About the Drinks Adventures Podcast

Founded in 2018, Drinks Adventures is a unique podcast covering the world of alcoholic beverages with a sense of adventure and discovery.

Drinks Adventures has to date has played host to some of the world’s biggest names in wine, beer, whisky, gin, sake, cider and more.

Memorable guests include actor and winemaker Sam Neill; musician and winemaker Maynard James Keenan; and techno artist and sake aficionado Richie Hawtin.

We’ve been joined by wine critics Jancis Robinson and Matthew Jukes; cricketers turned winemakers Sir Ian Botham and Ricky Ponting and sake expert John Gauntner.

James Atkinson of Drinks Adventures at The Great Australian Red Masterclass
James Atkinson at The Great Australian Red Masterclass

From the spirits world, we’ve interviewed whisky experts Charles Maclean MBE and Dave Broom; cocktail historian Jared Brown; legendary mixologist Julio Bermejo and the first female bourbon master distiller since Prohibition, Marianne Eaves.

But most importantly, the podcast provides a platform for many small, artisan producers to tell their brand’s story to our highly engaged audience of predominately Australian listeners.

James Atkinson of Drinks Adventures at Suntory’s Hakushu Distillery in Japan

A finalist in the Australian Podcast Awards 2020, Drinks Adventures won the inaugural prize for Best Wine Blog or Podcast at the Wine Communicator Awards 2021.

The show is produced and hosted by renowned drinks journalist James Atkinson, a Certified Cicerone® and the only dual winner of Best Media at the Australian International Beer Awards (2017 and 2021).

A lover of all fine drinks, James has contributed to publications including Good Food, Selector, Gourmet Traveller Wine and Halliday. He is former editor of TheShout and Brews News.

The Drinks Adventures podcast is produced on Gadigal Land. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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