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The Weekend Series: yes way rosé – five bottles for under $25
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The Weekend Series: yes way rosé – five bottles for under $25

We don’t mean to harp on about rosé (just kidding – we do, it's awesome), but with the weather being as warm as it is we think it’s vitally important that everyone knows that rosé is the best drink to unwind with this summer. While there is something special about sipping some fine wine at any of Brisbane’s hippest haunts, it’s hard to beat cracking a bottle at a dinner party or summer barbecue. We’ve taken the liberty of picking five delectable rosés that you can grab for a song at your local bottle-o. more

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Sharpen your fangs for the arrival of Carnivore Club’s meaty morsels
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Sharpen your fangs for the arrival of Carnivore Club’s meaty morsels

Warning to all vegetarians and vegans – this story isn’t for you. If you are a red-blooded meat eater then you are the one we want to talk to. The Carnivore Club celebrates everything meaty by sending out subscription boxes filled to the brim with salivation-inducing meats. After conquering the tastebuds of the USA, UK and Canada, the Carnivore Club is now sinking its incisors into Australia with its imminent launch. more

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The Weekend Series: acquire a taste for Australian small-batch gin
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The Weekend Series: acquire a taste for Australian small-batch gin

From microbrewery beer and cider to organic artisan wines, the focus on small, quality-centred production runs of liquor has now extended to niche gin distilleries. Employing the vision of drink better, not more, Australians are becoming more conscious of where not only their produce comes from, but their Friday evening tipple as well – birthing a new generation of local gin distillers. Stepping aside from the time-honoured confines of the British dry gin method, these modern makers of the clear liquor are using native Australian botanicals to infuse their gins with a point of difference. We’ve tracked down several local brands championing the modern Australian gin trade. more

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Taste Burleigh in a bottle with Twisted Palm beer
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Taste Burleigh in a bottle with Twisted Palm beer

Hot summer days and ice-cold beer go together like peas and carrots – the satisfaction of sipping a frothie in the sun is truly second to none. The beer-brained legends at Burleigh Brewing Co have whipped up a fresh as heck new brew just in time for the warmer months – welcome Twisted Palm to the family. more

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Le Dîner en Blanc reveals its food hampers and drink options for 2016
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Le Dîner en Blanc reveals its food hampers and drink options for 2016

You’ve bought your ticket and you’ve picked your outfit – now it’s time for the final countdown until Le Dîner en Blanc on Saturday October 22. To amp up your excitement (and hunger levels) Le Dîner en Blanc has revealed its hamper options for those of you who are keen to leave the nosh preparation up to someone else. Be sure to remember to pack a bib – we wouldn’t want you to spill on your crisp whites once you tuck in. more

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Sip on some finely distilled spirits from Melbourne Moonshine
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Sip on some finely distilled spirits from Melbourne Moonshine

The tales of prohibition-era bootleggers and moonshine distillers are things of legend, but the art of making moonshine hasn’t disappeared into antiquity – it’s only becoming more refined and professional (if you can believe it). Melbourne Moonshine crafts and distils a clear spirit that will put hair on your chest, but won’t send you blind. more

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The Weekend Series: from haloumi chips to black ice-cream – our food trend predictions for 2017
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The Weekend Series: from haloumi chips to black ice-cream – our food trend predictions for 2017

Okay, yes, 2016 isn’t over for at least three months, but what’s the harm in looking ahead? Food rules everything around us, so we are extremely excited for what the new year can bring. From haloumi chips to up-and-coming cuisines, 2017 is going to be a great year for our stomachs. Here are some of our food predictions to keep an eye out for over the next 12 months. more


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Get crafty with your drinks selection with Beer Days
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Get crafty with your drinks selection with Beer Days

Ever tried a tasty beverage at your local or had one recommended by a friend only to find that your closest bottle-o doesn’t stock it? If your tastes have expanded beyond the usual retail selection, link up with Beer Days to get the best brews delivered to your door in time for the next weekend barbecue. more

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It doesn’t get better than paddock-to-plate pork from Pigs Run Wild
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It doesn’t get better than paddock-to-plate pork from Pigs Run Wild

Most meat eaters have a strong affinity for pork. Bacon, ham, sausages, chops – is there anything pork can’t be? Despite its popularity, there is still a huge gap in the market for free-range pork – that is until Pigs Run Wild filled it. This Byron Bay and Ballina-based business works directly with farm partners to grow and distribute amazing fresh pork and chemical free small goods along the east coast. more

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Healthy eating a breeze thanks to My Body Meals
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Healthy eating a breeze thanks to My Body Meals

As our lifestyles become jam-packed with work and life commitments, it can often be hard to find time to cook healthy (and tasty) meals. My Body Meals is the latest food delivery service that specialises in cooking dishes packed with protein and nutrition, dropping them off at your doorstep and making life a little bit easier. more