Entries open for the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

A new trophy in honour of an Australian wine industry icon, and innovative new state-based trophies lead a number of changes as The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) announce that entries are now open for the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA). The RMWA annually celebrate and recognise the best wines across Australia withContinue reading “Entries open for the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards”


On Monday, 24th May, the top winners in the 2021 NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS (run by NSW Wine with strategic partners Destination NSW, WINEDEPOT and the Restaurant & Catering Association) were announced at Government House Sydney at a ceremony hosted by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley ACContinue reading “2021 Winners ~ NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS”

World Class Cocktail Festival comes to Sydney

Five days of quality cocktail and food experiences, epic pop-up events and parties are set to excite the city this month. At a moment when we are all looking forward following the events of 2020, Australia is set to be inspired by its own vibrant bar culture with the World Class Cocktail Festival taking placeContinue reading “World Class Cocktail Festival comes to Sydney”

Whisky Loot Rainy Day Recipe – The Penicillin

Whisky Loot Rainy Day Recipe – The Penicillin As the rain hits Sydney, this chilly autumn day, Whisky Loot Sommelier, Joel Hauer, has put together the ultimate whisky warmer recipe, The Penicillin, to help you keep the colder temperatures out and the sniffles at bay. Check out how to make this autumnal cocktail hit below:  TheContinue reading “Whisky Loot Rainy Day Recipe – The Penicillin”

2021 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards

Supporting restaurants for a brighter future.  The 2021 NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS launched last week with a new look and a revitalised aim of showcasing and rewarding the very best ‘NSW Wine Stars’. A ‘NSW Wine Star’ is a sommelier/beverage manager or venue that offers their customers a great NSW wine experience and aContinue reading “2021 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards”