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‚Äôs 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…

Weekend away: Newcastle

The Thirsty Travellers are big fans of Newcastle’s relaxed vibe and gorgeous beaches. We have an added soft spot for the place because we were both born at the Mater Hospital -with the same obstetrician – in Waratah. Talk about a happy co-incidence! We’ve spent some lovely weekends in Newcastle together over the years. The…

Jet boating on the Wairau River

The Thirsty Travellers enjoyed an early Christmas present on Monday: a jet boating ride in Tea Anau. It was filled with so many wow moments. DJ was mad keen to jet boat during our holiday on New Zealand’s South Island and we ended up doing it in the most perfect location. As we were driving…

Long lunching with Fourny & Fils

Sipping Fourny & Fils at Aria Restaurant on a gorgeous spring day was a delicious treat this week. Ginger was lucky enough to be seated next to the guest of honour, Charles-Henry Fourny, a fifth generation champagne producer. Charles is the eldest of two brothers who run Veuve Fourny & Fils, located in the premier…