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THE BRIGHT CIDER LIFE

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SUMMER EDITION EXCLUSIVE TO INDEPENDENT LIQUOR RETAILERS


“After rigorous testing, the Weber Genesis E330 was declared best performer for the last four years according to Choice magazine” Ever since the original Weber kettle set the benchmark in barbecue quality, we’ve had a reputation to protect. We know that people rely on and trust us to build barbecues of extraordinary quality and we are not going to let them down. You see, quality is at the very heart of our company’s culture. Each Weber barbecue is made from only the highest grade materials that are chosen to weather the elements and stand the test of time.

aluminum and, of course, quality stainless steel. patented Flavourizer Bar technology used in each Weber Gas Barbecue, and the lid down cooking method, your meals will have that incredible Weber Flavour, all with

To discover the full range of Weber Premium Gas Barbecues, including the multi award winning Genesis E330, visit your nearest Weber Specialist Dealer. www.theweberspecialist.com.au


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TABLE OF CONTENTS SUMMER 2016

PRODUCT FEATURES

07 11 Top 5 Summer Wines

06 Perfect Match: Beer Can Chicken

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New Product Spotlight

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What’s on? Get out and about this summer

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Under the influence

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Seppelt Pioneering Australian Sparkling since the 1890s

Apps on tap

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SUMMER FEATURE

Russell's Reserve

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REGION FEATURE

In fact: The bright cider life

Marlborough Land of the long white cloud

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WHETHER IT WAS CREATING WORLD PEACE OR A WORLD-FAMOUS WORK OF ART, SOME OF HISTORY’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS WERE CARRIED OUT BY LEGENDARY MEN AND WOMEN, EQUALLY RENOWN FOR THE AMOUNT THEY DRANK. HERE WE TAKE A LOOK AT FIVE OF THESE INEBRIATED ICONS.

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Dorothy Parker

Who: American poet and writer Drink of choice: Martini

Quote: "I like to have a martini, two at the very most. After three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host." She was nominated for two Academy awards (A Star is Born in 1937 and Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman in 1947) for her screenplays, wrote numerous books of poetry and is one of the most frequently quoted writers of all time. Famous for her wit, wisecracks and eye for 20th-century urban foibles, this American literary maven was equally renown for being a scofflaw – one of the many Americans who enjoyed a drink or two in New York's numerous speakeasies during Prohibition.

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Vincent van Gogh

Who: One of the greatest painters in history

Drink of choice: Absinthe

Fact or Fiction: Absinthe is believed to cause a drinker to see a yellow hue around objects, one of the trademark characteristics of Van Gogh’s paintings.

This Dutch Post-Impressionist painter is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art and his work is sold for millions all over the world. During the 37 years he was alive however, he constantly consumed absinthe which lead to delirium and hallucinations. He would paint outdoors at night with a candle on his hat, he was known to eat paint and drink turpentine, and he once cut off a portion of his ear and left it at a brothel for a girl named Rachel telling her to “keep this object like a treasure”. He was sent to an asylum and eventually died of a gunshot wound – there is some mystery as to whether it was suicide or murder. Vincent Van Gogh cocktail 20ml absinthe

10ml Chambord liqueur 5ml lemon juice

15ml cranberry juice

Shake and strain into a large shot glass.

Whilst working as a theatre critic for Vanity Fair, she became friends with Robert Benchley and Robert E. Sherwood and the three of them began lunching together at the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan, founding the infamous group of wise-crackers and acerbic literary types known as the Algonquin Round Table. By night, you would find her at speakeasies drinking and cracking jokes with the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald and Harpo Marx. So famous is she for her drinking, that entire cocktail guides have been dedicated to her legacy. Dorothy Parker Cocktail 60 ml Tanqueray gin

12 ml Chambord liqueur 15 ml hibiscus syrup

15 ml fresh lemon juice Soda water

Lemon twist

Shake all liquid ingredients, except the soda water, over ice; strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice and top with chilled soda. Garnish with a lemon twist.


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Who: Last Egyptian Pharaoh

Sir Winston Churchill

What: Greek muscat wine

Who: British Prime Minister during World War II and Statesman

Fact or Fiction: used to regularly bathe in wine

Drink of choice: Whiskey

Quote: “I may be drunk Miss, but in the morning I will be sober, and you will still be ugly.” “I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”

His inspirational leadership, that rallied the British people and led his country from the brink of defeat by the Nazis to victory in World War II, earned Sir Winston Churchill the title of greatest Briton of all time. He’s also known as one of the greatest drinkers of all time. Rarely seen without a glass of whiskey in hand and cigar in mouth, legend has it that upon one arrival at the White House, he told the butler, “I must have a tumbler of sherry in my room before breakfast, a couple of glasses of scotch and soda before lunch, and Champagne and 90-year-old brandies before I go to sleep at night.”

