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Melbourne! We're coming for you. To start things off, we've got a few packs you can get delivered to your hands the very same day you order it. 

Boring post alert! Here's all the places we can do same day delivery, in alphabetical order... Order before 12pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Borachio's new wines are in the world, just like you. Paper Bird is also in the world. So is DRNKS. Guess what? Worlds are colliding next Tuesday. Mark from Borachio is bringing his larger than life internet based personality to Potts Point. Join him, and lots of wine, and lots of food at 7:30pm on Tuesday the 25th of September. It's $80 a head and you get a LOT of booze and food. Hit up Paper Bird to book - via email or 02 9326 9399.

ICYMI we've been adding heaps of juice to the shop. Péron. Occhipinti. Borachio.Little Reddie.L'Anglore. That's enough. You can go hunting for the rest. WINE HUNTING IS THE BEST HUNTING.

Hi. There are stacks of new packs. Also, as we're writing this, the new Lucy M wines aren't here yet but they are meant to be arriving today and there is a Know Your Anton pack but obviously because none of the wine is here yet the pack might still not be online. Keep your peepers peeped. To tide you over... Manon packs, More Gentle packs, In The Sun packs, Spring packs and MAGNUM PARTY PACKS. We packing love you guys.

Jasper Buttons is here next week. He's also got his Spring releases with him. We'll have them all open at a dinner next Tuesday night at Paper Bird in Potts Point. Lots of wine, excellent food, what can go wrong? 7:30pm on Tuesday the 11th of September. Bookings essential. Contact the restaurant via email or 02 9326 9399.

Two new packs. The Spring Pack and the Spring Red Pack. Some refreshed packs. Good times. All the packs that are currently online are directed right at Spring. They're fresh and they're light. These ship freight free to anywhere in Australia, and if you're within 15km of the Sydney CBD you'll get them same day if you order before 12pm. Get living.

Hi. These are a big deal for us. We only dabble in spirits. The natty and good wine world is so dynamic we rarely get time to look outside of it, but we've been wanting some pre-mix cocktails for ages. These are perfect. Made by Bar Americano in Melbourne, and used over their bar as well. Insanely. Good. Product. Enjoy.

We first met Alice and Lucy as the importers of some of our favourite wines in the world - all from Chile. crazy old, organic vineyards. They are very clever people and have now turned their talents to making wine. These wines are a young and fresh style, with plenty of heart. Made to smash immediately, or wait a couple of months until the weather warms up. Enjoy.

Don't feel like sending him a pack? That's cool. There's heaps of new juice, and plenty of fancy dad wines. There's some pretty shit hot Northern Italian's, some new Aussie classics and some straight up fancy French juice. Also, while we covered the dad packs up there dad's also love things like the Shobbypack, the Dr. Edge pack, the Gentle Folk pack and the Ochota pack. If you want us to add a note, just ask. YEAH DAD.

OH YEAH THIS SUNDAY IS DAD'S DAY. We've got heaps of dad packs. If there's one thing a dad loves, it's wine. If there's two things a dad loves, it's redwine. Check out these packs..: Dad Red Pack - maybe red wine isn't gross? Normal Dad Pack - some dads just like normal things. Wild Dad Pack - some dads are wild. Perth - sorry, we probably won't make the weekend. Adelaide - order today - should be sweet. Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Goldy, Byron, Wollongong, Newcastle and nearby... Please try and order today / tomorrow. If you live somewhere we haven't mentioned and want to know how long it will take...

As per usual... We send wine anywhere in Australia. 10% discount for 6 or more bottles, and free shipping if you spend $100. Also, same day shipping in Sydney on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Just order before 12pm and be within 15km of the Sydney CBD, which is basically this..: The CBD (duh) / Manly / Mosman / Chatswood / Lane Cove / Five Dock / Ashfield / Marrickville / Enmore / Newtown / Surry Hills / Redfern / Chippendale / Mascot / Maroubra / Bronte / Bondi / Coogee / Bronte / Watson’s Bay / Double...

