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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

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Jazz up your fridge with Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles and preserves
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Jazz up your fridge with Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles and preserves

Honestly, can you imagine a world without punchy relishes, zingy pickles or spicy salsa? Absolutely not. Condiments make everything taste better and deserve top priority in your fridge, right next to the cheese. It’s important to keep your line-up of accompaniments exciting and delicious, which is exactly what Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles, preserves and ferments – is here to do. more

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Return of the choc – iconic candy bar Polly Waffle to be resurrected
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Return of the choc – iconic candy bar Polly Waffle to be resurrected

With all of the ten-year photo challenges going around, it’s a perfect time to reflect on how much has changed over the past decade. If you were a chocolate fan in 2009, you were probably mourning the recent discontinuation of iconic chocolate bar Polly Waffle. We know, it’s been a hard ten years since that fateful day, but behold – the sun shines again! South Australian confectionery company Robern Menz has purchased the Polly Waffle brand from Nestlé, heralding a return of the candy in the foreseeable future. more

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Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale heightens the flavours of summer
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Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale heightens the flavours of summer

In case you hadn’t heard, Byron Bay brewery Stone & Wood is celebrating a significant milestone this year – the tenth anniversary of its flagship beer the Pacific Ale. The beverage responsible for turning Stone & Wood into one of the country’s best beer producers is being tinned for a limited time, which is cause to celebrate. What’s a celebration without food? We’ve broken down what morsels will pair best with an esky full of Pacific Ale cans this summer. more

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Taste of summer – Gelatissimo teams up with Bundaberg for ginger-beer gelato
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Taste of summer – Gelatissimo teams up with Bundaberg for ginger-beer gelato

The mercury is rising to record temperatures and air-conditioning units everywhere are being turned on full bore – electricity bill be damned! The scorching summer is sending all of us into a heat-stricken frenzy, manically searching for something to cool us down and restore our sanity. Well, a new partnership between Gelatissimo and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks is looking to provide the cool change we need in the form of some tantalising ginger-beer gelato. more