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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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Bite-sized delight – spruce up your work lunch and life with a (tiny) jar of Meredith Dairy Goat Cheese
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Bite-sized delight – 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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Burleigh bar Rosella's teams up with Bundaberg Rum to release an exclusive Bundy blend
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Burleigh bar Rosella’s teams up with Bundaberg Rum to release an exclusive Bundy blend

Ahh yes, the good ol' Bundy Rum. Some of us love it, some loathe it – either way, we can all agree on the fact that Bundaberg Rum is a true Aussie icon. We all know rum in general is having its time in the spotlight again, similar to the revival of gin and whisky, and now Gold Coasters have more reason to jump on the rum bandwagon – the Rosella's X Bundy Rum collab. 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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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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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