Cumbiamuffin LIVE

Cumbiamuffin 15 Piece Cumbia Orchestra Performing in Melbourne for the first time, Cumbiamuffin brings to the Night Cat the entire Crew to celebrate in style this Saturday, July 20th for one night only. Cumbiamuffin has established itself as Sydney’s most representative Cumbia Orchestra, performing at some of the most prestigious stages, including Sydney Festival, Sydney … Read more

Taste of Waterfront Restaurant

The culinary team at Waterfront Restaurant have put together a special two & three course choice menu showcasing their menu favourites. This is exclusive to Tastes of July and includes a complimentary glass of local sparkling. Every evening during Tastes (5 – 28 July) 5.30pm – 9.30pm $55 for two courses and $65 for three … Read more

Beef and Barossa

Each month for the whole of winter, celebrate beef and Barossa at Arbory Bar and Eatery. A different selection of beef cuts will be roasted by chef Nick Bennett and paired with a delicious red wine. Each dish will change daily and will showcase a range of beef cuts, paired with a glass of Powell … Read more

Pair Wine And Beer with BBQs: A Simplified Guide

We are now well into Spring and the weather is starting to improve. It’s time to think about getting the BBQ out! Our friend Jack Thompson from BroBBQ provides some tips for matching BBQ and wine and beer. This is the first of a series of extensive guides, tasty recipes & advice about the great tradition of American BBQ.

BRANCHING OUT Blends are the New Black

As I am a new contributor who is trying to build up a solid reader base, (and not get anyone offside) I am yet again going to address sauvignon blanc in this column. As I have mentioned before, it is my intention to get you all trying and enjoying OTHER varieties (hence the name of … Read more

Branching Out – Josef Chromy Sauvignon Blanc, Tasmania

I have long held concern for people that limit themselves to drinking only Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. With this is in mind, I have a cunning plan. I have thought about weening people of this wine, rather like moving a baby from breast milk to formula. Instead of immediately suggesting another variety, I would like to … Read more

Kerrie Howell – Sommelier

About me… I grew up in a house where wine came from a box. What I liked was on the relatively rare occasion this box was produced, my parents would behave slightly differently. My father’s cheeks would glow and he would play “Sailing up the Clyde” (his favourite record), and my mother would laugh a … Read more

Winter Optimism

Having worked in all facets of hospitality, it was only a matter of time before I began writing about it. It all started with me working on the floor looking into the kitchen, feeling that I would be better placed there. Always loving food, and learning more about it then led to me wanting to … Read more

Off the Beaten Track in Puglia, Italy (Part 1)

Immerse yourself in in the gastronomic delight that is Puglia, the heel of Italy. Renowned travel writer, Bruce White takes us on a food and wine adventure off the beaten track, sampling the best the region has to offer, a real celebration of the local cuisine.