OK. Now that we've blah blah blah'd about all the new wines, we also made some new packs... And there's going to be even more next week. Want to learn about some new wines from a single producer? Too easy. Know Your Ochota and Doctor packs. Want to help our farmers? Purchasing a Bale Of Hay pack means we'll buy a bale of hay here. Like to party? Party pack. A fan of terrible names for packs? Try the Good pack...

Look. We know. We always say there's heaps of new wines in the shop, and there always is, but this time it's pretty next level. In 3 days about 80 new products have gone up. Those with itchy trigger fingers have already nabbed some rare things, like this. There's some amazing new gear from France and Italy, and of course Australia. Also, Czech this out. Get it? Also, we're just going to sneak this in here, as the official announce is next week, but Lucy Margaux new release dinner at Paper Bird on the 28th of August WHAT? Hit them up - it will sell out.

So, while at times it may feel like we are repeating ourselves lol, it's important that you guys... You legends... You pumping hearts that make the DRNKS blood flow... Know the DRNKS rules. We ship anywhere in Australia. Some places take a while (Darwin, Perth, Alice Springs) but the juice always gets there and if it doesn't we will send it again. Some places are surprisingly quick - Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra etc are currently next day... If you purchase 6 or more bottles, you automatically get a 10% discount. If you spend more than $100, we will ship the wine...

Firstly, thanks for the support of the Dry July pack. Secondly, now that's it's August, we've changed a couple of wines in that pack and called it the Hungover August Pack. As you do. Thirdly, there are two new packs. The Wild Pack and the End Of Winter Pack. Fourthly, there's the Ochota Pack we mentioned above. Fifthly(??), how annoying is this way of writing? Pretty annoying.

Every year we say that Taras Ochota's wines are getting better and somehow, every year, they do. He calls it "tightening the screws". We like that. This is his Spring release - a month early this year. There are some rare wines in this release - A Gamay, a Pinot Menuier, a Mourvedre, Botanicals and She's Lost Control. We're going to worry about those next week (we found some 2017 Botanicals BTW). This week is all about Weird Berries, Surfer Rosa, Texture Like Sun and The Green Room... And more importantly, the pack we have made with those wines. They are all insanely drinkable and will be sold out...

OK. So all the current packs have had a refresh / rejig. There's new products in all of them, and good stocks of everything. Let us do the thinking while you do the drinking. Also, there's a new pack. Bit weird, but we like what Dry July is about, we just feel it's kind of odd for us to encourage it - given we're a booze fuelled business. However, we made a pack dedicated to the cause, and for everyone you buy, we're donating $10 to the absolutely amazing work that they do. WOOOO.

It's official. We are now same day delivery in the inner Sydney metro 6 days a week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here are the rules..: Be within 15km of the Sydney CBD. Order before 12pm. Be a legend. All juice will be delivered to the supplied address by 5pm, unless we're running late - but we will let you know. CHEERS.

Compared to many of their neighbours, Lamoresca are quite new to the scene. The farm was purchased in the year 2000. However, the methods used are super grass roots, and traditional to Sicily. It's located right up in the hills in the middle of the region, at about 430 metres above sea level. All farming and winemaking is little to no intervention. No sprays in the vineyard and no adds in the winemaking. These new releases are easily the purest, and most interesting we have seen. As per, stock is limited. Don't sleep on this one. The rosato is definitely the highlight....

Speaking of packs... How amazing is life? There's a couple of new ones since the last newsletter - The Crack Pack is definitely a favourite. There'll be some more over the weekend and next week, so I guess get packing?

Outside of the million new wines we have in the shop, and the million new packs, there's also some new "things". Yep, we now have a "things" section, for things that aren't wine. Makes sense right? More things coming in all the time... Also, packs now have their own section. WOOOOOO.

We're pretty excited about our first QUEENSLAND WINE. The Granite Belt is an amazing wine region, and deserves a lot of praise. There's enough elevation so it doesn't get too hot, the soils are great for vineyards and there are plenty of interesting varieties planted. La Petite Mort is part of local winery Bent Road, but the wines are far more experimental and low intervention. Really special stuff, and as always quite limited.

You love packs. We love packs. Packs. Packs packs. A couple of new ones, plus a few updates. Hit this link to see them all. Let's drink. Bye!

