Sixth generation Barossa winemaker Trent Burge is spearheading a new passion project and wine series titled Barossa Boy, a collection that he hopes will mirror the same consistency and quality that’s been threaded through his family’s history in the Valley which dates back to 1855, when his great-great-great grandfather John Burge first immigrated to South Australia.... Read More | Share it now!
Good ol’ Johnnie Walker. We can always rely on the iconic blended Scotch Whisky to constantly roll out new and exciting expressions towards the end of the year. They’ve already made waves with the newly relaunched Aged 18 Years and that hype is definitely looking to continue with the imminent arrival of two new experimental Blenders’ Batch releases coming straight from the blending labs of its distillery. First off, we’ve got the subversive Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Espresso Roast which plays around with a flavour profile of cold-brew coffee; then we have the Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Rum Cask Finish, a very distinctive expression which should please whisky enthusiasts with its complexity.... Read More | Share it now!
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!