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Healthy Drinking? Does it exist?

Drinking healthy? The phrase sounds like an oxymoron, however every time I look at the news there seems to be some new link with health and alcohol, a glass of wine here or a gin there and suddenly we all live to a ripe old age. It’s all rather hard to believe, but I slept through most of my high sc...[Read More]

Heggies Vineyard Riesling

“There’s no beer left”. It was a movie moment. You know one of those scenes when thereR...

Casella Family Wines

Growing up on his family’s farm in NSW’s Griffith, John Casella wanted more than just to r...

Pirate Life Hindmarsh Collection

A mere five years after launching their first beer, Pirate Life Brewing (PLB) moved into t...

Brick Lane Brewing Co.

What happens when a group of high profile sport, business and entertainment personalities ...

Hello Darkness my old friend.

Porters and Stouts, along with Sours and Gose, are the styles that alienate most beer cons...

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Hello Darkness my old friend.

Porters and Stouts, along with Sours and Gose, are the styles that alienate most beer consumers. The flavours are so big and bold, and a world away from, say the beer “from up here”, that trying them can seem like a chore rather than a passion. A lot...

Westvlerten 12.

Westvleteren is a brewery founded in 1838 at The Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus in Vleteren, Belgium, the Abbey itself dating back to 1260. The beers that the monks brew are widely regarded as the best beers in the world, their Westvleteren XII (or s...

Peter Lehmann VSV

In 2014, the family behind one of Australia’s most successful wine brands, [yellow tail], purchased the famous Barossa winery Peter Lehmann Wines from Swiss based The Hess Group. It followed the death of Peter Lehmann in 2013, who had founded the win...

What the hell is a “Summer” beer?

Most sports are broken up into summer and winter: Cricket for summer, rugby for winter for example. Whilst I firmly believe that beer is a 365 days of the year sport, there are definite times of the year when some beer work and some don’t. No-one has...

The Rise and Rise of Japanese Whisky

Japanese whisky was once considered a bit of a novelty, with the Scottish Whiskies taking centre stage, and Irish and American whiskies (Bourbon is a whisky) being the main backing dancers. That all changed a few years ago when the God of World Whisk...

Brouhaha Brewery

Brouhaha: /ˈbruːhɑːhɑː/; noun;                 a noisy and overexcited reaction or response to something   Hidden away in the Sunshine Coast hinterland is the small town of Maleny, with its awe inspiring views of the Glass House Mountains, the M...

Best of 2018

With the year nearly over its time to look take a good hard look through the bottom of the empty glass at the year that was. There’s been a few noticeable trends this year, some of which have actually lined up with my predictions from the end of last...

Botham Wines

I’m a bit of a cricket tragic. I’m one of “those” people that can sit there and watch a five day test very happily. I think what I love about the game so much is that it’s one of the few, if not the only game, where everyone will sledge the oppositio...

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