Spring Carnival and Christmas – It’s Nearly Here…

The Four Pillars Christmas release is upon us as the team from the Yarra Valley Distillery prepare for the racing season and family celebrations across the country. Like bad sweaters and crooning #1 hits, the Four Pillars Christmas Gin is a part of the ‘new’ gin-fabric. The gin is the chief distiller’s Cam’s tribute to…

‘World’s Hottest Drink’ Launches In Australia

The global beverage sensation, White Claw, has finally arrived on Australian shores, just in time for summer. Having taken overseas markets by storm, riding the seltzer wave of low-calorie drinking, White Claw has already created a splash of interest via Dan Murphys pre-orders. The most-searched-for seltzer in Australia overnight notched up 1500 pre-orders all placed…

Grand Barossa Celebrates New Look.

The Barossa Valley’s Château Tanunda has announced a new look for their landmark ‘Grand Barossa’ wine, as part of their 130th Anniversary.  Over the past 25 years, the Grand Barossa wine has developed a strong reputation, collecting 20 gold medals over the last 12 vintages. Sitting in the mid-$20’s price point, it delivers arguably a…

Atilius Italian Wine Range To Launch In Australia

Bearing the name of a Roman favourite son, Marcus Atilius Regulus – general and consul of the Roman Republic in 267BC, the Atilius Wine range is making its own waves across the Asia Pacific region, and will soon be available in Australia – having already conquered Hong Kong. Atilius is a collection of the most…

Trending Up: Sparkling Reds

Sparkling reds, once largely known as Sparkling Burgundy or even Spurgles, are seen by many as simply a curiosity. Even a fun drink,

CAPI has cut the sugar

CAPI’s tonic family is now complete and has welcomed a low sugar tonic. Following the same principles as their best selling premium dry tonic with

The G&T Grapefruit Cupcake Is A Thing

World Gin Day is this coming Saturday (June 13), and to celebrate we’ve discovered the most elaborate way of enjoying your favourite drink. (Ed note…happy to be proved wrong, post your ideas on our facebook page and we’ll see). The hard work was done by the Gin Birds, Australian gin connoisseurs who have partnered with…

Patritti’s April Red

The idea of blending red and white grapes has been with us for many years. The most obvious example is with the great wines of Champagne where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Meunier (the latter two, red grapes) are regularly mixed, to varying degrees. Those wines are, aside from the Rosés, white.  We also have…

You need to try this Shiraz​ Gin by Seppeltsfield Road Distillers

A decade ago, a Shiraz Gin might have seemed like a magical concoction more likely to be served in one of those weird Star Wars bars than the household favourite it has become. Four Pillars from the Yarra Valley took the early steps when distiller, Cam MacKenzie, decided he wanted to do something like a…

Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Returns Down Under

If you’re one of the lucky ones and get to try Michter’s 2019 Celebration Sour Mash, you’ll need to tell us all about it. With only nine bottles available in Australia and with an impressive price tag of $8,500, we have no doubt it will be nothing short of exceptional.  The last release to hit…

5000 Free Beers

Free beer anyone? Yep, you heard right – Melbourne’s Stomping Ground Brewing Co. is offering 5000 free beers to get Melburnians back in the pubs from June 1 and enjoy a long-awaited bevvy in a pub with mates.

A Frog you might like…

Most wine drinkers will be familiar with those cheeky French wines, the Arrogant Frog series. Delicious wines, a bit a fun, great value.  I remember an invitation to meet with winemaker, Jean-Claude Mas, born and bred in the Languedoc, some years ago. In truth, I was expecting to dislike the bloke – Arrogant Frog indeed! Turns…