We put Wet Dreams on last weekend. The best wine party in Australia? Probably. LOL. If you came, thanks so much... If you weren't able to make it, here is a list of wines that were on tasting on the day. Most of this is online and if it isn't it will be very soon. Hit us up if you can't find anything. We also put a pack together as a little tribute... See below.

We've had a busy couple of weeks, and our little shop baby has been getting neglected... But fear not, it just jot a lot of love. There is a LOT of new booze up, plus this is our usual friendly reminder that if you're within 15km of the Sydney CBD, and order before 12pm - actually today let's make it 1pm - we will get the juice to you by 5pm. We're also packing and sending interstate all day every day. Cheers!

Exciting times down at the DRNKS box factory. Some pretty big news coming in the next couple of weeks. We're so excited, we made a pack about it. This is a good one, and insanely good value at $150. Don't forget that price includes shipping Australia wide and same day delivery within 15km of the Sydney CBD. HUGE. xx

Pretty amazing wines here. Tim Ward is softly spoken, but definitely carries a big winemaking stick. Three different sparkling wines, a very light skin contact white, a heavy skin contact white and a juicy and fun red. How can you go wrong? Oh, and catch him at Wet Dreams!!

Hi. Not this Sunday, but the one after (the 10th), we're taking over The Dolphin and putting on a pretty epic tasting. There's a huge line up (EG Ochota, Jauma, Gentle Folk...), check the website for a full list. This is about to sell out, and that will mean no tickets on the door so make it happen babes! Tickets here. $50 gets you the opportunity to try well over 100 wines, from more than 30 producers, for 3 hours. The pub will be serving their regular menu, so you can eat as well. DON'T MISS OUT. Hit us up with any questions.

So many new things in the shop, and also heaps of restocks. Think Theia, new Shobbrook wines, Primitive, Sigurd and new Oiseau. Also, our favourite little Frenchy is back! Plenty more going up overnight too. Enjoy!

Well this is a thing. We're putting on a party at The Dolphin in Surry Hills. Over 30 winemakers / growers and brewers along with an all day pizza party by LP's, Momofuku Seiōbo, Superior Burger and ACME. This will be nuts and will definitely sell out. The tasting runs 1pm - 4pm and is $50. VALUE CITY. The party runs ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT LONG. More info and tickets here.

It's Mother's Day this weekend so we thought we'd make things easy for you. We can either deliver it to your Mum with a nice little note or to you - whatever works. Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane should still make it, Sydney we're delivering same day within a 15km radius of the CBD from now up to and including Saturday. Just order before 12pm. WOOO.

We're trying it this week. Saturday the 7th of April. Same day Saturday delivery. Any order before 12pm, within a 15km radius of the Sydney CBD will be delivered to your hands / door / face. Try it out. Obvs we're still also doing this Monday through Friday. This is just an addition. Live a little. Live a lot.

A pack for pack's sake. No brainer here... Really well priced, good juice, made to crack on a Saturday afternoon. Or alternatively, another day that ends in the letter Y. Read things here.

Alex Craighead's home vineyard is finally right where he wants it to be. Now managed organically, and with a bit of vine age, these wines are really good, but will only get better. The styles are kind of wackier this year, but somehow more refined. We know that doesn't make sense, but trust us. Please note - demand has been insane on these and some of them are sold out until we receive more stock on Monday. Thanks! Lots more information here.

We love this time of year. All the fancy wine gets delivered. We don't even need to say, but these wines are crazy limited. 3 bottles of each wine in most cases. Don't snooze. New L'Anglore, Foradori and Ganevat. Also, Partida's new wine - the BS. There's plenty more coming online too.

Crazy - we're actually sooooo organised for once in our lives. This pack is built for the long weekend coming up, which isn't even this weekend, it's the weekend after. Sometimes you just have to live your life.

Just a quick reminder..: Spend $100 or more - free shipping anywhere in Australia. Buy 6 or more bottles, get 10% discount. Order within 15km radius of the Sydney CBD before 12pm, get your juice same day - MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. Be kind.

