After 11 years of online publication and as announced on 26 June 2020, Gourmantic is no longer updated with new editorial. More information here.

About Gourmantic


Established in 2009, Gourmantic is an online magazine with a focus on restaurants and bars, alcoholic beverages, food and travel. The website has a solid Australian and international readership and appeals to discerning diners and social drinkers, independent travellers, consumers and industry professionals who are interested in quality articles, experience-based reviews and independent recommendations.

Gourmantic was founded by Corinne Mossati, Founder/Editor and Principal Writer and Kevin Burke, Co-Founder, Photographer and Contributor. Here’s a snapshot of Gourmantic in its first 10 years.

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and the craft spirit distilling scene in Australia for 15 years and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read her full bio here.

Credentials, Accolades and Awards


  • Nominated in Icons of Whisky Australia Awards 2020
  • Featured in NEW YORK TIMES feature article on Toby Smith of Toby’s Estate
  • Featured in NEW YORK TIMES travel article on Paris Vineyard
  • Featured in USA Today Travel on Dubai
  • Featured in Sydney Morning Herald for Glenmorangie Secret Society
  • Featured in Executive Style on Top 10 Cocktail Trends 2015
  • Featured in Wikipedia for: Australian Film Walk of Fame, Champagne Stemware, Wedding Cake Island
  • Featured in HARPERS Wine & Spirits Magazine for Champagne Summit Social Media 2012
  • Best Online Foodie Magazine 2014 by Hotel Club’s Australia’s Best Food Bloggers 2014 (link)
  • Sponsor of the Best Bar Food Award in the Australian Bartender Awards for 2014
  • Selected as media partner for Omnivore Sydney 2014 food festival
  • Featured in Hotel Club’s Australia’s Top Food / Travel Bloggers (link)
  • Awarded Urbanspoon Prime Status and listed in the Top 10 Sydney Food Blogs.
  • Featured on several restaurant websites and in spirit reviews (eg The Glenlivet)
  • Nominated for Best Australian Blogs 2011
  • Named as Best Foodie Travel Site by Iglu Cruise (link)
  • Featured in 50 Amazing Food & Travel Blogs by Culinary Arts Colleges (link)
  • Contributed to Travel Secrets eBooks, a global project that donated $1 for every download to Charity Water which brought fresh water to Abay Tshihdi Village in Ethiopia.

Corinne Mossati:

Corinne Mossati has been writing about the food scene, bars, spirits for over 10 years. After she founded Gourmantic in 2009, she launched Cocktails & Bars in 2015, a website dedicated to cocktail culture. She has been named Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, has judged over 30 cocktail competitions, and is published in several media including Executive Style by Fairfax. She has created the Gourmantic Birthday Gin 2017 in collaboration with Head Distiller Reg Papps.

In May 2021, she was featured in a segment on ABC’s Gardening Australia TV Show with Host Costa Georgiades entitled Botanical Beverages.

  • Founder/Editor of The Gourmantic Garden (est. 2020)
  • Created the Gourmantic Birthday Gin 2017 in collaboration with Ironbark Distillery (2017)
  • Speaker at City of Sydney’s Business Seminar 101: Late starters: Keeping the doors open for night-time trade (2016)
  • Speaker at The Business of Bar Conference: Say it Right! Getting Results in the Media, Bar Week (2016)
  • Published on Executive Style by Fairfax (2015)
  • Speaker at Bartender Workshop: Bar Publicity and Advertising, Bar Week (2014)
  • Named in the biannual Australian Bartender Most Influential List  in 2013, 2015 & 2017
  • Judged the Australasian Whisky Awards
  • Member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy (link) and has judged World’s 50 Best Bars in four consecutive years
  • Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars website
  • Contributing writer for Citibank Dining
  • Contributing Photographer for World Class 50
  • Judged various national cocktail competitions including Angostura Rum, Mezcal Amores, Laird’s Applejack, No 3 Gin Fizz, Mix It to Fix It (2013 & 2104), Australian Bartenders Guild (2013 & 2014), Choya Umeshu (2014), Bacardi Legacy 2014, Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender (2014), Jack Daniel’s /ABG Ultimate Cocktail (2014)
  • Speaker at Publicity & Media Workshop during Bar Week 2014
  • First Prize Winner in Grantourismo Food & Travel Writing Competition
  • Guest Article: Trains, Art and Eateries at London’s St Pancras Station on Trains on the Brain
  • Guest Article: A New Culinary Experience at Westfield Sydney on The Urban Grocer website (now closed)
  • Contributor to Uptake Travel Gems website (now closed)
  • Featured in bar industry parody video, Sh!t People Say to Aussie Bartenders

Read the full bio of Corinne Mossati here.

Kevin Burke:

  • Photography featured in various print and online publications including:
    • Australian Bartender Magazine
    • Executive Style
    • CIVC Champagne Tasting (link)
    • Wolf Blass Wines


Our content is solely based on positive experiences. If a product has failed to impress, we do not give it publicity. As a business, some articles are the result of an invitation or sponsorship. Our editorial is not influenced by the acceptance of any product, invitation or advertising. We strongly value our editorial integrity, our readers’ trust and the reputation we have built by sharing honest and positive content.


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(Updated February 2023)