Beer, Wine & Spirits

Pairing Deep Dive: Martinis and Oysters image

Pairing Deep Dive: Martinis and Oysters

The lightly dressed oyster is a Martini's bestfriend, creating the foundation of the working lunch since gin was first passed through a still. In Melbourne,

Come and See the Tropical Side of Whisky image

Come and See the Tropical Side of Whisky

Fruity, bright and made for mixing, there's a whole world of whisky out there that's busily been borrowing rum's barrels to give itself a tropical makeover.

Avallen: Our Product Pick of 2021 image

Avallen: Our Product Pick of 2021

The end of the year is fast approaching and we wanted to take a look back what product that caught our attention, added to our repertoire of delicious

Orange Liqueurs: Triple Sec, Curaçao and Grand Marnier image

Orange Liqueurs: Triple Sec, Curaçao and Grand Marnier

What's the difference between the many different styles of orange liqueurs, and can you sub one out for the other when making cocktails?

Tia Maria's New Matcha Liqueur (plus how to drink it) image

Tia Maria's New Matcha Liqueur (plus how to drink it)

Tia Maria have just launched their new matcha liqueur in Australia, so we take a look at this new easy way of introducing the flavour into cocktails and

Buying Gin: A Home Bartender’s Guide image

Buying Gin: A Home Bartender’s Guide

What is the best gin for making cocktails? What style of gin is going to be the most versatile to mix with? And what combination of botanicals will see

Spirit Chat: Daniel Motlop of Seven Seasons image

Spirit Chat: Daniel Motlop of Seven Seasons

Introducing seasonality into drinks, Seven Seasons is one of Australia's local brands who have harnessed native ingredients to create spirits such as gin

Your Guide to Australian Fortified Wines image

Your Guide to Australian Fortified Wines

Australia has had a long on-again-off-again love affair with fortified wines. From being the drink of choice for a whole generation, they had largely been

My Top Five Least Favourite Wine Words image

My Top Five Least Favourite Wine Words

Semantic satiation is a psychological phenomenon in which the repetition of a word causes it to become meaningless. Here Jasmin Natterer looks at how the

Making a large-scale Australian agave spirit image

Making a large-scale Australian agave spirit

With 450,000 plants in the ground in Queensland, a team of researchers and experts based from Adelaide to Melbourne and on the ground at the Eden Lassie

Ageing Spirits On The Lees image

Ageing Spirits On The Lees

You’ve probably heard of wines, in particular champagne, aged on the lees, you’ve also probably heard of some spirits distilled on the lees, such as

Jameson Cold Brew Returns to Aus image

Jameson Cold Brew Returns to Aus

Fans of Irish Coffees, Espresso Martinis and nips of whiskey in their post-dinner espresso – this one is for you. Jameson Irish Whiskey are bringing

Never Never Triple Juniper Gin image

Never Never Triple Juniper Gin

Never Never's signature Triple Juniper Gin made by firstly steeping juniper in neutral spirit for 24 hours. This infusion if filtered and fresh juniper

Chivas Regal Extra 13 Oloroso Sherry Cask image

Chivas Regal Extra 13 Oloroso Sherry Cask

Released in July 2020 and aged or 13 years in oloroso sherry seasoned casks, this blended Scotch whisky is one of four releases in the Chivas Extra 13

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New-look Jäger to Raise Funds for Nightlife Industry

You may have noticed a different looking bottle of Jägermeister on the shelves of your local BWS or Dan Murphy’s lately. This isn’t a new flavour

Judging by a Label – The Aesthetic of Natural Wine image

Judging by a Label – The Aesthetic of Natural Wine

Just because the wine label is cool and subversive, does that make it good wine?

Indigenous Australia’s Fermented Beverages image

Indigenous Australia’s Fermented Beverages

The stunning drinks of pre-colonial Australia have long been ignored and forgotten. Australia was not the dry continent we have been lead to believe.

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Verjus in Cocktails

Verjus / verjuice is often spoken of as the holy grail of cocktail ingredients - but what exactly is it?

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Redbreast 27 Year Old

Released in March 2020 as the oldest permanent expression in the Redbreast range, the 27 Year Old blend includes a portion of whiskey that was matured

Havana Club Tributo 2020 image

Havana Club Tributo 2020

This, the fifth Tributo limited-edition was released at the 2020 Habanos Festival (Havana, Cuba) with only 2,500 bottles available globally.