Best Wine Club

Are you searching for the best wine club in Australia?

Try the Wine Of The Month Club where members receive a different bottle of boutique wine (or two bottles of wine in the Double Up club) every month for three, six or twelve months!

Best Wine Club

Best Wine Club

Best Wine Club

The Wine Of The Month Club was originally started overseas and is now in Australia thanks to Gift Of The Month Clubs.

“The Wine Of The Month Club started as a unique corporate gift to reward and thank people and quickly evolved in other clubs. Some of the best clubs in Australia include the Wine Of The Month Club, Wine Double Up Club and more,” said Peter from Gift Of The Month Clubs.

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Best Beer Clubs

Did you search for the best beer clubs?

“Well look no further,” says Max from the Beer Of The Month Club, “you’ve found the original and best beer club in Australia!”

Beer Of The Month Club

Best Beer Club

Best Beer Club

It’s a beer club where members receive a different pack of the best craft beer selected from small micro breweries every month,” said Max. 

Monthly memberships at the best beer club in Australia run for 3, 6 and 12 months or ongoing until cancelled.

Some of our monthly beer club members just keep renewing their membership every month by automatic payment until cancelled.

And for craft beer lovers why would you want to cancel when you’re a member of the best beer club that finds and selects a beer of the month every month.

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Did Gary Lyon Catch First World Problems?

Gary Lyon started his media career during his football days when he reportedly approached a local newspaper and offered to write stories for them free of charge. And today, well yesterday a couple of weeks ago he had risen to the top of the football media world! That is until a story broke in the Herald Sun by Mark Robinson that Gary Lyon had slept with one of his best mates (and co star of the Footy Show) Billy Brownless wife.

A picture can tell a thousand words

A picture can tell a thousand words

But guess what happened next? Gary’s management and Channel nine announced Gary was suffering from depression and we were all supposed to say poor Gary and forgive him. An act that may be forgiven, but never forgotten – because how could you trust a bloke who would do such a thing let alone respect his old school team mate type commentary style again.

Actually now I’m starting to feel sorry for Gary. Poor Gary. I mean, he might just end up moving interstate so he can walk the streets like a non celebrity does, invest in businesses or property development and live a less public multi millionaire’s life.

 

Gifts Delivered Sydney

Did you search for gifts delivered Sydney?

If yes, we specialise in delivering gifts to Sydney!

For example:

Beer Of The Month Club
Give someone a membership to the
Beer Of The Month Club
where members receive a different pack
of craft beer every month for 3, 6 or 12 months!

Wine Of The Month Club
Give someone a membership to the
Wine Of The Month Club
where members receive a different bottle of boutique wine
every month for 3, 6 or 12 months!

Flower Of The Month Club
Give someone special a membership to the
Flower Of The Month Club
where members receive a different bunch of florist designed
flowers every month for 3, 6 or 12 months!

So if you’re searching for gifts delivered Sydney we recommend
giving someone a membership to one of our amazing clubs!
It’s the gift that keeps on delivering when other gifts delivered to Sydney are gone and forgotten..
Gift Of The Month Clubs

 

 

GABS Best Craft Beers Australia

The GABS 100 best craft beers made in Australia has just been released.

Craft beer tasting paddle

Craft beer tasting paddle

The poll is supported by Dan Murphy’s, Crafty Pint, Australian Brews News and The Local Taphouse which attracts thousands of Australian craft beer fans voting for their top 5 Australian craft beers.

So here it is. Chug, chug..err I mean drum roll please..

