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Based in Australia, but globally minded, Drinks Adventures is an entertaining podcast covering the world of fine drinks. Wine lover? Craft beer fan? Drink whisky, bourbon, cognac or rum? Or maybe it's gin or vodka or mezcal you're into? Drinks Adventures covers all these drinks and more: Japanese sake, cider, tequila, champagne, cocktails... we could go on! Listen in as host James Atkinson interviews some of the world's biggest names in craft brewing, winemaking and distilling, along with so ...
 
Hello! Welcome to Gin & Spirits, the alcohol-infused ghost story podcast, where we find real tales of terror online and share them with each other while drinking copious amounts of adult beverages. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ginandspiritspc Want to tell us about your paranormal experiences? Do you have a drink to recommend? Tell us about all of it via ginandspiritspodcast@gmail.com Leave us some comments and write us some reviews directly on our podcast at soundcloud.com/ginandspiri ...
 
Gabby, Jess and Olly talk about all things Gin. Which they know little about, aside from the fact that it is tasty. So they talk to other people who know more things about Gin. Distilleries, cocktail makers and other such enthusiasts. Cheers.
 
Our ever-curious step-mother and step-daughter, Sarah and Áine, begin each episode with a glass of gin in hand, before launching into the topic of the week. Once the gin has been thoroughly sampled, and reviewed, they discuss what they already know about the weekly topic. It could be anything, from science to art, from political to cultural. Most importantly, they often don’t know a lot. Luckily, there is a weekly expert who shares their knowledge… and the gin. The guest may be plagued with ...
 
The Gin Papi Podcast is a show where I , Cortez Mars, drown my sins in Gin with Ms. Yoko Milan and the world famous DJ Marauder while we discuss life, love and the pursuit of happiness. We laugh, we cry, we joke and get serious. Join us on weekly as we cheers to this so called life.
 
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Just one story again in this week’s edition of the news. Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits has completed a capital raising that values the business at $500 million AUD. This valuation has been achieved in less than two and a half years of trading for the Australian company founded in Sydney in 2019. It’s now on track to become the fastest independent be…
 
Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin in 1928 had little immediate impact on the world because it took over 15 years to crack the secret of how to mass-produce the it. Until that happened, penicillin existed more as an idea than as a medical intervention. The code to producing it in big batches was finally cracked in, of all places, Peoria, I…
 
Beer writer Tara Nurin is the official historian of the Pink Boots Society, an organisation created in 2008 to assist, inspire and encourage women working in the beer industry. Tara’s new book – A Woman's Place Is in the Brewhouse – celebrates the contributions and influence of female brewers and explores the forces that have erased them from the b…
 
A new and unknown Tasmanian wine brand has come out on top at the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge. The 2020 Ossa Pinot Noir scored 96 points out of 100, winning the Best of Region Trophy for Tasmania and the top wine of the show, judged against Victorian stalwarts like the Yarra Valley’s Giant Steps and Paringa Estate in Mornington Peninsula. The w…
 
Whisky writer Dr Nicholas Morgan is a 30-year veteran of spirits giant Diageo, with a background in history and academia. He joined Diageo's predecessor, United Distillers, in 1990, creating what is now considered the world’s most comprehensive spirits archive, before making a somewhat unlikely transition to leader of Diageo’s global malt whisky ma…
 
In the latest news from Drinks Adventures: Wynns Coonawarra farewells viticulturist Allen Jenkins; Starward and Yalumba collaborate on a new single malt whisky; and Modus Operandi launches green energy brewery in Newcastle.By Wine, Beer & Whiskey Network
 
It’s been a massive year for Lark Distilling Company, which recently announced the $40 million acquisition of fellow Tasmanian distillery Shene Estate. Managing director Geoff Bainbridge joins us this episode, about 18 months after he last spoke with Drinks Adventures for a two-part story on the podcast website. Remember you can visit DrinksAdventu…
 