Wow. These are some pretty expressive wines. Such a huge range of styles as well. Owen Latta is definitely one of the most exciting producers in the country at the moment, and this juice proves why. Pretty much all the spectrums of style and colour are covered here. Enjoy.

We just spent ages trying to write NEWRO in a way that would make sense but couldn't. Once again, not only are the Europeans sending us shit hot booze, they're also doing it at pretty rapid rate. We've had about 30 new Euro wines come in over the last couple of weeks. Some highlights? Austria's Claus Preisinger. From France, Elodie Balme, Laurent Saillard and Vincent Caillé... And from Italy - THE NUNSSSSSS!

Oooooo a new pack. Also, some restocks of some old packs. Good times. The Autumn Pack is just everything we think is cool and drinking well at the moment. The Pat Pack, well that's Pat's wines. The Gentle pack - just general Gentle Folk goodness. Manon pack - samesies - nothing but Manon. Oh and stay tuned, more Know Your Brian packs next week.

This juice came into the shop last week after we tasted them a couple of weeks ago... We were pretty excited. There's a massive depth to these wines. Far superior to anything Pat has done before. From his own vineyard too, which is super cool. We took a large allocation, but these have already been selling rapidly, and won't last. Lots more information here.

Heaps of new juice. Things from Jauma. Things from Unkel. Things from France. Things from Spain. Fancy things. Some packs. How good is life?

G BELTON back in the house. We're always happy when these wines arrive... And we know we always say it but the wines are becoming better, more together, and more character driven every vintage. There's 5 new wines, plus we still have a couple from the last release... And more importantly, a KNOW YOUR GENTLE pack. Get involved.

Attention Sydney people, or people that are in Sydney next Tuesday, the 13th of February. We're putting on a pretty amazing dinner at Potts Point's Paper Bird. Sholto Broderick from Basket Range Wines will be showing his new and current releases alongside Jasper from Commune of Buttons, who will be showing some new juice and some old juice. This will be fun. This will also sell out. $80 for lots of food and lots of wine. Hit up Paper Bird for bookings - bookings@paperbirdrestaurant.com // (02) 9326 9399.

Stop making decisions. Let us make decisions. This is some great long weekend drinking. A broad mix of wines but more importantly, every single one of them can be consumed chilled... And responsibly. Plenty of info here.

They're finally here! Well, they've been here for a while we've just been chilling with them, looking at them, drinking them... But now they're ready to go. We always say "best release ever" but in this case, with the farm's own vineyards 100% in play, it's never been more apt. There's also a pack with all 4 wines. YEP!

It's a short week this week m8s. If you're in Melbourne, or Brisbane, or Canberra or nearby there is still time to get booze before the weekend. If you're in Sydney there's still plenty of time. If you're within a 15km radius of the CBD, we're delivering same day every day up to and including the public holiday Friday. Just order before 12pm and you will get it by 5pm... Heaps of new booze. Borachio, Travis Tausend, Konpira Maru and plenty more...Spend $100, get free freight anywhere in Australia... Buy 6 or more bottles and get 10% discount.How good? Heaps.

6 bottles of brand new juice delivered to your door at the start of every month, for $150. What could go wrong. If you're keen to sign up, just contact us here.

Some new juice and some old juice. A great way to get this year / party started. A pretty broad mix of styles, with something for everyone.

When we see you order 5 bottles IT KILLS US... So here are the rules..: Buy 6 or more bottles, and you get 10% discount + free freight - AUSTRALIA WIDE. Spend $100 (yep, we changed it) or over, you get free freight - AUSTRALIA WIDE. Inner metro Sydney (about a 15km radius from the CBD) - order before 12pm get it same day Wednesday - Friday... And most Monday's and Tuesday's too. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Ok... It's not like we left or anything but we were so bloody busy from the end of November until New Year's Day we haven't really had a chance to talk, and there is so much to talk about! There's heaps of new wines in the shop and added to that, about a million restocks. Also, don't forget that we love tracking booze down, so just hit us up if you need something you can't find on the site.

We've got two pretty fun packs at the moment. This one, and this one. Also, check out these new fancy 2 PACKS! A great way to say hi / thanks / sorry / what's going on? / etc... Fun!

