystalised drinks into artworks by photographing drink crystals with a standard light microscope fitted with a camera and two polarizing filters. No special…

GUEST EMPOWERMENT AND WINE SERVICE

We have all heard the basic rules for finding the right wine match for a dish: white wine goes with fish and white meat, and red wine goes with red meat. That’s all we need to know, or at least, that’s…

HEMMES TO OPEN MERIVALE’S FIRST MELBOURNE VENUE

Sydney pub baron Justin Hemmes is set to open his first Melbourne venue after striking a $40 million-plus deal to buy Tomasetti House in the city’s chic Flinders Lane precinct. Mr Hemmes has confirmed…

INCREASE IN DRINKING DUE TO COVID

New data from Roy Morgan’s Alcohol Consumption Report shows the proportion of Australians who drink alcohol increased by 0.8% points to 67% in 2020 – the first year-over-year increase since 2016…

THE STAR SYDNEY’S AUTUMN FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL

The Star Sydney has unveiled a new program to celebrate the cooler months. Indulgence will see restaurants including Sokyo, Black Bar & Grill, Flying Fish, Chuuka and Cucina Porto present menus…