Need A Match Made in Summer? McGuigan Wines Has Your Back

When it comes to entertaining a crowd, Neil McGuigan, four-times International Winemaker of the Year from McGuigan Wines, knows a thing or two about marrying great wines with summery foods. From the iconic varietals of the Hunter Valley to the cool climate Adelaide Hills and lighter styles of red, explore DRINKS suggests easy ways to…

One on One With Tempus Two

Growing up in the Hunter Valley, even when he was old enough to kick a football around the vines, Andrew Duff knew he wanted to join the wine industry. As winemaker of Tempus Two – one of Australia’s fastest growing brands – he’s living his dream. We had a chat with him about his winemaking philosophy…

We’re in LOVE…With These Cocktails

With Valentine’s Day on our doorstep, explore DRINKS has put together some of our favourite cocktails you can whip up to impress that special someone. We’ve also kept in mind the fact that strawberries and chocolate are an aphrodisiac (…your welcome).   Strawberry White Chocolate Tipple Ingredients: 60ml Mozart White Chocolate Cream Strawberry Liqueur 30ml…

Let Us Help You Choose The Perfect Cider

With summer sadly coming to an end soon, we thought we’d help you make the very most of the couple weeks left of sun. So instead of standing there in the middle of isle looking at the daunting selection of ciders, you can spend that time with friends and family.   Mortimers Orchard – English…

Whiskey, Stories and a Shoe Shine… What More Could You Want?

Bushmills Irish Whisky is having an evening of storytelling, whiskey and craftsmanship with Australian sculptor Dion Hortsman. The event will be on the 21st of February at the newly opened venue ‘Employee’s Only’ in Sydney. The night will entail live music, curated cocktails, an expert-led whiskey tasting and storytelling with Andy Ratcliff, a QandA with…

How To: StrangeLove G&T

Makes 1 drink GLASS: Riedel O Tumbler INGREDIENTS: 50ml Gin 100ml StrangeLove Light Tonic Water METHOD: Fill chilled glassware with two large ice cubes. Add gin and top with tonic water. GARNISH: Orange peel twist Please drink responsibly SPONSORED

Penfold’s Collection 2018 – tasted and rated

The annual unveiling of the Penfold’s Collection is one of the biggest days on the Australian wine calendar. Not only do we see a plethora of excellent wines from across a range of vintages – this year, five vintages, seven varieties and fifteen different regions form the Collection – but there is the jewel of…

Explore Whisky Launches Whisky Club For Christmas

The Explore Whisky Club has today announced it is launching in time for Christmas. The club has partnered with Explore WHISKY magazine to bring its first exclusive offer to the Australian market – the new release GlenDronach Batch 7. Cask Strength Highland Single Malt. To become a member and access the exclusive offers, whisky lovers should…

The Gin That Tastes Like Christmas

Back for its third festive season is the Four Pillars Christmas Gin, the head distillers’ (Cam) tribute to four things he loves: Australia, Christmas, gin and his late mum, Wilma. Modelled from Wilma’s love of the 1968 Australian Women’s Weekly recipe for Christmas pudding, the gin also incorporates the use of several 100+-year-old Muscat barrels. Same…

Perfecting The Art of Sherry Cask Finishes for 192 Years

The GlenDronach is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, creating richly sherried Highland Single Malts for the best part of two centuries. To find this gem, you’re best heading towards Speyside from Aberdeen, a road well travelled by whisky explorers, deep into the to the East Highland hills and the valley of Forgue (google…

The John Walker Masters’ Edition 50 Years In The Making

October sees the release of The John Walker Masters’ Edition, a “triple-matured” Scotch whisky that has been crafted from six ‘ghost’ whiskies, each aged for a minimum of 50 years. All the whiskies in the The John Walker Masters’ Edition were taken from distilleries that existed during John Walker’s lifetime (1805-1857). Five of the six…

Grey Goose Getaway

When it comes to style, there are few drinks brands that do it like Grey Goose. In the lead up to the Australian summer the French vodka turned it on for 40+ bar professionals for the Grey Goose Getaway experience at “Bells” at Killcare boutique hotel property. The team at Grey Goose, including global brand…