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Wish you were beer – Brewquets brings boozy gift bouquets to your door
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Wish you were beer – Brewquets brings boozy gift bouquets to your door

What gift do you buy for the person who has everything? Forget socks or vouchers – a beautiful bouquet of beer is where it’s at. This is not a drill – beer bouquets actually exist. Brewquets is the local Queensland business behind this hoppy gift idea, which sees Australian craft brews and treats lovingly packed in hessian drawstring totes and shipped to lucky people around the country. Sometimes, it’s good to let the beer do the talking. more

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Expand your knowledge and your liquor cabinet with a whisky subscription from Whisky Loot
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Expand your knowledge and your liquor cabinet with a whisky subscription from Whisky Loot

Whether you're a self-professed whiskey expert or just an eager social sipper that knows your single malts from your blends, the world of whisk(e)y is gathering more and more popularity. Lads and ladies alike have developed a keen appreciation for the fine spirit and while there is plenty of choice out there, it's always the hard-to-find bottles and drops from small-batch distillers that we're most keen to get our lips on. Here's the solution – a boutique whisky subscription service called Whisky Loot. more

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Beans to beers – Fonzie Abbott swaps to hops for its range of craft brews
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Beans to beers – Fonzie Abbott swaps to hops for its range of craft brews

When you think about it, the similarities between craft-beer brewers and coffee roasters is extensive – both endeavour to create the perfect depth of flavour, both love boutique ingredients and both have a bottomless well of enthusiasm and a desire to attain perfection. What happens when a coffee roaster tries its hand at brewing beer? Well, just ask the team at Fonzie Abbott. The popular caffeine merchant has just unveiled a range of craft beers for locals to lose their minds over. more

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Spice up your home cooking with a dash of Long Chim's own Aahaarn Sriracha
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Spice up your home cooking with a dash of Long Chim’s own Aahaarn Sriracha

When David Thompson first came across the beloved condiment sriracha, it was a life-changing experience. After that first blissful introduction, the sauce soon became the lifeblood of his thriving culinary empire. The exact intoxicating condiment that David fell in love with could only be obtained at one market in Si Racha, south of Bangkok, so David committed himself to making trips to stock up regularly. Now, David is giving us the chance to take his preferred brand home, unveiling Aaharn Sririacha, which is available at his Long Chim restaurants across Australia. more

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Ditch the roses – Sweety’s Treat Boxes are a gift worth giving
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Ditch the roses – Sweety’s Treat Boxes are a gift worth giving

At this time of year, we tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to find the perfect gift. It’s not just the festive period we do this in, either. Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries – the opportunities for gift giving are nearly endless. One thing almost everyone can enjoy is a big ol’ box of doughnuts and assorted confectionary, which is why Sweety’s Treat Boxes is a big deal. This new doughnut delivery service has just launched in Brisbane, and is distributing a huge amount of tasty treats – even the covetable doughnut bouquets – just in time for Christmas. more

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Crude food – Shannon’s Kitchen adds a splash of silliness to home cooking
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Crude food – Shannon’s Kitchen adds a splash of silliness to home cooking

Gordon Ramsay, eat your heart out! Shannon Kelly White is a new breed of chef that isn’t afraid to keep it real and drop a few f-bombs in the kitchen every now and then. Hailed as ‘the Donna Hay of not giving a fuck’ and self-described as a dickhead, this incredibly popular food blogger has been taking the piss out of food fads for a while, and is now beating the bullshit with her new profanity-laden cookbook. Shannon’s Kitchen is about giving you recipes that are healthy and nutritious without the pretence. more

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Sip stylishly on some rosé from Romance Was Born and Handpicked Wines
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Sip stylishly on some rosé from Romance Was Born and Handpicked Wines

What do you get when you combine one of the Yarra Valley’s finest vineyards with one of the country’s most beloved fashion labels? A damn fine drop, that’s for sure. Handpicked Wines has linked up with Romance Was Born to collab on a fashionable glass filler for its spring and summer collection, drawing inspiration from the label’s latest range Electric Orchid. more

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Perk up your picnic with a gourmet charcuterie box from Gerard’s Bar
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Perk up your picnic with a gourmet charcuterie box from Gerard’s Bar

Putting together the perfect hamper is a not-so-secret joy of ours, but if we were to give up the sacred duty to another then the team at Gerard’s Bar would be our pick. When we heard that Gerard’s Bar had released some takeaway charcuterie boxes for us all to enjoy we practically collapsed in excitement. Want to impress your pals next time you gather for a picnic? These bad boys will do the trick. more


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Sip smartly with the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip
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Sip smartly with the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip

If you’re partaking in Sober October, volunteering to be the designated driver, are expecting a child, or you simply aren’t a drinker, there are plenty of valid reasons to not indulge on a night out. Short of a mocktail or soft drink, there’s not a whole lot on offer for non-drinkers these days, but one enterprising entrepreneur is looking to change the way we drink. Seedlip is a distilled non-alcoholic spirit that is earning popularity all over the globe as a sophisticated alternative to the sugary and sweet options available at most bars. more

