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Each episode includes topical discussion, music recommendations, and our Dish Bish segment that covers more personal topics near the end. Episodes are generally centered around current culture and relationships. Each topic promises to entertain, educate or inspire you (all three if you're lucky). Discussion topics range from Astrology to Trending Conspiracy Theories to Setting Healthy Boundaries to a look at the Underground World of Pickup Artists. While this podcast overall is not super exp ...
 
Love wine or craft beer? Whisky, bourbon, cognac or rum? Or maybe it's gin or vodka or mezcal you're into? The Drinks Adventures podcast covers all these drinks and more: Japanese sake, cider, tequila, champagne, cocktails... we could go on! Listen in as host James Atkinson interviews some of the world's biggest names in craft brewing, winemaking and distilling, along with sommeliers, bartenders, mixologists, sake samurais, masters of wine and certified cicerones. Previous guests include act ...
 
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Yes, this episode is 1000% as weird as it sounds. This is by far the most wild episode we've recorded to date. Do we push the limits a bit? Yes - but we had a freaking BLAST doing it and we think you will have just as much fun with us on this episode. We are sharing some real life ghost stories. Learn all about ghost sex - yes you read that right. …
 
Pull up a chair around the campfire (Seriously! We're alone in the woods) for some spooky stories! Thank you to our amazing listeners for these great stories!. All are scary enough to make you check the closets and under your bed before you go to sleep tonight!! Need to take off the edge a little bit? Make yourself a Devil's Margarita while you lis…
 
Have you ever wondered if bigfoot is real? Well that’s where we come in. We have dived far deeper than we ever really anticipated, and put together the most interesting info out there… So consider this your crash course in all things bigfoot and then get ready to solve the mystery with us… or at least let us know what you think now that you have al…
 
In this final edition of the news for Season Ten: Mezcal boom raises ethical issues; A landmark moment for Australian whisky; and Non-alcoholic beer brand Sobah launches crowdfunding campaign. Theme music 'Devotion' by Silverlining. Purchase here. Follow Drinks Adventures at @drinksadventures_au and James Atkinson at @byjamesatkinson on Instagram.…
 
Whisky in Australia has been destined for a shake-up as larger players enter the market with products designed to compete on price with some of the big international whisky brands. But of course, there will always be a place for smaller artisan distillers like Highwayman Whisky, the Byron Bay company that released its first spirit in 2020. Highwaym…
 
In this episode we are talking about some famous curses. We walk through a few curses and stories that have a LOT of people backing them as legit curses. Have you heard of these? Do you believe they're true? We are discussing the Curse of Tippecanoe, Otzi the Iceman, The Crying Boy Painting, the cursed phone number that kills, King Tut and more... …
 
Brewing company Fermentum Group – parent company of craft beer heavyweights Stone & Wood – has announced its shock sale to Japanese-owned brewer Lion Australia. You are likely as shocked by this as I was. You know how committed Stone & Wood seemed to their independence back when we met the founders in this 2019 documentary. Soon after the news brok…
 
Mezcal featured in Season 9 of the podcast when we met Grant Collins, who had recently opened the mezcal-focused bar and restaurant Cartel in Sydney. One of the mezcals I tasted with Grant during that interview was Quiquiriqi. And the more I read about Quiquiriqui, the more I thought it would be a grand idea to invite its London-based founder, Mela…
 
Have you ever had someone tell you that you shouldn’t feel a certain way about something? Or that you’re too emotional about this or that. When your feelings, thoughts, or emotions are judged or ignored this is called emotional invalidation. In this episode we go over what emotional invalidation looks like and some examples of ways we may all be do…
 
• Agave spirits potential huge in Australia, says ASX-listed Top Shelf; • Mighty Craft invests heavily in whisky; and • James Squire puts a new spin on zero alcohol beer. Theme music 'Devotion' by Silverlining. Purchase here. Follow Drinks Adventures at @drinksadventures_au and James Atkinson at @byjamesatkinson on Instagram.…
 
