Hunter Valley Wine Festival Returns This June – Bigger Than Ever

The Hunter Valley Wine Festival is returning for its fifth year and is set to be the biggest on record. Some of the best wineries from Australia’s oldest wine region will feature their top drops, as well as local cuisine, beer and cider, and entertainment. The Hunter Valley is renowned for its chardonnay, semillon, riesling…

Beer Yoga? Rocks Brewing Co and Brewhouse Shala Yoga Combine Our Two Loves

Calling all yogis and beer enthusiasts! Rocks Brewing Co and Brewhouse Shala Yoga are bringing together our two loves, hosting yoga classes in a brewery with a refreshing beer to finish. Awesome. Instructor Kate Houlahan will be running classes every Tuesday for the month of May, beginning on the 9th. Held between 6 – 7pm, tickets include…

Flying Brick Cider Releases Rare Methode Champenoise Cider

Flying Brick Cider Co has released the special limited edition ‘Methode Champenoise’ (MC), an indulgent cider using select heritage cider apples and traditional fine sparkling wine methods. Established in 2010, Flying Brick Cider is one of the fastest growing cider brands, best identified by its black stubbies. The brand’s current range includes the signature Original,…

So Many Cocktails, So Little Time! Top 10 World Class Cocktail Week Events

World Class Cocktail Week is returning for its biggest edition ever, with over 100 events running from 7 May 2017 across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and culminating on World Cocktail Day 13 May 2017. So many cocktails, so little time! We’ve put together our top 10 picks for this year’s festivities. 1) Cocktails in Your…

Taste Australia in a Bottle With Manly Spirits Co.

Manly Spirits Co. has just launched its debut range of premium spirits after celebrating a clean-sweep of recent medal wins at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) and 2017 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA). The first distillery to open in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Manly Spirits Co. does things “the Australian way”. Sustainably sourced…

Top 5 Australian Sauvignon Blancs

It’s International Sauvignon Blanc Day! To celebrate, we’ve put together our top five local picks… Angove Organic 2016 Sauvignon Blanc RRP $16 Pale straw in colour with green hues. Aromas of citrus, guava, and passionfruit with delicate herbal notes precede the alluring palate that entices the senses further with tropical fruit characters and a clean, fresh…

Zebra Bar – Enmore’s Cosy New Terrace Hideaway

Queens Hotel in Enmore has just welcomed Zebra Bar, a cosy terrace hideaway located upstairs in the two-level venue. Queens Hotel opened late last year, bringing the much-anticipated Queen Chow restaurant and The Smelly Goat cocktail bar to Sydney’s inner-west. True to the establishment, Zebra Bar is packed with character, style and comfort; complete with…

9 Rare Limited Edition Scotch Whiskies Land in Australia

Leading premium drinks business Diageo has just announced the arrival of nine sublime Scotch Whiskies in Australia, as part of its ongoing Special Releases program. This limited edition series is a highly anticipated release amongst whisky enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, with each of the bottlings selected from rare stock for a truly unique and memorable…

OMFG its Plantation Rum OFTD!

Plantation Rum has released its OFTD overproof rum to Aussie shores. O.F.T.D. stands for Old Fashioned Traditional Dark Coming in at 69% ABV, this rich and flavourful rum is a recipe that harkens back to a traditional recipe. Plantation Rum Master Blender, Alexandre Gabriel developed the recipe along with six of the finest rum and…

Top 10 Wine Venues in Australia

We’ve put together our top 10 Wine Venues to enjoy a glass (or bottle… or two!) paired with delicious cuisine. 1. Appellation LOCATED IN THE LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION OF THE LOUISE IN THE BEAUTIFUL BAROSSA VALLEY, APPELLATION IS KNOWN FOR HAVING FOOD AND DRINK SO FRESH YOU CAN NEARLY TASTE THE SOIL IT CAME FROM. Complete…

Autumn BBQ Blitz – Delicious Recipes Set to Impress

Autumn has arrived and while the days are still warm, why not make the most of your backyard by throwing a barbeque. Fire up the hot plates, grab a group of friends and cook them a feast with these delicious recipes. PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN WALTON FOOD RECIPES SHARED AFFAIR Burger Slider Trio (Serves 12 of each…

Beerspresso! Melbourne Combines its Love of Coffee and Beer for Good Beer Week

Tallboy and Moose bar and brewery in Melbourne’s north have paired up eight local brewers with eight local coffee roasters to come up with unique iterations of beer brewed with coffee. The Preston-based brewery is combining the two beverages for an engaging event aptly named “Beerspresso!” which is taking place during Good Beer Week this…