Some historians believe that his alcoholic excesses were more of a myth, kept alive by Churchill himself to bolster his reputation as a leader that could hold his liquor. Regardless of his drinking habits, he managed to live 90 years and in that time survived the frontlines of Cuba, India, Sudan and South Africa, played key roles in both world wars, served two terms as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and won a Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Ernest Hemingway Who: American Novelist and journalist Drink of choice: Anything Quote: “Write drunk. Edit sober.” Ernest Hemingway was the man’s man of literature and did nothing by halves. Aside from publishing 19 books and winning a Nobel Prize for Literature, he married 4 times, survived 2 plane crashes, drank with Benito Mussolini, had a punch up with Orson Welles (followed by a bonding drinking session), shot himself in both legs while trying to sink a Mako Shark, pulled 227 shrapnel fragments out of his leg after being wounded in World War I and downed 17 double daiquiris at famed El Floridita in Cuba in a single session. Whether it was bull fighting in Spain or hunting big game in Africa, his incredible adventures were always fuelled by alcohol.

One of the most famous female rulers in history, Cleopatra was the product of incest, had a hand in the deaths of three of her siblings, spoke a dozen languages, was educated in mathematics, philosophy, oratory and astronomy, and proclaimed herself as the reincarnation of the goddess Isis. Through her love affair with Julius Caesar, she managed to claim the Egyptian throne from her brother (and husband) Ptolemy XIII. After bearing Caesar a son, she followed him to Rome, but fled after he was assassinated. She was summoned back to Rome by the new Roman leader, Marc Antony, who wanted to question her about her allegiance. And it was then that their great love affair and mutual love of drinking began. Living a life of leisure and excess in Egypt, they formed their own drinking society known as the ‘Inimitable Livers’, engaging in nightly feasts, wine-binges, elaborate games and contests. Legend has it that in one of these competitions, Cleopatra bet Antony that she could spend ‘10,000,000 sesterces’ (equivalent to $20 million in modern currency) on one dinner. After enjoying a very conventional meal, Cleopatra dropped one of her priceless pearl earrings into a strong vinegar solution, waited for it to dissolve into slush, and then drank it. After Marc Antony died, the new Roman leader threatened to take her back to Rome as a war trophy. But before he could claim her, she died of intoxication – not from alcohol – but from snake poison.

UENCE Sadly the physical and emotional scars that he accumulated during his extraordinary life became too much for him and in 1961, he wrote the last chapter of his life by committing suicide. The Hemingway Daiquiri

A Churchill Martini

(also known as The Papa Doble and Hemingway Doble)

90 ml Bombay Sapphire gin

45 ml Bacardi rum

Pour gin over ice into a mixing glass. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an olive.

15 ml fresh squeezed lime juice

Frangelico Cleopatra

22ml maraschino liqueur

45 ml Frangelico

30 ml grapefruit juice

30 ml almond milk

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

pinch chilli pepper Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a chilli pepper.

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Pioneering Australian Sparkling since the 1890s Founded in 1851, Seppelt is one of Australia’s most historic and pioneering wine producers, specialising in wines that express the unique personalities of some of Victoria’s finest vineyards. Not only has Seppelt built a reputation for crafting some of the country’s most lauded table wines such as the flagship Seppelt St Peters Grampians Shiraz and Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Riesling, it also has a rich heritage in sparkling wine. A true pioneer in Australia, Seppelt first began making sparkling wine in the 1890s and has more experience with the style than any other winemaker in the country. Around the same time Seppelt pioneered Sparkling Shiraz – a uniquely Australian wine style for which Seppelt expressions are often revered as the benchmark. Seppelt’s century-old sparkling tradition dates back to 1890 when then owner Hans Irvine employed French Champagne winemaker Charles Pierlot to craft some of Australia’s first Traditional Method sparkling wines. A colourful character, Pierlot learnt the art of Champagne making at the houses of Pommery & Greno and Moet & Chandon. Together, Irvine and Pierlot developed an award-winning wine

business and their wines quickly gained a loyal following. Since then, an enduring dedication to sparkling excellence has been passed down by generations of winemakers at Seppelt. This legacy continues today under the leadership of Seppelt Senior Winemaker Adam Carnaby. Since the release of the 1983 vintage in 1986, Seppelt’s finest sparkling white wines have borne the name of Pierlot’s wife, Ellena Salinger. Available in vintage and non-vintage styles, Seppelt Salinger sparkling wines are made using the traditional sparkling varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.

$2199 EACH

The first release of the non-vintage expression, Seppelt Salinger Premium Cuvée NV, was in 2011. Made from grapes sourced from some of Australia’s best cool climate sparkling regions – including Adelaide Hills, Tumbarumba, Henty and the Yarra Valley - it is a delicate, dry sparkling wine made to a consistent Seppelt house style. Seppelt Senior Winemaker Adam Carnaby said that the Seppelt Salinger Premium Cuvée NV is a wine of great finesse and balance, with a fine bead, luscious creamy mouth-feel and a crisp finish.

www.seppelt.com.au

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TOP 5 SUMMER WINES

TOP 5 SUMMER WINES BROKENWOOD SEMILLON $2499 EACH There’s a treasure trove of flavours in this wine ranging from citrus to a hint of stone fruit alongside lemongrass, making it a drop-dead drink-tonight (or whenever) proposition. Awarded a Top gold medal in its class at the 2015 Adelaide Wine Show.

