Project Botanicals Is Back in Melbourne for 2016

Project Botanicals is back, running from Thursday 8 September to Sunday 18 September at the Taxi Riverside restaurant in Federation Square, Melbourne. Tickets can be purchased online at projectbotanicals.com.au In 2016, the acclaimed dining experience will capture guests’ senses through music, fragrance, culinary delights from Head Chef of Taxi Kitchen, Tony Twitchett, and cocktails created…

Jay Z’s Champagne Declared Number One Blanc de Noirs

Champagne Armand de Brignac, the Champagne brand notoriously bought out by Jay Z in in 2014, has been declared the number one Blanc de Noirs champagne in the world. The announcement follows a blind tasting of 250 cuvées submitted as part of the 2016 annual rankings by FINE Champagne Magazine and Tastingbook.com. The Armand de…

James Squire Releases Hop Thief 8

 James Squire Releases Hop Thief 8   Hop Thief 8 is the newest release from the James Squire Hop Thief Varietal Series. Like the other releases in the series, Hop Thief 8 is an American-style pale ale made from the finest hops available from the season. For this release, Malt Shovel Brewery has sourced Cascade and…

Create and Win Your Own 20 Litre Cask of Archie Rose Tailored Whisky

Create and Win Your Own 20 Litre Cask of Archie Rose Tailored Whisky   Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co prides itself on being able to bring members of the public face-to-face with the world of distilling at its Rosebery location. In celebration of the success of its world first Tailored Spirits range, Archie Rose is offering…

Italian Wine and Food Festival Returns to Sydney

Italian Wine and Food Festival Returns to Sydney Sydney’s favourite Italian festival is returning to Sydney this Sunday 21st August 2016, 11am – 9pm at Sydney Town Hall. This year’s line-up of chefs, restaurants and providores set to impress, not to mention over 200 wines on show. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet winemakers and importers,…

The Casella Family – Behind Casella Wines

We’ve featured Australia’s most iconic wineries in our latest print magazine entitled explore WINE.  Here, we share our feature on the quintissential winery Casella, whose story begins with Filippo and Maria Casella’s journey to Australia in search of “work, land and opportunity”. CASELLA   CASELLA DRAWS ITS ROOTS BACK TO 1957,
WHEN FILIPPO AND MARIA CASELLA LEFT THE SMALL SICILIAN TOWN OF GIARRE, IN…

New Brew on the Block: Interview with Capital Brewing Co.

Aussies Captial Brewing Co. has just launched in April this year. A fresh face on the block, its innovative brews include the First Tracks Stout – brewed with oatmeal and locally roasted coffee. With their brew now pouring in the ACT, NSW and QLD, the boys at Capital Brewing Co. have been enjoying their early…

7 India Pale Ales to try this August 7 (International IPA Day)

India Pale Ale Day is just around the corner. As we get ready to toast to our favourite hoppy drink, we thought we’d put forward a few recommendations for you to try. So here’s 7 India Pale Ales for this August 7 – International IPA Day. Kaiju! Aftermath Double IPA 9.1% ABV This is a ludicrously hopped, American style…

Behind the Modern Minimalists of Wine – Shingleback

We’ve showcased Australia’s most iconic wineries in our latest print magazine entitled explore WINE.  Here, we share our feature on the modern minimalists of Australian wine – Shingleback Wines. SHINGLEBACK BROTHERS KYM AND JOHN DAVEY LAUNCHED SHINGLEBACK IN 1995. IT ALL STARTED WITH THE PLANTING OF THEIR DAVEY ESTATE VINEYARD ON LAND PURCHASED BY THEIR MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, GORDON SHARPE. THE…

Pickleback Lager – Weird Yet Wonderful?

Boilermaker House has collaborated with Moondog Brewing to create the Boilermaker House Pickleback Lager. As the name suggests, the Boilermaker House takes pairing whisky with beer very seriously – a Boilermaker being a shot of whisky served with a glass of beer. The team has taken their curiosity one step further by collaborating with Melbourne’s…

Out of this World Vodka

Quirky brand Outerspace Vodka has landed in Australia. The meteorite-filtered vodka has already enjoyed tremendous success in America, picking up a gold medal at the prestigious 2016 SIP Awards. A huge winning attribute is the fact that the vodka is 100% gluten-free, distilled five times from corn in Iowa, USA. However, the most-attention grabbing aspect…

The Story Behind the Iconic d’Arenberg Winery

We’ve featured Australia’s most iconic wineries in our latest print magazine entitled explore WINE.  Here, we’d like to share the opening excerpt to our feature on d’Arenberg, one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale with a rich family history. Find the full story in the explore WINE print magazine. D’ARENBERG “IN 1881, JOSEPH ROWE OSBORN JOINED THE PROSPERING…