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The Chivas Lodge Arrives in Sydney for Winter

The Chivas Lodge Arrives in Sydney for Winter

This winter, Chivas Regal Whisky and Pier One Sydney Harbour are holding a pop up chalet on the city's harbourside, serving up warming cocktails and dishes until 30 September. Inspired by an alpine ski lodge, inside The Chivas Lodge consumers can while away the cooler months by a warming fire and on decadent couches draped with lush furs. The bar will be serving five Chivas Regal variations on the rocks o...

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Evans & Tate Welcomes Jodie Opie to its Winemaking Team

Evans & Tate Welcomes Jodie Opie to its Winemaking Team

McWilliam's wine brand Evans & Tate in Western Australia, recently welcomed Jodie Opie to its winemaking team. Opie, who has a career spanning two decades in wine, primarily in the Margaret River, has joined the team as Winemaker. Opie completed her Bachelor of Science (Oenology) at Adelaide University. She was previously Chief Winemaker at Aravina Estate, also located in Margaret River, and has lectu...

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Vintage House Wine and Spirits to Distribute Schild Estate Wines

Vintage House Wine and Spirits to Distribute Schild Estate Wines

Vintage House Wine and Spirits (VHWS) has formed a new partnership with Schild Estate as the exclusive Australian distributor of its wines, beginning September 1 2016. Schild Estate is a family-owned winery located in the Barossa Valley. The family has been producing wine in the region since 1952 and this year patriarch Ed Schild will celebrate his 60th vintage. This year also marks the 30th vintage as he...

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Mr Black Panama Geisha Coffee Liqueur Made with World's Most Expensive Coffee

Mr Black Panama Geisha Coffee Liqueur Made with World

This month, Australia's popular coffee liqueur producer, Mr Black, is releasing an exclusive and limited edition expression, made using the most expensive and sought after coffee in the world. The story starts in Panama, Central America, where 5th generation coffee farmer, Roberto Brenes, grows his legendary Camilina Geisha beans. Campos Specialty Roasters, the official coffee supplier for Mr Black, secur...

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Lord Nelson Brewery Celebrates 175 Years with New Dead Ahead Ale

Lord Nelson Brewery Celebrates 175 Years with New Dead Ahead Ale

Lord Nelson is celebrating two milestones by releasing a cracking ale. In 2016 the microbrewery at the Lord Nelson turns 30 years old, the same year the heritage pub turns 175. As part of the rich fabric of Australia’s history, the Lord Nelson is Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel and the country’s oldest pub brewery. To celebrate these milestones, Lord Nelson have released a specialty brew, “Dead...

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Australia's Best Young Winemakers Announced at the 2016 Young Gun of Wine Awards

Australia

The best young winemakers in Australia have been announced at the 2016 Young Gun of Wine Awards. Established in 2007, the Young Gun of Wine Awards celebrates the finest and most innovative winemakers Australia has to offer. Josephine Perry of Dormilona in Margaret River took out the top title of the Riedel Young Gun of Wine. Mark Baulderstone of Riedel Australia said of Perry’s win, “Riedel are proud to s...

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James Squire Releases New Seasonal Porter

James Squire Releases New Seasonal Porter

Inspired by James Squire himself, who braved the harsh and treacherous English winters of the 1700s, James Squire brings a new winter seasonal to Australian drinkers with the release of the Darkside Jaffa Porter. Fruity and sweet with a medium body, this porter leaves a velvety dark chocolate flavour on the palate and bursts with rich citrus aroma and hints of sweet orange. “The sweet hint of orange in th...

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Halliday's Cabernet Challenge Joins Margaret River Wine Show

Halliday

  The annual Halliday Wine Companion Australian Cabernet Challenge will feature as an extension of Langton's Margaret River Wine Show this year in a bid to resurrect the varietal's presence in Australia. The two competitions will run alongside one another from 31 October to 3 November 2016 and will give Australian producers the opportunity to showcase their cabernet offerings on a national and global...

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Asahi Premium Beverages Partners With Urban Polo Association

Asahi Premium Beverages Partners With Urban Polo Association

Asahi Premium Beverages, distributors of Asahi Super Dry and Somersby Cider, has announced a multi-year partnership with the Urban Polo Association’s national series, ‘Polo in the City’. Australia’s number one selling cider, Somersby, has secured the naming rights sponsorship of the Polo Lounge, offering front-row seats to the action. Asahi Super Dry will sponsor a Pro-Am Team as part of the series. “This...

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Beam Suntory to Release 'Peated Malts of Distinction Gift Pack'

Beam Suntory to Release

In the world of whisky, renewal is a constant friend. New trends provide new-found growth for industries and doing just that currently is the peated malts category. The category is growing in popularity at a rapid rate – 20 per cent MAT to be exact, which is double the rate of the non-peated category. Beam Suntory owns 25 per cent of the peated malts category with Ardmore, Bowmore and Laphroaig from Scotl...

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