In more than 40 years of writing about whisky, Charles Maclean has achieved global recognition and no shortage of accolades for his work. He’s a Master of the Quaich – the highest honour in the Scotch whisky industry – and a member of the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame. In fact, he was also its founding editor. Charles has written 18 books and counti…
 
Perhaps you've wondered what your doodling means or asked... what is the meaning behind doodles? More likely you've never even thought about it. But I bet you are now! Most everyone doodles from time to time. Maybe you draw little designs on the side of a page while taking notes or draw little symbols while on a call. Did you know that the way you …
 
- Brewer Stone & Wood enters the burgeoning contemporary beer space; - Victorian winery Seppelt celebrates its 170th anniversary; - Nusa Cana Rum launches a Batavia Arrack; and - Ambitious craft beer venue Urban House of Brews on track for 2022 launch in Sydney. Theme music 'Devotion' by Silverlining. Purchase here. Follow Drinks Adventures at @dri…
 
Gin distiller Simon Brooke-Taylor (and yes, he is related to the late Tim Brooke-Taylor from 'The Goodies') founded Hurdle Creek Still in Milawa, North East Victoria, with his partner Wendy Williams in 2014. Hurdle Creek produces gin, genever, liqueurs and aperitifs that champion locally sourced ingredients. And it’s one of a handful of Australian …
 
It's a question that has been asked for years, and one thing that we have come to find is that most people have very strong opinions on this subject! So, can guys and girls be JUST friends? Join us as we dive into this question and go over a few studies and some of our friends & listeners thoughts on the subject. After that we give a few music reco…
 
Winemaker Treasury Wine reports strong results; Craft brewer Mountain Culture's beer named among world’s best; Four Pillars Gin launches a single vineyard Bloody Shiraz in collaboration with neighbours Yarra Yering; and Morris Whisky’s John Casella reveals a premium brandy is on the cards. Theme music 'Devotion' by Silverlining. Available to purcha…
 
Wine Australia is now focusing its efforts on other emerging markets in Asia, where Australian wine has a small share of the total wine market. That's according to general manager of marketing, Stuart Barclay, who addressed last week's Wine Export Diversification Webinar. In other news: · Australian winemakers confronting challenges in Japan · Aust…
 
Whisky in Australia is highly fragmented, characterised by many small craft distilleries. Launched in 2021, Morris Whisky is one of few distilleries operating at a decent scale. When winemaker John Casella acquired Morris of Rutherglen in 2016, his sole aim was to save an Australian icon from liquidation. But then he saw the original hybrid copper …
 
Wine, beer, whisky and sake news from Drinks Adventures: Wine's diversity problem, Tasmania whisky innovation, Craft brewer Good Drinks' ASX results New Bentspoke Brewing label; and Japanese sake update. Theme music 'Devotion' by Silverlining. Purchase here. Follow Drinks Adventures at @drinksadventures_au and James Atkinson at @byjamesatkinson on …
 
Sommelier Wayne Shennen is a Certified Sommelier and the first New Zealander to achieve certification as an Advanced Sake Professional. Wayne has worked in hospitality in Australia and New Zealand since 2002. And in 2019, Wayne and his Japanese wife, Makie, relocated to Japan to open a sake and wine bar, Rangitoto Tokyo. The venture seemed well tim…
 
Winemaker Samantha Connew launched her own label Stargazer Wines in 2013 by purchasing a parcel of grapes on her credit card. The bootstrapped operation has since grown into one of Tasmania’s most exciting boutique wineries. In 2016, Sam purchased a small riesling and pinot noir vineyard in the Coal River Valley that she has supplemented by plantin…
 
Wine appreciation has taken hold in the NBA. Basketball writer Baxter Holmes joins us this episode to discuss this surprising trend. Sportswriters don’t generally win a James Beard culinary award. It’s like Lionel Messi winning an Oscar. But that’s exactly what Baxter Holmes has done. In fact, he’s the only sportswriter, thus far, to have achieved …
 
