Disaronno Day is Upon Us! Heres How To Do It Right..

Disaronno Day is literally a couple of days away! This Friday (19th April) bartenders, bars and the public, from Auckland to Los Angeles, will celebrate. The Iconic Italian style liqueur has given numerous bars across the globe an exclusive custom-made drink list for patrons to enjoy. Created by ‘The Mixing Star’, the worldwide event launch…

Baraki – Sydney’s Alpha and Ouzo

Sydney has gained a new small cocktail bar! Alpha restaurant has added the new bar ‘baraki‘, an intimate eight-seater bar with plenty of outdoor space. Baraki, which is a colloquial Greek word for ‘small bar’, sees Alpha’s daytime café transformed into a Greek cocktail and meze bar from lunch till late. The venue has two…

Vote & Win: Crafters Union x GINGER & SMART Collab.

The premium craft brand, Crafters Union, known for their beautifully wrapped bottles and captivatingly designed cans of wine, has announced a collaboration with a leading Australian brand GINGER & SMART. The collaboration entails the launch of a limited-edition Crafters Union x GINGER & SMART Sauvignon Blanc label after a vote from the public on its…

T25 Bartenders Australia – Here’s What You Need To Know

HIP Media is pleased to announce the highly anticipated T25 Bartenders Australia 2019! The T25 Bartender competition is the only one of its kind for the bartending fraternity. The multi-tiered process of nomination utilises the voting from a panel of Hospitality Industry Professionals (HIP) followed by the bartenders, giving the ultimate accolade: peer recognition! This…

Sipsmith & The Barber Shop’s Exclusive Martini Marathon

The Sipsmith team will be joining forces with one of Sydney’s leading small bars, The Barber Shop, to create a couple of exclusive Martini events for Sydneysiders. Founders Sam Galsworthy & Jared Brown ( a renowned gin historian) will personally be in town to launch these events, starting with a ‘Personalised Martini’ session from 4…

Spend The Last Hour Of Summer The Right Way – #KaluaHour

The end of daylight savings is creeping up on us, meaning the end of summer is as well. Both inevitable, both depressing. But, Kahlúa is hanging onto the very last few minutes by celebrating with a happy hour of espresso martinis across the country. Before turning our clocks back an hour, participating venues in NSW,…

Sugarcane Sunday Is Back And Boy Does It Look Sweet

Sugarcane Sunday, the ultimate summer rum festival, is coming back to Sydney again! Except for this time, there’ll be an entire week of rum events before the big day in April. Some of the city’s best cocktail bars are going to be hosting a selection of masterclasses, competitions, and of course shaking up some delicious…

Riedel’s Limited Edition Mini Decanters Small In Size, Big In Appeal

Decanting wine is often an overlooked or missed step when serving wine. A process some may think is unnecessary or too much effort. However, when you are slowly decanting your wine you are leaving the sediment in the bottle. Leaving a nice clear wine in your decanter and subsequently your glass. You’re also giving your…

Lion Now Has A 50% Stake In Four Pillars Gin

Lion has announced that they have invested in the Healesville-based distillery, taking a whopping 50 per cent stake in the Four Pillars Gin business. Established by Stuart Gregor, Cameron Mackenzie and Matt Jones in 2013, Four Pillars has become an award-winning craft gin brand that’s distributed around the world. Lion’s investment will allow the founders…

I Am Women, Hear Me Roar & Watch Me Pour

The ‘Australian Women in Wine Awards’ have announced the release of ‘hear me roar’. This 2018 Shiraz is made from selected parcels in Eden Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale & Coonawarra. Sourced and blended by four of Australia’s top female winemakers, these women have created an empowering and special bottle of red. The profits made from…

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s a 40-meter-long cucumber…

Hovering above Sydney’s harbour for the next couple of days (March 21st – 23rd) will be the worlds largest cucumber. The 40-meter-long, 8-meter-high and 25-meter-wide cumber blimp will be occupying the skies for a special reason. It will be kicking of Henrick’s launch of the ‘Cucumber Currency’. This launch is a dedicated gin exchange platform…

Whisky Is Coming – DIAGEO’S Limited Game Of Thrones Whiskies

What’s better than a dram after a long day as you toast to a highly anticipated episode of Game of Thrones? Well…that would be toasting with a glass of whisky that represents the kingdom you’re rooting for of course. DIAGEO and HBO have teamed up to release a limited-edition collection of seven Single Malt Scotch…