Drop It Like It’s Hot

Shaw + Smith’s 2016 Pinot Noir was named South Australia’s hottest wine over the weekend. The wine snapped up the top spot at No.1 of the Hot 100 Wines list by The Adelaide Review. Compiled annually, the list represents the most drinkable wines made in the state as selected by a number of leading wine…

Say Yes to a Wine Wedding

What do you get when you invite people who love wine to dress up in wedding attire and give them an altar, confetti, over 15 delicious wines, dancing, cake and cheese? That’s right, it’s a Wine Wedding! A wine what? In a celebration of love (and wine), every year, Handpicked Wines gives everyone the chance to…

A Bubbly Celebration

It’s that time of year again when corks are popping all over Australian cities at celebrations of all shapes and makings. Ten million in the next month alone. The reason doesn’t need to be anything really, but the onset of the holiday season makes it all that more justifiable to include a mid-week bottle in…

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…

What to Drink This Melbourne Cup Day

Looking for something to drink this Melbourne Cup Day? Try one of these five Champagne cocktails to get you in the spirit. All recipes make 1 drink FEATURED COCKTAIL: CHAMBORD MIMOSA INGREDIENTS 15ml Chambord Liqueur Dash of orange juice Top with sparkling wine GLASS: Champagne flute METHOD: Add Chambord and a dash of orange juice to…

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….

Add Some Romance to Your Rosé with Handpicked Wines

Romance Was Born has partnered with Handpicked Wines to create a limited edition Yarra Valley Rosé with a beautiful and bespoke, bright and floral label. The design is inspired by the bold and dreamy summer prints from the fashion label’s latest collection Electro Orchid, created by Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, and features art by…

Sydney Wine Festival

In three weekends time, 60 wineries with over 350 wines to showcase will come together for the inaugural Sydney Wine Festival at Rosehill Racecourse. Over the weekend of the 14th and 15th of October, you can sample your favourite wines including reds, whites, rosés and bubbles from wineries across NSW. There will also be 15…

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…