Eat, Drink: East Malvern Food & Wine Festival

Now in its third year, the East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will be taking over the suburb’s Central Park for a day of delicious wines, craft beers and ciders and quality local produce. Last year’s event saw over 3,000 Melbournians descend on the festival to sample more than 100 wines, craft beers and ciders…

Get To: Rutherglen In The City This September

It’s an all too familiar feeling: spring has sprung, the smell of fresh flowers and cut grass hangs is in the air, and you begin dreaming of that perfect getaway. Likely a dream is all it can be for the moment, as the freedom of the summer months is still a while off. That doesn’t…

High Five: Henschke’s New Releases

In this column, we are going to talk about Henschke. We are not, however, going to talk about their most famous wine, as any mention of it is under embargo for some time to come. Now that might pose a problem for many producers, but not these guys. They have fabulous wines coming out the…

How To Make a Flower Walker

SPONSORED GLASS: Old Fashioned INGREDIENTS: 45ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label 30ml Fresh lemon juice 15ml Elderflower cordial 15ml Egg white METHOD: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice in an Old Fashioned glass GARNISH: A small white flower or lemon twist

Straw Wars

For Tracey Bailey, the 46 thousand pieces of plastic that contaminate every square mile of our ocean is the final straw. Her online eco store, Biome, is fighting the excessive use of the everyday plastic straw one reusable stainless steel equivalent at a time. explore DRINKS sat down with the environmental activist/entrepreneur recently to learn…

Five Australian Distillers You Should Know About

A wonderful eruption of local distillers has taken place in Australia over the last few years – yet that is not to say that there weren’t any here before. Often when old meets new you get something truly eclectic and in this case, we find ourselves with a fantastic mix of passionate producers championing award-winning…

Stay Hydrated This Dry July with Our Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Just because it’s Dry July doesn’t mean you need to stay parched! There are plenty of non-alcoholic refreshing beverages that do the trick at keeping you hydrated and happy. No need to worry when going out with boozy friends, these drinks taste and look great too. These all feature Seedlip, an all-new, non-alcoholic spirit that…

Go Explore: Brisbane’s Beer and Cider Festival

Love tasty brews, delicious food and live music? Then head to Brisbane’s beer and cider festival from 21-22 September. The Beer InCider Experience is home to over 60 independent brewers at Brisbane Showgrounds for two days, and joined by the city’s best food trucks and local music acts. Grab the opportunity to try samples and…

Top 5 Wine Bars in the Sunshine State

Wine lovers, this one’s for you! The judging team behind Young Gun of Wine, who know their stuff when it comes to, well wine, have turned their attention to the best wine bars across the country after finishing their search for this year’s best young winemakers. Here are the top five in Queensland. Try them…

Who’d Have Thought It? Penfolds Pursues Baijiu and Champagne

Penfolds’ new project? It has, as Creedence Clearwater Revival might have said, been “born with the baijiu.” Words by Drinks Writer, Ken Gargett The world’s largest selling category of spirits? Baijiu. But you knew that. What you might not have known is that Penfolds has established a new division, which will be responsible for ‘Special…

Three Guys & An Ex-PM: Creating A Beer Brand With Bob Hawke

Picture this, you’re in the home of one of the greatest PMs Australia has ever seen, with only 20 minutes to gain his stamp of approval to create a beer company in his name. What do you say? What do you wear? What do you bring? These were just some of the nerve-tingling questions that…

5 Autumn Cocktails Perfect for Entertaining

Entertain your guests this season with these five deliciously warming and visually stunning cocktails. Smoky Tea Old Fashioned Glass: Old Fashioned Ingredients: 45ml Lagavulin 16 Year Old Scotch Whisky 15ml Heering Cherry liqueur 30ml Lapsang souchong tea 1 x Dash Aromatic bitters 1 x Sugar cube Method: Place sugar cube and bitters in the bottom…