Championing the wines of Southern France, particularly of the Rosé variety, Quattro Wine Group has begun stamping quite the impression on Australia. The company, which was started by four Sydney-based wine enthusiasts, are trying to push one of the more underrated sides of the French Riviera to more Aussies, curating a selection of rosé wines from the South of France and ensuring they make their way to Australian restaurants, bars and bottle shops. ... Read More | Share it now!
After selling out in a matter of the days when it was first released in October of last year, the multi award-winning Bundaberg Rum Solera is back. Australia’s famed Bundaberg Distilling Company announced earlier this month that they have heard the waves of demand both nationally and abroad, lifting the cover on the anticipated second release of the expression, which has picked up a number of international awards including Best Dark Rum in the World at the 2017 World Drinks Awards in London and a Gold Medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.... Read More | Share it now!
Following successful launches across London and U.S.A, Seedlip have entered into the Australian market. Not familiar? It’s described as the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, and it already being stocked by luxury stores, Michelin starred restaurants and award-winning bars around the world, including current number one restaurant in the world, New York’s Eleven Madison Park.... Read More | Share it now!
As I board his Antarctic ice-breaking yacht that is docked in Sydney Harbour, Metaxa Ambassador and modern-day explorer Mike Horn is sitting in a spacious circular lounge area in the hull of his yacht fresh from a solo-crossing of Antarctica. Next to him is Metaxa Master Distiller Costas Raptis and behind them, through 180 degree windows, the top of the Sydney Opera House reaches over the trees of the Royal Botanic Gardens. It’s an incredible view, and just like Metaxa’s newest release – Metaxa 12 Stars – despite appearing almost elitist and exclusive at first, the environment would soon become a setting of comfort, enjoyment and charm.... Read More | Share it now!
Highly awarded NSW-based McWilliam’s Wines have introduced a new range to their extensive family, titling it the “McW” range and pushing it into the market as a sub-brand based on the integral relationship between the land, the climate and the winemaker. Placing the focus upon the elegance and intensity of the high altitude, cool climate regions that are characteristic of NSW, the range introduces the McW 480 and 660 Reserve series, each taking its name from the respective altitude that the grapes are ripened at.... Read More | Share it now!
James Squire have just released a new limited edition Indian Pale Ale going by the name of Cabin Fever, a brew which presents a modern take on more the traditional style, when IPAs contained a higher alcohol content and extra hops in order to survive long sea journeys from London to colonial India. Cabin Fever is a strong hat-throw in the ring of more sessionable American-style IPAs, which is undoubtedly what the trend has been heading towards recently.... Read More | Share it now!
Coke Zero is no more. Well at least it won’t be when Coca-Cola rebrand and reformulate after years of research in their ongoing efforts to offer the best sugar-free Coke possible. Now the big ticket alternative to sugar-full Coke will be Coca-Cola No Sugar, just in case you didn’t get the message the first time. ... Read More | Share it now!
It’s not much of a surprise when we hear that Australia’s beloved White Rabbit makes a dent in the overseas market; the constantly creative and playful brewers have put out some of the best released in the past few years – not to mention their epic twin-brewery in Geelong with Little Creatures. Though this news deserves to be celebrated: White Rabbit White Ale has been named Champion Australian Beer and Best Wheat Beer (Gold Medal) at the recent Australian International Beer Awards, a competition which attracted more than 1,700 entries from over 320 breweries in 36 countries.... Read More | Share it now!
Earlier this year we brought you news of a neat new collaboration between Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. and acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi. The partnership gave rise to a new series of four rare Japanese inspired gins, the first of which was Horisumi Autumn with a very curious infusion of red miso, sesame seed, and sancho pepper. Now the second release in that series has arrived, continuing to pay homage to the seasons with the name of Horisumi Winter, a gin promising the familiar “scents and emotions” of the colder months.... Read More | Share it now!
the cons of Winter are always balanced against the undeniable benefits that the colder season brings. Yes there’s a lot of rain, but throughout Australia there’s also plenty of celebrations, many of which have to do with food and drink. Sydney’s got Vivid and Sydney Film Festival coming up, Tasmania has Dark Mofo to look forward to, and there’s a whole bunch of food and wine festivals popping up over the next few months. Then you’ve got stalwarts like Little Creatures who have just launched a new Winter brew, adding to the successful Seasonal Release series with Fire Falcon Hoppy Red.... Read More | Share it now!