Grab a Beer at the old Stomping Ground

After more than three years of planning, Stomping Ground Brewing Co opened in October this year with little fanfare around the opening. Fast forward a couple of months and the brewery in the Melbourne inner city suburb of Collingwood – with a rich history of brewing itself – has become a hot spot for beer…

Behind the Scenes at Cîroc Vodka

CÎROC IS THE FIRST GLOBAL FRENCH VODKA TO BE MADE FROM GRAPES. UNLIKE MOST VODKAS THAT ARE DISTILLED FROM GRAIN, AT THE HEART OF CÎROC LIES FRESH, SUCCULENT GRAPES. THESE DELIVER AN EXCEPTIONALLY SMOOTH AND DISTINCTIVE CITRUS TASTE. We’ve just launched our latest print magazine entitled Explore Gin, Tequila & Vodka, for your definitive guide to…

VIDEO: How to Make the Ratu ‘Fairway’ Cocktail by Lee Potter Cavanagh

From humble beginnings at Hotel Bondi, to running The Victoria Room, and a stint working in the UK, Lee Potter Cavanagh, bartender at Canberra’s AKIBA shakes up contemporary creative cocktails inspired by the four distinct seasons. Challenged to make a cocktail with Ratu spiced rum for Drinks World‘s Top 25 Bartenders Competiton, Paige created the…

Make a Racquet with Canadian Club During this Australian Open

Canadian Club will be making a racquet at the Australian Open Festival with the Canadian Club Racquet Club, Birrarung Marr. The CC Racquet Club will also be popping up at three iconic venues – The Bucket List Bondi, Cruise Bar Sydney, and Sandstone Point Hotel Queensland. Opening later this month, the pop-ups will be broadcasting…

Heineken Saturday is Coming to Sydney!

For the first time ever, Heineken Saturday is coming to Sydney, this Saturday December 3, 2016. In partnership with the Royal Croquet Club’s 2016/17 carnival summer tour, Heineken will be throwing a huge event featuring live music, arts, food and, of course, croquet and plenty of beer. The iconic Heineken Saturday party is in its…

‘Family Time is Hard’ – a Wine to Help You Through the Silly Season

It’s no wonder this time of year is fondly known as “the silly season”. It’s damn hard work running around, organising food, presents, gift ideas and decorations. Aiding you through these tough times are the guys behind White Girl Wine and White Girl Rosé, (Josh Ostrovsky A.K.A The Fat Jew, and Twitter-famous Babe Walker) who…

Ain’t No Party Like a Taco Tin Party

This Thursday December 1 2016, Two Birds is hosting two huge parties to celebrate its new format – Taco Tins!  The Taco, originally brewed as a one-off beer for a 2013 festival, became so incredibly popular that it’s now a star in the Two Birds lineup all year round. Even better, everyone’s favourite Mexican-inspired beer, brewed…

barGEEK Pop-Up Opens in Sydney

barGEEK, the online company supplying the Australia and New Zealand bar scene with high-quality, custom and professional bar equipment, has launched a Sydney pop-up. Having selected some of the best equipment in the world, the barGEEK team has tried and tested the tools, and is now giving you the opportunity to see and buy the…

VIDEO: How to Make the ‘Heming’s Way’ Cocktail by Paige Aubort

Working her way through Sydney’s bar scene after starting out as a waitress, today Paige Aubort spends her days between The Lobo Plantation and its sister bar, Kittyhawk. Challenged to make a cocktail with Cointreau for Drinks World‘s Top 25 Bartenders Competiton, Paige created the ‘Heming’s Way’. “Cointreau was a dream to work with because…

Chachi’s Brings You Sydney’s Newest Speakeasy

Chachi’s has just debuted a new speakeasy bar, hidden out the back and upstairs from its main dining area. With a capacity of just 45 knowing guests, Chachi’s Bar Upstairs is the perfect hideaway for an intimate drinking sesh and late night rendezvous. Owner Daniel Sofo was inspired by his favourite ‘Happy Days’ character in…

Explore the History of Vodka

THE GREAT ORIGIN DEBATE IS WHETHER POLAND OR RUSSIA FIRST MADE VODKA. AS NEUTRAL SPIRIT HAD BEEN MADE FOR TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES IN EUROPE, THE REAL QUESTION IS WHO HAS NAMING RIGHTS. THAT WAS SOLVED WHEN THE POLISH CALLED THEIRS WÓDKA AND RUSSIANS WENT FOR VODKA. Words by Chris Middleton The history of…

High Altitude Wine?

Moët Hennessy has debuted its first Ao Yun Vintage from one of the world’s highest wineries located in the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains of China. “Fying above the clouds” is what the new Chinese red’s name signifies, and with the vineyard sitting at an altitude of 2,200 up to 2,600 metres in the North Yunnan highlands, it…