Bundaberg and Milestones of Australian History

One hundred and twenty-nine years of business in any field is a rare achievement in the Australian corporate landscape, especially so in an industry as tumultuous, and with such inauspicious beginnings, as rum production. It is hard to believe that anyone associated with the establishment of the Bundaberg Distilling Company in 1888 could have ever…

Five Food and Drink Recipes for Friday Night

As the cooler months set in, nothing is more enticing than a little bit of spice to warm the belly and the soul. Forget your usual takeaway joint, Marley Spoon is here to help you try something new in the kitchen, offering locally sourced, market fresh ingredients based on chef-designed recipes delivered straight to your…

Bundaberg Rum Distillery Receives A Rather Royal Visit

His Royal Highness Prince Charles decided to pay the Bundaberg Rum Distillery a visit during his trip to Australia last week. The Prince of Wales was joined by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and hosted on a private tour and Blend Your Own Rum experience at the distillery. During the special tasting inside the Bundaberg Rum…

What’s On This Weekend: Food and Drink

Looking for something to do this weekend? Find out what’s happening in food and drink in your local area. Words by Hannah Sparks Beer and Merch Fest This Saturday, Beer Cartel is opening up its Artarmon warehouse to members of the public to come and scavenger through the mammoth collection of beer merchandise it has…

Four Great Whiskies to Try

Did you celebrate International Whisk(e)y Day (March 27) this week? By the way, the brackets around that all important “e” are necessary as we do not wish to exclude those not Scottish. It is, of course, not to be confused with World Whisky Day (WWD, the third Saturday of May). Seriously, quite why this great spirit needs…

Discover Victoria’s Hidden Gem: The Moorabool Valley Wine Region

A burgeoning food and wine region in a pocket of Victoria many people have probably never heard of is the state’s newest tourist trail. Word by Kirstie Bedford The Moorabool Valley, tucked away north-west of Geelong, is one of Australia’s finest cool climate wine regions and has been creating quality wines for decades but has…

So Good It Would Be a Crime Not to Go: Alibi

Forget needing an excuse to go out, we’ve got you an Alibi. Sydney’s new cocktail bar in the hot waterfront destination of Woolloomooloo has got everyone talking. Words by Hannah Sparks While it might not be the first thing we’d think to mention about a venue, it’s Alibi’s 100% plant-based food offering that has ‘transpired’…

An Effervescent Future: House of Arras

Ondenc and ugni blanc – most wine lovers will have no idea of just what they are, but a few might recognise these as the names of rather obscure French varieties. There was a time when they, and other lesser grapes, played a major role in the Australian wine industry, as key to sparkling wine….

How To: Refreshing Cucumber & Elderflower Collins

Makes 4 drinks GLASS: Tall glass (plus jug) INGREDIENTS: 180ml Gin 60ml Elderflower cordial 80ml Fresh lemon juice 360ml Soda water METHOD: Add ample ice to a jug. Add gin and elderflower cordial to the jug. Squeesh the fresh lemon juice and add to the jug. Add soda water. Add fresh mint and slices of…

Ten Minutes by Tractor

News of a fire causing significant damage at Mornington Peninsula winery, Ten Minutes by Tractor, hit the airwaves a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Sadly, a significant portion of its museum collection of wine – valued at around half a million dollars – was destroyed, as were several vintage tractors (a 1928…