CRUSE BLANC DE BLANCS $1399 EACH Pale yellow and elegant colour with fine bubbles. A fruity and sparkling wine, with aromas of fresh butter and cake.

PHILIP SHAW WIRE WALKER PINOT NOIR

DE BORTOLI BELLA RIVA PINOT GRIGIO

$1999 EACH

$1499 EACH

From the cool climate region of Orange in NSW, this wine is showing excellent promise.

Gently aromatic, dry and savoury for every day enjoyment. Grapes are both whole bunch pressed as well as crushed to give a range of phenolic for complexity and texture. Bright flavours with good texture and complexity. Perfect for those lazy summer days with a baguette and some washed rind cheese.

It displays a seductive light bright crimson colour, combined with the aroma having a great lift of bright fruit followed by a matrix of complex layering. This wine has great personality with varietal fruit presence.

CALABRIA COOL CLIMATE RIESLING $1699 EACH This Riesling is made with the gentlest of handling preserving the delicate fruit flavours. Harvested in the cool of the night, the fruit is gently destemmed, crushed and pressed in an air bag press. The juice is cold settled and using only the clear juice is fermented slowly at cool temperatures until dry. The wine is then carefully stabilised and filtered before bottling, ensuring that all the fruit flavours are captured. This crisp Riesling will go well with fresh natural oysters and grilled white fish.

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PERFECT MATCH

Prep Time 5 mins (overnight marinate)

BEER CAN CHICKEN

Step 2 Add the whole chicken to the bowl. Rub the marinade all over the chicken and also in the cavity. Step 3 Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 3 hours to allow the chicken to marinate. Step 4 Remove the chicken from the fridge and dry the skin with paper towel. Sprinkle some extra paprika on the skin of the chicken and massage in.

Difficulty Easy Servings 4

CRICKETERS ARMS SPEARHEAD PALE ALE This ‘new-world’ pale ale is late hopped with Amarillo for a subtle citrus aroma, dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin for a tropical finish and balanced with a pale malt and two specialty malts to deliver a sturdy caramel backbone. It leads the way for Cricketers Arms as the spearhead of our range.

METHOD Step 1 Place the marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until well combined.

Cook Time 90 mins

Our 3 best pairings

INGREDIENTS 1.8-2kg whole chicken 1 lemon, juiced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp chilli flakes 2 tsp smoked paprika, plus extra for the skin of chicken 1 can of beer

$2499 10PK

Cricketers Arms Spearhead Pale Ale

DE BORTOLI KING VALLEY PROSECCO Over the past few years Prosecco has taken the world by storm. The King Valley is Australia’s natural home for Prosecco due to its ideal climate and breathtaking scenery at the base of Victoria’s snowfields.

De Bortoli King Valley Prosecco

Many families originated from Northern Italy where the Prosecco grapes are indigenous. This delightful Prosecco from the King Valley is perfect on its own or mixed with Aperol and soda water for a lively and refreshing spritz.

$1499 EACH

Gently savoury it tastes of apple and pear with fresh pithy lemon, gentle creaminess, complete with the very fine bubbles that we call ‘bead’.

Step 5 Open the beer and pour half of the beer into a glass. Step 6 Push the beer can into the chickens cavity. Step 7 Preheat your barbecue for indirect cooking. Step 8 Once the barbecue is preheated, turn to the roast setting. Place the chicken in the centre of the barbecue and cook for 1-1 ¼ hours or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 74C.

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FIFTH LEG TREASURE HUNTER CHARDONNAY In Devil’s Lair cave, the fossilised remains of a Tasmanian Tiger were found…together with a mysterious extra leg. A hunters buried treasure? This Chardonnay is made from premium Margaret River grapes. Light straw in colour, it has intense lemon and white nectarine flavours. A creamy yet aromatic and vibrant palate of ripe melon, pink grapefruit and apple deliver a lovely supple texture and refreshing persistence.

Fifth Leg Treasure Hunter Chardonnay

$1899 EACH

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KIRIN MEGUMI DISCOVER FIRST PRESS BEER INTRODUCING KIRIN MEGUMI BEER’S NEW LOOK The sophisticated new look of KIRIN MEGUMI Beer, known to many simply as KIRIN, launched in October’16 introducing the same great beer as KIRIN MEGUMI. In Japanese “MEGUMI” means “GIFT” as KIRIN Beer uses a unique brewing method called First Press, the first pressed liquid is considered a blessing from nature in Japan. Every KIRIN MEGUMI bottle is a result of our passion and commitment to pure taste and master craftsmanship. The new look packaging honours KIRIN’s Japanese heritage, expertise and time-honoured techniques symbolised by the “KIN-SEI” red stamp which in Japanese means “METICULOUS CRAFTSMANSHIP”. KIRIN has a history stretching back more than a century to 1888 when brewing began in Japan. Unlike other beers, KIRIN uses a unique brewing method called First Press to deliver taste purity. First Press describes the craft of extracting only the first press of liquid from the malt, when it’s at its purest, much like extra virgin olive oil.

