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Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest 2018

Since the early 1800’s, Oktoberfest has been the world’s largest Volksfest (Beer Festival), and to celebrate over 200 years of fun, the Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest will see lederhosen clad partygoers shouting Prost from the top of their lungs once again in 2018! Taking place at the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), this incredible heritage listed building rivals the great Bavarian beer halls of Germany and will play host to the most traditional Oktoberfest event Melbourne has seen, with German oompah bands, folk dancing, on-stage competitions and an atmosphere that is guaranteed to be electric. Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest boasts a drinks list that will have even the most avid connoisseur licking their lips with the 2018 event featuring over 50 different imported German beers, plus cider, wine, schnapps and much more. To tantalise your taste buds, the event will feature numerous German caterers serving up traditional meals such as pork hocks, schnitzels, bratwurst and other German sausages, brathendl (roast chickens), pretzels and German pastries. Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest only runs over two sessions, a Day Session and an Evening Session. Last year SOLD …

Live Your Dream With 100% Wine & Brew Tours

100% Wine & Brew Tours specialise in tours around Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges. This touring company will let you customise your experience to your vision whether it is simply a luxurious day of cheeses and wines to a mixture of wine, craft brewery’s and a heart-warming lunch located in the most popular of Mornington Peninsula, Macedon Ranges or Yarra Valley regions. Tours start from $60 a head with a minimum group of 8 all the way up to 45 people. The tour includes bus transfers to and from locations which includes pick up and drop off. The tour host will entertain you with games and sing-a-long’s to keep you laughing all day with compliments of the beauty of the venues you will be attending. These tours are perfect for a birthday celebration, hens/bucks night or an end of year work Christmas party. Content wording and images from 100% Wine & Tours We know how much you love wine, so we have partnered up with 100% Wine & Brew Tours this year. …

Meet the Makers of Pure South

A special event at Pure South Dining Hosted by Josef Chromy Wines and two of Tasmania’s most sought after ethical farmers.   Josef Chromy Wines winemaker Jeremy Dineen, together with two of the south’s most unique ethical, free-range farmers will host an intimate dinner showcasing the best of Tasmania’s wine and food on Friday 7 September. Meet the Makers of Pure South is an exclusive event encompassing the entire Pure South Dining room upstairs, and is expected to sell out. Attendees will meet and receive expert tasting notes directly from some of Australia’s most acclaimed farmer/producers and winemakers. Pioneer farmers Rob Nichols (Nichols Ethical Free-Range Poultry) and Guy Robertson (Mount Gnomon Farm) will tell the story of their exceptional and much coveted produce.    “Rob Nichols is a farmer who is an inspiration to other farmers, such is the strength of his ethical farming practices. His portable chicken coops and rotating free-range pastures is not only more sustainable, but also produces a superior flavour. His chicken is some of the best you’ll find in the world,” says Pure South Dining’s owner Philip …

Queen Victoria Market’s New Winter Beer Oasis

A new winter beer oasis will pop up right in the heart of Melbourne at Queen Victoria Market every Saturday and Sunday from 4 August to 9 September 2018. Over six weekends, Central Beer District will celebrate Melburnians’ unstoppable obsession with craft beer. Lead by new independent brewery, Brick Lane Brewing Co, Central Beer District will gather a community of well-known microbreweries from across the city to bring a craft beer extravaganza to Melbourne’s favourite market. Weekly rotating guest breweries of Central Beer District & Brick Lane Brewing Co will include: Brewmanity, Hop Nation, Two Birds Brewing, Stomping Ground and Coldstream Brewery. Each brewer will feature their favourite beers, plus small runs of seasonal and experimental brews. Coldstream’s hot apple cider will be on the menu too. Beer lovers (and the beer curious) will have the opportunity to meet the brewers behind Melbourne’s best craft beers and discover their stories and passion for making great beer. More than just a place to savour the best brews, Central Beer District will also offer guests the chance …

Lost Picnic Melbourne 2018

Bohemian outdoor music and food experience, Lost Picnic Melbourne, has brought on board Melbourne’s finest restaurant and food vendors to create a food line up as impressive as its music. Festival goers can choose from array of pop up restaurants, food trucks and hampers from the likes of Caravan of Caviar, Annam, French Saloon, Pho Nom, Beatbox Kitchen, Naughty Frenchy and St Gerry’s – all serving up picnic-perfect fare to a backdrop of Australia’s best music talent. Lost Picnic Melbourne will be make its debut at Melbourne’s Flemington Nursery on 7 October and will feature an incredible line up including Tash Sultana, Meg Mac, Marlon Williams, Odette, Sons of the East, Big Words and Hot Potato Band. Gastronomy food fare Lost Picnic has rounded up Melbourne’s most popular food trucks to appear this year, with Beatbox Kitchen, Curry Up Now, Melbourne Paella Company, Royal Stacks, the Schnitzel Republic, Taco Truck, The Gozleme Station and The Kraken Squid set to serve up delicious street fare including paella, salt & pepper squid, gozleme, burgers and Indian. Alongside …

A TASTE OF TASMANIA ARRIVES IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE

The annual VIN Diemen festival will return to Melbourne on Sunday 12 August and for the first time will be hosted at Pure South Dining for one true Tasmanian experience, celebrating the region’s exceptional food and wine culture. Brought to life by Wine Tasmania, in partnership with master of events Revel, better known for the world’s biggest Pinot festival, Pinot Palooza, VIN Diemen will give guests an opportunity to explore Tasmania’s culinary delights without leaving the city. Tasmania is Australia’s hidden gem, where the wild meets a cool, calm and collected climate with an abundance of natural beauty. This year, VIN Diemen Melbourne will showcase the unparalleled quality of Tasmania’s wine and food, with an extended line-up of the island’s leading vintners paired with Pure South Dining’s artisan producers. Guests can enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival before winding their way through each region, tasting an array of varieties from every corner of the island. The day will welcome over 20 Tasmanian wine producers featuring 100 different wines from the likes of Tolpuddle, Moorilla, …

The best hot chocolates in Melbourne

Oh Winter… sometimes you wonder if you actually hate this cold season or in fact love it to bits. Despite the coldness, there are a few things we know you love about Melbourne Winter – the fashion, the mulled wine and of course the hot chocolates. We have hand picked our top five favourite venues in Melbourne, where the best hot chocolates are served. Warm up this winter with our favourites below and tell us which one is your favourite, or maybe share YOUR favourite hot chocolate venue with us if it is not already mentioned below! Atypic Chocolate, South Melbourne Based out of South Melbourne Market, Atypic follow a profound ‘bean-to-bar’ process, showing off the chocolate making process through their street facing window. They welcome picky patrons, inviting you to customise your winter warmer by selecting your milk and your chocolate blend. Make your selection from white chocolate matcha, Solomon Island dark chocolate, spicy dark chocolate or a seasonal dark chocolate blend and enjoy. More info: here. Little Big Sugar Salt, Abbotsford Looking for …