Seasonal inspiration

Festive traditions: drinks and food pairings

By Eliza Campbell

13 Nov, 2023

Discover Australia's favourite festive drinks – and the traditions behind them.

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Summer and the Australian festive season intersect in sun-soaked long lunches, seaside aperitifs and picnics in the park. And while most of our food and drink choices revolve around the warm weather, we don’t mind indulging in a few seasonal classics from the northern hemisphere, either. 

Whether it’s Champagne on New Year’s Eve or brandy with Christmas pudding, festive beverages have a special place in our collective hearts. Here, we take a closer look at the stories behind them and ask some Australian producers how they celebrate the season at home.