It’s St Patrick’s Day on Friday 17th March, the perfect time to put your feet up, relax and sip on a velvety, dark Guinness. Here’s our guide for the perfect home pour.
Have you heard of raw, natural or low intervention wine but don’t know exactly what it means? We sat down with Gilles Lapalus, the man behind Bertrand Bespoke Wine and Maidenii Vermouth to find out some more about these interesting styles of winemaking and the best foods to match with them.
Ever found yourself scrolling through Instagram for foodie inspiration and found that you’re suddenly incredibly hungry? We definitely have. We had a chat with Madelaine from popular Instagram food blog, Taking A Bite to hear about her top food and drink adventures in Melbourne.
Paul Kristoff has a passion for sharing stories about great local food and beers. It’s little surprise then that his online magazine, The City Lane has expanded to feature stories about food, travel and culture from Melbourne to Sydney, Chicago and London. Paul is also a co-host of popular beer podcast, The Brunswick Beer Collective. We managed to get a moment of his time to find out a little more about his favourite tipples.
Chocolatier Josh Bahen of Bahen & Co began as a winemaker. It’s with this attention to detail that Bahen & Co’s artisanal bean to bar chocolate formed. Based in Margaret River, Western Australia, the premium chocolate company exceeds Fair Trade practices by building long-term relationships with their farmers and paying prices that respect the farmer’s efforts. We took a moment from Josh’s busy schedule to hear a little more about what goes into making his chocolate.
Brad Hickey (aka Brash Higgins) is not your average winemaker. After leaving his hometown of Chicago for adventures in Paris, Portland and New York City, Brad ended up in McLaren Vale,
Like all things wine (and food, for that matter), picking a perfect match for your dinner is an art, not a science. Even ‘textbook’ pairings, such as a gutsy red with stew, or a citrusy white with prawns, can have all sorts of exceptions. A lot depends on sauces, accompaniments and cooking style. So read on, friends, for all the essentials on making the most of the flavour on your table.
Do you even lift? We mean bottles of wine and cans of craft beer of course. If you know your way around a wine list, consider yourself a beer nerd or mixologist then we want you! We’re putting together a panel of Tipple Tasters to put their tastebuds to the test and help us choose new products for our app. We will be taking applications throughout 2017 so apply at any time.
Tipple loves Australian made spirits and we are especially fond of this little Melbourne distillery, Artemis Gin. Made by an award winning bartender and a scientist, Artemis Distilled Australian Gin is made right here in Melbourne. That’s why we sat down with head distiller Sebastian Reaburn to learn a little more about this versatile spirit.