Taking a slightly more elegant and pretty course compared to Anton Van Klopper is Monsieur James Erskine. These wines are austere, lively and fresh. The pet nat is so beautifully clean and precise this year. All no added preservatives as well... Life!

It's that scary time where we need to have our Christmas cut off chat. :( If you're inner metro Sydney, don't worry - we're on the road up to and including Christmas Eve and might even be out there Christmas Day. Everyone else, here is what you need to know freight time wise..: Melbourne, Newcastle, NSW Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Gold Coast and outer metro Sydney - orders in by 12pm on Wednesday the 20th of December....Bendigo, Canberra, Wollongong, Orange, Tamworth, Regional NSW and the Sunshine Coast - orders in by 12pm on Monday the 18th of...

We go pretty long on our Lucy Margaux order... You guys always love the wines, and they definitely deliver. This year the wines are exceptional though - one of the best vintages we've seen. Light, pure and beautiful juice. So good we even made a pack out of them - see below. Oh, and the Trousseau is the highlight, and there's hardly any!

Speaking of the weekend Sydney, Rootstock #5 is on. One of Australia's leading cultural events, chock full of culture, in a cultural setting, in Australia's capital of culture. There's talks, amazing food, incredible wine, good music and nice people. Tickets are nearly done but you should be able to get something here. We have a shop all weekend so please come and say hi!

Ooooo look at what came in the mail. Two of our favourite South Australian producers. Pure 2017 goodness. There's 3 new wines from Gentle Folk and 4 new wines from Yetti. Plenty of info on the site. This pack has 3 wines from each producer. Sydney, get it for the weekend. Australia, get it for next week. Juicy.

We're on the inner Sydney streets delivering juice all day today and tomorrow. Orders in before 12pm get same day delivery. There is heaps of new wines on the site - it is the season for new releases. Get out the back of online and pull into an internet barrel.

We are obsessed with these wines. Tim Sproal is one half of Boomtown wines - Minim is his own project. Really well priced, clean and interesting wines. The rosé is out of this world.

We've extended same day shipping to a larger region. If you're between Dee Why, Macquarie Park, Lidcombe, Hurstville, Little Bay and the Sydney CBD you will get your order by 5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Also if you're near any of those places that's fine. If you buy 6 or more bottles, or spend $150 there is no freight charge. We just need your order in before 12pm. Here's shipping times for other major cities, including surrounding suburbs..:Melbourne - 1-2 daysBrisbane (includes Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast) - 1-2 daysCanberra - 1-2 daysByron Bay and surrounds - 1-2 daysAdelaide -...

Are these some of the best value wines in Australia? Yes. Boomtown is two absolute legends - Pat Underwood and Tim Sproal. Jarad Curwood from Chapter was also involved in the early days. Beautiful, light and easy wines.

There's 2 new packs! The Weekend Pack has a couple of things from the newsletter - see above and below. It also has some other new wines and a couple of classics. Seriously good times and seriously good value here. The second one is pure Adelaide Hills madness. Sexy.

Taras bloody Ochota. He's done it again and he has done it better than ever. There's a new level of refinement, flavour and honesty in these wines. They're magical. There's some new wines in the mix this year too. Stocks on most of these are quite limited so please, don't hesitate.

We've taken a couple of the new guys from up above, and added another of our favourites - the new Oiseau et Renard and also chucked in Clo's pretty amazing rosé. This pack is about Spring ending and Summer starting. Chill it all down and enjoy that low alcohol good time.

We actually met Mark and Alicia as customers of ours... Now, about 5 years later, we are buying wine from them. How crazy is life? These two legends have honed their skills with the McLaren Vale maestro James Erskine of Jauma. A pretty good place to learn your craft. These wines are light hearted and very easy drinking, except for the Hen's Teeth, which is actually pretty serious business. So happy to have these wines in the shop.

Every year they just keep getting better and better... Xavier Goodridge is now 100% established as his own man. Previously under the shadow of both Bress and Patrick Sullivan, he is now flying solo and killing it. His three new wines are in the shop and ready to go. Excellent drinking, with an added level of refinement from last year's releases. Get some.