$1799 6PK

This First Press brewing method is the key to delivering KIRIN MEGUMI’s Pure Taste a floral hoppy aroma with medium body and clean, crisp finish, crowned with a rich creamy head. The clean and crisp taste of KIRIN MEGUMI makes it the perfect beer to cleanse the pallet when enjoyed with food. KIRIN MEGUMI’s Pure Taste can be best enjoyed with seafood, poultry and salads.

Discover the Pure Taste of First Press Beer.

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WHOSE SHOUT IS IT ANYWAY?

APPS ON TAP 1 As new drinking apps hit the market daily, we’ll review three of our top picks to keep you on top of your game:

The DRINKZ App

THE CLOSEST TO TASTING A DRINK BEFORE ACTUALLY TASTING IT

HOME IS WHERE THE BAR IS…

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Mixtura

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Flaviar

What they say

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DRINKZ saves the awkward conversation about whose shout it is next by keeping track of everyone’s shout, in sequential order. For a bit of fun, there is also a randomiser option, which selects one friend from the group to pay for all of the drinks, as well as a function that allows users to meet other like-minded Drinkerz nearby.

Use Mixtura to get the most out of your home bar. Just tell Mixtura what ingredients you have and let it pick the perfect cocktail for you.

Discover new drinks and learn about spirits the easy way. Access more than 10,000 bottles with flavour profiles, distillery backgrounds and trivia including the unique Flavour Spiral feature that lets you smell, taste and visualise flavours for a truly multisensory drinking experience. Enthusiasts can also build their own virtual bars and expand their home bars by ordering curated bottles or tasting packages through the app – although this service is not yet available in Australia.

What we say We all have one of those mates who just happens to 'forget their wallet' every time it comes to their shout. But we’re not sure this app will actually resolve that issue. Call us old fashioned, but when it comes to buying rounds, we’re big believers in the age-old code of honour.

Ratings: PRICE: Free USABILITY: Easy OVERALL RATING:

What we say Your mates have all ended up back at your place. You have alcohol, you have a stocked bar and now you can whip up an impressive cocktail or two with this handy app. Easy on the eye and easy to use, you just tick off the ingredients you already have, and it shows you what cocktails you can make. You have to pay money to add more popular recipes, but if you’re after a quick on-thespot guide, it’s not a bad app.

Ratings: PRICE: Free USABILITY: Easy OVERALL RATING:

What we say If you want to become a ‘spirit snob’ Flaviar is the perfect app for you. But it’s not pretentious in any way at all – it’s fun, intuitive and a visual feast. The Flavour Spiral feature was developed in consultation with spirit experts and connoisseurs who created comprehensive tasting notes for thousands of spirits. By showing visuals of the flavour profiles that make up a particular drink, you really can get an idea of what’s inside a bottle – without actually taking a swig.

Ratings: PRICE: Free USABILITY: Easy OVERALL RATING:


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5 th in gs to do in Marlborou gh

LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD

DID YOU KNOW...

• 75% OF NEW ZEALAND’S TOTAL WINE PRODUCTION COMES FROM MARLBOROUGH • 85% OF MARLBOROUGH’S WINE PRODUCTION IS OUR FLAGSHIP VARIETAL SAUVIGNON BLANC • MARLBOROUGH’S SHARE OF NEW ZEALAND’S WINE EXPORTS IS APPROXIMATELY 1.1 BILLION (OUT OF A TOTAL 1.39 BILLION) The Marlborough region is New Zealand’s largest wine-growing area, and is particularly famed for its award-winning Sauvignon Blanc. It’s also home to scenic Sounds, brilliant cycling and walking tracks and some of the best gourmet produce in the country. And with great deals on direct flights to New Zealand, we highly recommend you pop over to Aotearoa to experience first hand the delights of this spectacular region. Here’s our shortlist of what to do:

1. Taste of Marlborough You cannot visit this region without sampling the very product it’s best known for. With 168 wineries and over 40 cellar doors, you can drive, cycle or join a guided wine tour in search of the perfect drop. Or if you prefer a cold beer, you can sample a fine brew at two of New Zealand’s multi-award winning breweries in Marlborough, Renaissance and Moa.

2. Dine like a king

3. Escape to D'Urville Island

With crayfish from the east coast and king salmon, oysters, clams and mussels grown in the Marlborough Sounds, you can enjoy fresh seafood straight from the source; washed down with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Escape to D'Urville Island located in Catherine Cove of the Marlborough Sounds and discover the perfect place to relax and recharge. Accessed by boat only, you can truly get away from it all in this beautiful oasis, with a choice of walking trails, mountain biking, diving, fishing with accommodation, a cafe and restaurant.

3. Walk or cycle the Queen Charlotte Track The Queen Charlotte track stretches 70km from Ship Cove to Anakiwa as it passes through lush coastal forest, historic bays and along skyline ridges. The whole track can be completed in 5 days on foot, or 3 days on a mountain bike, or you can choose to try a shorter section of the trail for a day. Either way, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds.

4. Swim with dolphins As far as unique must do New Zealand experiences go, swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds is definitely one of them. Set amid the spectacular scenery, guides will take you on a search for the five different species of dolphins found in this area. You can enjoy dolphin spotting from the boat, or take a dip into the water for a personal encounter.

