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…

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…

Henschke Hill of Grace 2015

Not even isolation and pandemics could prevent the annual release Australia’s most famous single vineyard wine, Henschke’s Hill of Grace

Welcome to the land of fizz FELLR

If you’re looking for a bevvy low in sugar, low cal and full of flavour, then FELLR is the choice for you. Created out of the garage on Sydney’s beaches, seasoned drink marketers Andy Skora and Will Morgan created an Alcoholic Seltzer that’s all-natural. Kicking off the launch is Lime & Soda and Dry &…

Glenmorangie launch three whiskies for travel retail

BRENDAN MCCARRON doesn’t take long to cut to the chase. He’s in Australia a week after Dramfest in Christchurch, NZ and has something he wants us to hear. In front of him are three whiskies only a few locally have set eyes on: The Accord 12-Year-Old ($103), The Elementa 14YO ($120) and The Tribute 16YO…

Mojito kits delivered to your door

We’re still in lockdown, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop and given it’s Friday, calls for cocktail hour kicking off from 5pm.