…in five drinks

  • Adelaide Hills in Five Drinks

    We asked Adelaide Hills native Pablo Theodoros, publican of the Stanley Bridge Tavern, to walk us through his beloved region. As always, it’s a tale told through the medium of five favourite drinks…

  • Castlemaine in Five Drinks

    Pat Underwood, the winemaker behind the Little Reddie label, and founding member of the Boomtown Wine cooperative in the old Castlemaine Woolen Mill, gives us the inside running to the people and places of Castlemaine. As always, it’s a tale told through the lens of five favourite drinks.

  • Daylesford in Five Drinks

    Now that we’re emerging from the social symptoms of COVID-19, and have the opportunity to rekindle our relationship with our favourite places, we asked Jeremy Shiell, Daylesford native and one of Australia’s most respected sommeliers, to gives us his version of the area. As before, it’s a tale told through five favourite drinks…

  • Hobart in Five Drinks

    We asked Adelaide expat Alister Robertson, helmsman at Hobart micro-wineslinger Sonny, to give us his take on what makes Hobart tick. Appropriately, it’s a tale told in five drinks.

  • Perth in Five Drinks

    Emma Farrelly, Director of Wine for the ground-breaking rebirth of Perth’s historic State Buildings, takes us on a personal tour of the west’s capital. As always, it’s a tale told through the lens of five favourite drinks.


Geelong by the Glass

Emerging from the long shadow of Melbourne and the key wine regions of the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and its vinous sub-regions have their own stories to tell. We asked Geelong resident, wine professional and local business owner Cam O’Keefe to fill us in on what makes Geelong tick.

The Lowdown – Whitlands High Plateau

Many of our mapped wine regions cover vast areas, which don’t always do justice to the differences in soil, rainfall and climate that can result in strikingly different wines from ostensibly the same area. Officially lumped in with the King Valley GI, the Whitlands High Plateau is a place of singular character – elevated, bitterly…

Visiting Tahbilk with Alister Purbrick

Any visit to Tahbilk is immersive. The glisten of the white mudbrick buildings. The yeasty scent of the underground cellars that echoes winemaking. The gentle hum of insects in the wetlands. And most symbolically, the plush mid-palate of old-vine shiraz that tastes ripe, plush and generous. On this visit, our conversations with Alister Purbrick shed light on his personal journey with Tahbilk.