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A fromagerie, patisserie and a bougie butchery – explore every culinary corner of Jones and Co Grocer IGA Queen Street Village
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A fromagerie, patisserie and a bougie butchery – explore every culinary corner of Jones and Co Grocer IGA Queen Street Village

In our busy lives, we have found that the weekly grocery shop has become more of a chore to avoid, rather than enjoy. Jones & Co Grocer IGA Queen Street Village is here to change the way we see our regular shop, transforming every grocery run into a delicious adventure. Tucked away in bustling Southport, this gem isn’t your average supermarket. Gather your reusable bags and let us take you on a tour. more

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Drink like a fish with Distillery Botanica's new ocean-inspired gin
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Drink like a fish with Distillery Botanica’s new ocean-inspired gin

Chin chin! New South Wales-based Distillery Botanica has launched a dazzling new drink, dedicated to the expansive beaches and natural beauty of its Central Coast home. As befits its oceanic inspiration, the standout ingredient in this terrific tipple is crushed Akoya pearls from Broken Bay Pearl Farm. Add a splash of sun-ripened citrus, a pinch of pink botanicals and voila – you’ve got the primo Pearl Crush Gin. more

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Grab your tote bag and draft your dream grocery list – Market Day has arrived at Jones & Co Grocer IGA
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Grab your tote bag and draft your dream grocery list – Market Day has arrived at Jones & Co Grocer IGA

While grocery shopping tends to feel like a chore – nothing beats scoring some fresh produce and artisanal goodies and elevating your weekly meals. In good news for fans of gourmet groceries, Jones & Co Grocer IGA is set to host a new market day experience from Wednesday May 22 to Tuesday May 28. This multi-store event will be transforming Jones & Co Grocer IGA grocers into old-school markets – complete with market prices and bulk bargains. more

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Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume
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Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume

Perfume. It smells so good but it tastes so bad. Until now? Melbourne-based cocktail connoisseur The Everleigh Bottling Co. has teamed up with Fitzroy perfumers flâner to create a limited-edition cocktail inspired by flâner’s best-selling fragrance Vive le Fleur – itself inspired by Paris springtime in the 1920s, also known as “Années folles” or “the crazy years”. The corresponding cocktail Left Bank seeks to bottle the partying, excess, flourishing art and bohemian lifestyles of the period. Sounds tasty? Read on to find out more… more

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Liquid Death debuts in Australia, promising to straight up “murder your thirst”
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Liquid Death debuts in Australia, promising to straight up “murder your thirst”

Catching a glimpse of one of Liquid Death’s cans from the corner of your eye while browsing, you’d be forgiven for thinking the rad tallboys contained some kind of trendy alcoholic beverage or perhaps one of those energy drinks with near-fatal caffeine content. Instead you’ll find inside clear spring waters, possibly gently sparking and lightly sweetened with agave nectar. Upon this bait-and-switch Liquid Death has built its brand to incredible heights of popularity. And now, it's available Down Under. more

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Four Pillars Sticky Carpet Gin returns with a new hoppy twist
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Four Pillars Sticky Carpet Gin returns with a new hoppy twist

Hankering for a gin that’s willing to get down and dirty? Four Pillars Sticky Carpet Gin 2.0, crafted in collaboration with Little Creatures brewery, might just be the bad boy you’re looking for. A revamp of one of Four Pillars' dearly missed limited-edition varieties long gone, Sticky Carpet Gin 2.0 is back with a bang and served with a twist. more

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Heaps Normal and Who Gives a Crap introduce the Cheeky IPA – a non-alcoholic do-good brew
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Heaps Normal and Who Gives a Crap introduce the Cheeky IPA – a non-alcoholic do-good brew

Whether you’re taking the night off or giving the sauce an extended break, Sydney-based brewing company Heaps Normal has dedicated itself to brewing alcohol-free beers that don’t flush away the flavour of a cracking cold one. Now it has partnered up with eco-friendly toilet paper brand Who Gives A Crap to create the Cheeky IPA – a limited-edition non-alcoholic beer that helps you multitask tackling world-wide sanitation crises while having a piss-up. more

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The round-up: the best Australian-made limoncello to zest up your next picnic or pool party
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The round-up: the best Australian-made limoncello to zest up your next picnic or pool party

We're calling it now – this will be the summer of limoncello. Long regarded as little more than an after-dinner digestivo, this lemony libation is perfect for summertime sipping, either in a spritz or served over ice with a splash of soda. We've rounded up a number of booze makers concocting some of the finest citrus-laced liqueurs on the market, so clear some space on your cocktail cart! more


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Classy casks – Gonzo Vino unveils a sustainable and sophisticated collection of boxed wines
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Classy casks – Gonzo Vino unveils a sustainable and sophisticated collection of boxed wines

Let's be honest, when most of us think about wine in a box we picture a silver sack that is most likely strung from a Hills Hoist in someone's backyard. While you may have graduated from goon, Melbourne-based winery Gonzo Vino is on a mission to bring it back, reshaping perceptions on cask wine and leading the sustainability charge in an industry dominated by glass bottles. more

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Give hangxiety the boot with Byron-born Bittersweet Aperitivo by Etota
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Give hangxiety the boot with Byron-born Bittersweet Aperitivo by Etota

There are plenty of reasons why you might be stepping away from the sauce, but for Kate Forrester, it was a stint in rehab for an eating disorder and alcoholism at 28 that provided the ultimate motivation to bin the booze. Fast forward a decade and Kate has created what is being hailed Australia’s first circular, 100-percent natural non-alcoholic drink. If you’re sober curious or are adopting a more mindful approach to drinking, this could very well be your new favourite beverage. more