GABS Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers.
1 ‘Pacific Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)
2 ‘Hop Hog’ American-style IPA (Feral, WA)
3 ‘IIPA’ Double American-style IPA (Pirate Life, SA) NEW
4 ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Pirate Life, SA) NEW
5 ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Little Creatures, WA)
6 ‘150 Lashes’ Australian-style Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW)
7 ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (4 Pines, NSW)
8 ‘Kolsch’ (4 Pines, NSW)
9 ‘Former Tenant’ American-style IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)
10 ‘Karma Citra’ Black IPA (Feral, WA) GABS (2011)
11 ‘Throwback’ Specialty IPA (Pirate Life, SA) NEW
12 ‘Hop Thief 7’ American-style Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW) NEW
13 ‘Taco Beer’ Specialty Beer (Two Birds, VIC) GABS (2013)
14 ‘Milk and Two Sugars’ Sweet Stout (BrewCult, VIC) NEW / GABS (2015)
15 ‘Beechworth Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Bridge Road, VIC)
16 ‘Golden Stout Time’ Sweet Stout (Big Shed, SA) NEW / GABS (2015)
17 ‘War Hog’ American-style IPA (Feral, WA) NEW
18 ‘Pale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Coopers, SA)
19 ‘Summer Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)
20 ‘Steam Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)
21 ‘Dark Ale’ Dark Mild (White Rabbit, VIC)
22 ‘Ramjet 2014/15 (Whisky Aged)’ Russian Imperial Stout (Boatrocker, VIC) NEW
23 ‘Three Sheets’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Lord Nelson Hotel, NSW)
24 ‘Red’ American-style Amber Ale (Nail, WA)
25 ‘India Red Ale’ American-style IPA (Prancing Pony, SA)
26 ‘777’ Double American-style IPA (Riverside, NSW)
27 Noisy Minor ‘Admiral Ackbar’ American-style Amber Ale (Fortitude, QLD)
28 ‘The Chancer’ Blonde/Golden Ale (James Squire, NSW)
29 ‘Cloud Catcher’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)
30 ‘Newtowner’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Young Henry’s, NSW)
31 Noisy Minor ‘ANZUS’ American-style IPA (Fortitude, QLD)
32 ‘Fat Yak’ American-style Pale Ale (Matilda Bay, VIC)
33 ‘Bright Ale’ Blonde/Golden Ale (Little Creatures, WA)
34 ‘Small Ale’ Specialty IPA (Colonial, WA)
35 ‘Indian Summer Pale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (4 Pines, NSW) NEW
36 ‘Hangman’ American-style Pale Ale (Rocks, NSW)
37 ‘Copy Cat’ American-style IPA (Mash, WA)
38 ‘XPA (Extra Pale Ale)’ American-style Pale Ale (Wolf of the Willows, VIC)
39 ‘Vale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Vale, SA)
40 ‘Dog Days’ American Wheat (Little Creatures, WA) NEW
41 ‘Imperial West Coast Red Rye IPA’ Specialty IPA (4 Pines, NSW) NEW
42 ‘Praline’ Belgian Specialty Ale (La Sirène, VIC) GABS (2014)
43 ‘Return of the Dread’ Foreign Extra Stout (Little Creatures, WA) NEW
44 ‘Roger Ramjet 2015 (Bourbon Aged)’ Russian Imperial Stout (Boatrocker, VIC) NEW
45 ‘IPA’ American-style IPA (Hawkers, VIC) NEW
46 ‘Tusk 2015’ American-style IPA (Feral, WA) NEW
47 ‘IPA’ American-style IPA (Little Creatures, WA)
48 ‘Australian Pale Ale’ (4 Pines, NSW) NEW
49 ‘Fred’ American-style IPA (Murray’s, NSW)
50 ‘Growler’ American-style Brown Ale (2 Brothers, VIC)
51 ‘Fancy Pants’ American-style Amber Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)
52 ‘Windjammer’ American-style IPA (Green Beacon, QLD)
53 ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Hawkers, VIC) NEW
54 ‘Watermelon Warhead’ Berliner Weisse (Feral, WA) GABS (2012)
55 ‘Californicator’ American-style IPA (Big Shed, SA) NEW
56 ‘Pale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Kosciuszko, NSW)
57 ‘Citrus IPA’ Specialty IPA (4 Pines, NSW) NEW
58 ‘Golden Ale’ Blonde/Golden Ale (Two Birds, VIC)
59 ‘Temptress’ Porter (Holgate, VIC)
60 ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Hawthorn, VIC)
61 ‘Calypso’ American-style Pale Ale (Odyssey, VIC)
62 ‘Two to The Valley’ American-style IPA (Newstead, QLD)
63 ‘F-Yeah’ American-style Pale Ale (Big Shed, SA)
64 ‘Kung Foo’ Pale Lager (2 Brothers, VIC)
65 ‘Garden Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)
66 ‘Pale Ale’ Belgian Pale Ale (White Rabbit, VIC)
67 ‘Sunset Ale’ American-style Amber Ale (Two Birds, VIC)
68 ‘Dark Red IPA’ Specialty IPA (Six String, NSW)
69 ‘Atomic Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)
70 ‘Angry Man Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Murray’s, NSW)
71 ‘Winston’ American-style Pale Ale (Shenanigans, NSW)
72 ‘Hopsmith’ American-style IPA (Akasha, NSW) NEW
73 ‘Clout Stout 2015’ Russian Imperial Stout (Nail, WA) NEW
74 ‘Grizz’ American-style Amber Ale (2 Brothers, VIC)
75 ‘#010 West Coast IPA’ American-style IPA (Exit, VIC) NEW
76 ‘Draught’ Kölsch (Colonial, WA)
77 ‘IPA’ American-style IPA (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
78 ‘ESB’ Extra Special Bitter (4 Pines, NSW)
79 ‘Yenda Pale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Australian Beer Co, NSW)
80 ‘Rogers’ American-style Amber Ale (Little Creatures, WA)
81 ‘Splice of Heaven’ Specialty IPA (Moon Dog, VIC) NEW
82 ‘West Coast IPA’ American-style IPA (Batch, NSW)
83 ‘Vanilla Milk Stout’ Sweet Stout (Thirsty Crow, NSW)
84 ‘Barrel Breed Barley Wine’ UK-style Barleywine (Mountain Goat, VIC) NEW
85 ‘Bling’ American-style IPA (Bridge Road, VIC)
86 ‘The Fox’ Vienna-style Lager (Rabbit & Spaghetti, SA) NEW
87 ‘Session Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Mismatch, SA)
88 ‘Crankshaft’ American-style IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)
89 ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
90 ‘28’ American-style Pale Ale (Burleigh, QLD)
91 ‘3 Quarter Time’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Newstead, QLD)
92 ‘White Ale’ Witbier (White Rabbit, VIC)
93 ‘Sly Fox’ American-style Pale Ale (Feral, WA)
94 ‘ESB’ Extra Special Bitter (Hargreaves Hill, VIC)
95 ‘55’ American-style Pale Ale (3 Ravens, VIC)
96 ‘Metamorphosis’ American-style IPA (KAIJU!, VIC)
97 ‘Sparkling Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Coopers, SA)
98 ‘Zoo Feeder’ American-style IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)
99 ‘Hopped Out Red’ American-style Amber Ale (KAIJU!, VIC)
100 ‘Hazelnut Brown’ UK-style Brown Ale (Bad Shepherd, VIC) NEW

