On the Shelf: Hardys The Chronicles ‘The Sage’ Grenache Rosé 2015

The Hardys brand continue their ‘The Chronicles’ series with this newly released Grenache Rosé, designing it towards the vision and determination instilled in the brand by founder Thomas Hardy. As part of the fabric of Australian wine making, Thomas Hardy is enjoys a long-lasting legacy from this current series, which aims to capture the apparent vibrancy with which he lives his life. The latest from that series is the Hardys The Chronicles ‘The Sage’ Grenache Rosé and, in it’s price category ($18), it’s one of the best we’ve had this year. ... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Grand Ferrero Rocher

The nutty chocolate taste is perceptible almost immediately as soon as someone mentions the great Ferrero Rocher. One of the most distinctive and loved balls of chocolate has long been a big player on special occasions around the world. There’s something about those roasted hazelnuts embedded in a wafer-thin chocolate shell, filled with gooey hazelnut chocolate, that sends chocolate lovers into frenzy. It’s not hard to understand why Ferrero Rocher is so popular, though it is hard to understand why it’s taken so long for them to take the beloved chocolate to the next level.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Chivas Regal 18 Ultimate Cask Collection – First Fill American Oak Finish

The instantly recognisable Chivas Regal have just launched their ‘Ultimate Cask Collection’ series, pushing it to travel retail and teaming up with a renowned experimental Chef to explore the affects of our environment on our Whisky experience. It gives us more than enough reason to re-visit the celebrated expression of Chivas 18, kick starting a close look at the range of ultra-premium Scotch Whiskies that make up this newly launched series, all of which take the classic Chivas 18 and finish it in a variety of first fill wooden casks, with each limited edition bottle released exclusively for Global Travel Retail.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Mortlach Rare Old, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Mortlach launched a new expression in Australia earlier this year, offering an entry level to add a bit of elasticity to their reputation as “The Beast of Dufftown”. Mortlach has always had that rich, powerful body that has made the Whisky ideal for use in blends, but this new expression, the Mortlach Rare Old, seeks to reshape and re-imagine the brand’s position in the world of Whisky, with the first in what will be a new range from the valued Dufftown distillery.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Ben & Jerry’s “Save Our Swirled (SOS)”

Since 1978 Ben & Jerry’s has been a constant in discussions about good quality ice cream, and the brand has certainly delivered on that reputation time and time again. They remain once of the most loved ice creams brands in Australia, so whenever they introduce a new flavour to their ever-evolving Legendairy range it’s always to a welcoming and warm reception. Their latest addition, Save Our Swirled is the brand’s effort to raise awareness for Australians to stand up and be proactive when encouraging the government to commit to an international agreement to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to keep global warming below 2*C. Political and delicious.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvee NV + Vintage Rose 2011

Tasmanian sparkling is an MVP every time NYE comes around, due to the region’s famously cool climate, offering an alternative to French sparkling that is now widely known to be just as good – if not better – for big occasions. Two varietals have remained the brand’s most acclaimed, the classic Premium Cuvée NV, and the Vintage Rosé 2011, both of which dominate their price category year in and year out.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Little Creatures Original Pilsner (New Recipe)

Renowned beer champs Little Creatures have recently re-released their underrated Original Pilsner, re-thinking it with a new recipe designed towards a Northern German (Friesland) style. Up until now, the pilsner has never quite reached the same inescapable popularity as The Pale, Single Batches, and LC’s awesome seasonal series, so re-visiting their the pilsner continues the breweries reputation for constant, forward-thinking, “how can we make that better?” movement.... Read More | Share it now!