10 Champagne Facts to Bring to Dinner

You’re at a dinner party with some well-versed wine lovers. Everyone’s talking about how they’ll drink “anything but Chardonnay” and why pairing red wine with oysters is a culinary crime. Someone pops a bottle of Champagne. Fantastic! You know that Champagne can only be called Champagne if it’s made in the Champagne region. But doesn’t everyone?…

Must Visit: The Garage Bar, Hong Kong

Among sweet-scented mango trees and bright red lanterns, in the midst of bustling Hong Kong hotels, sits The Garage Bar – the latest trend in outdoor food and beverage destinations that brings an urban food culture experience to Hong Kong’s city of Mongkok. The bar is made up of two Citroën vans from 1966 and 1972…

Meet the Mini Moët

Moët & Chandon has revealed its Mini Moët, a selfishly-sized serving of Moët Impérial that you can enjoy straight from the bottle. The new look 200ml bottle plays on Moet & Chandon’s renowned big formats. The piccolo size of Moët Imperial delivers the same quality Champagne made of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. Vibrant intensity…

World’s First Espresso Martini Festival Launching in Melbourne

Leaders in coffee spirits, Mr. Black Spirits co are set to throw the biggest (and world’s first) espresso martini festival this November. Fittingly, Melbourne will host the event – Victorians renowned for their love of all things coffee. Melbourne’s Meat Market will be the place to be – with hundreds of coffee-liqueur lovers expected to…

Dom Pérignon the Famous Monk

Words by KEN GARGETT Mention the name, ‘Dom Pérignon’, and almost everyone, even those with no interest in Champagne, will have heard of it. Many will think of it as the name of perhaps the most famous Champagne of all, even if they have never seen or tried a bottle. Others might, erroneously, recognise him as the man…

Have it All with Heineken 3

Heineken has launched its latest product, Heineken 3. The beer that let’s its drinkers “Have It All”, Heineken 3 has lower calories, lower carbs and an award-winning taste. Heineken 3 is a mid-strength easy-drinking beer with only 86 calories and 5g carbohydrate per bottle, at 3.3% ABV. You wont even be compromising taste, with Heineken 3 already…

Casamigos: Made By Friends, For Friends

When George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s shared passion for tequila turned into a hobby, the furthest thing from mind was to create a brand. After partnering with a distillery in Mexico, they created for themselves (and their friends) the tequila entitled Casamigos. The essence of the Casamigos story can be explained in the name; loosely translated…

The De Bortoli Story

We’ve featured Australia’s most iconic wineries in our latest print magazine entitled explore WINE.  Here, we share our feature on the The De Bortoli family. Their history is a story unlike many other migrant stories. Founded by Italian immigrants with little more than hard work and determination to provide a better life for their family, De Bortoli wines has…

Save the Date: Australian Beer Festival Returns October 2016

The Australian Beer Festival is returning to Sydney for its 12th year. Join us in celebrating things crafty at The Rocks, Sydney this October 14-16. The festival will line Cumberland and Gloucester streets, with more than 30 Aussie breweries showcasing their best beers. More than 30 Australian breweries will be represented this year, including Willie…

London Cup – Sipsmith’s Newest Blend

Sipsmith have launched the London Cup, a blend of the distillery’s award-winning London Dry Gin with Earl Grey tea, lemon verbena and borage. Sipsmith have changed not only the recipe but the name as well, co-founder Sam Galsworthy saying, “The word London also really reinforces who we are and it reminds people that ultimately it’s…

Ben Davidson Appointed as Drinks Curator for explore Drinks

Hip Media is pleased to announce that leading hospitality and drinks industry ambassador and expert, Ben Davidson, has been appointed as Drinks Curator for the award-winning publishing house’s Drinks World and explore Drinks titles. As Drinks Curator, Davidson will share his boundless knowledge of drinks, bars and bartending with Drinks World and explore Drinks readers….

Limited Edition Rolling Stones X Jose Cuervo Tequila

Jose Cuervo is commemorating its role in the infamous Rolling Stones 1972 North American tour, dubbed the ‘Tequila Sunrise Tour’, with limited edition bottles. As the story goes, the band drank their first ever Jose Cuervo Tequila Rise cocktail the night before the famed tour began. They took immediately to the drink, with it becoming…