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…

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…

Tickets Go on Sale to Wine Island Today

This November, the picturesque Clark Island in the heart of Sydney Harbour will transform into Wine Island with over 100 wines to try, alongside food from award-winning chef Warren Turnbull (Banc, Assiette and Chur), music, masterclasses and more. From Friday 10 November to Sunday 12 November, you can enjoy top drops from 37 of New…

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…

Looking for Something to do This Weekend? Visit Patient Wolf Distillery

Calling all Melbourne gin lovers – this Saturday, the Patient Wolf Distillery in Brunswick is opening its doors to the public for a one-off cellar door event with free tours and tastings. All afternoon, visitors will be able to get a rare look inside the distillery with owners Matt Argus and Dave Irwin showing their…

Bing! We Have a Winner!

Finally, the street food destination Sydney’s ‘bing’ waiting for! Say hello to Barangaroo’s Bings Bao & Beer, serving up good beer and great bao, five days a week for lunch and dinner. The eatery offers three different styles of bun to suit all tastes: bao (steamed open bun); bing (flat fried bun) and bun (soft…

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…

Lose Yourself in Good Food and Great Music

Sydney’s premier art, music and food event is returning to the Domain this spring, bringing together a talented line-up of Australian artists with a tasty array of treats whipped up by some of the city’s best restaurants. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club and to celebrate…

For Goodness Sake! Sakeshop To Open In Sydney

Sydneysiders rejoice! On Saturday July 8, the city’s first ever Sakeshop, a store completely dedicated to the Japanese rice wine, will be opening its doors in Stanmore. With events such as Izakaya nights, sake sessions accompanied by small Japanese bites, educational workshops and WSET accredited courses, the venture hopes to make sake a sensation in…

Seek Shelter at Lennox Head’s Newest Venue

The Three Blue Ducks boys are going from strength to strength. With thriving restaurants in Bronte, Byron and Roseberry, Sydney, three of the senior team members have now branched off and opened shop at a new Lennox Head venue. SHELTER, the brainchild of the Ducks’ Byron Bay general manager, Andy Love, manager, Troy Noonan, and…

Sydney’s New à la Mode Dining Experience

Sydney’s stylish Four Seasons Hotel is getting a brand new bar and dining experience to add to the city’s thriving restaurant culture. Mode Kitchen & Bar, meaning ‘of the moment’, will incorporate elements of casual bistro and fine dining to create the perfect setting for any occasion. Step into the 1920s’ world of glitz and…