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…

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…

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 is 100% Biodynamic

One of the most anticipated wines of the year is finally with us – Louis Roederer’s flagship champagne, ‘Cristal’ from the fabled 2012 vintage ($400). This is special for a number of reasons.  It is the first Cristal to be 100% biodynamic. Always seems a little bizarre that the man behind this style of viticulture was…

We’ve explored Pol Roger 2012 and we like it

Pol Roger has longer been one of this country’s favourite Champagne Houses, always outperforming for its size. Long associated with the great British leader, Sir Winston Churchill, Pol even named their flagship Champagne after him. As yet, their 2012 Sir Winston has not hit the shelves (2009 is current), but the rest of their fantastic…

explore Monkey 47 Gin

Once upon a time, a cricket-loving Wing Commander from the RAF, who grew up in the magical city of Madras and moved to Germany after the War, met a monkey called Max at the Berlin Zoo. He decided (unsuccessfully) to become a watchmaker and finally disappeared into the Black Forest to make gin. It is…