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Jones Apero

The board might have sympathised! with the growers of what used to be Australian sherry however in recognition of Spain’s claim to that name, Australia had…

Tarte Fine aux Pommes

Tarte Fine aux Pommes – Fine Apple Tart  Serves 4-6  Puff pastry ¼ cup sliced almonds 2 granny smith apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced…

The Balcony – Sorrento

Sorrento’s landmark Continental Hotel has just launched a newly renovated and spacious bar, Balcony. The Conti, as regulars know it, is an institution on Victoria’s…

Hotel Omm Barcelona

Barcelona is a city that feels and appears alive in every sense of the word. Entangled, connected, moving, energetic, in so many ways an uplifting…

Reborn Riverview Hotel Brisbane

The Brisbane Riverview Hotel recently relaunched following a $6 million dollar refurbishment, which in addition to the new Plates Café Bar Restaurant and Chester’s Bar,…

Pasta Master

Chef Roi Rigoni talks about his carbonara ‘epiphany’ and the culinary gifts of his mother Bruna, while partner Sue White enthuses over her new Raffaello…

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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 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.