NOLO – the new buzz word in drinks

No, and ultra low, alcohol drinks are all the rage. Have you tried this out? You may be very surprised. “Surely the flavour is lacking” or, “what’s the point” many are asking, but the reality is brewers, distillers and winemakers are getting very very good at how they de-alcoholise, or even stop the alcohol forming…

‘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…

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Melbourne

Many would argue that Australia is now the hotbed for quality coffee, globally. We clearly love our coffee, and, for all intents and purposes, it seems like Melbournians are actually obsessed. Just ask a local where their favourite café is, or where the tastiest Ristretto can be found, and you’ll get a myriad of options to spend the…

Bordeaux & Burgundy: The Differences That Make Them So Unique

They are the twin peaks dominating the French wine landscape, the two names synonymous with the stratospheric heights wine can reach both in the bottle and on the price tag attached to it. Burgundy and Bordeaux both have winemaking histories stretching back to Roman times and are foundation stones of any great wine cellar, but…

Ever Wanted to Learn What Happens Inside the Alcohol Trade?

  For those of you with a budding interest in what’s bubbling and brewing within the alcohol world, members of the drinks industry will be treated to all things wine, beer, spirits and cocktails at the inaugural Drinks Industry Show, which will be held at Luna Park Sydney on Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 November….

It’s Cold: Let’s Cider

When it’s cold… Mull Before striking out to start a craft brewery of her own, Jayne Lewis, like a good few other craft brewers, studied a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Oenology (Winemaking) and worked in wineries in Margaret River, WA and the Napa Valley in California for three years. It was a background that…

Dream Bar: The Crunnich

Hey beautiful Scotch lovers – William Grant & Sons Releases Second Instalment in Rare Cask Reserves Collection Following the arrival of Ghosted Reserve, William Grant & Sons (WG&S) has released the second whisky in its Rare Cask Reserves Collection – the Cruinnich. The Cruinnich, alongside the other expressions in the WG&S Rare Cask Reserve Collection,…

Alcohol Myths: The Facts for When You Don’t Know What to Believe

  Does gin really make you more depressed than other types of alcohol? Can absinth make you hallucinate? Will placing a spoon in the top of a Champagne bottle stop it from going flat? And why is there a worm in tequila? One of the best things about alcohol is the stories, people and personalities…

Of World and Whiskey: A Look Into Ireland

  The 20th century brought shocking decline for the once great whiskey nation, with rock bottom being hit around 1974 when only two distilleries remained. Today, Irish whiskey is back on the rise with four distilleries in production, the famous Midelton, Bushmills, Kilbeggan and the relatively new Cooley plus four more under development. Together, these…

Quick Lists: Brewery Tours

  Thirsty yet? Maybe what you need is to get out there; smell the hops, touch the barley and taste the brews with the good people that make them. The best way to do that, assuming you’re not already best mates with the brewer, is to get on a brewery tour with someone who is.

Dulce Vida Tequila Blanco

Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila is a great choice for vodka or gin drinkers looking to dabble in a new spirit. The crisp tequila is sweeter than most while still carrying the spice our agave fascination is famous for. At 100% organic and 100% agave we also love the consistency and truth of Dulce Vida. Dulce…