The Principle of Hospitality podcast is produced by Melburnian hospitality veterans, Shaun de Vries and Sasha Fernando. In this episode exchange, we hear Shaun interview champion bartender Evan Stroeve of Sydney bar Re.By Wine, Beer & Whiskey Network
 
Glaetzer-Dixon Family Wines made history in 2011 when it became the first Tasmanian winery to win the Jimmy Watson – Australia’s most prestigious wine prize – at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. Winemaker Nick Glaetzer has been celebrating the milestone with a highly limited museum release of his winning wine, the 2010 Mon Pere Shiraz, and he joins…
 
I’ll have another regular episode of the Drinks Adventures podcast to share with you very soon. Right now though I’m stoked to share an interview from another one of my favourite drinks podcasts, The Modern Bar Cart out of the US. The host is a gentleman by the name of Eric Kozlik, who describes his show as a cocktail podcast for home bartenders an…
 
Cellaring wine and seeing for yourself how its flavours evolve is one of the most exciting aspects of wine appreciation. But it can be intimidating, and there’s some fundamentals you need to know to ensure you get the best results. In this episode of the show, St Hugo chief winemaker Peter Munro gives you some of those pointers, like how to choose …
 
Brewing legend Chuck Hahn is among only a handful of brewers to have become a household name among beer-loving Australians. But in contrast to other names like Cooper or Foster or Toohey – which have been associated with brewing since the 19th century – the Hahn phenomenon is relatively recent. It’s still playing out today. That said, few of us ful…
 
Today we don our dressing gowns and have a good ole catch up in person. We discuss boken down cars are different when there's a ramp involved. Selling up and moving. Getting blood from a stone, well a deadbeat dad. A heartfelt conversation about a forbidden topic. There will be tears and laughter and gin, lots of gin. Our new breakfast gin of choic…
 
Beer writer Jeff Alworth joins us in this opening episode of Season 11, hot on the promotional trail for his latest book. First published in 2015, The Beer Bible is billed as the most comprehensive guide to the world of beer, with everything you need to know about what to drink, where, when and why. The Beer Bible first edition was named best drink…
 
Surprise! We thought you might be missing us. So, as a special treat, we got you… some bits from the bin. Don’t say we don’t treat you. Series two had so many gins, and so many conversations, that we didn’t always get to include everything we wanted in each episode. So here are some of the bits we had to leave out. Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for…
 
An eye opening chat with Aunty Jo about her lovely daughter. Part 3 get the tissues ready as we discuss palliative care and tough questions Amanda and I had about how do you go on. A heartfelt conversation about a forbidden topic. There will be tears and laughter and gin, lots of gin. Tonight whilst editing I'm downing a bottle of cheap but lovely …
 
An eye opening chat with Aunty Jo about her lovely daughter. In part 2 we discuss how some things are still the same, tough medical decisions and Mothers doing amazing things. A heartfelt conversation about a forbidden topic. There will be tears and laughter and gin, lots of gin. Tonight whilst editing I'm downing a bottle of cheap but lovely Savie…
 
An eye opening chat with Aunty Jo about her lovely daughter. This will be a three part discussion. A heartfelt conversation about a forbidden topic. There will be tears and laughter and gin, lots of gin. I'm trying a nip of Three Cuts Gin whilst editing, it was recommended as on their site they describe it as "bespoke" like we describe our podcast …
 
In this final edition of the news for Season Ten: Mezcal boom raises ethical issues; A landmark moment for Australian whisky; and Non-alcoholic beer brand Sobah launches crowdfunding campaign. Theme music 'Devotion' by Silverlining. Purchase here. Follow Drinks Adventures at @drinksadventures_au and James Atkinson at @byjamesatkinson on Instagram.…
 
Amanda discusses her struggle getting respite and we discuss providers price gouging. A heartfelt conversation about a forbidden topic. There will be tears and laughter and gin, lots of gin. Amanda was drinking Sea Shepard Gin https://www.seashepherdoceangin.com/ If you like the show and would like to throw a couple of dollars at us so we can first…
 
