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Featured Bar: The Deck Bar

Featured Bar: The Deck Bar

Now almost half way through their 12-week incentive program with Tequila Herradura, The Deck Bar in Darwin is turning up the heat, with the launch of the first ever cocktail on tap in the Northern Territory; engaging customers to try their unique house Herradura Tommy Margarita for a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the original Tequila Casa Herradura in Mexico. In a unique collaboration and fir...

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Winners of the 2015 Australian International Beer Awards Announced

Winners of the 2015 Australian International Beer Awards Announced

During the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) Presentation Dinner last week, the winners of Champion Australian Beer and Champion International Beer were announced. Mountain Goat Beer (Champion Australian Beer) from Victoria was awarded for its Barley Wine – Barrel Beer, part of their Rare Breed range, and Lion Beer Spirits Wine (Champion International Beer), New Zealand for its Speight’s 5 M...

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Glenfiddich Releases 'The Original': The Whisky That Started It All

Glenfiddich Releases

Blended with a storied past and launched as part of an impassioned local marketing campaign, William Grant & Sons has released its newest distiller’s collection expression into Australia – Glenfiddich The Original. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Sandy Grant Gordon, Glenfiddich The Original is a recreation of the embryonic 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt that significantly spurred the modern singl...

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Exciting Range of Wine Labels Emerge in South Australia

Exciting Range of Wine Labels Emerge in South Australia

Down The Rabbit Hole wines, produced in McLaren Vale are quickly garnering the attention of SA locals as one of the most exciting new range of wine labels to emerge on the market. They’re popularity has seen over 180 stockists range Down The Rabbit Hole wines and now releasing a 2013 tempranillo, its growing portfolio looks only to gain the attention of others. The tempranillo joins the 2013 Shiraz in Dow...

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A New Whisky Liqueur Joins The Old Pulteney family

A New Whisky Liqueur Joins The Old Pulteney family

The Old Pulteney Scotch Whisky portfolio has expanded in Australia, with the new addition of a malt whisky liqueur named Stroma. From the far North East of Scotland, off the Caithness Coast, Stroma Malt Whisky Liqueur takes its name from the windswept Orcadian Isle and is a blend of award-winning Old Pulteney malt whiskies. Distributed by island2island in Australia, the latest addition to the Old Pulteney...

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Changes to Applications for Liquor Licences

Changes to Applications for Liquor Licences

New changes to the application process for liquor licences came into effect yesterday, May 18. Applicants submitting both online and with hard-copy are now required to also submit a copy of their development consent or approval. Applications without a copy will now be put on hold from processing until completed. The new changes have been implemented by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA), a...

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William Grant & Sons Releases Second Installment in Rare Cask Reserves Collection

William Grant & Sons Releases Second Installment in Rare Cask Reserves Collection

Following the arrival of Ghosted Reserve, William Grant & Sons (WG&S) has released the second whisky in its Rare Cask Reserves Collection - the Cruinnich. The Cruinnich, alongside the other expressions in the WG&S Rare Cask Reserve Collection, has been blended at the hands of WG&S Master Blender, Brian Kinsman, who was given free reign and access to the Grant family private collection of u...

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

Much has been written about the main white varieties and, to a lesser extent, about the better known alternative whites like verdelho, marsanne and fiano. But there is also a plethora of lesser-known varieties. Meet the kids. Most of the billions of litres of wine in existence in the world were made from a handful of grape varieties – about 30 to 50 at most – out of the 1,368 varieties identified by Janci...

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UNLOCKED Tour Showcases Best of Australian Wine in North America

UNLOCKED Tour Showcases Best of Australian Wine in North America

Coinciding with Aussie Wine Month and led by AFFW’s fourth chairman Robert Hill-Smith, the highly anticipated UNLOCKED tour will sweep into San Francisco on May 18. In a whirlwind tour pitched at both trade and consumer, to help put Australian wine back into the North American repertoire, 12 family representatives who collectively make up Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW), will participate in the ...

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Sydney Showcases Small Wineries

Sydney Showcases Small Wineries

Last Wednesday, Casama held a trade event in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens Restaurant to showcase over 30 emerging wineries that are truly passionate about wines they produce. Each winery had representatives to talk through the ins and outs of each varietal and guests were encouraged to sample the range of wines on show to highlight the theme of the event – "It’s not the size that matters", but quality in the ...

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