Martini Monday: Aviation Gin (Part 2)

MARTINI MONDAY CONTINUED Now that we have established Martini Monday as a weekly episode (at least in my household), let’s recap what we learnt at our Martini Masterclass held at The Flour Factory.Β  These simple steps will lead you to your perfect* dry martini: Step 1: Chill martini glass in freezer or with lots of …

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Martini Monday: Aviation Gin (Part 1)

OVERVIEW The gin industry was buzzing when Ryan Reynolds bought into the shares of Aviation Gin earlier this year. This marriage made in heaven has helped breathe profound new life/meaning into the craft gin brand hailing from Portland, Oregon – a face lift if you will. Since then, Aviation gin sales and its cool factor …

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JUNIPALOOZA 2017 (MELBOURNE)

A few weeks after Junipalooza, I came across a Spirits Business article asking if gin has peaked. Has it? The gin resurgence in recent years has been in full swing with craft distilleries popping up almost every month just in the UK and a generous handful on Australian shores.Β  Short production time is one of …

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HOUSE OF DIOR: SEVENTY YEARS OF HAUTE COUTURE

In the midst of my juniper rich adventures in Melbourne last week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. After attending the Viktor & Rolf exhibition last year, I did go in with somewhat high expectations and needless to say, House of Dior superseded them by tenfold.

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WORLD GIN CUP 2017

Gin World Cup is very much a ‘thing’ and the inaugural series was executed in all its junipery brilliance by James Young from Old Young’s. Held in the heart of Swan Valley at Old Young’s distillery itself as part of the Entwined Festival, 16 gins were pitted against each other in a Soccer style World Cup game providing a segue for arbitrary results. Curious? I was too.

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