Willie Pratt (Dr No) Passes

The sad news of Willie Pratt’s passing has arrived in the last few days of 2020. Pratt, also known as Dr No, has been highly regarded for decades due to his exceptional work at both Brown Forman, the distiller of Jack Daniels, and more recently Michter’s. He gained a reputation of being a perfectionist and…

Messina Dulce De Leche Espresso Martini – Mini

The name is a mouthful but with something this delicious that is not a problem. The Messina Dulce De Leche Espresso Martini – Mini poach from Cocktail Porter x Messina contains everything you need to make 6 delicious cocktails and master the bartending skills at home. As the name suggests this is a twist on…

Whisky On The Rocks

Whisky on the Rocks made its debut this weekend on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. A festival designed for first-timers right through to self-confessed whisky-nerds.  The festival is run across four days, where whisky lovers can explore Australia’s oldest precinct transformed into whisky experiences. Two hours is recommended for the journey through The Rocks Festival…

Spring Carnival and Christmas – It’s Nearly Here…

The Four Pillars Christmas release is upon us as the team from the Yarra Valley Distillery prepare for the racing season and family celebrations across the country. Like bad sweaters and crooning #1 hits, the Four Pillars Christmas Gin is a part of the ‘new’ gin-fabric. The gin is the chief distiller’s Cam’s tribute to…

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…

World Tequila Day​: Try these simple Tequila cocktails you can create at home

Tequila and its cousin Mezcal (both agave-based spirits from Mexico), continue to be a favourite amongst a small but growing number of Australians who have perhaps travelled to Mexico, love a Margarita, or enjoy a flavourful base spirit to a refreshing mixed drink. Australians are drinking better quality tequila more than ever with premium tequila…

Taylors Wines you need to try

The slightly-more-advanced-in-age among us will recall the days when it seemed every restaurant table in the country had a bottle of Taylor’s Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon on it. It was incredibly popular.  This was the time when Cabernet was King of table wines and Shiraz a mere workhorse making everything from fortifieds to muffins, along…

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…

explore BYRON BAY

In the peak of winter, it’s around about now you’re probably thinking or planning a trip to a place a little warmer. On the east coast, one of the go-to destinations is Byron Bay and one of NSW’s most sort after summer destinations. With excellent restaurants, beaches and a vibe that makes you feel automatically…

Stay dry this July with Seedlip’s new ready-to-drink range

Dry July kicks off tomorrow and we’ve got the perfect alternative to drink, if you’re participating this year. Seedlip, the world’s first non-alcohol spirit, has launched a new ready-to-drink (RTD) range. Following the same method as their 700ml bottle, the RTD’s has no alcohol and continues with the global movement in offering consumers a great…

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