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Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina New Riverside Location & Gelato Bar

Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina new Wangaratta riverside location and gelato bar is the perfect group destination for summer. Chef Adam Pizzini is sitting pretty in the…

Finches of Beechworth is on the Market

Beechworth’s highly awarded B&B Finches is on the market, both property and business, after owners Margo Maller and Peter Brygel decided it was time to…

Panko-crumbed Mackerel Fishcakes

with sweet and sour cucumbers, red currant and onion relish Serves 4 Mackerel Fish Cakes 700g potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks 1 tbsp…

Insider: 2018 Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo

Essentials speaks with Polo World Cup Australian team captain Jack Archibald and unearths the magic within this weekend’s Portsea event. This weekend sees the hugely successful…

Hola Bar Tini Melbourne!

Melbourne’s MoVida crew launches their latest venture in true Spanish style – welcome to Bar Tini. The greatest bars in Spain are very simple affairs….

Essentials Summer issue in-store today!

We’re excited to announce this week’s NEW release of Essentials Magazine summer, an extended  issue featuring Aboriginal Exhibitions at Rutherglen Estates (special Dhungala exhibition feature), Summer…

Cocktails by Heston

A collaboration of Tony Conigliaro of East London’s Drink Factory and Ashley Palmer-Watts, Chef Director of Dinner by Heston (Melbourne & London), has resulted in…

Sweet Success Beechworth Honey

In the historic heart of Melbourne, among the high fashion and highly polished mosaic tiles of the 1892 Block Arcade, is a stylish slice of…

Artistan: Ryan L. Foote

Ceramicist, artist, chocolatier or architect? You be the judge. Melbourne artist Ryan Foote travels Australia and the world producing and exhibiting everything from masterful ceramics…

NY Lobster Roll

 NY Lobster Roll with Roasted Tomato Marie Rose Essentials takes a bite of The Big Apple and surrounds.  Come summer in the northern hemisphere, both…

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Why? Because we love it! - Essentials Magazine Australia for the latest news and reviews on food, wine, hotels and more!

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 is distributed nationally by Gordon and Gotch into over 2000 retail outlets Australia wide. Content wise, it today features both Australian and international culture, food, wine, art and travel articles..

In May 2012, Essentials Magazine launched a 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 put 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 is currently available on Magzter in device formats including: iOS, Android, Kindle & PC.