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Be a thrifty sipper with top-value award-winning drinks

PSA! You won’t find better value for money than this handful of award-winning drinks, which are as affordable as they are delicious.

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You don’t have to dig deep into your pockets to enjoy a decent drink – and we have proof! Whether you’re on a budget or simply looking for ways to save, we’ve got your back. Among the many drinks lining the shelves at Liquorland are some that stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to being value-packed. We’ve done the hard yards for you, and crowned the award-winners in terms of value for money across the categories of winebeer, and spirits. Armed with the tick of approval from expert judges, these are the drinks worthy of your time and attention.

Award-winning craft beer: Tinnies IPA

Quality craft beer often comes at a cost, but not so in the case of Tinnies IPA, which won Gold for Australia at the World Beer Awards in 2022. Brewed in Victoria from the finest of Australian hops, this is a top-value IPA to pick up for your next barbecue or sports game.
What it tastes like: Affordability doesn’t mean this cold one is lacking in flavour – in fact this is a beer that’s not for the faint-hearted. There’s a serious level of bitterness and intense hop character joined by subtle citrus, pine and melon.

When to enjoy it: Whip the Tinnies IPA out when you’re next watching the footy. Or enjoy it ice cold while the sun is shining at your mate’s barbecue.

Pair it with: Pair the loud and proud pale ale with barbecued meats and classic pub grub, like beef burgers with caramelised onions or a classic steak sandwich.

Award-winning gin: Pure Origin Tasmanian Gin

Value in spades can be found in Pure Origin Tasmanian Gin, made traditionally within a copper pot still. But don’t just take our word for it – the Aussie spirit claimed the silver medal in the gin category at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

What it tastes like: Expect to find classically crisp gin flavours here. Prep yourself for a subtle spice, with notes of juniper berry and herbs like bergamot and lavender.


When to enjoy it: Whenever! Old faithful the gin and tonic makes for an easy afternoon drink of choice, or a dreamy aperitif pre-dinner. But a smooth gin like this one is also an easy addition to your bar cart as a base for cocktails.

Pair it with: Thanks to the crisp, clean flavours of gin, it makes a mean accompaniment to a spice-laced meal like curry. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! Think Thai-style coconut chicken soup, or Indian-inspired rogan josh.

Award winning red wine: James Busby Vineyard Series Tasmania Pinot Noir

Award-winning is an understatement when it comes to the berry-heavy James Busby Vineyard Series Tasmania Pinot Noir. This Aussie wine took silver at the Sydney Royal Wine Show 2022, Royal Queensland Awards 2022, Class 20 Pinot Noir – The Royal Hobart Wine Show 2022 and nabbed the trophy for Best Pinot Noir Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2022. Need we say more!

What it tastes like: If you’re a forest fruit fan you’ll fall hard for the layered dark cherry, blackberry and pomegranate flavours present in this pinot. But balance is provided with some punchy acidity and subtle spice, making for an easy-drinking red.

When to enjoy it: This drop is light enough to enjoy for a relaxed weekend lunch or alongside a cheeseboard, but flavourful enough to serve at the dinner table.

Pair it with: Cheese and plenty of it! The rich berry tones of this red wine make for a power pairing with some creamy dairy and a generous serving of charcuterie.

Award winning white wine: Abbey Vale Chenin Blanc

Get a taste of one of the world’s greatest grape varieties for under $30 a bottle. Chenin blanc is celebrated globally, and thrives in the fields of Margaret River – it’s plucked here by family-run estate Abbey Vale, a wine company who are no stranger to a win at the Margaret River Wine Show.

What it tastes like:Abbey Vale Chenin Blanc is one big party of citrus and stone fruit (nectarines included). With a natural acidity, this wine has a finish that’s both fresh and dry. Medium-bodied, it promises to appeal to a broad spectrum of drinkers – not just the white wine fans.

When to enjoy it: Medium-bodied, this wine is nothing short of a crowd-pleaser when it comes to all food pairings. An MVP for your next dinner party or get-together with friends.

Pair it with: Dry and refreshing in a single sip makes this chenin blanc a great partner to food. Especially if your dish of choice is creamy or seafood-focused. Think potato-topped fish pies or almond-crusted salmon.

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