intoxicating by Max Allen

Intoxicating with Max Allen

Chat & drink along with Max Allen's new book

Over 20 people have attended this class


Come and drink some of the beverages straight out of Max Allen's engaging new book - Intoxicating, Ten Drinks that Shaped Australia, which won the 2020 Andre Simon Award in London for best drink book. 

This book explores Australian drinks and history.

Max Allen is an award winning journalist with 30 years experience in wine and food. He is the wine and drinks columnist for the Australian Financial Review, Good Food and  which explores Australian drinks and history. 

Price of your ticket includes five drinks and a jaffle while you hear Max wax lyrical about the stories behind the drinks and the people that make them. This is a one off session that is sure to be an amazing experience and one not to be missed!

Presented by Bad Frankie, Max Allen and the Melbourne Cocktail Festival. 

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What you will learn

  • Enjoy a chat with Max Allen and Sebastian Costello as they take you through the book while enjoying some very rare drinks.

What you will get

  • A incredible lineup of drinks from the book that will not be reproduced. A glass of Gosset champagne, Spatlese Lexia, Victoria Bitter, very rare Corio whisky, an All Australian Negroni and a few other treats from Max.

What to bring

  • Nothing to bring.

What to wear

Dress how you feel.

Appropriate for

Anyone with a keen eye on Aussie drinks and history.

Bad Frankie

Vendor since 2015

Bad Frankie is an Australian-inspired local spirits and jaffle bar located in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It serves a range of Australian spirits, wines, beers, ciders and a selection of delicious jaffles.

Want to learn more about our marvellous Australian spirits? Join a Bad Frankie Master Class!

Who is Bad Frankie? 

Bad Frankie is named after the infamous Governor of Van Diemen’s Land, John Franklin, who outlawed small pot stills in the early 19th Century. Unfortunately, this law was written into national law when the country was federated.

It wasn’t until 150 years later when the ‘grandfather of Australian spirits’ Bill Lark overturned the law and had started to produce his own whisky. From Bill, the industry has expanded exponentially and continues to do so into a range of Australian spirits, whiskey, gin, vodka, liqueurs and so on.

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5.0 (1 review)
17 April 2021Intoxicating with Max Allen
Absolutely loved every minute of the 2 hours. Loved the history, the stories and laughs. Great venue with just the right sized venue and number of attendees. Fun and friendly group

Refund Policy

Bad Frankie requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Bad Frankie to organise a refund or transfer

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I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Bad Frankie.


I agree to give Bad Frankie unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Bad Frankie classes and events or on Bad Frankie's premises. (For use of Bad Frankie marketing materials).


Bad Frankie requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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