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New Rutherglen Exhibition Offers the Chance to own Aboriginal Art

Opening to the public tomorrow, Saturday October 6 in Rutherglen, Victoria, the Aboriginal Exhibitions – Collection Highlights 2018 exhibition is an exploration of some of…

Made in Melbourne: Small Batch Limoncello

The aroma of citrus fills the air in the small factory in Melbourne’s west. Boxes of thick-skinned lemons are piled up on the floor. Jon…

Soft Prawn Taco with Billy Button Fiano

Billy Button Fiano is a spring/summer stunner: its bright gold colour simply glistens in the glass. It’s the perfect pair to our soft prawn taco…

The Triumph of Charles Blackman – Artist Ivan Durrant’s Personal Homage

It’s easy to be reminded, how great an artist Charles Blackman was, especially with his painting Girl with a Nosegay (pictured). You have to stop…

Crumpet Comeback: Silver Creek Sourdough

In 2011 artisan baker Louise Ritchie began a heath-focused fascination with natural slow-ferment breads that can make gluten more digestible. Fast forward to 2018: while…

Sydney Icon: Harry’s Singapore Chilli Crab

Harry’s Singapore Chilli Crab is a Sydney restaurant icon. Having opened in 1982, its fed half the city and almost all of its local celebrities…

NYC Chef-inspired Recipes: Grand Banks Oysters 3 Ways

Grand Banks – Hudson River, Pier 25, NYC Grand Banks at New York’s Pier 25 is a celebrated oyster bar aboard the historic wooden schooner…

Dalmation Coast Cruising aboard Le Lyrial

Fiona and Frank Stephens of luxury tours agency Benalla Travel (Victoria) explore the Dalmatian Coast with APT Luxury Mega-Yachts aboard Ponant’s Le Lyrial. The romance…

Singapore Warehouse Conversion

In Singapore, conservation goes two ways. One, you get the heritage geeks who insist on salvaging every last crumbling brick, decorative tile and rusty wrought…

Artisan: Made OF Australia

Anna-Marie Wallace discovered a penchant for clay by accident one afternoon while visiting a community arts centre pottery shed to kill some time. Five years…

Mosel Connection – Central Victorian winemaker Matt Kilby is one to watch

If you admire fine rieslings from Europe then the award-winning Whistle and Hope label from Central Victorian winemaker Matt Kilby is one to watch. We…

Movida Aqui’s Basque Cider House Returns

The annual Victorian cider pressing season is coming to an end and to celebrate Movida Aqui Melbourne isonce again recreating the atmosphere of the Basque…

Sustainable Mastery

Based in High Country Victoria, Bright Alpine Builders – a multi HIA-Award-winning company – delivers high quality custom-built homes and commercial buildings under the keenly…

Otto Dal Zotto on Australian Prosecco

Back in 1999, Italian-born Otto Dal Zotto planted a few rows of prosecco grapes in Victoria’s King Valley. He had no ide… Essentials Premium Subscription…

Australian Gins Reviewed

With the great gin revival a certified trend, Australian distillers are looking to their backyards for inspiration. Re… Essentials Premium Subscription FREE 14 day trial….

Fine Australian Wine: Souters Alpine Valleys

Souters 2009 Cabernet – Alpine Valleys Allan Souter’s 2009 Cabernet is a truly remarkable wine – rich, full flavoured, generous on nose and palate with…

Native Australian Influence: A Fresh Start for Victoria’s Most Popular Tourist Town

Richard Cornish explores Bright and surrounds to discover a fresh trail of native Australian influence, new businesses a… Essentials Premium Subscription FREE 14 day trial….

World Traveller: Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour, Malta

Design Hotels represents and markets a hand-selected collection of privately owned and operated hotels in hundreds of de… Essentials Premium Subscription FREE 14 day trial….

World Traveller: Keeper of Customs – Alila Fort Bishangarh

In a classic role reversal, an Indian fortress built to guard against threats from outside now welcomes travellers from … Essentials Premium Subscription FREE 14…

Va Tutto – It’s a Family Thing

Va Tutto restaurant in Ivanhoe, a leafy North East suburb of Melbourne is an icon. Operated by husband and wife team, Pa… Essentials Premium Subscription…

Hobart’s Pigeon Hole Café

A hidden gem plating up farm-fresh produce and bakery perfection. You have to go out of your way to get to Pigeon Hole…. Essentials Premium…

Aboriginal Art: Billy Doolan – Patterns of Life

Internationally exhibited artist and Palm Island Aboriginal elder, Billy Doolan has exhibited and led cultural programme… Essentials Premium Subscription FREE 14 day trial. Register Now…

Arthur Boyd – The Poet with the Paintbrush

The 1957 Arthur Boyd painting Shearers Playing for a Bride is the most powerful and emotionally moving work I’ve ever se… Essentials Premium Subscription FREE…

Scotch Oven Heaven

The old Scotch oven stands behind the old bakery shop in the centre of Eldorado. It was once the focus of this beautiful… Essentials Premium…

Inside Luke Mangan’s Warehouse Kitchen

Chef Luke Mangan has transformed his Sydney restaurant headquarters, offering a unique inner-urban neighbourhood bistro … Essentials Premium Subscription FREE 14 day trial. Register Now…

Autumn/Winter Waffles with poached pears, pecan crumble, salted caramel sauce

Autumn/Winter Waffles with poached pears, pecan crumble, salted caramel sauce and ricotta and crystallised ginger ice-cr… Essentials Premium Subscription FREE 14 day trial. Register Now Get…

Italian Heroes: La Zona

I’ve had the pleasure of following the progress of Chrismont Winery as an ever-growing highly creative business dedicated to continued focus and refinement in delivering…

Underground Pleasures – Ishizuka Melbourne

A truly excellent new Japanese restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD is quite literally a hidden gem. Melbourne’s newest and mo… Essentials Premium Subscription FREE 14 day…

3 of the Best: Anchovies

These three brands of delicious fishes are a world away from the sharp little hairy strips found on top of suburban pizzas. These are packaged…

Pick Your Own Prosecco

The Dal Zotto family, known for pioneering Australia’s very first prosecco in Victoria’s King Valley, love nothing more than to share their love of food,…

Island Time: Six Senses Fiji

With sparkling, turquoise waters and white-sand beaches, Malolo Island is the classic daydream holiday. Set off the coastline of Fiji’s main island, the Mamanuca archipelago…

Sydney: Best 3 Hotels

In a city never shy of flaunting her charms, new hotels flirt with the glittering waterscape through their views, art and locations. We step inside…

The Empire Strikes Back – Empire Hotel Beechworth

North East Victoria has a new fine dining restaurant that cements Beechworth as one of the nation’s best food and wine destinations. The Empire Hotel,…

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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..

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