The start of winter is always a period of adjustment — the days are shorter, the nights are icier and summer schedules are thrown all out of whack. Luckily, when the weather gets cooler, Melbourne always ups the ante in its events offering, meaning you have plenty of options that aren't going straight home when you leave the office every evening.
Like this Thursday, for example. The Craft & Co. — Collingwood's restaurant, cafe, brewery, distillery and workshop — is holding an after-work market dedicated to gin. From 6–9pm, some Australia and New Zealand's best bottles of gin will be cracked open in the venue's event space. Four Pillars, Patient Wolf, Poor Toms, Anther and Cedar Fox will be a few of the gins you can try and, if you're impressed, take home a bottle of.
If you want to sit down and enjoy your gin of choice, you'll be able to do that too. A G&T lounge will be set up and the kitchen will be putting together some charcuterie boards that are specifically designed to be enjoyed with gin.