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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

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Treat your body to some organic goodness from Kako-t
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Treat your body to some organic goodness from Kako-t

If you’ve been feeling sluggish or out of sorts lately, perhaps it’s time you underwent a small detox. We’re not saying go all out on a juice cleanse or ditch one of your five daily cups of coffee, but if you’ve overindulged on the weekend then we reckon upping your tea intake will be just the ticket to feeling 100 percent. Kako-t is a locally made tea crafted from organic cacao husks, which pack enough nutrients to remove your woes and give you the energy to face the day ahead. more

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Sprout Market makes it a breeze to live your best and cheapest wholefoods life
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Sprout Market makes it a breeze to live your best and cheapest wholefoods life

Regular readers of The Weekend Edition may or may not have picked up that some of our writers have certain chagrin for the act of grocery shopping. If you enjoy taking time out of your precious life to trawl different locations for specific products to make a single meal (because no supermarket ever has everything you want and that is a stone cold fact, son) something is wrong with you. Stop this madness! Sprout Market provides a trifecta of winning to one-up your grocery game – fab discounts, wholesome products and the convenience of home delivery. more

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Fuel up on plant power with superfood-delivery service Soulara
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Fuel up on plant power with superfood-delivery service Soulara

Those of you that associate the phrase ‘taste the rainbow’ exclusively with Skittles should pay close attention. Soulara is a thriving meal-delivery service that is encouraging eaters around town to do something good for their health. The service prepares and delivers ready-to-eat, dietician-designed meals that boast a wider colour spectrum then any candy range currently available. Your selection of meals (picked from the rotating menu) is delivered to your door in a refrigerated, 100 percent recyclable box, with all dishes made using seasonal ingredients from Australian farms. We’ll stop beating around the bush and get straight to the good stuff – the food! You can enjoy the likes of pearl couscous bowls, vermicelli salads, purple sweet potato and fried tofu pad Thai, barbecue soy and black bean casserole, Moroccan chickpea and couscous tagine, and mango and pomegranate seed… more

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Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese
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The Weekend Series: up your platter game with some of Australia’s best boutique cheeses

Look, we like to talk a big game when it comes to cheese and charcuterie but don’t get it twisted – we know how to get our platter on. Sure, you can pick a nice Brie from the cheese section at the grocery store, but you aren’t going to impress us with just any old triple-cream variety. Next time you plan on entertaining, do yourself a favour and select one of Australia’s award-winning artisan cheeses. We’ve done the legwork and selected a few to help you get started – just don’t forget to buy the crackers. more

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Sparkke spreads the good word with the help of sparkling wine cans
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Sparkke spreads the good word with the help of sparkling wine cans

One of the only things better than supporting a good cause is if that cause rewards your generosity with some delicious beverages. The Sparkke Change Beverage Company is in the midst of a crowd-funding campaign to bring its new ‘Say I Do’ range to life, which will see white wine bubbles canned and distributed to supporters of marriage equality across Australia. more

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Trick and treat – The Raw Baller makes clean-eating snacks that taste too naughty to be true
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Trick and treat – The Raw Baller makes clean-eating snacks that taste too naughty to be true

The struggle to eat clean is something so very real to so many of us, especially when it comes to sweets. Most of us have been burned before by products that claim to be a delicious alternative to our favourite treats but that are in fact a chalky bland ball of lies. The buck stops here, friends – The Raw Baller knows your gripe and is here to change the game. Boasting a delicious range of raw high protein balls, this is one killer treat (minus the cheat). more