Wine

The 7 Best Wine Fridges in Australia

14/03/2020
Wine bottles cooling in refrigerator

There are many things that can affect how wine tastes, and storage is one of them. There’s more to proper storage than just stuffing your bottles wherever it’s most convenient, which is why every wine connoisseur should always have a wine fridge at the ready.

Everyone knows that age makes all wine taste magnificent, but storage temperature also plays a crucial part in preserving flavour—so much so, in fact, that dedicated refrigerators were invented just to store bottles of wine. These specialised fridges create optimal storage conditions to keep your wine collection in top shape whenever you need them.

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What is Draught or Draft Beer? Everything You Need to Know

17/12/2018
draught beer

Nowadays, it seems that every go-to bar and local brewery has craft beer offerings. Indeed, the craft beer scene is in its prime – in Australia, it’s the only segment in the beer market that’s still continuously growing despite the decline in beer and alcohol consumption.

Draught, or draft beer, with its crisp taste and pleasant foamy head has long been considered as the freshest option for beer enthusiasts.

Generally considered to be the optimal method of showcasing the art of brewery, here are some salient facts you need to know about what makes draft beer ahead of the pack:

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Your Guide to Sangiovese Wine

24/12/2021
Sangiovese red Italian wine grape

When you think of wine, many varieties may come to mind, such as the well-loved Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot for red wine varieties and the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio for the white wines.

With the wealth of varieties, there’s always room for a pleasant surprise. One wine variety, while not as globally popular as the other wines, warrants your attention: the Sangiovese wine.

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The Globe-Trotting Malbec: History, Nuances, and Serving Tips

23/12/2021
Malbec grapes

What is Malbec Wine?

Malbec wine is a great red wine for beginners and a favourite among red wine lovers. It comes from a dark and thick-skinned grape variety called Malbec, which is mainly grown in South America and France. This results in a generally deep reddish-purple and opaque drink with soft to medium tannin levels. It leaves a magenta-tinged rim.

Malbec wines can contain up to 15% alcohol, which is on par with Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay—the most popular of the red and white wine varieties, respectively—as well as Merlot, another red wine made from blue-coloured grapes.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Nebbiolo Wine in 2022

22/12/2021
Nebbiolo grape

If you’ve tried popular red wine varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz, and are looking to try something new, you may want to set your sights on Nebbiolo wines.

This Italian favourite is characterised by a lighter colour—but don’t let this fool you. The Nebbiolo has strong tannins and high acidity, giving you an intense yet complex flavours. These flavours only grow in complexity the longer the wine’s aged.

But what is Nebbiolo and why is it so well-loved, not just in Italy but in other parts of the world as well? What does it taste like? If you want to know more about Nebbiolo, read this comprehensive guide. It will walk you through everything you need to know about Nebbiolo wines.

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The Best of Foreign and Australian Sparkling Wines

14/03/2020
glasses filled with champagne

People have loved fizzy drinks for years, though we’re not completely sure why. Scientists say it’s not really the bubbles that make them delicious, but the carbonic acid in them. The acid activates the pain receptors in your mouth with the same sensation produced by spicy food, and makes your tongue hurt a little in a strangely good way.

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Beer

Chinese Beer

13/01/2018
Chinese Tsingtao beer photo

It’s only since the 19th century that beer was reinvented in China after an interlude of several thousand years when the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties prevailed. However, the Chinese have taken to the beer revolution with a zeal typical of its people, and Chinese consumption has grown dramatically. It’s predicted that this populous nation will become the world’s leading beer market by 2017, and it comes as no surprise that the best-selling beer brand in the world is Chinese. As with other Asian countries, the pairing of appropriate beverages with food is part of culture and heritage, with regional ingredients playing an important role in the beer brewing process.

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