Spring. It’s the season that brings everything to life; from ‘bud-burst’ in the vineyards to footy finals and racing season in both the country and city centres.
This edition takes a look at the hottest places to enjoy Melbourne Cup this season with a glass of bubbly in hand. Hot on the heels of the Cup is the summer’s biggest sporting event, the Ashes. In a doff of the ‘baggy green’ explore DRINKS sort out one of the game's greats, and genuine good bloke, former opening bowler Glenn McGrath.
An interesting trend in bars and restaurants this summer is the appearance of zero alcohol drinks. We’ve often come across mocktails for the designated driver or for those that want to enjoy the creativity of cocktails without the alcohol, the next stage of which is to get the true spirit flavours while remaining at 0% ABV.
Finally – we’ve taken our basic barista training and can report back that there’s a lot to learn if you want to make great coffee. We headed to Melbourne for coffee 101, and fortunately found a lot of excellent coffee shops, roasters and a city full of coffee lovers