OUR PICK ENZED Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Intense aromas of red and green peppers, complex lemon and white peach and hints of passionfruit. A classic Marlborough sauvignon blanc, with a well weighted palate full of punchy herbaceous character. A clean long and refreshing finish of tropical white peach and fresh cut grass. $13.99 EACH

5. Cruise Marlborough Sounds The most idyllic areas of Marlborough Sounds can only be accessed by boat, and are best explored by a mail boat tour where you take part in running deliveries to the more remote bays, or with a scenic cruise that provides ample opportunities to meet the wildlife that live in and around the Sounds; fur seals, little blue penguins, dolphins the rare Rowi kiwi, tuatara and weka.

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A MORNINGTON PENINSULA ICON SINCE 1989 A Cool Climate Classic For the last 25 years, Red Hill Estate has Mornington Peninsula and our brand is now synonymous with this Cool Climate region. Our Cool Climate range includes our signature Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals along includes an award winning Pinot Grigio. Most years are exceptional, with the cool, maritime climate mixing with volcanic and sedimentary soils to create wines that are wonderfully textured, complex and delightfully understated. Our Chief Winemaker, Donna Stephens

About Red Hill Estate Red Hill Estate is a boutique, Australian, multi award winning wine producer situated on a stunning property little more than an hour from Melbourne. Consistently awarded a 5 Star Rating by James Halliday, Red Hill Estate resides in an internationally recognised Cool Climate region on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Established in 1989, the winery encompasses 46 acres with 23 acres under vine and boasts one of the best views from any winery in the world

to allow consumers the ability discover and enjoy our wines based on pricing and style considerations and we’re proud to consistently

For more than 25 years, Red Hill Estate has endured as an icon of the Mornington Peninsula and is renowned in equal measure for its superb panoramic views of Western

a range of styles and price points.

Cool Climate wines.


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Russell’s Reserve is a small batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, sourced from centre cut barrels from Levels 3-5 of the rick house. Only 150-200 barrels are selected for each batch. The first batch was bottled in celebration of Jimmy Russell’s 45th anniversary with Wild Turkey in 1998. To this day, Russell’s Reserve stands as a testament to Jimmy and Eddie Russell’s 94 years of combined craftsmanship.

OUR DIFFERENCE: • Russell’s Reserve stands as a testament to almost 100 years of combined Bourbon craftsmanship from Father & Son Master Distillers, Jimmy & Eddie Russell. • Small batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon with less than 300 barrels handselected by Jimmy & Eddie Russell for each batch. This ensures only the finest quality Bourbon are selected to carry the Russell name. • Barrels are sourced from the coveted centre-cut (levels 3-5 of 7) of the Bourbon rickhouse, where climate is most consistent, thus ensuring a smooth & flavoursome bourbon profile.

10 Year old Nose: Sweet spices. Musk & bay leaf. Sweet vanilla. Leather & straw. Palate: Lovely spice. Notes of chilli & spearmint. Soft charred oak. Mild anise. Finish: Vibrant rye grain. Light spice & caramel. Abv: 45%

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LATEST & GREATEST

Hardys Tintara Geology Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon 750mL

$1599 EACH

NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Sofi Spritz

$1899 4PK

SOFI SPRITZ HARDY’S TINTARA GEOLOGY

AS FEATURED ON CHANNEL 10’S SHARK TANK! Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon

The McLaren Vale region is famous for being one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world. From an altitude of 50 up to 200 metres, the vineyards are planted on an array of soils including fertile red-brown earths, terra rossa, rendzina, soft sands and dark cracking clays. Some of these soils are as old as 600 million years. It is from these diverse soils that Hardy’s Tintara’s winemakers source grapes that allow them to blend wines with complexity, concentration and character that reflect this unique maritime climate and geology. The ability to take grapes from multiple sites and soils provides our winemakers with a broad palette of flavours, structure and styles to craft a unique expression for the new Hardy’s Tintara Geology range.

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750mL

$5499 EACH

JIM BEAM DOUBLE OAK BOURBON Colour:

Golden Amber

Nose:

Rich notes of caramel and vanilla with hints of toasted wood.

Taste:

Intense caramel and toffee flavours with a distinctive spiced oakiness.

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Long, warm and perfectly balanced. The additional maturation allows the liquid to have more contact with the charred oak – giving Jim Beam Double Oak a unique flavour profile – woodier and richer than other whiskies.

Sofi Spritz is an all-Australian wine spritz inspired by the Italian-style of Aperitivo. Made to classic recipes with a South Australian Riesling base, Sofi has a crisp refreshing finish, due to its all-natural ingredients, higher content of sparkling water and no added sugars. Perfectly balanced with citrus and herbal extracts, it quenches the thirst with its bitter sweet twist. Sofi Blood orange & bitters is an all Australian take on the classic Italian Veneto spritz wine cocktail. Blood Orange and bitter served over Riesling with a dash of sparkling water gives a bitter-sweet taste and a crisp, refreshing finish, best enjoyed with a slice of citrus over ice or straight from the chilled bottle. So, to bring a little classic Italian style to your summer, pick up a Sofi and enjoy what we like to regard as the perfect ‘sundowner’


WHAT’S ON

WHAT'S ON THIS SUMMER GET OUT AND ABOUT WITH OUR GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS THIS SUMMER.

