Fresh off the release of their futuristic Vertuo machine, which makes use of brand new pods, Nespresso have bolstered both their new and older models with the release of a limited edition range inspired by traditional candy flavours. Created in collaboration with design duo Craig Redman and Karl Maier, the range introduces a playfulness into the now wide collection of coffees and espressos the company is renowned for, pushing plenty of unique new flavours for aficionados to stock up on ahead of the holiday season.... Read More | Share it now!
Enormously popular Australia fashion label Romance Was Born was hooked up with the crew at Handpicked Wines for a collaborative limited edition Yarra Valley Rosé inspired by the fashion house’s latest collection “Electric Orchid”. Following a visit to the gorgeous Handpicked Cellar Door in Chippendale, designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales worked with Handpicked Wines to create the label for this special release, which is part of Handpicked Wines Spring Summer Collection 2018, a series that features lighter style fine wines designed for the summer months.... Read More | Share it now!
Australia’s got a new wine brand with I Am George, a collection of premium reds that pay tribute to the history and life of beloved winemaker George Wyndham, who is often considered one of the pioneers of the Australian wine industry and one of the first to plan vines in the country. The range has launched along with a short-film series worked up in collaboration with award-winning filmmakers Brilliant Films, each film exploring George’s connection to classical elements within life and nature. ... Read More | Share it now!
Known for their “Beautifully Swedish” aesthetic and unique approach to cider, Swedish brand Rekorderlig, take a big step forward with a brand new addition to their cider line-up. The newbie, titled Hard Cider, aims to take things up a notch, with 6.5% ABV which is much higher than usual.... Read More | Share it now!
Coca-Cola have been on a bit of a resurgence as of late. They did away with the overly acidic Coke Zero and gave us Coca-Cola No Sugar, a terrible name but a vast improvement as the brand move to offer a sugarless alternative that actually tastes great. Yep, it still has some bad stuff in it but for those watching their weight it was a step forward without sacrificing on taste. Now Coca-Cola Australia have went and launched what is perhaps their riskiest product yet, without going to fruity route. Now we’re the testing ground for Coca-Cola Plus Coffee No Sugar, another terrible name but a drink that isn’t without its merits.... Read More | Share it now!
Newtown locals Young Henrys and Irish whiskey icons Jameson have just taken their ever-growing friendship to the next level, joining forces to create the first Australian whiskey partnership for the ongoing Jameson Caskmates series. You guessed it – that means a special, limited edition Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition is heading our way very soon, building on the already successful partnership which last year saw the release of the “Craic & Barrel”, an Irish Red Ale from Young Henrys that had been aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks. ... Read More | Share it now!
Harnessing the unique characteristics of Mizunara, a rare Japanese oak, Suntory Whisky have been able to make a huge leap forward in their whisky making. The newly released Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 Edition promises to highlight the unique properties of the uniquely Japanese tree, presenting whisky lovers with a blend created from a selection of single malt whiskies aged entirely in Mizunara casks for at least 18 years. ... Read More | Share it now!
Strangely enough the legendary Wu Tang Clan have decided to use Australia as its official launch country for the crew’s very own premium liqueur line in collaboration with Melbourne-based Divas Beverages, which features four different flavours each very, very affordable. They’re produced locally in Australia, handcrafted with the intention to be used as either a mixer or just a colourful addition to any drinks line-up.... Read More | Share it now!
Wine enthusiasts have long known that specialised distributors are the way to go, a gateway to experiencing some of the best drops that local bar or restaurant may not have on the menu, while also taking away the painful hours of research (and the ever-stressful opportunity cost) that comes with trying to find the best online. Curated wine delivery services have been popping up more and more over the years, some touting well-selected portfolios or accessible and cheap wines while others use connections to some of the world’s most unique and innovative wine houses to assemble a selection of premium drops, often at prices much more reasonable than you’d find at that up-scale restaurant you rarely get to dine at. One of Australia’s newest services, French Vine falls into the latter category I guess, boasting a highly curated portfolio of unique French wines ranging from some of France’s oldest wine houses to its most revered young winemakers. ... Read More | Share it now!