Penfolds launches NFT of rare wine on Blockbar

A barrel of Penfolds Magill Cellar 3 has been made available exclusively through leading non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, BlockBar. It is the first wine to be sold on the luxury wine and spirits marketplace. Upon purchase, the buyer will own a non-fungible token tied to the rare barrel made from the 2021 vintage and which […]

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SOFI Aperitivo?New to red+white

the sofi story. Socialising and unwinding after a day at work is the core of the traditional Aperitivo ritual. The Italian tradition has now transformed into a modern global trend of a fresh and bitter-sweet cocktail- the perfect summer drink. SOFI was an idea born in Italy and brought to life in Australia as local […]

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Lark Rare Cask Series Para100 Whisky: Yes, Tasmania Makes World-Class Whisky

by Ken Gargett One of the earlier pieces I did for Quill & Pad was on one of the world’s most extraordinary wines, the Seppeltsfield 100-Year-Old Para Vintage Tawny port. I am not doing a reprise of that here, but it is very relevant to today’s focus. That wine, the 100-Year-Old Para Vintage Tawny, exists only thanks to […]

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Domaine du Tariquet – Beautiful Wines from Gascony

Why Tariquet Wine? Domaine du Tariquet is probably the first winemaker to have made wines in the New World style long before there was a name for it.A piece of history: France, after the 1st World War where wines played a big part in the morale of the troops, and after the enormous scientific knowledge […]

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VERDE MOMENTO – Artisanal Mezcal

Mezcal Verde Momento Organic Despite its ultra-modern looks, this eye-catching mezcal is produced with the utmost artisanal care and traditional methods. Verde Momento is made with 8 year old agave Espadin by mezcalero Doroteo Garcia in Tlacolula, Oaxaca. The agaves are cooked in an underground oven using ocote, holm oak, and pepper tree which give […]

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Spotlight On The Other Wine Co.

Since its launch in 2015, The Other Wine Co. has produced some handy little pourers for restaurants, arresting splashes of sky-blue on shelves, highly rated, deliciously drinkable wines; favourites in our collection. The Other Wine Co. is a special little brand whose ambition to think otherness is an exciting new chapter. ‘Otherness can be found in many different […]

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The Abbey Vineyard Releases of Parker Coonawarra Estate

ABBEY VINEYARD ICONS | PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 “A cabernet with a lengthy history of excellence. It is from a single vineyard planted in ’85. The vines are fully mature, and the blackcurrant fruit revels in the generous proportion of new French oak allocated to it every year.”96 Points, James Halliday Wine […]

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St Huberts The Stag celebrates the spirit of the wilderness

St Huberts The Stag has launched a new brand campaign live in Australia now until mid-March. ‘Long Live the Wild’ celebrates the roaming, restless spirit of the wild and those who live wild at heart. This exciting new Australian campaign features across out of home (billboards), social media, YouTube, Cinema and Kayo; also appealing to […]

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