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Country Music Festival 20 – 29 JANUARY Tamworth, NSW It’s the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere bringing together country performers from across Australia over ten days of song, festival and fun. With thousands of events, over 700 musicians and even more performances, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Sydney Festival 7 – 26 JANUARY

Lost Paradise

Summernats

Parkes Elvis Festival

29 – 31 DECEMBER

5– 8 JANUARY

11 –15 JANUARY

Glenworth Valley, NSW

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

Parkes, NSW

Escape to nature for New Year’s Eve and immerse yourself in music, art, food and yoga. This year’s eclectic line up presents layer upon layer of live, electronic, dance, techno and indie-rock performances spread across 3 days and nights within three distinct spaces. Leading acts include Sticky Fingers, Gang of Youths and Flight Facilities and the highly popular Lost Disco segment.

Field Day 1 JANUARY The Domain, Sydney The ultimate antidote to a New Year’s Eve hangover – Field Day is the best way to kick off 2017. Hip-hop heavyweights Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper top a stacked bill that also features a bunch of international talent like Broods, AlunaGeorge, MØ and Claptone, plus a mixed bag of Aussie favourites including SAFIA, What So Not, Alison Wonderland, Hermitude and moshloads more.

Channel your rev head and cruise down to Australia’s biggest horse power party – the annual Street Machine Summernats Car Festival. Featuring up to 1800 elite street machines from around the world and attracting more than 100,000 people, Summernats delivers 3 ½ days of high octane action including the City Cruise, the crowning of the Street Machine Summernats Grand Champion, Dyno Dynamic’s Horsepower Heroes, Federal Tyres Miss Summernats competition, and the world’s biggest burnout competition, the Liqui-Moly Burnout Masters.

Pack the sequins and make your way to Parkes to help them celebrate 25 years of Elvis festivities, with a ‘Viva Las Vegas’ theme. Starting with the Gala dinner on Wednesday and culminating in a Viva Splash Vegas pool party, this five day festival features nonstop entertainment as well as competitions, markets, street parades and much more!

Thredbo Blues Festival 20 – 22 JANUARY Thredbo, NSW Clear and crisp mountain air, beautiful alpine surrounds and soul soothing blues make the Thredbo Blues Festival one of the top events to attend every summer. Headlining the weekend will be a reformation of the 70’s Australian ‘supergroup’ Stars featuring Mal Eastick, Mick Pealing and Nick Charles; along with some Australian greats including the Groove Kings, Chase the Sun and the Blues Preachers.

Sydney, NSW Sydney’s streets come alive for the Sydney Festival with vibrant and eclectic shows across the city put on by world-renowned and local creatives. More than 1000 artists deliver 400 performances at 30 venues – so there’ll be something for everyone at one of Australia’s most loved events.

Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 hour 3 – 5 FEBRUARY Bathurst, NSW This international endurance race takes place over 12 gruelling hours at Australia’s spiritual home of motorsport Mount Panorama. From dawn to dusk, international teams racing performance and production cars do battle on one of the world’s most respected race tracks.

National Multicultural Festival 17-19 FEBRUARY Garema Place, Canberra Eat, drink, laugh and dance your way around the world at the National Multicultural Festival. Celebrate difference, share traditions and see performances from all parts of the world throughout the festival. There will be comedy, performance art, food and wine stalls, street parties, live music, circus-style acts and more!


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Some say it’s the best job in the world. Do YOU have what it takes to be an Official Local Liquor Taste Tester. Check out the Local Liquor Facebook page to find out more.

what our official taste testers are saying Lazy Bear Rum and Dry

Jacobs Creek Le Petit Rosé

I tried Lazy Bear Rum and Dry for the first time this week and was quite surprised by it’s ease of drinking. It is a refreshing, sweet beverage with a nice lime zing to it.

I found the rosé crisp and light with fruity flavours and a hint of Turkish Delight. After chilling, it was pleasant to drink, and was a great drink with salads, pasta, chicken, seafood and Asian dishes with rice.

Lyn, Kellyville Ridge

Elinor, Cherrybrook


IN FACT

THE BRIGHT CIDER LIFE THE AUSTRALIAN ALCOHOL PALATE IS CHANGING. Whilst beer is still a long-term fixture, cider is becoming the new apple of the drinker’s eye and is one of the fastest-growing categories of alcoholic beverages. So in tribute to the rising popularity of this age-old beverage, here are a few facts that you can use to entertain your friends next time you share a glass of the good stuff: 1

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Captain Cook carried cider on his ships to treat his crew for scurvy. 0

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In the 19th century, cider was advertised as a cure for gout and other illnesses. 0

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At one time, 365 different varieties of cider apples were grown. Today over 100 different varieties are grown. 0

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Back in the 14th century, children were baptised in cider as it was often more sanitary than water.

