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…

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Melbourne

Many would argue that Australia is now the hotbed for quality coffee, globally. We clearly love our coffee, and, for all intents and purposes, it seems like Melbournians are actually obsessed. Just ask a local where their favourite café is, or where the tastiest Ristretto can be found, and you’ll get a myriad of options to spend the…

A Bar Dedicated to Chicken Wings and Beer is Open in Sydney!

The aptly named Wings x Tins has opened in the inner city Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, and is the city’s first bar dedicated to buffalo wings and ice cold tinnies (cans for the Victorians). All we could think was, why on hasn’t this been done before? Here chicken wings are the order of the day and…

Next Stop, Wine Country!

Jump onboard the Vino Express this October and be transported from Sydney’s Central Station to the magic of Orange’s Wine Festival. The three-day premium food and wine package include two nights accommodation in a four-star hotel, a behind the scenes ‘Barrel to Bottle’ experience at a top quality vineyard, a local Sparkling Vino Express breakfast,…

Why Annata Is a Must Visit for Their Wine List

Why should you have to travel for a great food and wine experience?  Annata, Crows Nest’s premium wine bar and restaurant, is bringing fine wine and dining to the ‘burbs and the locals are loving it, with the venue just recently winning the Gourmet Traveller Wine Readers’ Choice award for their wine list.  The operation…

The Journey to One of Australia’s Best Whiskies

Where the coast meets country, in the westerly city of Burnie, Tasmania is an unlikely cooperative of dairy farmers producing some of Australia’s best whisky. In 1997, at a time when the rest of Australia wasn’t concentrating on locally made spirits, the visionary dairy farmers at Betta Milk set about quietly crafting their own premium…

Celebrate a world of tequila at Sydney’s Tio’s on Sunday July 30

Sydney’s finest agave spirits bar, Tio’s Cerveceria is inviting all fans of tequila to come along in celebration of World Tequila Day, which was officially on Monday 24th July. This Sunday, July 30, Tio’s will be showcasing some delicious, independent tequilas, both in neat form and in some bespoke cocktails. Tio’s have run a month-long…