Correll: A New Start

Rutherglen’s Mandy Jones, of Jones Winery and Vineyard,has perfected a French-style aperitif wine that is light and aromatic. Wines that have had botanical aromatics infused…

Epic New Aussie Gin from Hurdle Creek

Over the past couple of years Essentials has sampled a range of Victoria’s best boutique gins but non as impressively unique as Simon Brooke-Taylor and…

High Country Hops Festival 2016.

Photography Richard Cornish Fresh hops smell like dope. Weed. Cannabis sativa. They also can smell like tropical fruit and flowers. When you pour hot unfermented…

The Last Beer Stop Before Heaven – Monstein Brewery

It’s one of the highest-altitude breweries in Europe, with an international reputation for making premium quality ales using locally grown alpine barley-malt and hops. BierVision-Monstein…

Too Many Chiefs

When three Goulburn Valley apple and pear growers and their wives came together to create a cider, a quirky name stuck, but the product reigned…