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Daniel Schlaipfer: “Cooking Is Like Haute-Couture”

August 29, 2015 Lifestyle Feature No Comments

20150821_foodlovers_f781876dbdFrom 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

Enoteca Bangkok

Enoteca is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Bangkok. Recently they have a new chef; Marco Pacetta from Naples. … Continue Reading

Rewarding drop from vineyard mix-up

February 14, 2015 Lifestyle Feature No Comments

2014 The Briar Vineyard BlendWE’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

Cabernet Merlot Classic Aussie Blend

February 7, 2015 Lifestyle Feature No Comments

Lifestyle FeatureCABERNET MERLOT is one of the world’s classic red wine blends, the two varieties coming together perfectly as a match for a diversity of meat dishes, as well as with many pastas and good cheese platters. … Continue Reading

Mike Put A Sparkle Into English Wine

February 7, 2015 Lifestyle Feature No Comments

Ridgeview_Bloomsbury - No Vintage rTHE 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

Challenge Of Changing Festive Times

BS_CSMS10.rszAS 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

Tassie Wine Book A Great Gift Idea

December 13, 2014 Lifestyle Feature No Comments

VT_Cover_BottleYOU 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

A Real Challenge, Or Mid-Life Crisis?

December 6, 2014 Lifestyle Feature No Comments

TAW Pinot Gris NV HR NEW.rszWHEN the Clare Valley’s Tim Adams decided to plant somewhat new and unproven at the time Pinot Gris ten years ago, he reckons he did so simply for the challenge of seeing just how well this variety would go. … Continue Reading

Conor van der Reest … celebrating founder Claudio Alcorso’s use of cloth

Lifestyle FeatureWhen 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.

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Margan Wine Goes Back To The Future

November 29, 2014 Lifestyle Feature No Comments

Lifestyle FeatureMANY years ago before wines were identified on labels by their grape varieties, they were named after their place of origin – quite often down to the actual block within a vineyard and which could contain several grape varieties. … Continue Reading

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