Michael Downer has the biggest shed in the Adelaide Hills. I think. He also makes some pretty amazing, home grown, low intervention wine too.  We asked him some questions..:What's the favourite wine you make? Enjoying making various blends at the moment, using different varieties as tool to make drinkable wines.Best place to eat in Adelaide right now...? Africola. Duncan is a mean chef who always puts on a show.Best advice you've ever been given? Not to chase fashion, have a unique style, you can't please everyone.Finish this sentence - if I didn't make wine I'd... Be a farmer.Who's making the best wine in...

What happens when a wine obsessed dude starts importing his own wine? MAGIC. Ryan Larkin is killing the game at the moment with some of the best value wines coming into Australia out of France...  We asked him some questions..:What's the favourite wine you import? Tricky... but if I had to choose one I would say Domaine Léonine Carbone 14. It's 100% Grenache from 70 year old vines grown on granite soils. The different terroirs really express themselves in Stéphane Morin's wines, and I swear you can taste the granite in this one. Carbone is packed with flavour, has great...

Owen Latta is living the dream. He now runs his family's long established Ballarat winery - Eastern Peake - and on the side gets to make his own wines - LattaVINO. Eastern Peake are some of the country's most expressive, refined and pure wines. LattaVINO tends to be a little wackier, but still maintains cleanliness and precision.  We asked him some questions..:What's the favourite wine you make? Definitely Chardonnay, I love the way it turns its back on me then reappears at some point in the distant future.Best place to eat in Daylesford right now...? Wednesday night at the Old Hepburn...

When Mike Bennie isn’t wandering vineyards on the four corners of the globe, he is a freelance wine and drinks writer, journalist and presenter. A lot of his work appears in the highly regarded publication Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, he is wine/drinks editor for delicious. magazine, and he is Editor-At-Large and contributor/writer to Australia’s most interactive wine commentary website, WineFront.  We asked him some questions..:What's the favourite wine you make? When I am drinking Brian, I like the Three Pinots. It’s great over ice. It does rose and light red at once. It looks pretty. It combines freshness and...

Want to try new and interesting wines every month? Welcome to Club DRNKS. Every month, we deliver 6 bottles of new, interesting and sustainable wine to your door. Stuff like nutty vin jaune from Arbois, or light and smashable reds from Lazio. It's a great way to stay up to date with what we're doing, as well as what is going on around the world of natural wine. Plus, who doesn't love coming home to a surprise box of wine? All of the fun, none of the hassle.6 bottles once a month - $150 per month subscription freight free anywhere...

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Let's talk about Pet Nat. Champagne's unpredictable step daughter. The grapes are pressed into juice just like normal, but as the wine is fermenting (converting sugar into alcohol) it's bottled before fermentation finishes... So it keeps fermenting in the bottle. This converts the remaining sugar into alcohol and creates carbon dioxide, or as you may know it - bubbles. There is often a bit of residual sweetness too. The important thing to remember though is nothing is more smashable. We have a few Pet'Nats in the store, check them out in our sparkling section.

When someone says natural wine, I normally reach for the snooze button, but I’m in “the industry“, so I hear about it all the time. For us it is a term that is rarely used correctly and is said waaayyyyy too often. However, for all you legendary punters out there, natural wine is most likely a new thing. It may be either: a) confusing b) something you’ve never heard of c) something you don’t care about Fear not, I’m going to explain it to you. Firstly, it’s a VERY broad term. I’m just going to deal with the basics. The...

Tasmania rules. Better eating than most capital cities, better produce than most of Australia and they’ve got the MONA. They also make bloody good wine! Tasmania is home to Australia’s 7 most southern wine regions. Obviously, Tassie should be considered a cool climate area… It’s cold. The base of a lot of sparkling wine is grown here, it’s picked early with high acid and not much fruit, so a cooler climate is perfect. French Champagne houses Möet Chandon and Louis Roederer both have vineyards here, which is a testament to the quality of the growing regions. It’s also a great...

What is biodynamics? It’s basically organics on steroids/acid.

No, it’s not wine from Orange. Although it can be… The orange (note lower case) wine I’m talking about is actually skin contact white wine.