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In early medieval times in Britain, the tradition of ‘wassailing’ apple orchards involved reciting incantations and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year. 0

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The best cider apples have the best names: Hangdown, Chibble's Wilding, Kentish FillBasket, and Glory of the West. 0

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When Caesar and his invading soldiers stormed through England in 55 BC, they found Celts sipping a brew made from crab apples. The troops were quick to pick up the habit and take it back to Rome. 0

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Other fruits can be used to make ‘cider-like’ drinks: Perry comes from fermented pear juice, cyser is cider fermented with honey, and, according to legend, plum jerkum – made from plums – leaves "the head clear, while paralysing the legs." 0

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Cider apples make great cider. But if you bite into one, it will taste bitter and dry.

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10 From the 1600s to the 1800s, Cider was the most popular drink in England and North America and many British estate owners would include four pints of cider a day as part of their farm workers’ wages.

11 The temperance movement, which began in the 1820s and preached abstinence from alcohol, killed the cider business. Fired up by speeches from ministers and politicians, many farmers destroyed their "demon orchards," sparing only the trees used for sweet juice.

12 It takes about 40 pieces of fruit to make 4 litres of the good stuff.

13 When the UK was at war with their main wine suppliers like France and Portugal, the English would drink Perry (cider made from pears) as a substitute for champagne.

14 Cider is popular in Spain, especially in the Basque region in Asturias, where they drink more cider per capita than anywhere else in the world.

15 On November 18th 1307, the legendary William Tell shot an apple from the top of his son’s head. November 18th is now National Apple Cider Day.

16 Cider is equally enjoyed by men and women, but women drink half the volume of men.

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the owl & the pussycat The Owl & The Pussycat tells the enchanting tale of a journey of love undertaken by an unlikely duo. Whimsical & wonderful, the story captures the innocence of childhood discovery.

*Not all products available in all stores


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STORE LOCATIONS ACT REGION

SOUTH COAST & SOUTHERN NSW

AINSLIE - Ainslie Cellars BANKS - Local Liquor Banks IGA BELCONNEN - Local Liquor The Lighthouse BONYTHON - Local Liquor Bonython Spar Express BUNGENDORE - Local Liquor Bungendore CAMPBELL - Campbell Liquor Discounts CANBERRA - Local Liquor East Row IGA X-Press CASEY - Supabarn Casey CHAPMAN - Local Liquor Chapman IGA COOK - Local Liquor Cook Friendly Grocer CRACE - Supabarn Crace CURTIN - Local Liquor Statesman Hotel DEAKIN - Local Liquor Deakin IGA EVATT - Local Liquor Evatt IGA FARRER - Local Liquor Farrer IGA X-press FLOREY - Supabarn Supa Express Florey FORDE - Local Liquor Forde Supermarket GARRAN - Local Liquor Garran Friendly Grocer GOWRIE - Local Liquor Gowrie Friendly Grocer GRIFFITH - Local Liquor Griffith Shop-Rite HOLDER - Local Liquor Holder Foodworks HOLT - Local Liquor Holt IGA HUGHES - Local Liquor Hughes IGA ISABELLA - Local Liquor Isabella Plains IGA KAMBAH - Local Liquor Drakeford KAMBAH - Local Liquor Kambah IGA KAMBAH - Local Liquor Kambah Inn KARABAR - Local Liquor Karabar IGA KALEEN - Supabarn Supa Express Kaleen KIPPAX - Local Liquor Kippax LYNEHAM - Local Liquor Lyneham IGA LYONS - Local Liquor Lyons Friendly Grocer MAWSON - Local Liquor The Flow Bottle Shop MELBA - Local Liquor Melba IGA MONASH - Local Liquor Monash Spar Supermarket MURRUMBATEMAN - Local Liquor Murrumbateman NARRABUNDAH - Local Liquor Narrabundah IGA NGUNNAWAL - Local Liquor Ngunnawal IGA NICHOLLS - Local Liquor Nicholls IGA OAKS ESTATE - Local Liquor Vintage Cellars O'CONNOR - Local Liquor O'Connor IGA PALMERSTON - Local Liquor Palmerston IGA PEARCE - Local Liquor Pearce Foodworks RED HILL - Local Liquor Red Hill IGA RICHARDSON - Supabarn Supa Express Richardson SWINGER HILL - Local Liquor Swinger Hill IGA X-press WARAMANGA - Local Liquor Waramanga IGA WATSON - Supabarn Supa Express Watson WESTON - Local Liquor Weston Candamber YARRALUMLA - Local Liquor Yarralumla IGA

ALBION PARK - Albion Park Cellars BOMBALA - Local Liquor Bombala Foodworks BRADFORDVILLE - Local Liquor Bradfordville Friendly Grocer BRAIDWOOD - Local Liquor Braidwood IGA BURRILL LAKE - Burrill Lake Cellars DALMENY - Local Liquor Dalmeny IGA EROWAL BAY - Erowal Bay Liquor Store FIGTREE - Figtree Cellars HORSLEY - Horsley Village Cellars KANGAROO VALLEY - Friendly Inn LAKE HEIGHTS - Lake Heights Cellars MERIMBULA - Liquor & Co Merimbula Lakeview Hotel NAROOMA - Narooma Plaza Cellars THIRROUL - Ryans Hotel THIRROUL - The Beaches Hotel TUROSS HEAD - Tuross Cellars

