Say Aloha to Lost Luau

Sydney rum lovers, get to Lost Luau this summer. Popping-up at 28 York Street from 1 December, this Hawaiian-themed pop-up bar will be serving tiki style drinks and island bites until the heat abates. Take a mini-vacation from work, and sip on tropical classic cocktails adorning pineapples, coconuts and umbrellas all afternoon or evening. Feeling hungry?…

Rootstock Sydney

The annual sustainable wine and food festival, Rootstock Sydney, will return to Carriageworks from 25-26 November 2017. Get straight to the source behind your food and wine this month by connecting with sustainable winemakers, chefs, farmers and artisans at Rootstock Sydney. Try their products and experience more through music, art and a series of talks…

Watch Where You Put Your Dickel

BY SCOTT MILLER My buddy Reed and I travelled to Tennessee this fall on a drinking trip with a little fishing thrown in for good measure. I’d like to say it was a fishing trip, but my unaccountable tendency towards honesty won’t let me. It would be unseemly to glorify our attempts at fly-fishing in…

Yeehaw! An Evening of Brews and Blues

Saddle up and get your dancing boots on ’cause the official Blue Moon Brews and Blues tour is making its way to a town near you. Hitting Brisbane on 12 November and Melbourne on 25 November 2017, expect an evening of American-inspired live blues, classic American fare and refreshing, cold Blue Moon Belgian White Wheat Ale….

Listen to John Butler Trio in the Vines!

What’s better than listening to John Butler Trio? Perhaps, listening to John Butler Trio amongst beautiful vines with a glass of wine in hand? Well, get excited, because the all-time, Aussie favourite roots rock band just announced that they will be playing live at Leura Park Estate in Geelong, Victoria on Sunday 18 March 2018….

In Review: Spring Time at The Butler

SPONSORED BY CHAMPAGNE G.H.MUMM What could be better on a warm spring day than sitting amongst a lush, green paradise with a glass in hand, taking in the sweeping views of Sydney’s awe-inspiring skyline? The Butler, Potts Point’s multi-storey restaurant and bar venue is the ideal spot to soak up the warmer weather and spoil…

The Biggest Beer-Fest is Back

For the 13th year in a row, Beer-Fest will return to the Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks, the original home of craft beer in Sydney. The two-and-a-half-day bash commencing on October 13 will showcase more than 30 breweries and feature over 120 varieties of beer and cider, enough to tantalise the palate of even…

The Island Rumaway

Perpetual holiday or spoiling the sweet island life? Marc Rodrigues, former Diageo executive and current owner of Nusa Caña, discusses the trials and the overall triumph of leaving behind the daily grind of the corporate world to start up his own Indonesian rum brand. explore DRINKS: What is your history in the alcohol industry? Marc…

OMG Sydney’s Frenchies Bar & Bistro is offering Bottomless Beer Brunches!

The recently opened two-level Frenchies Bistro & Brewery in Rosebery, Sydney is now offering bottomless beer brunches on Sundays. Yes, you heard right, bottomless beer! With a brewery downstairs featuring eight beers on tap, brewer and co-owner Vincent de Soyres offers a range of brews from a German-style easy drinking Kölsch to an Old World…

Five Australian Distillers You Should Know About

THIS IS A PREVIEW OF THE FULL STORY IN EXPLORE DRINKS SPRING. CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY. A wonderful eruption of local distillers has taken place in Australia over the last few years – yet that is not to say that there weren’t any here before. Often when old meets new you get something…

Must-Visit Bars in La La Land (Los Angeles)

THIS IS A PREVIEW OF THE FULL Story IN EXPLORE DRINKS SPRING. CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY. Ah Los Angeles, the City of Angels as it is known, La La Land. This sprawling metropolis has a lot more to offer visitors than Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and Rodeo Drive. Here’s our guide…

Discover Victoria’s Hidden Gem: The Moorabool Valley Wine Region

WORDS KIRSTIE BEDFORD  A burgeoning food and wine region in a pocket of Victoria many people have probably never heard of is the State’s newest tourist trail. The Moorabool Valley, tucked away north-west of Geelong, is one of Australia’s finest cool climate wine regions and has been creating quality wines for decades. Tourism Great Geelong…