For the Connoisseur
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the huge selection at Parade Cellars. Fortunately, the knowledgeable staff are on hand to provide plenty of recommendations. For the craft beer loving dad, they suggest Coopers’ new limited edition Hazy IPA, which taps into the international NEIPA craze and swaps bitterness for hopped up tropical fruit aromas. Kalleske’s single vineyard Greenock Shiraz toes the line between tradition and innovation, resulting in a wine with rich berry and plum flavours and a hint of spice. Or for a really special treat, Lark’s Classic Cask is double distilled and lightly peated before being aged in sherry and port casks to create one of Australia’s premium single malt whiskies.
For the Dapper Dad
The delayed cinematic release of Top Gun: Maverick means dad will have to wait until 2021 before he can see what the next generation of Navy pilots are up to. But he can still look the part with Ray Ban or Maui Jim aviators from Thomas & Mackay. All the styles are available with prescription or non-prescription lenses, so he can see what’s around him and look the part.
For the Gourmet
Walk through Outdoors On Parade’s colourful entrance and you’ll find plenty of great gift ideas. For the dad who’s just beginning his culinary journey, Simple lives up to its name by providing streamlined Middle Eastern recipes that can be made in under half an hour with ten ingredients or less. If you have the kind of dad who bought a hibachi two weeks into Masterchef, give him the chance to learn from some experts in the custom-built commercial kitchen. The geniuses behind Angaston’s Casa Carboni will turn him into a master of pasta, or he can learn to take the artistic approach to food and wine with D’Arry’s Verandah head chef Peter Reschke.
For the Music Lover
Serious audiophiles know that nobody makes better quality speakers than Bang & Olufsen, and several new models have arrived just in time for fathers’ day. At 5.8 grams, the Beoplay E8 3rd Gen wireless earphones prove that good things come in small packages, and the ergonomic design means they fit comfortably in the ear with a battery that lasts all day. The Beosound A1 2nd Gen Bluetooth speakers are also compact, but pack a serious punch. The classically understated design comes in a range of colours and hides speakers that provide crisp, clear sound for everything from soaring jazz trumpets to rumbling bass.