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When Corowa Whisky Came To The Oak Barrel
When Corowa Whisky Came To The Oak Barrel
17th Apr 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

Australia is currently enjoying a modern whisky boom. The country has quite a long history with whisky, but when we talk about domestic whisky today we largely reference distilleries established...

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Berry Brothers & Rudd Blue Hanger: A World Exclusive Tasting
Berry Brothers & Rudd Blue Hanger: A World Exclusive Tasting
12th Apr 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

We had the great pleasure this March to host a very special tastings of some very special whiskies – a vertical of Berry Brothers & Rudd’s Blue Hanger series. As a family owned independent...

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Beer in the U.S.A
Beer in the U.S.A
4th Apr 2019
- Rosemary Lilburne -

An amazing selection of new Beers from the Land of the Free have arrived here at the Oak Barrel and we are STOKED about it! While it’s always fantastic to drink local, sometimes you need to pay...

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Merite Wines - Powerful and Elegant Wrattonbully Expressions
Merite Wines - Powerful and Elegant Wrattonbully Expressions
3rd Apr 2019
- Joe Perry -

Merite Wines is situated in the Joanna section of the Wrattonbully wine region, nestled just above Coonawarra. Established in 2000 by Mike Kloak and Colleen Miller, they set about with a distinct f...

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Marching Strong with Beer
Marching Strong with Beer
28th Mar 2019
- Rosemary Lilburne -

Friends, we have had an amazing month of arrivals making their way into the Oak Barrel this month. Ranging from incredible local, national and international brews spanning all walks of beer-y l...

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Bang for Buck Barolos
Bang for Buck Barolos
27th Mar 2019
- Joe Perry -

Located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy lies one of the most highly regarded wine producing areas in the world, Barolo.  Barolo is commonly referred to as Italy's greatest...

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New Brews at the OB
New Brews at the OB
20th Mar 2019
- Rosemary Lilburne -

So many tasty beers have come in recently that hand-picking these new arrivals has been quite a task that we have taken rather seriously. We have put together a selection encompassing a couple o...

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A Look at Australia's Best
A Look at Australia's Best
14th Mar 2019
- Joe Perry -

This week we've stuck close to home after taking a look at some of the most exceptional wine being made in Australia today.  It's no secret that a plethora of great wine being made all...

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