Ask and you shall receive! You guys have made it crystal clear that your favorite episode so far is our early 2000s pop culture episode, so of course we had to do a part 2 just for you! After chatting about our favorite reality shows from the early 2000s, we go over our listeners favorite memories from back then! After a trip down memory lane with …
 
Back in Season One of this podcast I took you to Tasmania for the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival, an event quite like anything else I’ve ever attended. Organiser Willie Smith’s Cider recently announced the festival is returning on July 16 & 17, 2021. I figured this would be a great opportunity to re-introduce the documentary we produced on the fes…
 
Craft beer company Hop Nation Brewing was founded in Footscray, Melbourne in 2014 by winemaking friends Sam Hambour and Duncan Gibson. While the brewery started out making hoppy beers, Sam and Duncan have continued to expand into new and intriguing territories. They have a side label for sour beers, Site Fermentation Project; and they’ve returned t…
 
Grant Collins is an award-winning mixologist who has collaborated and consulted with leading bars and hotels across the world. Since 2017 he’s been working with the Kensington Street hospitality precinct in Chippendale, Sydney, where he founded Gin Lane, Blossom Bar and in 2021, a third venue, Cartel. Cartel is a modern Aztec & Latin restaurant wit…
 
Australian wine has few companies as revered as Henschke Wines, best known for single vineyard shiraz wines Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone. Henschke produces these iconic red wines from some of the world's oldest vines at its estate in Eden Valley, South Australia. We're joined this episode by viticulturist Prue Henschke, who has worked with her…
 
Former AFL star Daniel Motlop played a total of 130 senior games for the North Melbourne and Port Adelaide football clubs. A three-time Indigenous All-Star, Daniel is a proud Larrakia man. The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the Darwin region in Australia's Northern Territory. And since finishing playing footy, Daniel has embarked on …
 
Australian Cocktail Month is now underway! The event founded by influential industry figure Penny Sippe runs from May 1-31 in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Sippe developed the event to support the cocktail and broader hospitality industry. Drinkers can unlock unique bar experiences, escape the day to day and enjoy delicious cocktails wi…
 
Sydney distillery Otter Craft Distilling was founded by Julie Otter and her brother Eduard in 2019. While Eduard has extensive drinks industry experience, Julie's background is as an executive in the fashion and beauty sectors. Most recently, she was CEO of Australian fashion label Sass & Bide, and she's done stints at MAC Cosmetics, Jeanswest and …
 
Wolf Blass is undoubtedly one of Australia's most iconic and acclaimed wine brands. The company conceived by German immigrant Wolfgang Blass in 1966 has received more than 10,000 medals and trophies globally for its wines. We're joined this episode by chief winemaker Chris Hatcher, who has been with Wolf Blass since 1987 and has played an integral …
 
Craft beer pioneer and winemaker Phil Sexton is a legendary figure in the Australian drinks industry. He founded Matilda Bay Brewing Company, Australia's first craft brewery, in 1983. After Foster's acquired Matilda Bay, Phil went on to co-found arguably the country's most influential craft brewery, Little Creatures. He established Margaret River w…
 
Gin distiller Audemus Spirits was founded by Australian Miko Abouaf in 2013. Despite its location in Cognac, France, Audemus has made its name on other spirits. These incude its flagship Pink Pepper Gin, plus liqueurs, bitters and offbeat experiments like Umami Spirit, created from ingredients including Italian capers and parmesan cheese. Audemus's…
 
In this episode we are talking about a study that was done in the UK which determined that around 97% of women had experienced sexual harassment. We discuss the differences between sexual harassment and sexual assault. We take a look at what the study was all about and some of the conversations happening on social media, as this topic is especially…
 
Independent bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottles single malts, blends, grain whiskies, bourbons and more from right across the globe. Each release is distinctively packaged with eye-catching illustrations that are inspired in some way by the story behind the liquid. In this opening episode of Season Nine of the Drinks Adventures podcast, …
 
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