Tag: food and wine

Cathay Pacific launch boutique beer

Cathay Pacific has taken inflight beverages to new heights with the launch of its own beer, the world’s first hand-crafted bottled beer specially brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000 feet. Named after Cathay’s first aircraft “Betsy”, a Douglas DC-3 which...

Heineken launch new Sydney Airport bar

Launching a new bar or restaurant is always a challenging proposition. You need to find a way to make an impact and stand out from the pack. To celebrate the launch of Australia’s first flagship Heineken venue, Heineken House at Sydney Airport’s T1...

Chandon brings the spark to Melbourne Grand Prix

Life is too short to drink bad wine. Well, that’s my motto at least. Thankfully that won’t be the case in Melbourne during the 2016 Formula 1™ Rolex Australian Grand Prix this week, with renowned sparkling wine brand Chandon officially...

Cycling in the Hunter Valley

Bikes and wine in the Hunter

It’s fair to say that drinking wine and cycling are two of my favourite things, but even I didn’t know combining the two could be as much fun as it was. On our recent trip down in the Hunter Valley – Simon was there to attend a work conference, I...

Beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photo: Chris Ashton

Top five things to do in Sydney

I love Sydney, it’s a beautiful city in one of the world’s most stunning locations... but that’s partly the reason I don’t want to live there. I don't want to become immune to it. I want to feel like a tourist each time I visit and not take the city...

Penang Revisited

Just over six months since my first trip to Penang, the travel gods have smiled on me and delivered a second chance to visit it’s shores. Simon and I had originally planned to go to Nusa Lembongan for a week of nothing but sunshine, scuba...

A taste of Okinawa: Essential dishes every foodie should try

Being a frequent diner at my local Japanese restaurant, I thought I had a fairly good grasp on Japanese cuisine. It wasn’t until I had the opportunity to travel to Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, that my eyes were truly opened to the...

Salt grill a recipe for success

For many cruise fans, cruising is about discovering new places, meeting new people, and wishing the crew would let you replicate that scene from Titanic at the bow of the ship… but for everyone else, it’s pretty much entirely about the food. Last...

Top five things to do in Penang

Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in things to see and do. I was in town for a few days but feel I barely scratched the surface of what the island had to offer. If you’ve got limited time, or...