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Food for thought: Amici makes a splash

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Amici makes a splash

Canberra wine bar and deli Amici have introduced Splash, a wine series allowing Canberrans to get up close and personal with their favourite winemakers. The first Splash will be with Bill from Canberra District winery, Crowe Wines, who will (of course) be bringing with him a selection of wines to taste. Amici will also be running a special menu all evening, with paired wines from Crowe Wines. Entry is free and there are no bookings required.

Thursday 22 August 5pm at Amici, 59 Northbourne Avenue, City. For more information, visit amici.bar

Four Pillars Gin Pig dinner

Canberra: Four Pillars is bringing their Gin Pig dinner to Canberra for the first time, with a ‘gin-spired’ dinner at Tipsy Bull. Enjoy three share-style courses paired with Four Pillars gin cocktails and Yarra Valley wines, and meet and chat all things gin with the Four Pillars team.

Monday 9 September 6.30pm at Tipsy Bull, Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Tickets: $140 (plus booking fee), available via Eventbrite. 

Thredbo: The Gin Pig dinner tour will then head to Thredbo, serving up a four course meal with paired gin cocktails and wine at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

Tuesday 10 September 6.30pm at Cascades Restaurant at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel. Tickets: $120. To book, contact the hotel on 6459 4200.

Living soda

Bod Drinks’ have added another flavour to their new Living Soda range, which contains probiotics to promote gut health. The raspberry living soda will see a percentage of its sales donated to LGBTIQ+ charities around the country, and the bod team have dubbed it the “raspberry living soda with a dash of pride”. Raspberry joins the kola, creamy soda and yuzu flavours, all of which contain a dose of Bacillus subtilis R0179 for gut health, as well as being sweetened with the prebiotic Xylitol.

Bod’s Living Sodas, $3.99 each, available from selected health food stores, cafes and independent supermarkets, or online via boddrinks.com.au

Pink drinks raise $39k+

As at July this year, Vapiano’s ‘Pink Drink Wednesdays’ had raised over $39,000 nationally for charity Share the Dignity. Purchase a $5 pink gin cocktail with any pizza, pasta or salad on a Wednesday night, and 100% of the proceeds from the pink drinks go straight to Share the Dignity, who work to provide sanitary items to disadvantaged women and girls throughout Australia. Get in on the carbs, cocktails and old school tunes action from 5pm every Wednesday.

Vapiano is located in the Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre.

BeerFest 2020

For its 11th year, Australian beer festival BeerFest has announced the program will make its way to Canberra for the first time in Feburary. Electronic dance group Arts vs Science will be headlining all the events around the country, and Canberrans will have the chance to check out craft beer and masterclasses, as well as Australian wine, cider, boutique spirits, cocktails, comedy, kids’ entertainment and gourmet food.

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