Wine

Yarra Valley highlights smaller wineries with specially made wine packs delivered nationwide

June 5, 2020

Although domestic travel is picking up, there are still many of Australia’s best experiences which won’t be in full operation anytime soon. Once such as the Shortest Lunch in iconic Yarra Valley, an annual winter solstice event designed to take wine lovers on a gastronomical journey across the famed region. It won’t be happening this […]

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Rums, whiskies and wines that pair well with any Christmas feast

December 20, 2019

Rum, whisky and wine. Clear spirits take a backseat when it comes to ideal Christmas pairings, and wine is infallible given the multitude of flavours in a silly season feast. You might as well be across your best options, right? We’ve rounded up some of the best for you to go grab in your last […]

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The best way to spend a weekend in California’s iconic Napa Valley

December 18, 2019

The small city of Napa is no longer just a stepping stone to the many venerated vineyards that populate Northern California’s Napa Valley. Although once seen as the forgettable part of an unforgettable wine adventure, recent years have worked magic around Napa’s boutique-minded downtown, propping it up as the most ideal base for discerning wine […]

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One of New Zealand’s longest running wine festivals is this month

November 1, 2019

One of New Zealand’s most iconic wine regions will once again be on full display during the one-day 28th annual Toast Martinborough festival, scheduled for Sunday 17th November. The long running festival of wine, food and music amongst the vines will highlight the spirit of Martinborough’s passionate wine community and task the participating vineyards in […]

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Bennelong has made a huge change to its wine program

October 8, 2019

Sydney’s iconic Bennelong have not only made a huge change to their beloved wine menu, but a big statement about the strength and vitality of the Australian wine industry. Switching from their wide-reaching wine program, to a menu that is completely Australian focused (except for the Champagne), the destination restaurant has committed itself to showcasing […]

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Merivale has launched a tightly curated online bottle shop

July 11, 2019

Those discerning folk at Merivale have taken the celebrated wine retail experience at CBD hotspot Palings Lane and reimainged it as an online service simply dubbed The Bottle Shop. Pulling on the experience and curatorial knowhow of the group’s Master Sommeliers, this online shop will feature an exclusive range of wine, beer and spirits (with […]

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On the Shelf: Wild Citrus Gin, Caramel Vodka, and more

June 7, 2019

From wild citrus gin and caramel vodka to natural wine and sparkling blends, here’s a wrap up of what we’ve got on our shelf this season. In this instalment of ‘On the Shelf’ we’ve started it off by putting the spotlight on three Aussie gins to try in celebration of World Gin Day this Saturday 8th […]

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Alliance Française French Film Festival Review: Wine Calling (France, 2018) toasts France’s organic wine industry

March 2, 2019

It is not uncommon to see reviewers describe a film as “Like a love letter” to something. In the case of French documentary, Wine Calling this is also true, but given the subject matter a toast seems more appropriate. This film is a deep dive into the worlds inhabited by a group of passionate and […]

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A festival celebrating women in wine, beer and spirit is coming to Sydney

February 23, 2019

Meet the Makers: Women in Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival is coming to Sydney to celebrate Australian and New Zealand’s female brewers, winemakers and distillers. CellarMasters has teamed up with BWS to launch Australia’s first ever drinks festival that has an exclusive all-female line-up. Taking place at Australian Technology Park in Sydney, the festival kicks off […]

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Five things you should know about the Bourgogne winemaking region of France

November 22, 2018

It would take years, maybe even a lifetime, and a strong will to fully explore and learn about the many winemaking regions of France. The country is packed with some of the most legendary, and delicious, wines in the world, and constantly serves as a source of inspiration for the many sommeliers and wine retailers […]

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Emirates uncork four luxury wines for their First Class passengers in 2018

May 9, 2018

Earlier this month, Emirates revealed a special treat for the many discerning wine-loving Australians who are to travel with them in 2018. The highly awarded airline has uncorked some of the finest wines from their dedicated Burgundy cellar in preparation for another year of offering a high-end experience to their First Class passengers, launching the […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Ferrari – Unlimited Kilometres at the Kentish Wine Shed

February 26, 2018

Jane Ferrari (normally known as just “Ferrari”) spent 30 years in the Australian wine industry, brand building and promoting wine both locally and abroad. Her show Unlimited Kilometres is a tribute to the people and places she’s met and been to along the way. Opening night at the Kentish Wine Shed was filled to the […]

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BWS are now stocking seven different wines in a can

February 7, 2018

With wine on a tap fast becoming a norm for modern bars across the country it was only a matter of time before we got some wine tinnies on the shelves, taking one of the most refined drinking experiences interpreted through ‘Strayan culture. BWS have now launched a huge variety of wine-in-a-can with the good […]

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Sydney favourite Nomad has launched an exclusive wine club

August 9, 2017

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 […]

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

July 27, 2017

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 […]

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There’s now a bottomless rosé happy hour in Sydney

April 21, 2017

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 […]

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

October 23, 2016

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 […]

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

July 25, 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 […]

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Greek winemaking region Naoussa pushes for bigger presence in Australian market

June 29, 2016

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 […]

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

February 1, 2016

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, […]

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

December 21, 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 […]

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On the Shelf: Il Colle 46 Parallelo Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

December 7, 2015

Few things are as summer-appropriate as a nice, crispy Italian Prosecco, and as the weather heats up in Australia we take a look at some very fine, straight forward Prosecco from northern Italy, specifically: Veneto. The Il Colle 46 Parallelo Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has been spread throughout the nation by Euro Concepts in […]

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