Since our humble beginning in 2015, Tipple has been a rollercoaster ride of growth, learning, and fun. But along the way we haven’t lost sight of our core values. Rather, they’ve led the way as we’ve grown! We value fairness and good value, for us, for our customers, for our drivers, and for the many independent bottle shops we partner with. We’ve also become known for championing independent breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

Tipple is for independents, by independents

We’re not like every other tech company, and we’re proud of that! Tipple was not so much a wild idea thought up on a night out, as it was the natural evolution of an Aussie family business. Passionate about starting his own company and working alongside great people, CEO Ryan Barrington opened his first Melbourne bottle shop in 2002, after which another 10 bottle shops followed over the years.

He then opened up a few kebab shops in Melbourne, after spotting a lack of the kinds of steller kebab shops he’d grown up with in Sydney. When he began offering kebab delivery soon after, the idea struck. Why not deliver alcohol as well?

The times they are a-changin

Since we started out in 2015 the online alcohol market place has grown fast into a booming and exciting place to be. Did you know that last year, nearly 1 in 3 Australians had used an alcohol delivery service? That’s huge! Big conglomerates are moving fast to claim their share (they’d be silly not to!), but in the process, the small independent bottle shops are losing out on their share. We’re doing something about that.

Supporting independent businesses

You may not know it, but when you shop your drinks through Tipple, you actually buy them from your local bottle-o. We don’t do big chains and big batch buy-ups (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Instead we partner with independent bottleshops across the areas we service. We largely let them decide what they sell and at what price. that’s our way of giving them a fair go.

So, each order you’ve placed through Tipple has been received and carefully packed by your local!


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Your Guide to Hosting an Adult Sleepover For Your Friends

Who doesn’t feel nostalgic for childhood sometimes?

Childhood was a wonderful responsibility-free time when hanging out was mostly about spending time with your friends. What activity you did wasn’t as important. Well, sleepovers were the epitome of childhood, and as such, hosting one is the easiest way to get transported back into that pre-adult life before responsibilities and bills, careers, and such. But an adult sleepover can have alcohol too, so it’s actually heaps better. Here’s how you make it a great one!

Be careful about who you invite

It’s so so easy to get loose in the invitation phase and invite a few people who might change the mood you’re trying to set for the night. Perhaps your sleepover plans are at the top of your mind when you bump into an acquaintance at a cafe, and before you know it you blurt out “Wanna come?” and immediately wanna kick yourself in the shins.

Remember, you really don’t have to invite everyone, it’s not your 4th grade birthday party. Don’t be mean about it obvi, but it’s fine to only invite your closest friends.

Boring adult sleepover logistics

Make sure you’ve got enough sleeping space/food/booze for everyone invited. If you don’t, ask people to bring their own. We can also pop by with cold drinks if you’re running low!

Consider the mood you want to set

Ask yourself these two questions:
How do I want people to feel during the sleepover?
How do I want them to feel after the sleepover?

Let the answers to these two guide your choices and you’re a long way towards nailing an adult sleepover.

Make it a little magical

Adult sleepovers should feel a little like regressing back to childhood. Check your worries at the door and chill the fuck out. Changing up your place a little can help your friends do this heaps faster. How? Hang those fairy lights that 14-year-old you flipped out over, and drag your mattress into the living room. Cover it in blankets and pillows and make a blanket fort.

Plan some entertainment

Every friend group is different, and we’re not gonna pretend like we know yours. But what we do know is that everyone needs some entertainment. Whether that’s board games, karaoke, drinking games, face masks, dancing, chats, video games, or movies all night – that’s up to you. Just make sure you’ve got ample options available to keep everyone happy.

Plan super easy foods and drinks (and a TON of it!)

No one wants to be in the kitchen when fun’s being had in the living room. Easy does it, so stock up on frozen pizzas, entertainer spring rolls, garlic bread, and all the crisps and chocolate in the known universe.

For drinks, think premixers, wine and beer, or perhaps even a jumbo bowl of punch! Running low on alcohol is the bane of any adult sleepover, so be the Host With the Most and order top ups until 11pm!

No adult sleepover is complete without breakfast mimosas

Your gang awakes in the morning, either smooth skinned and glowy from a night of pampering, or bleary-eyed and headachey from one too many tequila shots, to a MIMOSA BREKKIE! Yep, it’s the best and not very expensive. Your mimosas can even be delivered cold to your door, so you don’t have to worry about fridge space.

Have fun

The best way you can make sure your guests have fun is to have fun yourself, and don’t get too frustrated if plans change or if people chat through the movie. Hey, listen, you’ll knock it out of the park.

Tipple’s New Concierge Service: Drinks Catering Made Easy

Our new drinks catering service offers a curated drinks selection to suit any event and budget. The drinks are delivered cold, and the trash is removed. Step out of the driver’s seat, let us chauffeur your next event!