Hither & Yon

A lot can be said about the South Australian, McLaren Vale winery known as ‘Hither & Yon’; pure and natural, wines that show true expressions of the region. It’s a vineyard nurtured by experienced hands. We could go on, but instead we’ve pulled together an exciting three pack of ‘Hither and Yon’. The pack includes the firmly … Read more

“Murdering thirst one beer at a time”

Thirsty Crow Brewing Co. set out to establish a fiercely independent, family owned Brewpub in the heart of country town Wagga Wagga. It was a return to home for head brewer and owner Craig Wealands having earnt his stripes in the brewing scene of the Sunshine Coast alongside industry legend Ian Watson (Head Brewer for … Read more

South Australia’s wine birthplace

The South Australian wine region of McLaren Vale is renowned for making world class wine.  As the birthplace of wine in South Australia, the region is best known for Shiraz and Grenache. However many of their best growers produce great Cabernet Sauvignon. The region’s Mediterranean climate lends itself to the growing of Cabernet, and family owned Hastwell & Lightfoot’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is … Read more

Winter release: Badlands Brewing ‘Trinity’ Porter

What do you get when you combine tropically sourced cocoa with vanilla bean grown in FNQ that is soaked in dark spiced rum from award winning Bathurst Distiller ‘Stone Pine’? You get Badlands Brewery’s latest release ‘Trinity’ London Porter.  A re-packaging of the 2019’s release of ‘Malekula Dark’, this new look Porter has a total of 6 … Read more

Nothing amiss about Mid-strength

Sessionable, clean flavours, approachable ABV, and still enough there to bring you back for more, this is what a quality mid-strength from the craft beer world can bring you. Sitting roughly in the ballpark of the 3.8% ABV and lower mark, a mid-strength beer is the perfect reason for an afternoon session or just a simple … Read more

Lowe Wines

David Lowe has been making wine in Mudgee for many years. The Winery specialises in small batch, organic and biodynamic wines, particularly Shiraz, Merlot, Zinfandel and Riesling. Each vintage is carefully worked on by a new diversely global team of winemakers. Each willing to pass on their passionate knowledge and experience to the betterment of … Read more

Beer Style Showcase IIPA’s & IIIPA’s

They are big, they are boozy, and more often than not, are quite well balanced too. But what do all these extra “I’s” mean? For the standard Double India Pale Ale (IIPA), the extra “I” indicates an ‘Imperial’ version of an IPA, which generally means an extra addition of hops and a scaling up of … Read more

Distiller Showcase Baker Williams (Mudgee)

“He said ‘Let’s build a distillery’. She said, ‘Lets make Butterscotch Schnapps’. The rest is history.” Focusing on regional flavours and influences, Baker Williams Distillery is one of the best distillers in NSW. Established in 2011 by Helen Baker and Nathan Williams, the Mudgee distillery is home to an eclectic team of individuals self-named ‘The … Read more