Category: drinks

Melbourne Salami Festa

I hopped over the the Melbourne Salami Festa’s opening night party at the Northcote Town Hall. My main question was whether the salami crowd knew how to party. Undoubtedly ‘yes’ is the answer. The Town Hall has been transformed into…

VinItalia’s Italian Food & Wine Festival

This was the first year that VinItalia, hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce, opened its festival to consumers. We’re glad they did! The festival showcases all that’s fab about Italian food and wine with over 40 exhibitors vying to provide Melburnians with a…

Launch of Cloudy Bay’s 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Melbourne put on some stellar weather for the arrival of Cloudy Bay’s first sauvignon blanc into Australia, hosted at an exclusive event at The Botanical in South Yarra. We were treated to a beautiful floral setting in the atrium-style indoor…

Euro House Safari with Zomato

We were invited to safari at the recently revamped Euro House with Zomato Melbourne. I did Google ‘what to take on safari’ beforehand. Every top 10 list mentioned wet wipes. Was it going to be messy? If Sam and Renée,…

Friday Nights at the NGV

Calling all art snobs, history nerds, and music lovers: clear your calendars — Friday Nights at NGV is here, and it’s exactly what you ordered. Perfectly coinciding with Melbourne’s beautifully warm spring evenings is the National Gallery of Victoria’s latest after-dark…

Beer Appreciation @ The Swanston Hotel

Boutique beer. It’s kind of a big deal these days. Everywhere you go in Melbourne it’s inescapable and on tap at every local from Brunswick to Brighton. But despite quaffing it by the litre every passing weekend, it’s safe to…

Wine House’s Spanish Wine Masterclass

I love wine. Period. I show up at wineries and wine tasting nights, dressed slightly South Yarra, part Fitzroy hipster.  I act like a wine connoisseur – carefully swirling the juice in the glass, ever-so-daintily whiffing the rim, scrunch my…

Love & Dysfunction: St Kilda’s New Cocktail Destination

We’re pretty happy Reg’s wife talked him out of calling his new venture ‘The St Kilda Local’. Love & Dysfunction isn’t a pub, it’s a ‘Melbourne class’ cocktail bar on Grey Street. The name was borne out of an episode of Will…

Unwind at Bond Melbourne on Friday nights

I had a Carrie Bradshaw moment at Bond Melbourne. Walking up to nightclub in my heels and ballerina-style sequined skirt and stylish cream-coloured coat, I could have sworn I was on my way to meet up with Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte….