"When I refer to Melbourne's food culture, I include wine and beer...." - Rita Erlich
~ The Makers Book Launch ~
We were delighted to officially launch the book last Wednesday night at The Craft & Co in Smith Street, Collingwood. This venue is going to be big! If you're a passionate foodie, brewer and love artisan produce, then you'll be inspired, entertained and enthralled by The Craft & Co. Keep up to date with all the opening news by joining their mail subscription. You can also keep up to date with the very latest developments by following them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. The opening is literally days away! So be sure to get on down to Smith Street and enjoy The Craft & Co experience.
Image: The Makers book launch at The Craft & Co.
Image: Paul Baggio officially launching The Makers.
Image: food writer and author, Rita Erlich.
Image: Lou and Celeste Baggio with Rita Erlich.
Image: the Salami Makers, BSG Group, winners of the inaugural Melbourne Salami Festa 2012 and featured in the book.
Image: the wine makers, Two Brothers and an Outlaw featured in the book.
Image: the passata makers, featured in the book.
Image: The Craft & Co's Head Chef, Dom Marzano and team.
Image: The wine maker's wives and guests at the book launch.
~ The Makers Book Giveaway ~
We have a winner for our book giveaway... Congratulations goes to Liz Giusti from NSW! We hope you enjoy your copy of The Makers.
~ XMAS 2015 DISCOUNT OFFER ~
With Christmas only weeks away, you are no doubt pondering over your list of loved ones that you want to give a special gift to. If your family and friends share your passion for creating homemade food and beverages, then why not spoil them with one of our unique gift ideas?
Our gift to you this Christmas is a HUGE 20% discount across the entire store only for a limited time and only while stocks last! Excludes food & beverage courses, gift vouchers, brew tins and essences.
To receive the 20% discount, you must enter and apply the discount code “XMAS” at the final stage of check-out (after processing payment via PayPal).
~ Our Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas ~
Here's our top 5 unique Christmas gift ideas for your foodie enthusiast friends and family.
...including our Massive range of salami and sausage recipe kits
...including our Massive range of beer recipe kits
~ Food & Beverage Courses 2016 ~
We are excited to be releasing details and dates for our delicious line-up of 2016 Food & Beverage Workshops. We are now taking bookings, so check them out ONLINE now. Get in early and organise your foodie plan for next year, purchase your friends a Course Gift Voucher for Christmas and bring them along too. We have introduced some fabulous new courses in the 2016 program that are sure to inspire all foodie types, and of course the usual favourite courses are still part of the program too.
2016 Food & Beverage Courses;
- Tomato Sauce/Passata Making Workshops
- Mozzarella Cheese Making Workshops
- Camembert Cheese Making Workshops
- Blue Vein Cheese Making Workshops
- Goat Cheese Making Workshops
- Haloumi/Ricotta Cheese Making Workshops
- Salami and Cured Meats Making Workshops
- Sausage Making Workshops
- Advanced Wine Making Workshops
- Mead Making Workshops
- Cider Making Workshops
- Intro to Grain Brewing Workshops
- Olive Preserving Workshops
- Pickling and Preserving Vegetable Workshops
- Artichoke Preserving Workshops
~ Cade's Home Brew News ~
Busy times indeed in the Home Make It brew department! We have had the new to Australian shores Viking Malt hit the stores. Add to that this new "grain station" (pictured above) that we have set up in stores; we are now ready for any recipe you brewers throw our way! We also do the Viking Malt in sacks too at really good prices, call our stores for availability.
And last but not least, we are seeing a new shipment of SS Brewtech hardware in any day now. As well as stocking up on brew kettles, we will finally be seeing their lovely new 38L Mash Tun. I can see this in my set up too!
So get those beers brewing for the festive season and come and see us if you need a hand.
Happy Brewing :)
~ Festive Season Trading Hours ~
We also wish to advise you of the upcoming festive season trading hours;
Home Make It Clayton and Reservoir Stores will close on the Christmas eve Thursday 24 December, 2015 at 5pm and will re-open as per usual on Wednesday 6 January, 2016.
Please note also, that any online web orders made between Saturday 19 December, 2015 and Thursday 7 January, 2016 may not be processed and fulfilled until Friday 8 January, 2016.
Click link below to check out this week's Specials.
All the best and enjoy your preparations for the festive season :)