Tag: Wine

First Look: Go inside Andy Freeman’s new Perth bar, Varnish on King

Last October we brought you the news that Perth’s Andy Freeman — award winning operator of Luxe Bar and member of this year’s Top 50 Most Influential List — was working on a new bar for Perth’s CBD, called Varnish on King. Well, they’ve now thrown open the doors and we thought we’d take a look at what’s on offer.

Bye’s Liffey Valley Pinot Noir 2008

Admittedly wine releases aren’t what we usually focus on in these pages, but when we got the call from Nathan Cairns about his family wine label ‘Bye’s’ we thought we’d make an exception. Nathan, for those of you old enough to remember, was one of Sydney’s original cocktail bartenders who set up Longrain’s bar in 1999. Furthermore, Nathan was featured in Bartender magazine for being second runner-up in Bartender of the Year (while at Middle Bar) at the inaugural Australian Bar Awards in 2001.

Ravesi’s Wine Bar, Sydney

Ravesi’s boutique hotel in Bondi opened a new Italian-style wine bar in October as part of the complete refurbishment of level one of the hotel – aimed at producing a beautiful dining experience overlooking Australia’s most iconic beach.