Kimberley Rum Company’s Gold Rush

There is a new gold rush in Western Australia, flowing from the quaintly named Middle Swan in the renown wine district North East of Perth….

Striking Gold: Billson’s Spring Water Revival in Beechworth

There is movement at the old Billson’s Brewery and the news is very exciting. Just off Beechworth’s main drag is a great brick chimney towering…

One Australian Brewery that’s a Leading Benchmark in Taste

There was a buzz about Bridge Road Brewers when they first opened in a shed behind a house near the old stone bridge over Newtown…

Made in Melbourne: Small Batch Limoncello

The aroma of citrus fills the air in the small factory in Melbourne’s west. Boxes of thick-skinned lemons are piled up on the floor. Jon…

Australian Gins Reviewed

With the great gin revival a certified trend, Australian distillers are looking to their backyards for inspiration. Remedy by Reed and Co Pure mountain spring…

Hola Bar Tini Melbourne!

Melbourne’s MoVida crew launches their latest venture in true Spanish style – welcome to Bar Tini. The greatest bars in Spain are very simple affairs….

Cocktails by Heston

A collaboration of Tony Conigliaro of East London’s Drink Factory and Ashley Palmer-Watts, Chef Director of Dinner by Heston (Melbourne & London), has resulted in…

Grand Hotel Europe

Essentials checks into Saint Petersburg’s oldest restaurant, L’Europe at the Tsarist-era Grand Hotel Europe, to relive its golden heritage and sample some of the finest…

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…