Bar hopping in Northbridge

The Thirsty Travellers were lucky enough to stumble across the vibrant Perth suburb of Northbridge on a recent visit. The area, which was once the equivalent of Sydney’s Kings Cross or Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, has shed its seedy reputation to become what’s been described as “a hipster’s paradise”. It’s streets are filled with small bars,…

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Sipping cocktails at Sydney’s most sustainable bar: Re

The Thirsty Travellers were invited to the launch of Re’s new Ketel One Botanical Terrace this week to sample its unique cocktails and bar menu. A pioneering new sustainable bar from hospitality heavyweights Matt Whiley (Scout) and Maurice Terzini (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, CicciaBella), Re is located in the newly-restored South Eveleigh precinct. Housed…

Weekend away: The Southern Highlands

It’s been a long time between getaways for The Thirsty Travellers, so we were thrilled to be heading to the Southern Highlands last weekend for an autumn escape. Our adventure started in style with dinner at Eschalot in Berrima. Set in a picturesque sandstone cottage, the menus are adapted to what’s in season and what’s…

Make it a sparkling Aussie Christmas

When it comes to shopping for festive bubbles, consumers tend to automatically reach for French labels. But Australian sparkling wine has really come into its own in recent years, shedding its reputation as being a second-best alternative to Champagne. Its quality was confirmed last week when Tasmania’s House of Arras was named No.1 sparkling in…

Celebrating 50 years of Cape Mentelle

The Thirsty Travellers were thrilled to join Moet Hennessy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cape Mentelle at North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club this week. The Margaret River winery is marking the occasion with a tasting and collaborative exhibition featuring the work of lifestyle photographer Aquabumps. The Cape Mentelle x Aquabumps Explore Your Horizon…

Smoky Cape Lighthouse escape

The Thirsty Travellers were captivated by the beauty of Smoky Cape Lighthouse when we visited South West Rocks earlier this year and vowed to return as soon as possible. It proved to be a little trickier than we anticipated – COVID-19 has created huge demand for accommodation at the lighthouse, but we were lucky enough…

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

The Thirsty Travellers skipped Halloween this year, preferring to toast the Day of the Dead with margaritas. The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican tradition where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a celebration. The holiday is marked each year from November 1-2. On the…

Sipping summer’s newest spritz: ROSIE

The Thirsty Travellers went to their first-ever sip & paint class this week to celebrate the launch of a new rose spritz beverage called ROSIE. Pernod Ricard has debuted ROSIE just in time for summer picnics, barbecues and catch ups. The drink features flavours of strawberries, juicy raspberries and a hint of cherry, and is…

Fireside Favourite: Wild Turkey Bottled in Bond

The Thirsty Travellers are Wild Turkey Master’s Keep fans, so we were thrilled when a new expression, Bottled in Bond, arrived on our doorstep last week. The bottle had been individually engraved, which was a nice touch to an already stylish release. To be labelled ‘bottled in bond’, a whiskey must be the product of…