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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

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Craft Cartel Liquor launches beer subscription service
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Craft Cartel Liquor launches beer subscription service

An empty beer fridge is a disturbing sight, but now you can rest easy knowing a new pack of hand-selected hops will be heading your way without having to do a thing. The beer brain behind Sydney’s legendary Craft Cartel Liquor store is now sending his picks around the nation, with the launch of an online craft beer subscription service. more

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Crack some canned laughter – Newstead Brewing Co. teams up with the Brisbane Comedy Festival
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Crack some canned laughter – Newstead Brewing Co. teams up with the Brisbane Comedy Festival

We’re all set to bust a gut laughing for four weeks straight at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, but crying tears of laughter is bound to deplete and dehydrate. Newstead Brewing Co. – reliable quencher of thirsts across Brisbane – has relieved our salivation-deprived gasps with a beer specially brewed for the funny festivities. Canned Laughter is a limited-edition brew that pairs perfectly with belly laughs. more

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True blue – Australia finally has a beer brand called Tinnies
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True blue – Australia finally has a beer brand called Tinnies

The Australian vernacular is a vast and beautiful thing – through a collective love of nicknames and shortening every word possible, we’ve managed to create a lexicon that is entirely our own. One of the most beloved words in our language is ‘tinnie’ – as soon as someone says it you can practically hear the crack of the pull-tab, feel the ice-cold exterior and taste the crisp brew encased within. It’s only natural that someone would see the golden opportunity to name an actual beer brand after this beloved term, and it’s finally happened – make room in your esky for Tinnies. more