Sydney favourite Nomad has launched an exclusive wine club

Highly celebrated Surry Hills restaurant Nomad has taken their love of wine to the next level with a brand new dedicated Wine Club, a subscription-based service that will be delivering a curated selection of local, seasonal and rare wines straight to your door. The restaurant has a long history of deep involvement in Australia’s diverse wine community, opening up people to some of the country’s best small growers, producers and winemakers, many of whom will be delivering some of their very finest through this new wine club.... Read More | Share it now!

Australia has a new curated delivery service bringing rare wines from France to your door

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!

There’s now a bottomless rosé happy hour in Sydney

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. See these coming months through rose-coloured glasses, because thanks to Nour, those sunny summer vibes will last long into autumn and winter this year. The contemporary Lebanese restaurant in Surry Hills has just elevated happy hour, with free-flowing rosé for two hours straight, Monday to Friday. That’s right. Bottomless. Rosé. What’s the catch? Nothing, except that you just need to tuck into some share plates of tasty Lebanese snacks from the special menu developed by executive chef Roy Ner (ex-Aria) – but that’s not really a catch though, is it?... Read More | Share it now!

Young Gun of Wine: 50 new wave winemakers to showcase at ivy this week (Sydney)

There’s no shortage of epic wine parties in Sydney, many of which tighten focus on one aspect of what is an incredible diverse scene. This latest one, Young Gun of Wine Uncut, will be held at Merivale’s famed ivy this Wednesday, playing to host to 100 wines from 50 of the country’s leading cutting edge winemakers all of whom are dedicated to progressive, innovative winemaking. ... Read More | Share it now!

Wine List of the Year Awards: best wine lists in Australia have been revealed for 2016

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards, which are held each year in partnership with Gourmet Traveller WINE, have today been announced, a result of the heady task that is sorting through the country’s top restaurants to arrive at the very best being offered in 2016. Each year, the list of awards serves as an well respected guide to the best collections of wines sorted into categories, from the esteemed “Wine List of the Year” award, which was last year won by Bentley Restaurant & Bar (Sydney) and “Best New List” to “Best Food and Wine Matching List” and even “Best Beer List”.... Read More | Share it now!

Greek winemaking region Naoussa pushes for bigger presence in Australian market

Being home to numerous renowned wine regions such as the Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley and Margaret River, it’s no secret that Australia is one of the world’s most exciting markets for wine. Although we locally produce a large variety of premium wines such as Shiraz and Chardonnay, Australians also have a taste for an array of imported wines from the globally acclaimed vineyards of France, Italy and Spain. It would be rare for our first thoughts of foreign wine to be about the small vineyards located in the Naoussa region of northern Greece. However, in partnership with the European Union and Greece, Novacert – an organisation focused on promoting Greek food and agricultural products – have made it their mission to change this.... Read More | Share it now!

Spotlight on Mudgee NSW: cherries, chocolate, cheese, and wine – a weekend away in Mudgee

Just under four hours outside of Sydney lies the Mudgee region, where you’ll find a unique food and wine scene that lends perfectly to a weekend away. The most famous wine destination in NSW has long been the Hunter Valley but in recent years areas like Mudgee have been steady gaining more and more attention, focused in on the more intimate, tailored experiences and adaptability that comes with having a smaller, more tight-knit community of wineries. Perhaps the best indication of this is that the communal spirit between Mudgee’s various wine makers that is evident from the way each talk about the region and one another, promoting rather than competing.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Bird In Hand D&B ‘Pour Les Amour’ Sparkling 2015

Award-winning Adelaide winery Bird in Hand have re-teamed with fashion personalities Dan Single and Bambi Northwood-Blyth following some massive success from their limited edition collaboration wines earlier this year and last year. Such bottles as the Bird in Hand D&B ‘Pour les Amour’ Rosé 2015 have been well-received as part of the winery’s limited release signature range, so they have decided to go ahead with another collaborative bottle, the Bird In Hand D&B ‘Pour Les Amour’ Sparkling 2015.... Read More | Share it now!