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Drinks Adventures is a podcast for adventurous drinkers of wine, beer, whisky, gin, Japanese sake... and everything in between.

Previous guests include actor and winemaker Sam Neill; musician and winemaker Maynard James Keenan; techno artist and sake aficionado Richie Hawtin; wine critics Jancis Robinson and Matthew Jukes; cricketers turned winemakers Sir Ian Botham and Ricky Ponting, whisky expert Dave Broom; sake expert John Gauntner; cocktail historian Jared Brown; and legendary mixologist Julio Bermejo.

Drinks Adventures is produced and hosted by award-winning drinks writer James Atkinson.

Contact us by emailing hello@drinksadventures.com.au

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Drinks Adventures is a podcast for adventurous drinkers of wine, beer, whisky, gin, Japanese sake... and everything in between.

Previous guests include actor and winemaker Sam Neill; musician and winemaker Maynard James Keenan; techno artist and sake aficionado Richie Hawtin; wine critics Jancis Robinson and Matthew Jukes; cricketers turned winemakers Sir Ian Botham and Ricky Ponting, whisky expert Dave Broom; sake expert John Gauntner; cocktail historian Jared Brown; and legendary mixologist Julio Bermejo.

Drinks Adventures is produced and hosted by award-winning drinks writer James Atkinson.

Contact us by emailing hello@drinksadventures.com.au

    Four Pillars Gin breaks ground on $6 million expansion

    Four Pillars Gin breaks ground on $6 million expansion

    Cameron Mackenzie of Four Pillars Gin returns to discuss the redevelopment of its Healesville, Victoria distillery and cellar door.

    You might remember that Cam foreshadowed this major project back in Season Three.

    If you haven't heard that episode yet I really encourage you to go back and listen to Cam tell the back story of Four Pillars Gin - it's definitely one of the best interviews we've brought you so far on the show.

    After some delays due to the pandemic, Four Pillars finally broke ground on the $6 million expansion in early February 2021.

    I spoke to Cam on the eve of the development and I'm now able to share our chat with you as a bonus episode of the podcast.

    The Drinks Adventures Listener Survey is out now. Sign up to the podcast newsletter to have your say and be in the running to win some fantastic prizes: a 12-month Gin Society membership valued at $570 or one of three current Gin Society members boxes valued at $95.

    Brewers and distillers who take the time to complete the survey will go into the draw to receive a $200 voucher from Bintani.

    • 17 min
    Listener survey and prize draw

    Listener survey and prize draw

    You could win a Gin Society membership worth $570 if you take a moment to complete the Drinks Adventures Listener Survey.

    It doesn't matter who you are - whether you're just a lover of beer or wine or spirits, or whether you actually work in the drinks industry - we really want your input in this survey.

    Those of you who who help us out by doing it will go into the draw to win some awesome prizes: a major prize of a 12-month Gin Society membership valued at $570 and one of three current Gin Society members boxes valued at $95.

    And of course, a reminder that as a Drinks Adventures listener, you are already entitled to a discount on your first purchase from The Gin Society - details are on our website.

    We also have a special prize from our major partner Bintani, which you should know by now is Australia's leading supplier of ingredients to the brewing and distilling industry.

    Brewers and distillers who take the time to complete the survey will go into the draw to receive a $200 voucher from Bintani that you can spend on whatever you like; malt, yeast, hops and many other wonderful ingredients.

    If you're already on our mailing list you will have received the survey, so this is a reminder to please take a moment to complete it, which will take no longer than five minutes.

    If you're not yet on the mailing list, sign up now by clicking subscribe and you'll receive the survey in the next weekly newsletter.

    You'll then be among the first people to take the survey and enter the competition, which I must stress is open to Australian residents only who are aged 18 and over.

    • 1 min
    Maynard James Keenan, winemaker and musician

    Maynard James Keenan, winemaker and musician

    Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan discusses the winemaking career he's had in parallel over the last 17 years.

    • 46 min
    The hottest Australian gins, with The Gin Queen

    The hottest Australian gins, with The Gin Queen

    Caroline Childerley AKA The Gin Queen shares with you her insights on the evolution of gin in Australia, and her Top Ten Australian gins of 2020.

    • 33 min
    Pilsner: How the Beer of Kings Changed the World

    Pilsner: How the Beer of Kings Changed the World

    American beer writer Tom Acitelli discusses his latest book, Pilsner: How the Beer of Kings Changed the World.

    • 39 min
    How Orlando revolutionised Australian table wines

    How Orlando revolutionised Australian table wines

    Orlando Wines returned in October 2020 with icons such as Steingarten Riesling, Jacaranda Ridge Cabernet and Lawson's Shiraz joined by some new wines that are fresh and on-trend, such as a Barossa Grenache and some contemporary-style chardonnays.

    Orlando chief winemaker Ben Thoman is with you on the Drinks Adventures podcast to tell you everything you need to know about the iconic brand's return.

    Founded by the Gramp family in 1847, Orlando was considered one of Australia's top producers of quality wine, winning more than 1000 awards and accolades since records began in the 1980s.

    In this special episode, Ben Thoman tells you all about the exciting new Orlando wines, which excel across the board in showcasing some of South Australia's leading wine regions.

    You'll also also hear some brilliant archive audio we managed to access that helps tell the story of Orlando; including excerpts from an interview with the late Colin Gramp, a hugely important figure in the Australian wine industry who passed away last year.

    I hope you enjoy this episode that we've been able to produce with the support of Orlando Wines.

    • 15 min

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