Australia has a reputation for producing great wine – from unctuous reds born out of Barossa dirt and the Yarra Valley, to clean, crisp whites coming from McLaren Vale and Margaret River. Even Tasmania, with its cool climate, has a boutique industry that produces premium sparkling wine.
Guitar heroes have overwhelmed music history for as long as I can remember. Legends like Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and Led Zepplin’s Jimi Page have inspired generations of aspiring musicians with their unique sounds and visceral treatment of a truly formidable instrument – the guitar.
Move over Scotland, it’s time to make room on the shelf for English whisky. London’s first distillery in over a century is about to begin production of single malt whisky in a former Victorian dairy. Darren Rook and his partner set up The London Distillery after reading about Australian distilleries. “We wondered why there were none in London.”
In Singapore a good cocktail is never more than a skip, hop and jump away with more and more hotel bars and quirky clubs adding a shot of style to the city’s drinking scene.
Right now, this very instant, is the time to plan your trip to Shanghai. I’ve been to Shanghai nearly every year for the past decade or so and let me assure you autumn and spring are the best months to be there. Forget winter (it’s miles above the equator) and summer is very difficult indeed.
The Duck Inn in Chippendale has been not so much gentrified as reverse engineered.
Memorabilia hangs down, creating a toy sky of gifts from sporting stars, captains of industry and former Presidents, including a model of the PT-109, a gift from President John F. Kennedy
One of the key elements – and the nicest – of Shangri-La’s flagship Kerry Hotel in Pudong Shanghai is Brew, its $2 million in-house craft brewery.
And the man on whose broad shoulders this responsibility lies is Kiwi brewer Leon Mickelson. It’s easy to believe the strapping young man who takes me on a tour of the most specced-up boutique brewery I’ve ever seen has managed to accumulate 14 medals in a lifetime of devotion to his craft.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia announces MCA ARTBAR driven by AUDI, Sydney’s new monthly afterhours contemporary art social happening produced by the art world’s freshest, most exciting creative minds, to celebrate Art. “Contemporary art in Australia is going to be the next big thing” said Richard Dorment in a recent article for the UK [...]
May 8 2012 | Posted in Kicking On
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There is only one place to go on a Friday or Saturday night in Istanbul. 360 is a restaurant, bar and club named after the amazing, wrap-around view of this penthouse location overlooking the Bosphorus and all the way out to the Sea of Marmara. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you it’s at the top of the Misir Apartment building in one of Istanbul’s busiest shopping areas, Istiklal Street.