From the mountains of Bavaria to the beaches of Portugal, Daniel Schlaipfer worked in restaurants all across Europe learning the tricks of his trade, until he developed his very own cuisine, a fusion of Northern and Southern influences, which you can discover at AdLib, the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade’s restaurant where he is now the Executive Chef. … Continue Reading
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WE’VE heard plenty of names and descriptions applied to wines good and bad over the years – some nice and some not so nice (and, yes, some just plain rude) – but never before have we had a winery tell us about a wine they call their “dyslexic,” and what’s more, do so with something of enthusiasm. … Continue Reading
THE English winemaking industry lost a bit of its bubble last month with the passing of Mike Roberts, the man who did the unthinkable in 2005 when a drop he made at his little Ridgeview Estate in Sussex took out the title of World’s Best Sparkling Wine at the enormously prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition. … Continue Reading
AS long-time traditionalists who found it hard coming to grips with the idea of ditching the hot turkey at Christmas in favour of cold seafoods and salads, we’re now finding it even more challenging seeing growing numbers going back to “hot” – but in the form of roasts done outdoors on Aussie Christmas Days in covered barbecues. … Continue Reading
YOU don’t have to be a Tasmanian to enjoy a fascinating insight into the State’s wine industry inVintage Tasmania, the Complete Book of Tasmanian Wine – an engrossing 280-page true-to-title work you’ll find hard to put down with its wealth of fascinating facts past, present and future. … Continue Reading
When the late Italian-born Claudio Alscorso founded Moorilla Estate in the 1950s on the banks of the Derwent River in suburban Hobart he was already an established textile manufacturer and merchant who used designs by the likes of Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend and William Dobell.