Australian Semillon proves it’s not just a blending grape and they’re not just the land down under.

Australia often times gets a bad rap. They like Paris Hilton a little too much, they honor the British monarchy, Fosters Beer isn’t really made there and Vegemite is upsetting. But don’t sell them short and do look behind the curtain, there is more wonder to Oz than one might imagine.

Domaine de Canton’s “Bartender of the Year” regional semifinal cocktail-off is tonight at 7 p.m.

WHAT: Eight of Seattle’s top mixologists will show off their most creative cocktails in a spirited competition to earn the title “Best Bartender of the Year” in a competition hosted by Maurice Cooper et Cie, producer and importer of Domaine de Canton, the world’s leading super-premium ginger liqueur. Tonight’s event will determine who goes to the finals in St. Martin.