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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

Slowly but surely, the alcohol market is shifting in a number of ways. More people are seeking out higher-quality, locally produced booze and are drinking less of it. There's also a fair chunk of 30-somethings nowadays that choose to not drink alcohol at all. Fundraisers like Dry July and Ocsober are encouraging thousands of regular drinkers to try a month off the sauce. Plus, we can't forget the large cross section of social sippers that have come to the grim realisation that, no matter how many burgers and Beroccas we consume, we just don't bounce back from hangovers like we used to in our early 20s. These changing habits have forged a pathway for (quality) no-alcohol alternatives, and one of the newest arrivals in the booze-free sphere is Non. 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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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 on the Gold Coast. more

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The Weekend Series: five boutique Queensland honey brands to drizzle over everything
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The Weekend Series: five boutique Queensland honey brands to drizzle over everything

By now, most of us are well aware of the plight of the bee. From widespread losses of bee colonies to underperforming Queens, it’s a conundrum that has stirred up plenty of conversation, controversy and calls for help. Indeed, the strong must protect the sweet, so we’ve rounded up five boutique Queensland honey brands that are not only supporting bees but also producing some mighty fine nectar perfect for winter indulgences. 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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Miami distillery Granddad Jack's drops a batch of new-age whiskey
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Miami distillery Granddad Jack’s drops a batch of new-age whiskey

Miami-based purveyors of quality spirits Granddad Jack's will drop its first-ever batch of limited-release whiskey this weekend – and it's called It's Not Whiskey. So, while it is whiskey, there are a bunch of odd rules that say it can't be called that. Technicalities aside – it's delicious, there are less than 100 bottles being released, and you need to get your paws on some. Here's how ... more

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The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter's night in
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The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter’s night in

The Gold Coast's winters may be fleeting and relatively painless, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take advantage of the bounties of the season. We’re talking mulled wine, belly-warming carbs and the high priestess of winter treats, hot chocolate. We’ve slurped our way through countless cups to determine five hot choccy brands you should be stocking in your pantry for the chilly months ahead. 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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On-demand alcohol delivery service Jimmy Brings arrives on the Gold Coast
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On-demand alcohol delivery service Jimmy Brings arrives on the Gold Coast

How many times have you settled in for a night on the couch in your track pants, only to realise that you're completely out of wine, then you reach for the gin and there's not a single drop left? Or perhaps you've thrown a killer house party and your entire liquor cabinet is dry in 2.3 seconds flat? Well, booze hounds, your sipping saviour has arrived – it's time to get acquainted with Jimmy Brings. more