It’s the final episode of series two, and we’re talking sound science! This week we’re joined by Dr Nikhil Mistry, a research fellow at The National Oceanography Centre, University of Southhampton. As he helps us answer ‘if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?’ and 'does a duck's quack echo?' we’ll all enj…
 
Whisky in Australia has been destined for a shake-up as larger players enter the market with products designed to compete on price with some of the big international whisky brands. But of course, there will always be a place for smaller artisan distillers like Highwayman Whisky, the Byron Bay company that released its first spirit in 2020. Highwaym…
 
Brewing company Fermentum Group – parent company of craft beer heavyweights Stone & Wood – has announced its shock sale to Japanese-owned brewer Lion Australia. You are likely as shocked by this as I was. You know how committed Stone & Wood seemed to their independence back when we met the founders in this 2019 documentary. Soon after the news brok…
 
What is public engagement, and why should we talk together more? This week we’re joined by Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement at the University of Cambridge. No idea what that is? Well, this is the episode for you. She’ll be joining Sarah, and a slightly unwell Áine, in a glass of Bullards gin Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
 
Mezcal featured in Season 9 of the podcast when we met Grant Collins, who had recently opened the mezcal-focused bar and restaurant Cartel in Sydney. One of the mezcals I tasted with Grant during that interview was Quiquiriqi. And the more I read about Quiquiriqui, the more I thought it would be a grand idea to invite its London-based founder, Mela…
 
• Agave spirits potential huge in Australia, says ASX-listed Top Shelf; • Mighty Craft invests heavily in whisky; and • James Squire puts a new spin on zero alcohol beer. Theme music 'Devotion' by Silverlining. Purchase here. Follow Drinks Adventures at @drinksadventures_au and James Atkinson at @byjamesatkinson on Instagram.…
 
How can fantasy literature and media benefit wellbeing and mental health? This week we’re joined by Dr Anna Mackenzie, a post-doctoral researcher at Lancaster University who is employed as deputy head of events while she continues her research. Anna will join us in a glass of Brewdog’s Lonewolf gin as we chat. Prepare for some serious nerding from …
 
In more than 40 years of writing about whisky, Charles Maclean has achieved global recognition and no shortage of accolades for his work. He’s a Master of the Quaich – the highest honour in the Scotch whisky industry – and a member of the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame. In fact, he was also its founding editor. Charles has written 18 books and counti…
 
You've been warned the topic in the last half we go in deep. As always there are lighter moments like a dog food prank and dystopian future chats. A heartfelt conversation about a forbidden topic. There will be tears and laughter and gin, lots of gin. I was drinking wine this episode. Goaty Hill Pinot Gris https://www.goatyhill.com/ If you like the…
 
Maths! Why do people love to hate it? This week Lucy Rycroft Smith, a maths education researcher and writer, is joining us to talk all things maths. She may even manage to make notorious maths hater, Áine, feel a little more warmly towards the subject… Lucy will also join us un a glass of Mother’s Ruin Damson Gin as we chat Cheers! See acast.com/pr…
 
- Brewer Stone & Wood enters the burgeoning contemporary beer space; - Victorian winery Seppelt celebrates its 170th anniversary; - Nusa Cana Rum launches a Batavia Arrack; and - Ambitious craft beer venue Urban House of Brews on track for 2022 launch in Sydney. Theme music 'Devotion' by Silverlining. Purchase here. Follow Drinks Adventures at @dri…
 
In 1975 a right-wing loon purchased 300 acres of swampland outside Cape Canaveral with the dream of building a theme park recreating the experience of a US Special Forces barracks in a rural Vietnamese hamlet at the height of the war. Visitors could take turns firing a machine gun at real Vietnamese refugees play-acting as Viet Cong, while replica …
 
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