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We’ll drink to that – Empirical Spirits is bringing a taste of Copenhagen to Australia
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We’ll drink to that – Empirical Spirits is bringing a taste of Copenhagen to Australia

Copenhagen is a kind of utopia where 62-percent of commuters ride bicycles, parental leave is 52 weeks long and interiors are so cosy they invented a new word to describe it – Hygge. It’s no surprise then, that this city is also home to Empirical Spirits, a company leading the spirits pack in flavour innovation. If Copenhagen is a little far to travel for your next knock-off drink, you needn’t worry. From Sunday December 1, Empirical Spirits will be available in bars, restaurants and retailers across Australia. more

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Spruce up your work lunch and life with a tiny jar of Meredith Dairy Goat Cheese
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Spruce up your work lunch and life with a tiny jar of Meredith Dairy Goat Cheese

Look, we'll admit it – the vast majority of us here at The Weekend Edition are total turophiles. There, we said it. We don't just like cheese, we love it! We obsess over it and spend more time than we'd like to admit talking about it and thinking about it, which is precisely why we're so excited that Meredith Dairy has released its delicious marinated goat cheese in super handy 100-gram jars. more

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Crack open a limited edition bottle of pet-nat from City Winery and Zero Fox
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Crack open a limited edition bottle of pet-nat from City Winery and Zero Fox

What do you get when an inner-city winery joins forces with a craft-beer dispensary? A seriously tasty tipple, that's what. City Winery and Zero Fox, two of Teneriffe's bonafide boozy hotspots, have come together to create a drinkable lovechild by way of a limited-edition bottle of pet-nat, or petillant-naturel for the uninitiated. Pet-nat varietals are gaining traction in the world of natural wines, but before you go thinking it's a new fad, it actually heralds a return to the ancient way of making sparkling wine. more

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Fancy a specific drop? TextWine is your own personal sommelier
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Fancy a specific drop? TextWine is your own personal sommelier

Sometimes wines are hit and miss. Some will make your tastebuds do a little happy dance and linger in your memory long after the last sip whilst others are destined to be erased. If you have ever experienced the pain of falling in love with a wine at a restaurant but have then forgotten the name of it when you went to find it again (possibly because you enjoyed it a little too hard) or you want to relive a special memory with a particular drop but have no idea where to find it, you need TextWine in your life. more


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Raw World Company teams up with PNG cacao farmers for divine chocolate range
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Raw World Company teams up with PNG cacao farmers for divine chocolate range

Known for its range of healthy and nutritional snack foods and sustainably sourced coffee capsules, Raw World Company is adding to its product portfolio with a range of dark-chocolate bars. The company is working with local farmers in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, aiming to empower them and ensure a sustainable economic future for the local cacao industry. more

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Brisbane's own – Winston Quinn launches its debut range of boutique gin
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Brisbane’s own – Winston Quinn launches its debut range of boutique gin

Earlier this year, we revealed that Brisbane would soon boast a boutique inner-city gin distillery and cellar-door bar of its own in the form of Winston Quinn. After months of eager anticipation, the distillery is giving sippers the chance to taste the product for the very first time. Winston Quinn is rolling out its core range of artfully distilled, beautifully designed and incredibly tasty drops from this weekend, but we know where you can get a taste right now ... more

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Get natural and organic wines delivered to your door with Act of Wine's tailored subscription
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Get natural and organic wines delivered to your door with Act of Wine’s tailored subscription

It's Friday, you're standing in the wine aisle at your local bottle shop perusing the labels for something that stands out and captures your attention, something new. After several minutes, you become overwhelmed at the sheer volume of choice and you opt for the old familiar bottle you've had a thousand times before. If this scenario sounds a little too familiar or you're looking to step up your home sipping game, say hello to Act of Wine's subscription service for natural and organic drops – it could very well be the best thing since sliced bread, except it's better than bread because it's wine. more

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Airlift the essentials – Wing drone delivery takes flight in Logan
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Airlift the essentials – Wing drone delivery takes flight in Logan

A quick trip to the shops is never just that – quick. Being caught out without the essentials is more of a hassle than we care to acknowledge, and sometimes we simply don't have the time to drop everything and make a mad dash to the supermarket. Well, one company is coming up with a nifty solution to this problem by using drones. Yes, those remote-controlled flying robots are the next wave in express delivery mechanisms, and Wing is bringing its up-and-coming drone delivery service to Logan. Out of milk? In dire need of a screwdriver? Crave a coffee like your life depends on it? Wing is your robotic guardian angel, dropping off these necessities at your door. more

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Zero-alcohol wine alternative Non delivers flavour, body and complexity, minus the booze
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Zero-alcohol wine alternative Non delivers flavour, body and complexity, minus the booze

Alongside other non-alcoholic offerings like distilled spirit Seedlip and native Australian booze-free beer Sobah, Non identifies as a zero-alcohol alternative to wine. A brainchild of ex-Noma chef William Wade and branding whiz Aaron Trotman, Non is built with similar production methods and flavour profiles to wine, offering sippers a beverage that’s just as deep and complex as the real thing. William’s fine-dining skills have provided the building blocks for the Melbourne-made Non range, developing each variation with the same process he’d use to create a new dish. Different techniques are used to bring out the best of the fruits and aromatics used in the Non drinks, while intriguing ingredients like kombu (for minerality) and olive brine (for saltiness) add a level of complexity normally only afforded by alcohol-based beverages. Boasting… more

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New food-delivery service Farm2Market brings produce from Australian farmers to your door
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New food-delivery service Farm2Market brings produce from Australian farmers to your door

With farmers across the country doing it bloody tough, the need for all of us to shop local and direct our pennies toward Australian-grown produce has never been more apparent. With the conveniences of major supermarkets, it can be hard to take the leap and only buy farm-fresh food. Though, the process has been made a little easier with the arrival of Farm2Market. more

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The makers of Ink Gin to release a distinctive new red-hued creation
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The makers of Ink Gin to release a distinctive new red-hued creation

Four years after releasing its famed deep-purple Ink Gin, Tumbulgum’s Husk Distillers will this week unveil the newest member of its colourful family – the vibrant-red Ink Sloe & Berry Gin. The distinctive new scarlet sip will be officially released at Husk’s recently opened distillery on Wednesday July 24, though you’ll want to be quick – it’s only a small batch and numbers are limited! more

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The Weekend Series: five craft sodas and mixers you should stock at home
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The Weekend Series: five craft sodas and mixers you should stock at home

Shake up your soda game with these artisan antidotes sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your cocktails, mocktails and everything in between. From native Australian botanicals to the finest international ingredients, these craft sodas and mixers have placed quality and flavour at the forefront, and done away with the overloaded sweeteners and artificial additives. Now the teetotallers can enjoy as much flavour and complexity as their boozy counterparts, while those after a tipple can ensure their mixers are worthy of their spirits. Check out some of our favourite craft concoctions below. more