6 Fever-Tree Tonics To Try This International Gin & Tonic Day

Australians are drinking less. The downward trend has been apparent over the last decade, but interest in drinking better has taken off. If you’re a regular reader of explore DRINKS, then you are most likely a part of this very movement; keen to learn more about the quality drinks on offer, the stories behind these…

The 5 Best From The Wild West: WA Rosé

WORDS BY KEN GARGETT Rosé from Western Australia. Why the west? Why not! The idea is simply to show how Australia has finally embraced this style. We could do the same for every state, but what appealed was that quite a few producers are actually doing more than one example. They are looking to different…

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…

Six Scrumptious Sakes

You’ve wandered through Japan’s ancient world of sake and learnt all about the iconic tipple from a real-life Sake Samurai. Now it’s time to try sake. Here are six elegant and savoury sakes that provide a good starting point for those that are new to this beverage. But if these aren’t to your tasting, take…

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 Best Melbourne Pubs to Get Your Footy Fix

In Melbourne, AFL is everything. Proud Melbournian supporters will live and die by their teams and on game night, you better join em’ in their barracking cause you sure as heck won’t beat em’. For travellers or those new to the city, getting amongst it all can be quite intimidating, so we’ve pinpointed for you…

Our top picks from GABS 2017

The Sydney edition of the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) was held over the weekend. Explore Drinks’ staff writer and beer fanatic, Lukas Raschilla headed to the event to try some limited run GABS beers. The Dome at Sydney Olympic Park was packed to the rafters with the first session completely sold out. Explore Drinks’…

So Many Cocktails, So Little Time! Top 10 World Class Cocktail Week Events

World Class Cocktail Week is returning for its biggest edition ever, with over 100 events running from 7 May 2017 across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and culminating on World Cocktail Day 13 May 2017. So many cocktails, so little time! We’ve put together our top 10 picks for this year’s festivities. 1) Cocktails in Your…

Top 5 Australian Sauvignon Blancs

It’s International Sauvignon Blanc Day! To celebrate, we’ve put together our top five local picks… Angove Organic 2016 Sauvignon Blanc RRP $16 Pale straw in colour with green hues. Aromas of citrus, guava, and passionfruit with delicate herbal notes precede the alluring palate that entices the senses further with tropical fruit characters and a clean, fresh…

Top 10 Wine Venues in Australia

We’ve put together our top 10 Wine Venues to enjoy a glass (or bottle… or two!) paired with delicious cuisine. 1. Appellation LOCATED IN THE LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION OF THE LOUISE IN THE BEAUTIFUL BAROSSA VALLEY, APPELLATION IS KNOWN FOR HAVING FOOD AND DRINK SO FRESH YOU CAN NEARLY TASTE THE SOIL IT CAME FROM. Complete…

All About Aussie Batch Bitters

SPONSORED Batch Bitters is good, honest Australia bitters. Carefully curated to create a liquid so good it will become a staple item in your kitchen cupboard. Here are 5 fast facts about Batch Bitters. 1. Carefully macerated in customised extraction tanks over three days The result is a strong intense flavour, rich spice notes and…