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  • Mondovino: an international wine festival in Mdina

    Mondovino: an international wine festival in Mdina

    The Master Cellar, Palazzo de Piro by Infinitely Xara and Marsovin have joined forces to organise Mondovino – The International Wine Festival on June 12 and 13 at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina. The event will be divided into three: a festival, a series...

  • Maltese Vermentino, Moscato commended

    Maltese Vermentino, Moscato commended

    Two of Delicata’s single varietal wines were awarded commendations at the prestigious 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) recently. These are the 2014 vintage Classic Collection Landini Vementino IGT Maltese Islands and the 2013 vintage Grand...

  • The taste of terroir

    The benefits of terroir have been at the heart of countless discussions about wine for decades, with each and every country having its own definition about the meaning of this controversial terminology and its validity. So, in an effort, to better...

  • Tesco to offer unsold food to British charities

    Britain’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco is to introduce a pilot scheme at 10 of its UK stores to give away each day’s unsold food to charities such as women’s refuge centres and children’s breakfast clubs. Tesco said around 30,000 tons of...

  • Trying too hard to please

    Trying too hard to please

    Ed eats Truffle & Truffles4, Dragonara RoadSt Julian’sTel: 2713 3254 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6.5/10 Having visited at least 50 different restaurants every year for a number of years now, I’m often stuck for ideas...

  • A ‘moveable feast’

    A ‘moveable feast’

    Isabella Beeton was spot on, as she was so often, with her words of praise for high tea: “In some houses, it is a permanent institution, quite taking the place of late dinner, and to many it is a most enjoyable meal, young people preferring it to...

  • Fun and innovative campaign

    Kinnie’s 2015 campaign takes a bold step into new, innovativeterritory, focusing on a fun-filled, colourful and action-packed ‘world’ that showcases the full range of variants. The video for the campaign was filmed using a customised, seven-camera...

  • French cognac is 300 years old

    Martell Cognac celebrated its 300th anniversary during a glittering ceremony at Versailles Palace in France. High-profile guests from more than 15 countries attended the evening, including Martell’s ambassador, the internationally acclaimed German...

  • Marking 150 years of success

    Marking 150 years of success

    One of Malta’s longest-standing family businesses, P. Cutajar & Co. Ltd., celebrated its 150th anniversary last Saturday. Over 400 people attended the celebrations at the Saluting Battery at Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens, including customers,...

  • Time to take an aperitivo

    Time to take an aperitivo

    Hilton Malta has launched Aperitivo Fridays, where one can unwind after a week of work. The Quarterdeck bar and terrace is open from 5 to 8pm every Friday until the end of June for aperitivo drinks and light bites. For €10 per person, one can have...

  • Specialising in gluten-free food products

    Specialising in gluten-free food products

    European market leader Schär has a wide range of basic, dried and frozen gluten-free food products for all the family. Schär & DS-gluten free foods include bread, rolls, pasta, biscuits, sweet and savoury snacks and are available in all major...

  • Starting a gluten-free diet

    Starting a gluten-free diet

    When one is diagnosed with coeliac disease, one may feel clueless as regards what to eat in future. Candie Borg Cardona shares some advice while warning that gluten-free does not necessarily mean healthy. A person who is diagnosed with coeliac...

  • A bakery for coeliacs

    BAM (Bread and More) Bakery produces only gluten-free products. Apart from bread and pizza bases, items such as gluten-free spring rolls, wontons, samosas and dumplings are also available. These are made on a daily basis by experienced and...

  • A gluten-free restaurant

    The Boathouse restaurant in Qawra offers delicious gluten-free Italian and Asian dishes. Situated on the water’s edge, it is the only local restaurant where all dishes served are gluten-free, thus eliminating the risk of cross-contamination.

  • Concerned with food safety

    Concerned with food safety

    Food allergens may be a cause of distress in the catering industry. Stephanie Fsadni visits the Institute of Tourism Studies to see how tomorrow’s chefs are being trained to cater for people suffering from food allergies and what precautions are...

  • Living with the disease

    Living with the disease

    While acknowledging the various efforts being made to make gluten-free foods more widely available, a married couple who live in the UK, and who both suffer from coeliac disease, tell Claire Caruana that having dietary restrictions can be quite a...

  • A sparkling performance by Ġellewża Frizzante

    A sparkling performance by Ġellewża Frizzante

    The semi-sparkling Ġellewża Rosé Frizzante produced by Emmanuel Delicata has been awarded two more awards at two wine competitions held recently in London. This medium dry rosé wine is made entirely from Malta’s indigenous red grape variety...

  • Be cautious of what you eat and enjoy it

    Be cautious of what you eat and enjoy it

    All Peak’s Free From products are gluten-free and exclude other allergens such as egg, dairy, wheat and GMOs. The substances may vary from product to product but the icons on the packaging make clear which ones are excluded, in keeping with...

  • 5th century jug dug up in France

    5th century jug dug up in France

    In the Champagne region of northern France, a Greek wine jug has been unearthed at a 5th century BC burial site of a Celtic prince whose tomb dates back to the famous Hallstatt period. Archaeologists from the Institut National de Recherches...

  • Gluten-free products from Italy

    Gluten-free products from Italy

    Tuscan brand NutriFree offers over 70 gluten-free products. It also has a range of lactose-free, wheat-free, egg-free and soya-free products. It includes artisan breads, sliced breads and pizza bases, and a selection of pastas, sweets, savoury...

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