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October 11, 2015

In July, as your resident political-orientated alcohol-enthusiasts, we sat down with MP for Wellington Central, Labour’s Grant Robertson, for a chat about power, politics, and piss. Over some Wellington craft beer, we got the goss on the politics of booze and the booze in politics.   Lydia and Mitch: Is craft beer all it’s cracked […]

October 11, 2015

Cost: 10 months of our lives Alcohol Volume: Too, too much Pairing: Unrelated and incoherent political rants Verdict: ★★★★½ “Slightly less than 100% regret.” For a whole year we wrote columns recommending booze for you to not drink. We saved you from making poor decisions (though some were outside our control) and regaled you with truly […]

October 4, 2015

Cost: Quality journalism Alcohol Volume: 12% Pairing: Blood of the workers Verdict: ★★★—“Not rank.” So a while ago, someone inexplicably dropped a bottle of Moët at the Salient office for us. For reasons related to crushing class anxiety, loyalty to Lindauer and drunk forgetfulness, it’s been sitting in Mitch’s room for roughly four months. In our […]

September 20, 2015

Cost: Friendship is free Alcohol Volume: 4.8% (1.3 standard drinks) Pairing: Red Peak Verdict: ★★ “I like it as much as I like Jeremy Corbyn. In theory, but not in practice.” In an unusual turn of events, we actually conducted this review while at a party attended by real people, instead of drinking on a […]

September 13, 2015

Cost: $13/6 pack ($2.16 each!!!!!) Alcohol Volume: 5.4% (1.4 standard drinks) Pairing: Pam’s Cheesy Aliens chips, discount sushi This week we drank too many beers and carried out some pretty high-level Facebook stalking. We don’t care to examine whether there is a causative link there, suffice to say that extreme caution was exercised to avoid […]

September 6, 2015

Cost: $12 ~combo~ Alcohol Volume: Mostly ice and mint leaves Pairing: gr8 porchetta in a ciabatta bun Verdict: ★★★★ “Can we eat this with our hands? Fuck it.” Okay, we should start with an apology. We’re slack and we’re sorry. We understand that a $12 mojito at a bar isn’t part of our “cheap booze […]

August 16, 2015

Cost: $4.99 Alcohol Volume: 4% Pairing: Steak and cheese pie, McCain’s Hotdog Pizza Pocket Verdict: ★★★ “I’m having uncomfortable flashbacks to campylobacter”. Are you feeling a bit colonial and also have a sore tummy? Crabbie’s it is then. This alcoholic ginger beer, which imports its ginger from “the Far East”, tastes a bit medicinal, but is […]

August 9, 2015

Cost: $9.99 Alcohol Volume: 8.3% Pairing: A generous helping of misanthropy, gin Verdict: ★★★★ “This tastes like Sunday morning”. We are all about the classics. Whether it’s Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” or One Direction before Zayn left, we’re all about it. So naturally, we jumped at the opportunity to review a classic Saturday night bevvy. When […]

August 2, 2015

Cost: $13 for 6 cans Alcohol Volume: 7% Pairing: Sushi rice thing that smelt bad on the bus Verdict: ★ “I left Hamilton for a reason.” It’s a Monday and I’ve just spilt a Billy Maverick Bourbon and Cola on my $10 Warehouse trackpants. Mitch is in Melbourne, I forgot about my journalistic responsibilities and now […]