Drinks Adventures

By James Atkinson

Drinks Adventures is a podcast for adventurous drinkers of wine, beer, whisky, gin, Japanese sake... and everything in between. Previous guests include actor and winemaker Sam Neill; musician and winemaker Maynard James Keenan; techno artist and sake aficionado Richie Hawtin; wine critics Jancis Robinson and Matthew Jukes; cricketers turned winemakers Sir Ian Botham and Ricky Ponting, whisky expert Dave Broom; sake expert John Gauntner; cocktail historian Jared Brown; and legendary mixologist Julio Bermejo. Drinks Adventures is produced and hosted by award-winning drinks writer James Atkinson. Contact us by emailing hello@drinksadventures.com.au

  1. 1.
    One-man whisky startup: Dan Woolley's Highwayman Whisky
    32:52
  2. 2.
    Why we sold: Stone & Wood's Ross Jurisich
    13:46
  3. 3.
    Quiquiriqui Mezcal's unusual origin story
    49:47
  4. 4.
    News: Australian agave ambitions, Mighty Craft's whisky plans, James Squire Zero & more
    10:36
  5. 5.
    Charles Maclean MBE on whisky 'flippers', Port Ellen rebirth, blends, Tasmanian whisky & more
    32:52
  6. 6.
    News: Stone & Wood tackles lager giants, Seppelt Wines' 170th, Nusa Cana Rum & Moo Brew's Sydney venue
    14:08
  7. 7.
    Base spirit matters in gin, says brewer & distiller Simon Brooke-Taylor
    23:27
  8. 8.
    News: Pepperjack stars at TWE, Mountain Culture's Untappd coup, Four Pillars x Yarra Yering and Morris premium brandy
    11:00
  1. 9.
    Craft beer trailblazer Moo Brew reshapes its approach
    28:49
  2. 10.
    News: Wine exports post-China; Japan market challenges; New craft spirits wholesaler; & Brick Lane Brewing's Trilogy of Fear
    8:40
  3. 11.
    Morris Whisky shakes up Australian single malt
    25:33
  4. 12.
    News: Diversity in wine, Tassie whisky, Good Drinks ASX; Bentspoke's Budding Cells; and Japanese sake
    8:29
  5. 13.
    Tokyo sommelier Wayne Shennen, author 'Demystifying Sake'
    32:30
  6. 14.
    How Tasmania lured gun winemaker Samantha Connew
    33:06
  7. 15.
    The NBA's wine obsession, with ESPN's Baxter Holmes
    31:47
  8. 16.
    Cider's pagan rituals return to Tasmania
    17:42
  9. 17.
    Hop Nation's Sam Hambour talks beer, wine, seltzer & spirits
    32:32
  10. 18.
    Mezcal primer and pandemic recovery with bar veteran Grant Collins
    21:34
  11. 19.
    Prue Henschke on iconic Eden Valley shiraz
    25:10
  12. 20.
    Seven Seasons Spirits founder Daniel Motlop on Australian native ingredients
    21:45
  13. 21.
    Australian Cocktail Month founder, Penny Sippe
    6:38
  14. 22.
    From fashion CEO to craft spirits entrepreneur: Julie Otter
    37:47
  15. 23.
    Wolf Blass Wines: Evolution of an Australian icon
    36:38
  16. 24.
    Phil Sexton: Brewer, winemaker & businessman
    55:08
  17. 25.
    Meet the Australian distilling Pink Pepper Gin in Cognac
    36:46
  18. 26.
    Exploring Boutique-y Whisky's Australia Series
    39:45
  19. 27.
    Hickson House brings distilling to Sydney CBD
    33:07
  20. 28.
    From Michigan to Marrickville: The Grifter head brewer Karli Small
    27:48
  21. 29.
    Cat pee, hops and sauvignon blanc: Harold McGee on 'smell echoes'
    32:10
  22. 30.
    Australia's brandy revival, with Bass & Flinders Distillery
    27:42
  23. 31.
    How Mr Black Spirits overhauled coffee cocktails
    28:53
  24. 32.
    Four Pillars Gin breaks ground on $6 million expansion
    17:23
  25. 33.
    Maynard James Keenan, winemaker and musician
    46:14
  26. 34.
    The hottest Australian gins, with The Gin Queen
    33:49
  27. 35.
    Pilsner: How the Beer of Kings Changed the World
    39:44
  28. 36.
    How Orlando revolutionised Australian table wines
    15:02
  29. 37.
    McLaren Vale Distillery's Jock Harvey on new beginnings
    24:52
  30. 38.
    Ricky Ponting and Ben Riggs of Ponting Wines
    35:05
  31. 39.
    Chinese Wine 101, with podcaster Emilie Steckenborn
    29:20
  32. 40.
    Veteran beer and cricket writer, Peter Lalor
    17:49
  33. 41.
    The rebirth of Young Henrys gin, with head distiller Carla Daunton
    20:33
  34. 42.
    NSW wine appreciation, with chief judge Dave Brookes
    12:17
  35. 43.
    Ultra-fine Australian wine with Andrew Caillard MW
    21:53
  36. 44.
    Bar industry veteran Jason Crawley on Squealing Pig's wine/gin hybrids
    18:17
  37. 45.
    Backwoods Distilling brings whisky to High Country Victoria
    28:17
  38. 46.
    How Fever-Tree revolutionised mixers, with CEO Tim Warrillow
    31:51
  39. 47.
    Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood director Hannu Salonen
    20:11
  40. 48.
    Louisa Rose on becoming the 47th Yalumba signatory
    24:51
  41. 49.
    Paddock-to-bottle, sherried single malt with Joadja Distillery
    27:10
  42. 50.
    IPA's evolution with Richard Watkins of Bentspoke Brewing
    32:09

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