Category: drinks

Balvenie whisky

The Noble Experiment’s warming whisky tasting

As a Scot living in Melbourne, there are plenty of reasons for me to feel at home in this fair city.  Living near Edinburgh Gardens, a shared love of fish and chips or generally anything fried, and in particular the…

Grab a paddle of beer at the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular 2015

If you’re a huge craft beer aficionado/aficionada, you don’t refer to it as the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular. You just call it ‘GABS’. And you’ve already download the app. What is GABS? It’s a celebration of craft beer. Basically, hundreds…

Shifty Chèvre: cheesy delights in Fitzroy

As far as I’m concerned there cannot be enough fine wine and great cheese places in Melbourne. Shifty Chèvre fits this most glorious of bills. The Shifty team, Tom, Noemi, and Alex, saved a prime location on Brunswick Street from becoming…

Pop-Ups to Cocktails: The Plus Ones’ Favourite Events of April

April saw us partying at pop-ups, from a veggie patch to an apartment showrooom. We darted around from Hawthorn to Southbank, checking out new restaurants Secret Pop-Up Penthouse Party Hawthorn on a Tuesday night — the hottest place in town….

Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol’s Whiskey Pop-Up Party

The Old Melbourne Gaol was transformed over the weekend into a whiskey pop-up bar. The venue has hosted a number of successful pop-ups recently, and this was another popular event in the series run by The National Trust. The Old…

Easey Street Smoke Out

Easey Street Smoke Out party

Motorcycles. Barbeque. The Plus Ones getting photographed for The Age. The Easey Street Smoke Out party was a night to remember. A bit of background: Ironbark BBQ have joined forces with Collingwood motorcycle shop The Kustom Kommune for an epic pop-up barbeque-and-beer joint….

Gauchito Gil: World Malbec Night

Gauchito Gil is Argentina’s Robin Hood. I’m not sure if he gave wine to the poor — but I do know that Malbec, the famous Argentinian wine, is one of my favourite reds. I have very fond memories of indulging in…

Good Beer Week 2015: The Plus Ones’ Guide

Good Beer Week is a lie. It’s actually more than a week: nine days of the best craft beer from around the world, a convergence of spectacular beer-related events. May 16-24 sees 250 events at 180 venues around Melbourne. How does…

Stonnington Jazz Festival 2015 – The Plus Ones’ Guide

CLICK HERE TO WIN AN EXCLUSIVE JAZZ EXPERIENCE (worth $400) The City of Stonnington has convinced the superstars of Australia’s jazz elite to descend upon Prahran, South Yarra and Windsor for an eleven-day jazz extravaganza. The festival will run from 14-24 May 2015 and promises…

The Plus Ones’ Favourite Events of March

March is one stylish month. We got ourselves gussied up for Dîner en Blanc, then hit the shows at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. In between, we managed our usual juggling feat of attending dozens of events. Here are…