Gonzo Vino 2023 vintage releases
Boxed wine masters Gonzo Vino have unveiled a 2023 line of vintage releases featuring 13 tipples. White, Rosé, skin-contact, and red wines have all been packaged in the
brand’s sustainable packaging that keeps wine fresh for six to eight weeks after opening. Highlights include chillable red Splishy Splashy crafted from Tinta Barocca grown in the Riverland along with the Crystal Healing skin-contact Riesling; the Throw Shade Rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Shadows in the Polygon chilled
Grenache. $66 per 3L box. gonzovino.com
Morris Whisky Smoked Sherry Barrel Whisky
Rutherglen’s Morris Whisky are at it again with a unique barrel innovation. The limited-edition Smoked Sherry Barrel whisky is toasted in French oak before being finished in hand-smoked Sherry barrels produced by Anton Remkes. The result is a mature and complex whisky that combines savoury notes with citrus. Expect aromas of lemon myrtle and glazed ginger as well as smoke, mint, grapefruit, and nutmeg on the palate.
$189; available online and from select retailers. morriswhisky.com
Mumm Central Otago Blanc de Noirs
Celebrated Champagne house G.H. Mumm has turned to the country of the long white cloud for its latest release. The Mumm Central Otago Blanc de Noirs is crafted from
hand-picked Pinot Noir grapes grown in the renowned wine region located in New Zealand’s South Island. The wine is produced using the méthode traditionnelle
process and has a fruit-forward profile with lingering notes of citrus and nougat. It’s the second product the Champagne house has produced from New Zealand fruit
as part of the Terroirs Collection. $60 from select fine wine retailers. mumm.com/en-au
Smirnoff has welcomed a new range to its portfolio in the form of Smirnoff Sodas. The collection includes Yuzu Citrus Burst and Pink Grapefruit Crush hard sodas that sit at 6 per cent ABV alongside three soda products with an ABV of 3.5 per cent (Lime & Lemon; Pineapple & Lime; and Peach & Lime), which are all low-calorie. The hard sodas are $26 for a four-pack and the sodas are $24 for a four-pack; available at liquor stores nationally.
The Smoking Camel x Brookie’s Turkish Delight Gin
Byron Bay’s The Smoking Camel has teamed up with Brookie’s Gin to launch a Turkish Delight gin. The tipple is inspired by Middle Eastern flavours, with the gin infused with rose, orange blossom, Meyer lemon, white aspen, and native raspberry. The Smoking Camel is serving the spirit in its signature cocktail aptly named the Turkish Delight that combines the gin with pomegranate, cranberry, and lime. $74.99; available from The Smoking Camel, Cape Byron Distillery, or online. capebyrondistillery.com