Drink, Read, Love: Our Top 5 for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day – that most romantic day of the year when one has the chance to show their loved one just how much they care. Or, if you are sane, a trumped up, transparently cynical opportunity to delude the gullible and benefit florists, greeting card companies, chocolatiers and second-rate restaurateurs who think sticking a paper rose in…

Explore: Grampians Grape Escape

Head to the Grape Escape in one of Australia’s most scenic wine regions this May. The Grampians in Victoria will host the popular food and wine festival for the 27th year on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May. Members of the public will be able to get involved in a number of master classes, meet…

How to Make a Fig and Honey Sour

SPONSORED GLASS: Old Fashioned INGREDIENTS 30ml Esprit de Figues Liqueur 30ml Fresh lemon juice 30ml Glayva Honey Liqueur 15ml Fresh egg white METHOD: Pour the Esprit de Figues Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, Glayva Honey Liqueur and fresh egg white into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Add fresh ice to an Old Fashioned glass. Strain…

Lower ABV Cocktails

SPONSORED Lower ABV cocktails are great for daytime drinking. They’re lower in alcohol content and often fruity and refreshing. And remember daytime drinking is often a marathon, not a sprint, so lower ABV drinks are always a great option to have for you and your guests. ROSÉ & PINK GRAPEFRUIT SANGRIA GLASS: Stemless wine glass…

How to Make an Esprit de Fizz

SPONSORED GLASS: Champagne Flute INGREDIENTS 30ml Esprit de Figues Liqueur Champagne Lemon METHOD: Pour Esprit de Figues Liqueur into the Champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist. GARNISH: Lemon twist Drink Responsibly

Wise Words On Wine

Ever wondered what the brains behind your favourite wines actually drink on their nights off? explore DRINKS sat down with two of the leading minds behind the Hunter Valley’s wine industry to find out their go-to drops, what to expect from their latest vintages and what’s on their horizons business-wise.          …

How To Make a Madras

SPONSORED GLASS: Highball INGREDIENTS: 45ml Cîroc Ultra-Premium Vodka 45ml Cranberry juice 45ml Fresh orange juice METHOD: Add ingredients to a highball glass, fill with ice and stir well GARNISH: Lime wheel and a skewered cherry

Three NYE Cocktails Sure to Bring the Party

NYE is nearly upon us, which means there will be more than a few of you out there experiencing the last minute party rush! Keen to serve something a little different this year? Try one of our three easy to make cocktails. We promise they’ll make your party, and not just the fireworks, go off…

How To Make a TT Quatro

SPONSORED GLASS: Large wine glass INGREDIENTS 45ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin Tonic water Lime METHOD: Pour gin into a large wine glass. Add ice and top with tonic water. Stir. Garnish with lime wheels. GARNISH: Lime wheels Drink Responsibly

Go explore: Byron Bay

In Byron Bay, the pace of life seems to be turned down a notch or two. This is a place where shoes seem to be optional and where the eclectic mix of people, from the rich and famous to models, hippies, backpackers, entrepreneurs and the regular traveller, can all kick back together and embody everything…

How To Make an El Diablo

SPONSORED GLASS: Highball INGREDIENTS: 45ml Don Julio Silver Tequila 20ml Fresh lime juice 20ml Créme de Cassis 120ml Ginger beer METHOD: Add ingredients to a highball glass and fill with ice. Float the cassis on top GARNISH: Lime wedge  

Crafting Independence

Meet the breweries dedicated to crafting beer their own way. From Beechworth in north-east Victoria to Baskerville in WA, we meet the couples, friends and families dedicated to turning their love of beer into a lifelong passion by supporting independence and their local community. BREWERS BALTER TO THEIR OWN BEAT The boys at Balter believe…