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Myer Closing Down

Myer is closing one of their flagship stores at Chadstone shopping centre and is being replaced by international retailer TOPSHOP.

Myer

 

“As far as we can tell Myer isn’t closing their entire store at Chadstone; but the sign is up to vacate a whole level of premium retail space at Australia’s number one shopping centre; a space they have held for a long time and TOPSHOP is advertised as their replacement,” said Rob from Gift Of The Month Clubs.

Industry experts have questioned why TOPSHOP thinks they can make the space work and Myer cant; or is it just a matter of international department stores having better managers than Australia’s  oldest department store?

“It’s not something we like to see happening to Australian brands,” said Rob, “and unfortunately reminds us of the recent downfall of Dick Smith stores.”

Myer has lost its way over the last decade or so with declining revenues, a plunging share price and market share lost in Australia to new entrants and international stores entering Australia.

“It’s definitely a worrying sign for Myer, investors and Australian retail.”

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The Problem with Myer’s “No Regets” Return Policy

Myer has introduced a No Regrets return policy in an effort to drive more foot traffic in to their stores over the traditionally slow February and March months after Christmas. But does this increase the possibility of buying something used?

MYER No Regrets Policy

MYER No Regrets Policy

“Our No Regrets Returns Policy is all about making it easier for you to experiment and try something different,” the Myer website says.

But will this increase the possibility of buying something used?

“Well I guess it does,” said Max from Gift Of The Month Clubs, “not that they didn’t always have a return policy, but it wasn’t openly encouraged like this and so it’s probably going to get used a lot more now which increases the risk of buying something that’s already been worn.”

But when Myer was asked if they saw this as a risky move they said:

“I don’t think so as long as people bring back products in saleable conditions … Myers always had a great returns policy it’s nothing different,” he says.

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Coffee and Breakfast Review at The Pantry, Brighton

I recently visited a well known cafe restaurant in Melbourne in the affluent suburb of Brighton, Victoria called the Pantry. I ordered breakfast and a coffee and whilst I enjoyed the experience I walked away with mixed reviews.

Pantry Breakfast

Pantry Breakfast

Kabir scrambled eggs, chilli, garlic, onion, parsley, side of harissa and toasted roti bread $20. Review. 5 stars

History: I have visited the Pantry on Church St, Brighton a number of times and ordered a latte. But on reflection I cannot remember a time when I thought “Wow that’s a great coffee” like I would expect from an establishment like this. I mean, the Pantry on Church St is probably the best known, upmarket cafe restaurant in Brighton, made popular by local residents and celebrities alike, and the food lives up to its reputation. But their coffee doesn’t reach the lofty standards set by their food, location and reputation.

Wind forward to today and I had just finished my breakfast when a man sat on the table next to me. After a while had passed I noticed his coffee looked a lot better than mine and so I asked, “Is that a latte?” He replied “Yes, but it’s a three quarter latte.” “Oh” replied, “That explains the colour.”

The man asked what type of coffee I had ordered, “A latte”, I said, “but it’s not very good.” And told me he had ordered a latte just the other day (at the Pantry – which obviously means he sometimes or regularly orders a latte) but had to ask for another half a shot and was the reason he had decided to order a three quarter latte instead.

We continued our conversation and he told me how the family owner of the Lavazza coffee company (who was in Australia recently) had visited the Pantry (who he said is Lavazza’s largest customer in Australia) and how they had stayed for nearly four hours before flying back home. And I wondered what they thought of the coffee..

So I told the man how I thought the Pantry food was great but the coffee left a lot to be desired – and said that in my opinion their standard latte wasn’t any better than what you could order at any sandwich shop in the suburbs. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; it’s just that it doesn’t match the location, food standard or reputation of the place – And so after having a nice conversation we parted ways.

And then it hit me – Lazazza coffee is a commercial coffee brand as opposed to being a small, specialty coffee roaster. Which explains everything. But this isn’t the type of coffee I would expect from a place like the Pantry. And there lies the missing piece to the puzzle. It’s the coffee beans!

Pantry review.
First class food. Economy coffee. Service good.

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