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The Decoded Wine Awards by Dan Murphy’s

While I personally love a little bit of “wine-jargon”, most Aussies find wine described as ‘leathery’, ‘secondary aromas’ or ‘firm tannins’ a bit ridiculous. That’s why Dan Murphy’s decided to launch its own wine awards, minus the daunting terminology. My…

What to see at Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2020

Melbourne’s beloved Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is celebrating it’s dirty thirties in 2020 and you are all invited! As Australia’s largest and longest running celebration of queer cinema, the hand-picked program has something for all tastes: yes, even your straight…

À Ố Làng Phố is a must for circus lovers

À Ố Làng Phố is bringing a slice Vietnamese culture and circus to the Arts Centre stage for three nights only. Running as part of the Asia TOPA Performing Arts festival, the show is billed as ‘bamboo circus.’ (If you’re…

A Noisy Ritual of winemaking at Vintage 2020

Say goodbye summer and hello autumn (aka wine making season) with Noisy Ritual! For the next six weeks, the urban winery is throwing open their doors and hosting some big, noisy celebrations to mark Vintage 2020. Local grapes from across…

A joyful celebration of gin at Juniperlooza

Juniperlooza — Melbourne’s riverside festival of gin returned for a weekend filled with good times and G&Ts. Held at the expansive Boatbuilders Yard, the venue managed to fit in 22 gin producers, roving performers, DJs, talk & taste sessions, and…

The most delicious dairy in all of Australia at the Grand Dairy Awards

Craving a champion cheese board? Searching for the nation’s best buttery spread? Dreaming of cream? Look no further than the Australian Grand Dairy Award winners. Now in its 21st year, the Australian Grand Dairy Awards are the nation’s most prestigious…

SWEETie charms audiences at the Butterfly Club

Chloe Perrett shares her singleton tales in the entertaining SWEETie, playing at the Butterfly Club between 27 January and 1 February 2020 as part of the Midsumma Festival. From a naive 21-year-old meeting her first love at her local book…

A Snapshot of Summer at Summertime Social

We are officially more than halfway through summer. (How did that happen?!) If, like me, you’re just getting started on making the most of the (mostly) sunny season, I recommend popping into the Summertime Social pop-up in Federation Square. When…