Brisbane's best booze master classes | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Brisbane's best booze master classes

Welcome to the wonderful world of Oz – where nobody gives a hoot because we know that somewhere in the world it is five oclock. Booze oclock. Happy oclock. It is a misconception that there is in fact a Wizard of Oz. Because here, we are all wizards (of the booze, at least).

Zooming into humble Brisbane, we have found the most exceptional workshops and classes to boost your magic booze-ability.

The Laneway Cocktail Class | Spencer Lane Brisbane’s most infamously snazzy cocktail and crafty drinks destination. The ambience of the bar is that of the classic movies projected in the background. But we’re not here for movies, right? Bring on the good stuff! Laneway is famed for their wicked cocktail making classes and whiskey flights. Join them for the most informative, exciting soiree you’ll ever experience. Foodi Craft Beer Walking Tour | Milton Expand your beer horizons without growing a beard or owning horn-rimmed glasses. Whilst on the Foodi Craft Beer tour you will traverse through history itself, learning about the brewing process across the years and why the current state of the industry has led to a dramatic increase of craft beer (and with it, hipsters). Boasting over 20 different craft beers (all at the mercy of your tastebuds), this tour is not for the lighthearted. BYO sneakers and brolly. International Wines Masterclass | Fortitude Valley Lush hanging ferns, exquisite canapés and flawless wines from around the globe – need we say more? Learn about the swanky terms coined by the wine connoisseurs themselves whilst exploring the subtleties behind the nectar of the vine. Cheese + Wine Tasting at Vintaged Bar & Grill | Elizabeth St Lords and ladies, please take a seat at The Wine Table. This room of grapey-goodness flaunts an impressive 1,000 bottle collection – up to 120 much loved labels featuring Australian wines and premium wines from boutique vineyards of Queensland and New Zealand! (If you can stand after this, we will be forever impressed.) Words by Julia Hulbert