Winemaker Trevor Knaggs – King River Estate

A ride on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle following the King Valley’s corkscrew bends is just one way Trevor Knaggs likes to cool down at the height…

Too Many Chiefs

When three Goulburn Valley apple and pear growers and their wives came together to create a cider, a quirky name stuck, but the product reigned…

High Country Kasbah – Panoramia Villas

Desperate for respite from city peak traffic and the concrete maze, I could not have been more excited checking in to the Panoramia Villas, the…

Murray Valley Pork Rillette

with bitter salad greens, cornichons and toasts Serves 10 an entrée, or light starter 1 Murray valley Rolled Scotch, Approx. 1.2kg 1 liter of duck…

Red Obsession – Yileena Park Wines

Yileena Park 2010 Pinot Noir Regular readers of Essentials will know that I’m a bit partial to the great luscious reds wines of the boutique…

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…

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…