In a culture that loves its alcohol, we’re always looking for interesting things to drink, show our friends, talk about at parties, and give as gifts. So when we discovered that there’s a stack of spirits and wine owned by Aussie celebs, we felt that it was our duty to put together a guide so you too could find out who is backing which brands.
With an already successful line of fake tan, Aussie model and host Jennifer Hawkins’ latest business venture comes in shot form — a premium tequila from the fields of Jalisco, Mexico. Jennifer Hawkins has created the premium 100% agave tequila with her husband Jake Wall. It comes in two flavours, Reposado and Blanco and is available for exclusive sale through Qantas epiQure. If you’ve been along to the Polo lately, you’ve also probably come across Sesion. This fabulous drop is now alcohol sponsoring behind plenty of A-grade events around Australia, and will be popping up in a bar near you (if it hasn’t already).
After marrying in 2014, Aussie fashion power couple Bambi Northwood and Dan Single released a rosé with Adelaide Hills winery Bird in Hand aptly named “Pour Les Amour” which translates to “for the love,” (and we love that they chose an Adelaide brand!) Following its success, they’ve followed up with a sparkling pinot noir said to be a little “sexier” and bubblier”.
Yes, we too took a little double take when we heard that AC/DC made a wine. Why did they make the Shiraz? ‘Cause they are back, yes they are back and well they are back with their Back in Black Shiraz. Mairead Jarret the marketing manager at the vineyard Warburn Estate who are behind this collab, says that the charm of the wine is that it oddly is made by AC/DC. In true AC/DC style, Back in Black has been described as “disjointed” by Huon Hooke and Jarret says that “wines are all about having fun.”
In a true Aussie way, Shane Warne’s Pale Ale came about when chatting with mates. Shane Warne got chatting with Moa Brewing Company’s (New Zealand’s leading craft beer brewery) CEO Geoff Ross. Warne says that “to create your own beer, and to be able to make it up exactly how you like it, is pretty exciting.” 99 Not Out SKW pale ale, Warne and Ross’ love child has a malt-based, earthy hops notes and bitterness.
An Aussie we love, Baz Luhrmann, decided to create a Vodka which reflected the spirit of Australia. Like all of his creations, his OZ spiced orange vodka is carefully brought to life from crazy inspirations: the drink is inspired by Australian egalitarianism. Luhrmann says that “no matter who you are, what you do or where you come from, on the beach we are all equal under the sun.” The drink breaths life into ‘Aussie Egalitarianism’ through the notes of orange blossom, cardamom and eucalyptus. However, Baz Luhrmann recommends us to take his already flamboyant drink up a level and to mix the drink into cocktails. What are these Baz approved cocktails? Tama-Glamna which features cloudy apply, lemon juice and agave. Or Hell’s Beach which features ginger beer, honey, mint and lime. Hell yes and thank you Baz!
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