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The Weekend Series: five Australian craft spirits you need to add to your home bar
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The Weekend Series: five Australian craft spirits you need to add to your home bar

A well-stocked booze shelf says a lot about a person. It shows that one likes to entertain and that they have a taste for the finer things in life. That being said, if you don’t have a decent representation of Australian spirits in your home bar then you can’t really call yourself a connoisseur. Australian craft spirits are earning a reputation for being some of the best in the world, meaning that you don’t have to look far for a top-notch drop. We’ve picked five spirits that will not only taste amazing but also bolster your cocktail credibility next time you have mates around. more

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The Cheese Riot is causing a commotion with its delicious artisanal delivery service
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The Cheese Riot is causing a commotion with its delicious artisanal delivery service

Here at The Weekend Edition, we straight up love us some cheese. We’re crazy for cheddar, gaga for gouda and bonkers for brie – any way you want to give it to us, we’ll be thrilled. You might say that cheese incites a certain fire within us … something worth fighting for, for sure. If there were ever a riot we would get behind, it would be one dedicated to our all-time favourite animal by-product. The Cheese Riot is dedicated to bringing you a highly local and personal cheese experience, delivered directly to your door. more

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Coeliacs rejoice! The Gluten Free Meal Co. launches its revolutionary delivery service
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Coeliacs rejoice! The Gluten Free Meal Co. launches its revolutionary delivery service

Anyone who has issues with a little old thing called gluten will be well aware of food FOMO – how many times have you seen your friends indulging in some delicious-looking meal that practically makes your stomach shrivel up just thinking about it? It can really suck to feel like the odd one out at mealtime, not to mention that most gluten free options mean tiny portions and a serious lack of flavour. Well the times they are a-changin’, folks – The Gluten Free Meal Co. has come along to save the day (and your tastebuds) with its revolutionary home delivery service. more

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Farmhouse Direct lets you score your produce straight from the source
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Farmhouse Direct lets you score your produce straight from the source

By the time you’ve arrived home and plonked your groceries in the kitchen, your goods have probably passed through several pairs of hands. While this is just a fact of our grocery-buying lives, wouldn’t it be nicer if we could cut out the middleman entirely? Farmhouse Direct can help you with that. If you didn’t catch it in the name, Farmhouse Direct allows you to get your fruit, vegetables and other goods from the farm. Directly. more

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Enjoy delectable drops delivered to your door from Magnum + Queens
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Enjoy delectable drops delivered to your door from Magnum + Queens

Subscription services are fast becoming one of the best ways to source, well, everything. From groceries to clothing to wine, convenience is key when it comes to sourcing some of the world’s best. Magnum + Queens is a fine-wine merchant that specialises in sommelier curated wines delivered Australia wide. Magnum + Queens is offering up a particularly bold selection of wines for its August deliveries, showcasing the best drops from Australia and abroad. more

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It’s tinnie time – Newstead Brewing Co. unveils its debut range of cans
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It’s tinnie time – Newstead Brewing Co. unveils its debut range of cans

Brisbane’s craft beer scene is thriving, but many forget that the scene was established and subsequently anchored by a few early adopters. Newstead Brewing Co. is one of the most loved brewers out of that formative bunch, winning over tastebuds with its core range of crafty delights. The brewery has announced the imminent arrival of its new canned range of beers, which will see bottles phased out in favour of aluminium vessels that will ensure greater quality of taste. Can we dig it? Yes, we can! more

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Tōji Sake brings authentic Japanese tastes to Australia
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Tōji Sake brings authentic Japanese tastes to Australia

If you consider yourself a sake connoisseur or have keen interest to experience a new taste, you might as well start with the best. Tōji Sake is a premium drop made in Japan from the finest ingredients, handcrafted by one of the most skilled sake artisans in Japan. Geared towards the modern Australian palate, Tōji Sake is the perfect drink to include in your summer drink collection. more

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MoCU brings boutique beer direct to your door
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MoCU brings boutique beer direct to your door

The worst thing about going to the bottle-shop is the process of deciding what you want when you get there. If you arrive without a dedicated plan of attack, you can find yourself wandering the shelves in search of the perfect drop. MoCU takes the hassle out of finding the right beer by sourcing the best boutique drops from around the world before sending them straight to you. more

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Let someone else handle the cooking tonight with FoodByUs
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Let someone else handle the cooking tonight with FoodByUs

Having a personal chef is definitely one of our life goals, but in reality it will most likely remain a flight of fancy. The next best thing is FoodByUs – a new service that is letting hungry individuals order home cooked meals made by locals. That’s right – home chefs can spread the love by cooking for strangers, and those too busy to cook for themselves can still enjoy healthy and hearty dishes easily. more