The Erko and The Abercrombie Are Now Selling One-Litre Takeaway Wines for Just $25

Kegging wine saves thousands of bottles from ending up in landfill — and is allowing these two venues to offer dirt-cheap vino squealers.
Ben Hansen
December 07, 2023

Whether you've got a dinner party, picnic or trip to a BYO restaurant lined up, two Sydney venues are offering an unbeatable booze deal right now. Solotel favourites The Erko and The Abercrombie are making the most of their wines on tap by offering one-litre squealers of vino for just $25.

Just head into either of the Sydney pubs, or The Abercrombie's attached wine bar Lil Sis, and you can purchase one litre of pinot grigio, rosé or grenache to take away for $25. If you want that deal sweetened, return the jug once you're finished with it, and you can purchase a refill for just $20.

The Abercrombie and Lil Sis are even offering a special skin-contact drop in the squealers for all of those natty wine lovers.

Both venues use a mix of bottled and kegged wines, with the latter being delivered thanks to a collaboration with local producer Alpha Box & Dice. Using kegged wines means that over 5000 bottles are diverted from landfill and recycling per venue per year. It also helps to keep the wine fresher for longer.

Lil Sis

The takeaway wine deal comes at a busy time for both venues. The Erko has just revitalised its menu with a new hyper-seasonal selection of eats that utilise produce from a local community garden. Ex-Chiswick chef Ethan Robinson is behind the revamp — with the new offerings including zucchini fritti, kingfish ceviche, octopus salad, a standout chicken schnitzel and $2 oysters on Sundays.

Over at The Abercrombie, the pub, nightclub and rooftop bar is officially celebrating one year since it reopened under the guidance of Solotel. After sitting vacant for years, the Chippendale stalwart reemerged last summer, quickly returning to its place as a cornerstone of the city's party and music scenes.

Front room at Erskineville pub The Erko with vintage picture frames hanging on the wall and a sea of greenery through the doors.

The Erko, Steven Woodburn

Head to The Erko, The Abercrombie or Lil Sis to score a takeaway squealer of wine for $25.

Published on December 07, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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