Food & Wine

Ashbrook still bowls ’em over

Ashbrook Estate Winery.

THE WA wine industry is full of great stories but none of them are as tall as the ones about the Devitt brothers of Margaret River’s Ashbrook Estate, which is among the town’s 10 original wineries. more »

Well-read chef’s food for thought

Chef Scott Alfonso in The Garden.

UNLIKE many head chefs – fixed on food from day dot – warm and amiable New Yorker Scott Alfonso took a roundabout path to joining the hospitality industry. more »

Geppetto pinot sensational value

Rollo and Garry Crittenden on the property at Dromana.

THERE is a tsunami of New Zealand wine surging across the Tasman and the speed of its growth is accelerating to a potentially terrifying level for the Australian wine industry. more »

Go-slow venture worth the Gamble

Well-known Perth chef Kim Gamble has a new venture, Kim’s Food Bar, that follows the principles of the Slow Food Movement. Picture: Will Russell   d356786

KIM Gamble is synonymous with the Perth hospitality scene, having established The Blue Duck and Barchetta in Cottesloe’s Marine Parade. more »

WA website gives fine wine insights

Barry Weinman is the driving force behind the Fine Wine Club website.

BARRY Weinman, the part-time host of the free WA-based Fine Wine Club website (www.finewineclub.com.au) donates much of his spare time to the various aspects of wine. more »

Alex still keen keen on career in kitchen

Alex Glasson is looking at various options for the future. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au   d356145

HE was the cook with nine lives but that hasn’t stopped former MasterChef contestant and Southern River resident Alex Glasson from pursuing his foodie dreams. more »

Head chef loves inner-city vibe

Clarences chef Paul Wells takes time out to relax with a glass of red.

PAUL Wells’ kitchen expertise began as a kid preparing vegetables for the family dinner. more »

On track to being a great Aus winery

Bird in Hand silos at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills.

THE Bird in Hand Winery at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills won two gold medals at the International Wine Challenge this year and another two at the Decanter Wine Awards. more »

Chef’s biggest challenge

Modo Mio Italian head chef Giampaolo Maffini.

CHARMING Italian head chef Giampaolo Maffini says keeping his team of 16 cooks in check will be his biggest challenge when the highly anticipated Modo Mio (meaning My Way) restaurant opens this week at Burswood Entertainment Complex. more »

Gastronomic delight

Marion Grasby is entering the cookbook market, with one eye on a TV career.

CHEFS and foodies often speak of a culinary epiphany – that singular moment in time that forever changed the way they view all things gastronomic. more »

Sandalford wines at the top of their range

Sandalford Estate consistently produces very good wines.

SANDALFORD is consistently producing very good wines that are among the country’s finest of their styles and price ranges. more »

In search of the perfect wine

Jason Conti among some of the barrels.

I’VE been pondering over a piece I wrote about 12 months ago about the 2010 cabernet sauvignon from Margaret River we’d just pressed. more »

Spotlight on Swan Valley shiraz

Faber Vineyard owner and winemaker John Griffiths.

JOHN Griffith’s Faber Vineyard in the Swan Valley is hosting an 11-wine vertical of its marvellous Reserve Shiraz in June. more »

Memories are made of this: il Pasto

il Pasto owner and chef Carlo Collova at his new establishment in Inglewood.

MEETING Carlo Collova and peeking inside his newly-opened Inglewood restaurant il Pasto, it’s obvious the affable long-time restaurateur and chef treasures his Sicilian heritage. more »

Pair put the Cream on top

New Cream owners Karen Veldre and Janelle Newberry.

UNWILLING to let beloved backstreet gem Cream close after almost nine successful years, long time co-workers at the restaurant and close friends Karen Veldre and Janelle Newberry took a life-changing step. more »

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