VICTORIA WODONGA - Federation Cellars

CENTRAL/NORTH COAST BANGALOW - Bangalow Hotel BELLINGEN - Bellingen Providore BILAMBIL - Bilambil Cellars BUDGEWOI - The Coast Hotel BULAHDELAH - The Lady Jane Motor Inn and Liquor Supplies BYRON BAY- The Great Northern Hotel CLUNES - Clunes Liquor Store & Cellars COFFS HARBOUR - Pier Hotel COLLARENEBRI - Tattersalls Hotel COOLONGOLOOK - BP Roadhouse COONAMBLE - Coonamble Cellars GOSFORD - Liquor & Co Oldfield Cellars GOULBURN - Empire Hotel GRAFTON - Hotel Motel 5 HARRINGTON - Harrigans Irish Pub ISLINGTON - Islington Cellars KENDALL - Liquor & Co Kendall Beer & Wine KEMPSEY - Southside Cellars KILCARE - Kilcare Cellars LAURIETON - Laurieton Cellars LORD HOWE ISLAND MACKSVILLE - Nambucca River Co-Op MACLEAN - Cane Cutters Bar & Grill MULLUMBIMBY - Court House Hotel MURWILLUMBAH - Tweed Tavern NABIAC - The Old Bank Centre General Store NAMBUCCA - Nambucca Liquor NIMBIM - Nimbin Hotel RAYMOND TERRACE - The Clare Castle Hotel SCOTTS HEAD - Scotts Head Liquor Store SOUTH LISMORE - Station Hotel SOUTH WEST ROCKS - South West Rocks Cellars TERRIGAL - Terrigal Cellars TUCABIA - Tucabia Village Store TWEED HEADS - Local Liquor Panorama

TWEED HEADS - The Bay Boozatorium URUNGA - Urunga Cellars WOOLOOLGA - Wooloolga Beach Bottleshop WOY WOY - The Old Pub Woy Woy Hotel YAMBA - Pacific Hotel Yamba

COUNTRY NSW ADELONG - Spar Supermarket Adelong CONDOBOLIN - Imperial Hotel Condobolin DENILIQUIN - Railway Hotel Deniliquin DUBBO - Sid's Bottleshop HARDEN - Local Liquor Harden IGA LITHGOW - Commercial Hotel MT VICTORIA - Imperial Cellars NYNGAN - Local Liquor Nyngan Foodworks QUIRINDI - Federal Hotel SINGLETON - Club House Hotel TAMWORTH - Longyard Hotel URALLA - TJ's Cellars WAGGA WAGGA - Local Liquor Ashmont Hotel WAGGA WAGGA - Riverina Co-Op WALGETT - Gateway Hotel WEST WYALONG - Tattersalls Hotel

SYDNEY REGION ALEXANDRIA - The Grounds of Alexandria, The Potting Shed BARDWELL PARK - Bardwell Park Cellars BAULKHAM MILLS - Hills Winehouse & Supermarket BEROWRA - Berowra Village Tavern BONNET BAY - Bonnet Bay Supermarket & Liquor BROADWAY - Sydney Cellars CAMBRIDGE PARK - Cambridge Park Cellars CAMPSIE - The Wineman CHESTER HILL - Local Liquor Chester Hill CROMER - Cromer Cellars CRONULLA - Liquor & Co BottlO'Briens DULWICH HILL - Dulwich Hill Cellars ENMORE - Enmore Fine Wines GLEBE - Kauri Foreshore Hotel GLENFIELD - Glenfield Cellars GRANVILLE - Granville Cellars GRAYS POINT - Jacksons Liquor GUILDFORD - Guildford Cellars, Bains Liquor HEBERSHAM - Liquor Loft HELENSBURGH - Centennial Heritage Cellars HILL TOP - Hill Top Village Store KINGSDENE - Kingsdene Cellars LAKEMBA - Lakemba Cellars, Liquor Emporium MASCOT - Local Liquor Mascot Spar MASCOT - Mascot Liquor Supply MOSMAN - Liquor & Co Mosman Cellars NORTHBRIDGE - Northbridge Hotel NORTH CURL CURL - North Curl Curl Cellars OAKDALE - Local Liquor Oakdale OYSTER BAY - Oyster Bay Cellars PARRAMATTA - The Royal Oak Hotel PITT TOWN - Pitt Town Bottleshop RICHMOND - Richmond Inn SANS SOUCI - Supabarn Sans Souci SILVERDALE - Local Liquor Silverdale STANWELL PARK - Stanwell Park Cellars STRATHFIELD - Strathfield Cellars SURRY HILLS - Surry Hills Fine Wines SUTHERLAND - Shire Cellars THIRLMERE - Local Liquor Thirlmere TURRAMURRA - C'ellar Vie ULTIMO - Liquor and Wattle WATERLOO - Bourke Street Wine Shop WESTMEAD - Westmead Liquor Shoppe WEST HOXTON - West Hoxton Liquor WILLMOT - Local Liquor Willmot Friendly Grocer YARRAWARRAH - Yarrawarrah IGA

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