6 Insta-Worthy Gin Distilleries and Bars

Saturday 9 June is World Gin Day and Australia is the place to be! If you need some new ideas on where to celebrate, then look no further. Here’s a list of six distilleries that are bound to be an excellent spot to spend this drinks-based day of fun. Words by Jen Schneider ARCHIE ROSE DISTILLERY…

World Gin Day: 5 to Swirl, Sip and Savour

Even if you have a handy $1000 burning a hole in your pocket, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to get a hold of a bottle of The Archaeologist Gin (that is to assume you’d want to). But, as this Saturday (9 June) is World Gin Day, why not? Words by Drinks Writer, Ken Gargett…

Try Something New This June: Go Organic

You may have heard about organic wine recently as more Australian winemakers opt-out of putting nasties in their wine, but what does it really mean and more importantly, how do you find great tasting organic wine? This month, Cellarmasters is launching an all-new organic wine subscription and to celebrate, not only are we talking about…

Award-Winning Wines Under $10

Did you know that you don’t always have to spend big to get your hands on a quality wine? Take a look at these award-winning drops that won’t break the bank. GR16 Heathcote Shiraz 2016 $9.99 A shiraz bursting with full-bodied fruit and a rich mouthfeel. Silver – International Wine Challenge 2018 Available here Colonel…

How to Host a Cider Tasting at Home

With all the different cider styles available across the globe, let alone what is being developed here in Australia – it is now, more than ever, so easy to host an enjoyable, interesting and informative cider tasting at home. Words by James Kendall CHOOSING CIDERS This is probably the most difficult part to be honest,…

What’s on This Weekend: Food & Drink Events

If you’re anything like us, your weekends are spent exploring new local cafés and bars, searching for the next best thing in food and drink. That’s why we’ve put together a list of places and events to visit this Saturday and Sunday. WATCH VIVID AT A ROOFTOP GIN BAR Want to know the best spot to…

First Look Inside The Macallan’s New Distillery and Visitor Experience

Six years ago, The Macallan’s parent company, Edrington, revealed its plans to build a new state of the art distillery and visitor experience for the Scotch whisky brand. The structure was designed to not only deliver the iconic Speyside distiller greater capacity, but also to set the standard and vision to guide the business into…

5 of the Best Caribbean Rums

Nicaragua. Home to..? Three things stand out: firstly, good coffee, which makes up nearly a fifth of all of their exports; secondly, tarpon – okay, that may be more what stands out for me, one of the world’s greatest sports fish and one on my bucket list to see; but also more importantly, Flor de…

Go Explore: Wine De Jour, Saturday 19 May

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Our wine friends Glen Cassidy and Samantha Payne are hosting an event at Cake Wines Cellar Door in Redfern. Try over 18 wine brands from the Adelaide Hills during a fun-filled afternoon with pizza. Glen and Sam will take you through the different wines, explaining what makes them…

5 Dark Beers That Warm The Soul

Dark beers to the uninitiated can be viewed as an acquired taste, or ones that take some getting used to, but in fact, these beauties aren’t far removed from some of their pale, golden counterparts. Often the roasted malt is the main point of difference and what gives it a dark colour. While dark ales, dark…

Forget Your Winter Blues at These 5 Food and Drink Events

Who has ever said that a bad mood can’t be fixed by the kind of comfort food and drink that fills the heart and warms the belly? Yes, your not-so-beach-ready-body might not be smiling back at you in the mirror come summer time, but that’s months away… So, we’re sharing our favourite events that tick…

Red Wines to Beat the Chill with This Winter

Like a row of trees in autumn – slowly, and then more quickly changing colour – the myriad of red wine varietals we all enjoy offer us a gamut of colours, weights, textures and flavours, in that reassuringly and unpredictable manner that Mother Nature prefers. Words by Wine Writer, Ben Canaider And at this time…