Drinks Trade Summer 2020 edition out now

The end of the year is near, and few will be sad to see this one over. Some have done remarkably well but there are far too many who have been on the wrong end of the lock-downs and limited trading opportunities. The gap between the have’s and the have not’s is growing.  Summer brings … Continued

December 17, 2020

Byron’s moonshine is quite the collab

As they say, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” or in this case “when life gives you a surplus of beer, you make Moonshine”, so when COVID-19 hit Australian shores, the highly-awarded Cape Byron Distillery saw an opportunity to create some ‘sustainable’ magic with local craft brewing legends Stone & Wood. The result? Pacific Moonshine – a clear … Continued

December 9, 2020
West Winds Sur Lie Gin

West Winds’ world first: gin combined with Chardonnay lees

The West Winds Gin have released just 1400 bottles of a one-off gin made on Chardonnay lees. The West Winds Sur Lie Gin (French for ‘on lees’) is a limited-edition gin aged for 12 months in used Chardonnay barrels as well as incorporating the use of Chardonnay lees into the mix; a first for a … Continued

December 7, 2020