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Tag Archives: Sydney

• Gross Ingredients You Might Find in Your Beer…& Other Food

Gross Ingredients You Might Find in Your Beer…& Other Food

That swig of beer may come with more than alcohol and hops — it may also contain a dose of tiny plastic particles, reveals a new study in the journal Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A.Scientists refer to these little fragments as “microplastics,” since they’re less than one-fifth of an inch long. The researchers tested […]

• Brace Yourself: Game of Thrones Wine is Coming

Brace Yourself: Game of Thrones Wine is Coming

Winter is coming…and after that, it’s spring, and time for Game of Thrones season 5 — along with a series of wines themed from Westeros and beyond. The wines are a project of Sydney, Australia-based Common Ventures The twelve different varieties are all themed for a different group — the Great Houses Tyrell, Lannister, Stark, […]

• Let’s hear it for wine-based cocktails!

Let’s hear it for wine-based cocktails!

Hunter Valley winemakers may have raised their eyebrows when local bar manager Jamie Walker (below right) began using their wines in his cocktails, but he says the concept is taking off. Walker, of Goldfish Hunter Valley, told TheShout the idea of wine-based cocktails came from his experience bartending in fine dining restaurants with cocktail bars […]

• Beer key to ultra runner’s success. YES!

Beer key to ultra runner’s success. YES!

WANT to know the secret to running seven marathons on seven continents in less than five days? A bottle of beer apparently. Irish ultra-marathon runner Richard Donovan embarked on his incredible journey less than a week ago in a bid to raise money for the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. The 45-year-old ran […]

• The Weirdest Beers You Might Actually Want to Drink

The Weirdest Beers You Might Actually Want to Drink

In the boundary-pushing world of craft beer, it can be hard to distinguish genuine brewing experiments from gimmicky marketing ploys. Take, for example, the recent news that an Aussie brewery has developed a stout that can be consumed in space. The low carbonation and concentrated flavors of 4 Pines Brewing Co.‘s new Vostok beer — […]

• Australian Wine Scam At $10 Million & Rising

Australian Wine Scam At $10 Million & Rising

A bottled wine scam that has devastated a number of Australian wineries has soared past the $10 million mark, with police still searching for the fraudsters and more missing product. Detectives on Thursday raided a fifth warehouse, at Silverwater in Sydney’s west, and found about 350 to 400 pallets of wine worth an estimated $5 […]

• For REAL? The world's first anti-hangover beer

For REAL? The world's first anti-hangover beer

Australian lifestyle company, TheFeelGoodFactory announced it will be pioneering a new era in the way consumers drink alcohol. TheFeelGoodFactory has made a major breakthrough in their development of a world first line of anti-hangover alcoholic beer, wine and spirit beverages which was originally seen as a long term development process. However, the overwhelmingly positive preliminary […]

• Australia gets first Thai wines

Australia gets first Thai wines

Thai food is one of Australia’s most popular cuisines, and now, for the first time foodies can pair their favourite stir-fries or curries with Thai wine, after its recent release at Sailors Thai restaurant in Sydney. Thailand winery, GranMonte, has released seven international award winning wines into the Australian market, including a 2010 Sakuna Rose […]

• Foster's Group Says Savings, Improvements at Treasury Wine Are `On Track'

Foster’s Group Ltd., Australia’s largest brewer, said it is “on track” with targeted savings and quality improvements in its Treasury Wine Estates unit as the company prepares to spin off the business next year. The unit has cut costs for packaging, warehousing and bottling, David Dearie, head of Australian wines at the Melbourne-based brewer, said […]

• Kirin Unit to Become New Zealand’s 2nd-Biggest Wine Seller

Kirin Holdings Co.’s Lion Nathan unit will become New Zealand’s second-largest wine distributor after acquiring brands and wineries from Pernod-Ricard SA for NZ$88 million ($66 million) through a joint venture. Lion Nathan will acquire 12 brands, including sparkling wine label Lindauer, and the Sydney-based company’s partner Indevin will buy vineyards from Pernod-Ricard in the North […]

• French liquor giant chooses Sydney as wine base

PERNOD Ricard is to consolidate its global wine operations, including the Jacob’s Creek brand, into a single business based in Sydney. The new structure, to be known as Premium Wine Brands, will also house New Zealand’s Brancott Estate, which was formerly known as Montana, as well as Spain’s Campo Viejo and Argentinian wine brand Graffigna. […]

• Space Beer Being Tested in Zero Gravity

Space Beer Being Tested in Zero Gravity

The first beer created for space consumption is being tested, but that doesn’t mean astronauts will get to sip any while on duty. It is being brewed by Sydney, Australia-based 4-Pines Brewing Co. as a joint venture with Saber Astronautics Australia, a startup space engineering firm. Discovery News reported that the non-profit space research group […]