Tom Hollings takes a look at three emerging grape varieties demanding your attention, and offers up a recipe for the New York Sour…
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.
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 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.