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…

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…

The G&T Grapefruit Cupcake Is A Thing

World Gin Day is this coming Saturday (June 13), and to celebrate we’ve discovered the most elaborate way of enjoying your favourite drink. (Ed note…happy to be proved wrong, post your ideas on our facebook page and we’ll see). The hard work was done by the Gin Birds, Australian gin connoisseurs who have partnered with…

Patritti’s April Red

The idea of blending red and white grapes has been with us for many years. The most obvious example is with the great wines of Champagne where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Meunier (the latter two, red grapes) are regularly mixed, to varying degrees. Those wines are, aside from the Rosés, white.  We also have…

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 is 100% Biodynamic

One of the most anticipated wines of the year is finally with us – Louis Roederer’s flagship champagne, ‘Cristal’ from the fabled 2012 vintage ($400). This is special for a number of reasons.  It is the first Cristal to be 100% biodynamic. Always seems a little bizarre that the man behind this style of viticulture was…

We’ve explored Pol Roger 2012 and we like it

Pol Roger has longer been one of this country’s favourite Champagne Houses, always outperforming for its size. Long associated with the great British leader, Sir Winston Churchill, Pol even named their flagship Champagne after him. As yet, their 2012 Sir Winston has not hit the shelves (2009 is current), but the rest of their fantastic…

explore Monkey 47 Gin

Once upon a time, a cricket-loving Wing Commander from the RAF, who grew up in the magical city of Madras and moved to Germany after the War, met a monkey called Max at the Berlin Zoo. He decided (unsuccessfully) to become a watchmaker and finally disappeared into the Black Forest to make gin. It is…

Henschke Hill of Grace 2015

Not even isolation and pandemics could prevent the annual release Australia’s most famous single vineyard wine, Henschke’s Hill of Grace

Mojito kits delivered to your door

We’re still in lockdown, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop and given it’s Friday, calls for cocktail hour kicking off from 5pm.

Alcohol Purchases Restricted in Australia

By Ash Pini This morning Australians are waking up to the news that the purchase of alcohol has been limited in all states except Western Australia. Today, March 31, new alcohol purchasing limits came into force across the country, with the exception of Western Australia, through participating retailers: including Dan Murphys, Coles Liquor, Cellarbrations, Liquor…

Our wine pick of the week: Champagne Pommery Louise

The House of Pommery has not always seen plain sailing.  Founded in the 1850s, when Alexandre-Louis Pommery left an early retirement from the textile industry to join with Narcisse Greno. It seems his wife’s unexpected pregnancy had convinced Alexandre-Louis that the family coffers needed restocking. Sadly, he would not have much of a chance, passing away…

‘Mann’ is a famous name in Western Australia.

By Ken Gargett Tony Mann was a more than decent cricketer, a leg spinner, who played several Tests for Australia back in the 70s. He was the first (or second, depending on how one views Pakistani, Nasim-ul-Ghani, who is supposedly the first but was always considered well above tail-ender/nightwatchman status and who got his ton…