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August 30, 2014 |
Photo of the Week: Villa Melzi Gardens, Bellagio Lake Como

If you’re visiting Bellagio in Italy, take a leisurely stroll south of the ferry wharf or Navigazione Lago di Como, and you’ll find yourself amidst the gardens of Villa Melzi. Situated along the shores of Lake Como, i Giardini di Villa Melzi are perfectly manicured and include an intimate and serene Japanese garden. The villa [...]

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Drinks, Reviews

August 29, 2014 |
Sipsmith VJOP

Sipsmith VJOP is a London Dry gin which stands for Very Junipery Over Proof and is the latest addition to the Sipsmith portfolio. The distillery was established in 2009 in London’s Hammersmith and at the time, was home to the first gin to be made in London in over 189 years. Sipsmith VJOP Sipsmith VJOP [...]

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News

August 29, 2014 |
NEWS: Champagne Room, Australian Monin Cup, Green Peppercorn @ Civic Hotel, Mount Gay Rum & more

This week’s news round-up includes the Champagne Room, Australian Monin Cup, Green Peppercorn at Civic Hotel, Pina Colada Carnage with Mount Gay Rum, Espresso Di Manfredi Coffee, Opera Bar, Good Food Month, a new direction for Mejico and a cool Fathers Day Gift Guide. Champagne Room @ The Winery The Keystone Group will open Australia’s [...]

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News

August 29, 2014 |
Vin de Champagne Awards 2014 Finalists

The Champagne Bureau Australia has announced the twelve finalists from around the country in the Vin de Champagne Awards for 2014. In the Professional category: Peta Baverstock, SA (Loaves & Fishes) Pascale Fayd’herbe, WA (Singlefile Wines) Annette Lacey, NSW (Sydney Wine Academy) Erin Larkin, WA (Lamont’s Wine Store) Cam O’Keefe, VIC (Sommelier, Harry & Frankie) [...]

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Drinks

August 27, 2014 |
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, a craft spirit produced in Austin, Texas has just been launched in Australia. The vodka is made by Tito Beveridge (his real name) at Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery. The spirit is produced in small batches from 100% corn and distilled six times in pot stills. Photography © by Gourmantic – [...]

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Drinks

August 26, 2014 |
Top 10 Australian Craft Spirits

The Australian craft spirit industry is undergoing a revolution. Whether it’s whisky from Queensland, sloe gin from Tasmania or rum from Western Australia, interest in local brands is growing among consumers with several bars stocking and promoting quality local craft spirits. Here at Gourmantic, we have always been big fans of the local craft industry, [...]

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