You need to try these wines by a Riesling superstar

John Vickery is widely and justifiably recognised as one of the finest winemakers Australia has ever produced, often called the ‘Father of Riesling’. And if you won’t take my word for it, the man has won more than fifty trophies and 400 gold medals on the highly competitive Australian show circuit. John’s first vintage was…

Angostura launches 1787 – Premium Rum

The team at Angostura, led by Master Distiller, John Georges, and Master Blender, Carol Homer-Caesar, are well known for not only an excellent array of fine rums, notably ‘1919’ and ‘1824’, but for their innovation. Some are glitzy one-offs, like the twenty silver and crystal decanters of ‘Legacy’, a blend of seven very special rums that…

Margarita Day – Tommy’s Margarita

The Tommy’s was created by Julio Bermejo at his Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. The only difference to the classic Margarita is Bermejo swapped our the orange liqueur and used Agave Nectar instead.

explore Margarita week – passion fruit margarita

With only three days left until margarita day, follow our daily recipe inspirations to get you into the fiesta spirit. Each recipe is simple to make and taste great. Salut! Here’s a fruity twist on the classic margarita. Glass: Stemless wine glassIngredients:30ml Tequila15ml Cointreau25ml Lime juice1 Passionfruit, pulp removed10ml Sugar syrupMethod: Add passionfruit pulp and all other ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake and strain…

explore Margarita week

The Mexican ‘daisy’ – originally tequila, citrus and grenadine served over shaved ice – translates to margarita, have featured in tequila ads since the 1940s.

World First Blockchain Whisky

Ailsa Bay has launched the world’s first-ever blockchain whisky, capturing the full distilling and manufacturing process. You can track the whisky from its source all the way to your glass.  Why so? You may well ask. Well, the growing number of fakes on the market seems like a good place to start. Blockchain information essentially means…

Last chance to try the Craigellachie 51 Year old for free

 Sydney, Australia – After waiting 51 years to be enjoyed by people all over the world, there are only ten days left to enter the Craigellachie 51 lottery to be in with a chance to sip on your very own dram at Bar 51 pop-up. While most super-aged whiskies of this calibre would command a…

HOW TO: Beetroot Collins

The Beetroot Collins is a twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail. This deep purple cocktail not only looks impressive, it is the perfect suggestion for those who like a combination of earthy and citrus flavours. Glass: Tall / Collins Garnish: Baby beetroot, beetroot chips and a pinch of beetroot salt Ingredients: 20ml MONIN Beetroot…

Champagne of the Week – Louis Roederer Cristal 2008

WORDS KEN GARGETT Don’t let anyone tell you differently. 2008 is a truly great vintage for Champagne. Some have claimed it is the best since 1996, or even 1990. It might even surpass those two and challenge the brilliant 1988. Like the great ’88, which snuck under the radar in its youth, this is a…