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Before + After teams up with Full Circle Spirits to concoct a small-batch Australian fernet
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Before + After teams up with Full Circle Spirits to concoct a small-batch Australian fernet

What do you get when a amaro-loving bar crew teams up with a deeply creative spirit maker? If you're a fernet fan, something extraordinarily beautiful. Semi-subterranean cocktail joint Before + After has linked up with South Australian distillery outfit Full Circle Spirits to produce an Australian first – a small-batch run of fernet made with the likes of Kangaroo Island saffron and kumquat from Adelaide Hills. The result is a herbal elixir that's perfect for cocktail makers, amari aficionados and those looking to diversify their home liquor selection. The launch of the collaborative fernet coincides with Before+After's first birthday on Sunday August 27 – read on to find out what you can expect ... more

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Two years in the making, Felons Barrel Hall launches its first range of barrel aged beers
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Two years in the making, Felons Barrel Hall launches its first range of barrel aged beers

While most of us love a crisp lager or a hazy pale ale, there's a thriving fandom for more experimental styles of beer. Barrel-aged beers are a subset of brewing that is surging in popularity, and riverside brewing juggernaut Felons Brewing Co. is popping the top on its debut range of creative and experimental sips. Felons Barrel Hall's barrel-aged beauties use traditional techniques to make out-of-the-box potables, from black imperial stouts to cherry-infused sour ales. Keen to try? This limited-edition range is available now – here are the details ... more

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Archie Rose Distilling Co. is launching a Dark Choc & Raspberry Lamington bottled cocktail just in time for Easter
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Archie Rose Distilling Co. is launching a Dark Choc & Raspberry Lamington bottled cocktail just in time for Easter

If the huge amounts of hot cross buns lining the shelves at your local grocery store weren't sign enough, we're here to – quite happily – inform you that Easter is just around the corner. The unofficial holiday of sipping and snacking on sweet treats is one of our favourites, even more so now that we've caught wind of Archie Rose Distilling Co.'s newest Easter-inspired Dark Choc & Raspberry Lamington bottled cocktail. more

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Stirred, not shaken – you can now get your hands on Saturday Night Pasta's dirty martini sauce
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Stirred, not shaken – you can now get your hands on Saturday Night Pasta’s dirty martini sauce

When you're hungry for a hearty bowl of pasta but the ol' spag bowl simply won't do, it's hard to resist swiping on the food delivery apps for a quick fix. Thankfully another carby contender has entered the arena, and it's both positively simple to make and absolutely scrumptious. Introducing the Saturday Night Pasta range – a dirty martini pasta sauce and pasta created by culinary wizard Elizabeth Hewson. Read on to discover how you can dig in to this mouth-watering combo ... more

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Crack the secret of croissant making with Lune's new cookbook
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Crack the secret of croissant making with Lune’s new cookbook

If you're a long-time reader of The Weekend Edition, you'll likely already know how much we love a Lune croissant. We're not alone – the croissanterie's pastries are renowned the world over, hailed by many as some of the best in existence. Well, what if we told you that Lune was giving us carb cravers the secrets to its perfect pastry recipe? Not only that, the Lune team is also teaching us how to master some of its most adored special creations? No, Lune's not offering a year-long intensive masterclass – it's putting out a cook book! Lune founder Kate Reid has distilled all her tips and secrets into Croissants All Day, All Night – a compendium of recipes for everything from simple croissants to cruffins and escargot. more

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Introducing mYmosa, your favourite brunch cocktail in a can
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Introducing mYmosa, your favourite brunch cocktail in a can

If we had to pinpoint our favourite part about brunchin' with our mates, it would probably be bubbly, fruity and served in a champagne flute. We're talking about good ol' mimosas, of course. The much-loved tipple that gets the girls up and at 'em on weekends is a brunch staple, so it's only natural that two fun-loving females have created a canned version of our favourite am cocktail. Introducing mYmosa ... more

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The round-up: localise your bar cart with Southeast Queensland's best craft spirits
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The round-up: localise your bar cart with Southeast Queensland’s best craft spirits

Southeast Queensland's independent craft spirit scene is booming these days. Across Brisbane, the coasts and the hinterland, numerous distilleries are emerging – each concoction spirits perfect for stocking our at-home booze cabinet. We're all about making our cocktail cart as good as it can be and with many small-batch operations putting the state on the map when it comes to craft sips we're almost spoiled for choice. We've collated a list of top-notch distilleries from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, helping you fill any gaps in your collection or encourage you to replenish depleted stocks. more

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Gold Coast label Wine Not the Brand is here to challenge perceptions of wine in a bag
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Gold Coast label Wine Not the Brand is here to challenge perceptions of wine in a bag

Let's not beat around the bush, when you think of wine in a bag, it's pretty likely your mind immediately pictures a bloated silver goon sack that may or may not be strung up from a clothesline. Gold Coast-based start-up Wine Not the Brand is here to challenge the stigma associated with wine in a bag with its revolutionary and vegan-friendly wine pouches. A lightweight, durable, and perhaps most importantly, quality solution to traditional bottles of wine.  more

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New brews – Banyo's All Inn Brewing Co. launches its revamped core range
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New brews – Banyo’s All Inn Brewing Co. launches its revamped core range

All Inn Brewing Co. has been a Brisbane brewing mainstay since launching in 2012, growing from one of the city's first suburban craft-beer makers into a veteran of Southeast Queensland's flourishing independent brewing industry. After ten years in the game the Banyo-based frothmakers are giving All Inn a bit of a makeover, refreshing its branding and can designs while also tinkering with its core range to add some tasty tweaks. more