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Tales from the Humidor: The non-Cuban Revolution

"It doesn't have to be Cuban to be good," declares Norman Stein, owner of one of Sydney's finest cigar shops 'Bogart's House of Fine Cigars'. " Increasingly cigar makers based in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras and Brazil are producing cigars of similar, if not better quality, than those coming out of Cuba."
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The Bitter Truth Releases Elixier

Always looking to the legends and forefathers of the bartending craft when creating new classics the Bitter Truth have now invoked the work of the ancient alchemists, with their latest creation Elixier: "a digestive liqueur that blurs the lines of conventional wisdom."
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Coopers Clear

The renowned brewing family, Coopers, have announced the launch of their latest product to the market - Coopers Clear - aimed to compliment the already successful range of Coopers beers within the marketplace.
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Cruzan Rums join Beam Global

The team at Beam Global are proud to announce the distribution of Cruzan rums, including the award-winning Cruzan Single Barrel Rum and Cruzan Estate Dark Rum.
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Angostura Bitters shortage hits New York

The Manhattan is threatened as bars face a worldwide shortage of one of its key ingredients, Angostura bitters. Apparently "Big Apple bartenders and barflies [are] hoarding what little is left of the pungent brew."
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WEBWATCH: Dwink.com

Dwink.com is a London based drinks site that has been launched by Tom Sandham, ex-editor of CLASS magazine in the UK.
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Shure Super 55: Modern Muscle in a Vintage Body

Once in a great while, a product transcends its basic function and becomes an icon - a cultural artifact. Most fade away as they are eclipsed by new technology or changing tastes, but some make such an indelible mark that their appeal never wanes. The Shure model 55SH Series II Unidyne Microphone is one such icon; it's the professional audio industry's answer to the '65 Ford Mustang or a pair of Levi's 501 blue jeans.
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Plate by Kristalia

At Fanuli have a reputation for spotting design trends having introduced to Australia year after year some of the most cutting-edge furniture designs to come out of Italy. One of Fanuli's latest releases is the Plate chair by award-winning design house Kristalia.