What We’re Drinking Now | Spring 2017 Wine Trends

Other than the requisite #alloftherosé, what types of wine should we be drinking this Spring? “Artisanal”, wines from small producers and natural wines are the go-tos. Big, heavy alcoholic wines are out. Lighter, leaner wines, suited to everyday drinking, are the preferred styles of a new generation of winemaker. By […]

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Here’s Om Nom’s Sweet As New Cocktail Menu

Melbourne dessert bar Om Nom Kitchen‘s bar manager Chris McDonald has collaborated with drinks maestro Grant Collins to create their latest seasonal cocktail menu. The list is inspired by fun times with friends, the latest in cocktailing technology (porthole infusers! vapourisers! chilly sticks!) and taking the concept of bathtub gin to […]

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Recipe: Salted Watermelon Margaritas by Los Vida

The most popular tequila cocktail in the entire world gets a fruity summer twist thanks to new Melbourne Mexican bar Los Vida and their Salted Watermelon Margarita. – Salted Watermelon Margarita 40ml tequila blanco (Los Vida recommends Calle 23) 15ml dry sherry 10ml Aperol 20ml fresh lemon juice seedless watermelon […]

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Recipe: No Way Frosé. Yes Way Prosé!

Handpicked Wines have come up with an alternative to 2016’s much-hyped frosé. Their version gives Prosecco its time in the spotlight (or in the blazing Melbourne summer sunshine as it were). It’s *so* easy to recreate at home as a grown up dessert and the drop dead gorgeous garnishes make […]

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Where to Celebrate Pisco Sour Day 2017 in Melbourne

Our Peruvian friends celebrate National Pisco Sour Day annually on the first Saturday of every month. And with the BOM forecasting mid-30s weather tomorrow, we should get in on the bounty of refreshment that this classic tipple offers up as well. The cocktail possesses that holy combination of zingy citrus, […]

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