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Buller Wines Rare Tokay with Eton Mess

In terms of world-famous wines, it’s impossible not to respectfully mention the region of Rutherglen, Victoria and in particular Buller Wines’ rare collection of fortified…

John Perceval: Diamonds and Dark Clouds

It’s three-quarters the way through November, and we’ve finally got a decent day down on the Peninsula. Twenty-six degrees in Blairgowrie and Sorrento, 30 in…

Travel Tips: Benalla Travel’s Modern Approach

We’re at dinner in Benalla. Over the course of the evening Frank and Fiona Stephens have got wind of my travel plans. I am heading…

Live Life with Essence Flooring & Decking

If you’re keen to tackle that long-awaited decking project, outdoor room or home improvement, now’s the time to check out the new range of homegrown…

Clydesville Luxury Waterfront

Clydesville is a five-bedroom luxury waterfront holiday home in Queenscliff, Victoria, that literally has history seeping from its solid walls, original timber floors and echoing…

Chocolate Fondant with Cacao Jelly

Chocolate Fondant with Cacao Jelly, Chocolate Crumble and Beetroot Ice-cream Chocolate Fondant Makes 6 fondant ramekins Melted butter for greasing ramekins Cacao powder for dusting…

King of Queenscliff

360Q, the two story cafe/bistro and function centre on Queenscliff Harbour’s waterfront, a new venture for Sorrento culinary King Barry Iddles, is pulling in the…

Rhy Waddington’s NY Golf Kitchen

Photography Diana Delucia Carved into the hickory and sycamores in New York’s Westchester County is the Winged Foot Golf Club. This exclusive club is just…

La Zona Fiano 2016 with Banana Leaf Steamed Red Mullet

Chrismont’s wonderful new release La Zona Fiano from the King Valley is a most exciting aromatic white and should be considered a serious top-tier restaurant…

Correll: A New Start

Rutherglen’s Mandy Jones, of Jones Winery and Vineyard,has perfected a French-style aperitif wine that is light and aromatic. Wines that have had botanical aromatics infused…

Viktor&Rolf Fashion Artists

Louis XIV, the Sun King, is famous for creating the glittering palace of Versailles and committing its court to a life of unbridled decadence. Louis…

Conservas – Spain in a Tin

There is a saying in Spain that if produce is good, can it. Unlike Australia where the canning industry is, well, just an industry, in…

LUX* Maldives: Foodie’s Choice

Foodies take note, if you’ve ever been on a tropical island holiday only to find your food and wine choices extremely limited, we have your…

Crayfish Tail Brioche Sliders

Crayfish Tail Brioche Sliders Freshly BBQ’d crayfish tails, sliced into medallions Fresh brioche buns Apple slaw (see recipe below) Essentials’ Thousand Island dressing (see recipe…

Billy Button Fiano 2016 with Soft Prawn Taco

This fiano from Victoria‘s Alpine Valleys region is hand-crafted by the energetically talented alternative-varietals ‘queen’, winemaker Jo Marsh, formerly of Seppelt Great Western. A few…

King River Estate Pinot Grigio 2016 with Crispy Skin Barramundi Fillet

Each year King River Estate produces cleaner, more vibrant fruit, the result of pesticide-free biodynamic vineyard management. I’ve noticed a progressive advance in wine flavour...

Beetroot Cured Ocean Trout

Beetroot Cured Ocean Trout with fennel, orange and nigella seed salad, horseradish crème fraiche Beetroot Pickle (for curing) 6 small beetroot, cooked, peeled and grated…

Capri Goes Glocal

Exploring Capri’s walking trails, even out of season when the island is resting and catching its breath after the summer onslaught of holidaymakers from around…

Flux Lounge Noosa

‘The concept is about people having a different experience each time they visit: continuous change and movement is how we define Flux’, says Noosaville-based hospitality…

Rutherglen Redefined

Matthew Jukes discovers a new breed of wildy expressive ‘young gun’ table wines among the historic fortified classics of Rutherglen, Victoria. I recently had the…

From Russia with Love – Daria Plyushko

International fashion model Daria Plyushko has walked the runways of Paris and London, been featured in a worldwide campaign for Swarovski, and appeared on countless…

Hero City Leningrad

In the Footsteps of Tatiana Metanova After an early morning flight over Russia’s vast tundra, laid flat like moss-green jigsaw pieces interspersed with connecting waterways…

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Real journalism, passion for historically significant photography and telling a great story is what we’re about. Visit Essentials Magazine Australia for the latest news and reviews on food, wine, hotels, art and design trends. Take a trip between the covers and you’ll find style with purpose – smart layout, crisp, colourful images and well researched an written articles. Essentials Magazine has a well established, dedicated readership from travel-savvy Gen-Xs to high income Baby Boomers, who enjoy an eclectic content mix of food, wine, arts and culture.

Essentials Magazine Australia was launched in March of 2006, and is the brain child of owner/editor Jamie Durrant, son of renowned Australian photo realist artist Ivan Durrant. Ivan Durrant also contributes to the magazine, writing Australian art features. Essentials Magazine began as a limited release tourism only publication, distributed across High Country Victoria, Australia. Today, the magazine has grown to extended distribution areas including: The Murray, High Country, Mornington Peninsular, Yarra Valley, Melbourne CBD and Bayside. Content wise, it today features both Australian and international culture, food and travel articles; and more recently: content interviews with film star and music celebrities, via its relationship with The Interview People, Germany.

In May 2012, Essentials Magazine launched its debut iPad magazine internationally. iMonitor, a global app ranking program run by McPheters, that assesses more than 5000 magazine and newspaper apps around the world, is seen as one of the leading ranking programs in the sector. iMonitor judges apps on navigation, stability and rich interactivity. Essentials Magazine was featured by McPheters as the highest-scoring new international magazine app (May, 2012). Essentials Magazine app for iPad scored 13, which puts it in the 96th percentile for apps – a rank that includes major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Australian Gourmet Traveller and American Express Food & Wine Magazine.Essentials Magazine has partnered with award-winning app software developer Oomph Pty Ltd using their groundbreaking system – as used by Australian Gourmet Traveller, Qantas The Australian Way magazines, The Age and hundreds more. The app is free to download and several free sample issues are also available from the App Store. Essentials Magazine: Food / Wine / Art / People / Places.